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ST-W vs AS-W Preview
Sydney Thunder Women will clash with Adelaide Strikers women with all their might as The Thunder doesn’t have Heather Knight, Haynes, and Beaumont from the prior season. and All responsibilities of taking the match to the winning side will be on Mandhana and Deepti to score top runs in the Bowling department to stop opposition Darlington, Johnson, and Bates got a total of 59 wickets last season and they demand to replicate something similar this season also.
For Strikers, Laura Wolvaardt was the advance run-scorer for the Strikers the last term with 347 runs in an account. Katie Mack and McGrath were also effective. Van Niekerk’s addition has reinforced both their batting and bowling lineups. therefore the match will be quite an interesting one out of all.
Match – Sydney Thunder Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women – Match 3
Venue – Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Time – 01:35 PM IST, 08:05 AM GMT
Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV
Clouds will be present in the sky to greet both teams for today’s interesting match there is a possibility of rain but the weather will be good for a hot close call match as the temperature will be around 9 degrees Celcius.
The Pitch of Bellerive Oval is unexpectedly favorable for batters as a result the bowler will get a tough time while stopping opponents at short calls. Although the Chasing team will have an advantage in hands hence both teams will look forward to winning the toss.
Avg first innings score: 180 (1 match in the WBBL 2021 at Hobart)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0, Tied – 0
Played – 12 | Sydney Thunder Women – 6 | Adelaide Strikers Women – 5 | N/R – 0
Played – 3 | Sydney Thunder Women – 2 | Adelaide Strikers Women – 1 | N/R – 0
ST-W vs AS-W Playing 11
ST-W Predicted Playing 11
Hannah Darlington (C), Emily Smith (WK), Smriti Mandhana, Kate Peterson/Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Deepti, Corinne, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Isabelle Wong, Lauren Smith, Samantha
AS-W Predicted Playing 11
Tahlia McGrath (C), Tegan McPharlin (WK), Laura, Katie Mack, Dane van Niekerk, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown, Sarah
ST-W vs AS-W Key players
Laura Wolvaardt is expected to be the best batter of the match as Laura was breathtaking with the bat in hand for the Strikers in the past edition of the WBBL. The South Africa batter nicked 347 runs from 14 games with an average of 26.69 and a strike rate of 104.83. She has been effective for her national team and other home sides as well. Wolvaardt is repeatedly foreseen to step up in the top order.
Adelaide Strikers’ bowler Amanda-Jade Wellington will be in the spotlight. as she has been a natural wicket-taker for whichever team she has served in recent times. In the previous WBBL season, the leg-spinner pulled up 17 wickets and was the second-highest wicket-taker for the Strikers in the competition. Earlier this year, Wellington also did fit for the Southern Brave in the inaugural Women’s Hundred.
- Sydney Thunder skipper Rachel Haynes has decided to withdraw from the entire WBBL because of the post-birth of her son she already gave them prior notice some time ago because of the coincidence of Hugo’s sons birth
- Another sad news for Sydney Thunders is that Wilson will miss the opening game this season and Smith will replace her.
ST-W vs AS-W Match Tips
The Thunder are a reduced unit matched to what they were last term. The Strikers, on the other hand, have got all their bases covered and look like the balance team for this tournament henceforth, the Strikers will be the favorites to win the match.
Today’s match prediction: Adelaide Strikers to win the match.