WNCL 2019-20: Match 2, South Australia Women vs New South Wales Women – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Rene Farrell has claimed 33 wickets in her last 14 WNCL matches.
Updated - Sep 22, 2019 2:05 am
The 2nd match of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) 2019/20 will be played between South Australia Women and New South Wales (NSW) Women at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (6:00 AM IST) (12:30 AM GMT)
South Australia Women and New South Wales Women will face off at the Adelaide’s Karen Rolton Oval on Sunday. NSW Women, the most successful WNCL team will be without the star International players. The likes of Alyssa Healy, Racheal Haynes and Ashleigh Gardner are on International duty and so is South Australia’s, Megan Schutt. Ellyse Perry has moved to Victoria bringing an end to her long career with the NSW.
The NSW Women will be hoping to win as many matches as possible in the first part so that the star players could keep them alive in winning the WNCL for the 21st time in 24 seasons. Lisa Griffith will be leading the defending champions while Tahlia McGrath will lead South Australia. The season will be marked for the return of Suzie Bates to the competition. She last featured in 2014/15 for Western Australia.
The chances of rain are quite high in Adelaide on Sunday. The weather is expected to get worse as the day progresses. By 3 PM local time, the possibility of rain becomes higher.
The Karen Rolton Oval has hosted only one Women’s List A match. This year’s ODI game between the hosts and New Zealand was the first at this venue. Ellyse Perry’s unbeaten hundred helped Australia win by 95 runs after finishing on 247. That match indicates the slowness in the track from the afternoon.
Average first innings score: 247 (Women’s List A)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
South Australia Women:
Bridget Patterson, Suzie Bates, Tahlia McGrath (C), Tegan McPharlin, Eliza Doddridge, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Annie O’Neil, Sam Betts, Alex Price, Darcie Brown, Ellie Falconer.
Bench: Emma de Broughe, Stacey Oates.
New South Wales Women:
Lisa Griffith (C), Tahlia Wilson, Lauren Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Trenaman, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Rene Farrell, Saskia Horley, Sarah Aley, Lauren Cheatle, Stella Campbell.
Bench: Jodie Hicks, Phoebe Litchfield.
Bridget Patterson scored two centuries last season but scored less than 50 runs in the remaining four innings. She would be hoping to improve her consistency. Skipper Lisa Griffith could be seen opening the innings like in the previous season. Amanda Wellington claimed 19 wickets over the previous two seasons and also scored a hundred in 2017/18.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Bridget Patterson, Suzie Bates, Rene Farrell, Tahlia McGrath
Vice-Captain – Amanda-Jade Wellington, Sarah Aley, Lisa Griffith, Hayley Silver-Holmes
Rene Farrell has claimed 33 wickets across 14 matches in the last two editions of the WNCL. She took at least one wicket in all 14 matches and more than one in as many as 11 games. In these two seasons, she also crossed 20 with the bat in four out of nine innings.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Tegan McPharlin
Batters – Bridget Patterson (C), Tahlia McGrath, Naomi Stalenberg
All-Rounders – Suzie Bates (VC), Rene Farrell, Rachel Trenaman
Bowlers – Sarah Aley, Lauren Cheatle, Sam Betts, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Tahlia Wilson
Batters – Bridget Patterson, Eliza Doddridge, Tahlia McGrath (VC), Naomi Stalenberg
All-Rounders – Suzie Bates, Rene Farrell (C)
Bowlers – Sarah Aley, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Lisa Griffith, Ellie Falconer
The batting line-up of New South Wales Breakers could spring surprises. The players in bowlers’ category could come up the order and the ones in batters category might not get a chance to bat. One fine example is their skipper Lisa Griffith. She is listed as a bowler but in all likelihood, would end up opening the batting.
The South Australia Women are expected to defeat NSW Women.