Adelaide, December 23, Sunday at 08:20 AM IST
After facing 4 wickets drubbing against Melbourne Stars in the first head to head encounter, Adelaide Strikers would be looking to avenge their loss when they host Stars at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on Sunday for the second head to head clash. Put into bat, Strikers posted a decent total of 144-7 on the board with the help of Sophie Devine’s (46 of 36) and Tegan McPharlin’s (41 of 34). Barring Devine, McPharlin and Megan Schutt (16 of 9), none of the Strikers batters managed to score in the double digit.
In response, Stars chased down the target with 4 wickets remaining and three balls to spare, courtesy Erin Osborne’s 54 of 45. Skipper also took 2 wickets giving away 21 runs in her spell of three overs and was chosen as the player of the match.
In the points table, Melbourne Stars are sitting third with four wins and three defeats out of seven encounters while Adelaide Strikers are languishing at the bottom-third spot with just a solitary win out in six encounters. Strikers need a couple of quick wins to resurrect their WBBL 2018 campaign and they might start against Stars tomorrow.
The probable AS-W vs MS-W playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper – Tegan McPharlin
Batswomen – Suzie Bates (c), Bridget Patterson, Tabatha Saville
All-rounder – Sophie Devine, Amanda Wellington, Tahlia McGrath
Bowlers – Megan Schutt, Sarah Coyte, Danielle Hazell, Alex Price
Wicket-keeper – Lizelle Lee
Batswomen – Mignon du Preez, Katie Mack, Angela Reakes
All-rounder – Georgia Elwiss, Erin Osborne, Annabel Sutherland
Bowlers – Alana King, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling, Nicole Faltum
Adelaide Strikers Women- Tabatha Saville, Suzie Bates (c), Tegan McPharlin, Sophie Devine, Megan Schutt, Katelyn Pope, Danielle Hazell, Sarah Coyte, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Alex Price, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Samantha Betts
Melbourne Stars Women- Kristen Beams (c), Elly Donald, Angela Reakes, Nicole Faltum, Erin Osborne, Mignon du Preez, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling, Alana King, Lizelle Lee, Katie Mack, Georgia Elwiss, Annabel Sutherland
Fantasy picks from Adelaide Strikers –
S Devine – 210 runs and 3 wickets in 5 innings || S Bates – 169 runs in 6 innings || T McPharlin – 107 runs in 4 innings
Megan Schutt – 5 wickets in 6 innings || A Wellington – 4 wickets in 6 innings || D Hazell and T McGrath – 3 wickets each
Fantasy picks from Melbourne Stars –
Lizelle Lee – 198 runs in 7 innings || M du Preez – 147 runs in 7 innings || E Osborne – 172 runs and 6 wickets in 6 innings || A Reakes – 110 runs in 7 innings
A King – 6 wickets in 6 innings || N Hancock – 7 wickets 6 innings