Hobart, December 15 at Saturday at 08:50 AM IST
Second-placed Sydney Thunders would be eyeing the top spot when they take Adelaide Strikers in back to back games on Saturday and Sunday. Both the fixtures will be played at Hobart’s Blundstone Arena.
With four points coming off two wins and 1 loss in three encounters, Sydney Thunders have grabbed the second spot in the league table and are behind the table topper- Sydney Sixers in terms of net run rate. The two back to back encounters over the weekend, give Thunders a perfect opportunity to clinch the top spot.
Adelaide Strikers are placed fourth with just 1 win out of three encounters. Strikers started their campaign with 36 runs win over Brisbane Heat and succumbed to 6 wickets defeat in the second encounter against Melbourne Renegades. Their last encounter with Melbourne Renegades ended in a no result after rain played a spoilsport.
Sydney Thunder will be without the services of Rachael Haynes in the weekend’s clash as the Australian batter has been rested due to the hectic schedule. Haynes was the key member in the recently concluded Women’s World T20 and hasn’t got proper time to rest.
Uncapped teenager Rachel Trenaman and Saskia Horley are the two new inclusions in the 13-member squad named by Thunders.
The probable AS-W vs ST-W playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper – Tegan McPharlin
Batswomen – Suzie Bates (c), Bridget Patterson, Tabatha Saville
All-rounders –Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Amanda Wellington
Bowlers – Sarah Coyte, Megan Schutt, Danielle Hazell, Alex Price
Wicket-keeper –Rachel Priest
Batswomen –Harmanpreet Kaur, Naomi Stalenberg, Alex Blackwell (c)
All-rounders – Stafanie Taylor, Nicola Carey
Bowlers – Rene Farrell, Belinda Vakarewa, Maisy Gibson, Samantha Bates
Adelaide Strikers Women-Suzie Bates (c), Bridget Patterson, Sophie Devine, Megan Schutt, Tahlia McGrath, Katelyn Pope, Sarah Coyte, Tegan McPharlin, Alex Price, Danielle Hazell, Amanda Wellington, Tabatha Seville, Samantha Betts
Sydney Thunder Women- Alex Blackwell (c), Maisy Gibson, Naomi Stalenberg, Sam Bates, Harmanpreet Kaur, Stafanie Taylor, Rene Farrell, Rachael Priest, Nicola Carey, Belinda Vakerwa, Saskia Horley, Lisa Griffith, Rachael Trenaman
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Fantasy picks from Adelaide Strikers
S Devine – 141 runs in 3 innings || S Bates – 67 runs in 3 innings
Megan Schutt and Amanda Wellington – 3 wickets each in 3 innings || T McGrath – 2 wickets in 3 innings
Fantasy picks from Sydney Thunder
H Kaur – 101 runs in 2 innings || R Priest – 76 runs in 3 innings || A Blackwell – 54 runs in 3 innings
S Taylor – 5 wickets in 3 innings || M Gibson – 4 wickets in 3 innings || S Bates and R Farrell – 3 wickets each in 3 innings
**Refrain picking Rachael Haynes. She is not in the squad.
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