South Australia, December 21, Friday at 11:00 AM IST
Adelaide Strikers will host Melbourne Stars on Friday at Karen Rolton Oval in their first home encounter of WBBL 2018-19. Both the teams will reload on Sunday for their second head to head encounter of the season at Adelaide Oval. Both the sides have named an unchanged 13-member squad for the clash and are ready to get going.
Melbourne Stars were beaten by Brisbane Heat by 10 wickets at the Gabba yesterday and are currently sitting in the fifth position on the ladder with three wins and three losses in a total of six fixtures.
On contrary, Strikers are placed sixth in the points table with just 1 win and three defeats in five encounters. Their second head to head encounter against Melbourne Renegades Women ended in a no result.
While WBBL 2018-19 is unfolding, it is a crucial encounter for both the teams to clinch a win and give momentum to their campaign.
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, Kristen Beams (c), Holly Ferling
Adelaide Strikers Women- Suzie Bates (c), Tegan McPharlin, Sophie Devine, Tabatha Saville, Megan Schutt, Tahlia McGrath, Katelyn Pope, Danielle Hazell, Sarah Coyte, Bridget Patterson, Alex Price, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Samantha Betts
Melbourne Stars Women- Kristen Beams (c), Nicole Faltum, Erin Osborne, Elly Donald, Mignon du Preez, Nicola Hancock, Georgia Elwiss, Holly Ferling, Alana King, Lizelle Lee, Katie Mack, Angela Reakes, Annabel Sutherland
Fantasy picks from Adelaide Strikers –
S Bates- 163 runs in 5 innings || S Devine – 164 runs and 1 wicket in 4 innings || B Patterson – 78 runs in 5 innings
Megan Schutt and A Wellington – 4 wickets in 5 innings || T McGrath – 3 wickets in 5 innings
Fantasy picks from Melbourne Stars –
L Lee – 165 runs in 6 innings || M du Preez – 130 runs in 6 innings || E Osborne – 118 runs and 4 wickets in 5 innings
N Hancock – 6 wickets in 5 innings || A king – 4 wickets in 5 innings