ST-W vs AS-W Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – WBBL 2020, Match 9

ST-W vs AS-W Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – WBBL 2020, Match 9

Provided the weather gods are lenient with them this time, Sydney Thunder are expected to get off the mark by beating Adelaide Strikers.

Match Details:

The 9th match of the  Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 2020 will be played between Sydney Thunder Women and Adelaide Strikers Women at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney.

This match is scheduled to start at 12:15 PM Local Time (06:45 AM IST) and it will be streamed live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.


After losing their last match to the Sydney Sixers Women via D/L method, Adelaide Strikers Women will aim to get back to winning ways in their third match of the competition. The Strikers had kicked off their campaign on a winning note versus the Hobart Hurricanes. However, rain reduced their last match to just 9-overs-a-side, and the Sixers thumped them by nine wickets.

On the other side, the Sydney Thunder Women have not had the luck by their side. Both of their games, the first one against Sydney Sixers and the second one against Melbourne Stars, were abandoned due to rain. They will expect that the upcoming match at least produces a result.

ST-W vs AS-W Weather Report for Match 9:

The skies will be partly cloudy in Sydney during the match time on Saturday. There is an 80% chance of rain, meaning that there could be another washout in the WBBL 2020.  

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Sydney Showground Stadium was used for five matches of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup earlier this year. A couple of them did not produce a winner, while the spinners dominated the proceedings in the other 3 matches.

Average first innings score:

137 (Last 3 completed games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 0, Lost – 3, No Result – 2

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

ST-W vs AS-W Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Sydney Thunder Women:

Rachael Haynes (c), Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Hannah Darlington, Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Anika Learoyd, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Shabnim Ismail, Sam Bates, Lauren Smith.


Saskia Horley, Phoebe Litchfield.

Adelaide Strikers Women:

Tahila McGrath, Stafanie Taylor, Laura Wolvaardt, Bridget Patterson, Katie Mack, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Maddy Penna, Tegan McPharlin (wk), Sarah Coyte, Megan Schutt (c), Darcie Brown.


Alex Price, Katie Perkins.

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ST-W vs AS-W Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Rachael Haynes has aggregated 761 runs in 50 T20I innings. The Sydney Thunder skipper has also scalped four wickets. 

Tammy Beaumont has immense T20 experience, having scored 1,382 runs in the shortest format at the international level.

Darcie Brown is the joint highest wicket-taker for her team in this year’s Women’s Big Bash League so far. She has picked up three wickets in two matches at a miserly economy rate of 3.20 runs per over. 

Laura Woolvardt has scored 54 runs in two matches of the WBBL 2020. She has hit one fifty in this competition. 

Stafanie Taylor missed the first game due to quarantine guidelines, but she is in the squad for this game. She has scored over 3000 runs in T20I cricket and has also picked up 94 wickets in the shortest format of the game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options – Tammy Beaumont, Stafanie Taylor

Vice-Captain Options – Darcie Brown, Laura Woolvardt

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ST-W vs AS-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Tammy Beaumont (c), Tegan McPharlin

Batters – Laura Woolvardt (vc), Heather Knight, Rachael Haynes

All-Rounders – Sammy Jo-Johnson, Tahila McGrath, Stafanie Taylor

Bowlers – Darcie Brown, Shabnim Ismail, Amanda-Jade Wellington

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ST-W vs AS-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Tammy Beaumont, Tegan McPharlin

Batters – Laura Woolvardt, Bridget Patterson, Heather Knight

All-Rounders – Stafanie Taylor (c), Tahila McGrath

Bowlers – Darcie Brown (vc), Shabnim Ismail, Sam Bates, Megan Schutt

Expert Advice:

Adelaide Strikers Women captain Megan Schutt will be a popular pick for this match. However, she had bowled a spell of 0/35 against India Women at this venue earlier this year. Since the pitch will assist the slower bowlers, it is advisable to include Schutt in only 1 of our 2 Dream11 Fantasy teams.

Today’s ST-W vs AS-W Probable Winners:

Sydney Thunder Women are predicted to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.