WBBL 2021, Match 3: ST-W vs AS-W Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Defending champions Sydney Thunder Women are expected to win this match.

Defending champions Sydney Thunder Women are expected to win this match.

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Defending champions Sydney Thunder Women will take on Adelaide Strikers Women in the 3rd match of the WBBL 2021 on Saturday. Despite finishing third in the league stages, Sydney Thunder Women went on to win the title last year. They had beaten Adelaide Strikers Women in their last 2 meetings and would want to extend their winning streak in this match as well.

Adelaide Strikers Women, on the other hand, weren’t able to make it to the knockouts in the last year, since they finished sixth in the standings with 13 points. They have signed top overseas players this time and will look forward to starting the tournament with a win.

Match Details:

Sydney Thunder Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women, Match 3

Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Date & Time: October 16th at 1:35 PM IST and 7:05 PM local time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

It’s a used wicket. Defending under the lights will be challenging as batting will become easy in the latter half of the match. Bowling first is a good option on this wicket.

Probable Playing XIs for ST-W vs AS-W:

Sydney Thunder Women

Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Corinne Hall, Phoebe Litchfield, Lauren Smith, Sammy Jo Johnson, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington, Kate Peterson, Issy Wong

Adelaide Strikers Women

Dane van Niekerk, Laura Wolvaardt, Tegan McPharlin (wk), Katie Mack, Annie ONeil, Bridget Patterson, Tahlia McGrath, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Sarah Coyte, Darcie Brown

Top Picks for ST-W vs AS-W Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Sydney Thunder Women

Smriti Mandhana didn’t feature in the last WBBL season. She is a terrific player in this format and will have a massive role to play for Sydney Thunder Women at the top of the order. Her international experience will definitely come in handy in this tournament.

Sammy Jo Johnson was the leading wicket-taker in the last edition. She went on to pick up 22 wickets at an economy of 6.63, with the best figures of 4/26. Jo Johnson also scored 108 runs, with the best score of 30.

Top Picks Hobart Hurricanes Women

Laura Wolvaardt had a remarkable tournament last year with the bat. The South African batter mustered 347 runs in 14 matches at an average of 26.69, with the highest score of 68.

Dane van Niekerk has got loads of experience under her belt. She has represented Sydney Sixers Women in the last edition. In 13 matches, she has picked up 10 wickets and scored 166 runs with the bat in 10 innings at an average of 16.6.

ST-W vs AS-W Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (Last Edition)
Smriti Mandhana
Sammy Jo Johnson 22 wickets and 108 runs
Laura Wolvaardt 347 runs
Dane van Niekerk 10 wickets and 166 runs
Sarah Coyte 18 wickets and 35 runs

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

Tahlia Wilson, Laura Wolvaardt (vc), Smriti Mandhana (c), Katie Mack, Dane van Niekerk, Deepti Sharma, Sammy Jo Johnson, Megan Schutt, Sarah Coyte, Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington

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

Tahlia Wilson, Laura Wolvaardt, Smriti Mandhana, Katie Mack, Dane van Niekerk (c), Deepti Sharma, Tahlia McGrath, Sammy Jo Johnson (vc), Lauren Smith, Samantha Bates, Darcie Brown

ST-W vs AS-W Risky Captaincy Choices:

Hannah Darlington scalped 19 wickets in the last edition at an economy of 6.19. You can take a risk and pick her as your fantasy team skipper.

Katie Mack scored 251 runs in 12 innings in the last edition at an average of 20.91 and a strike rate of 109.6. It’s worth a risk and you can pick her as your fantasy team skipper.

Player you should avoid:

Considering a lot of options available in the all-rounder’s slot, it’s better to avoid Kate Peterson while making your fantasy teams.

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.