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WNCL 2019-20: Match 17, Western Australia Women vs South Australia Women – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Emma King has picked ten wickets for the Western Australia Women including two 3-fers.

Megan Schutt
Megan Schutt. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 17th match of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) 2019/20 will be played between Western Australia Women and South Australia Women at the W.A.C.A. Ground in Perth.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (7:30 AM IST) (2:00 AM GMT)

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Preview:

There is no shortage for star players in the South Australia Women’s squad but they are still awaiting their first win of the tournament. They have lost all the four matches played thus far despite playing at home. They will now face Western Australia Women in their first away match in hope of their maiden win. The WA Women are 2nd on the points table with three wins and will be hoping to make it four when they play at the W.A.C.A on Tuesday. However, the absence of Sophie Devine could be felt by them in this round.


Weather Condition/Report:

The W.A.C.A is expected to be under the clouds on Tuesday and there is a possibility of showers in the evening.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The W.A.C.A. Ground in Perth will host a WNCL match for the first time three seasons. In this period, the venue hosted a Women’s List A match – the ODI between Australia Women and New Zealand Women. The home team posted 241 while batting first and won the match by a 5-run margin. The recent WBBL games were high-scoring ones and we expect runs to flood here on Tuesday.

Average first innings score: 241 (Women’s List A matches since 2018/19)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Western Australia Women:

Nicole Bolton, Chloe Piparo (C), Heather Graham, Ashley Day, Mathilda Carmichael, Megan Banting (WK), Amy Edgar, Piepa Cleary, Emma King, Taneale Peschel, Ash King.

Bench: Emma Inglis, Kathleen Hempenstall, Sheldyn Cooper.

South Australia Women:

Bridget Patterson, Tahlia McGrath, Tegan McPharlin, Annie O’Neil, Suzie Bates/Eliza Doddridge, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Emma de Broughe, Alex Price, Sam Betts, Megan Schutt (C), Ellie Falconer.

Bench: Darcie Brown, Suzie Bates/Eliza Doddridge.


Top Picks:

Megan Schutt played only two matches due to International commitments is already the team’s leading wicket-taker having picked up seven wickets including a 4-fer in the last match. Emma King has been the top performer for the Western Australia Women having picked ten wickets including 3-fers in the previous round. In Devine’s absence, Nicole Bolton will be crucial having scored 157 and picked up five wickets in the four matches in this tournament. A match-turning performance is yet to be seen from Tahlia McGrath but the all-rounder scored 157 runs with two fifties and also bagged five wickets in four matches thus far.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Nicole Bolton, Bridget Patterson, Tahlia McGrath

Vice-Captain – Megan Schutt, Chloe Piparo, Heather Graham


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Megan Banting

Batters – Bridget Patterson, Chloe Piparo, Annie O’Neil

All-Rounders – Tahlia McGrath (C), Nicole Bolton, Heather Graham

Bowlers – Sam Betts, Megan Schutt (VC), Emma King, Taneale Peschel

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Tegan McPharlin

Batters – Bridget Patterson (VC), Amy Edgar, Chloe Piparo

All-Rounders – Tahlia McGrath, Nicole Bolton (C), Heather Graham

Bowlers – Megan Schutt, Emma King, Taneale Peschel, Amanda-Jade Wellington


Expert Advice:

There is a bit of confusion over the availability of Suzie Bates for this match. In the squad release, the South Australia Women mentioned the unavailability of New Zealand Internationals but have mentioned Bates in their 13-player squad. Hence, we have not picked her in the team but can be drafted if she is announced at the toss.

Probable Winners:

The South Australian Women will be hoping to register their first win of the tournament.

*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.

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