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WNCL 2019-20: Match 3, Australia Cricket Territory Women vs Victoria Women – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Annabel Sutherland is likely to bat in top four and also open the bowling for Victoria Women.

Elyse Villani
Elyse Villani. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 3rd match of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) 2019/20 will be played between Australia Cricket Territory (ACT) Women and Victoria Women at the Park 25 No.2 in Adelaide.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (6:00 AM IST) (12:30 AM GMT)

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Preview:

Australia Cricket Territory Women will start their campaign in the 2019/20 edition of the Women’s National Cricket League on Sunday. They will be up against the Victoria Women at the Park 25 No.2 in Adelaide. Molly Strano will lead the Victoria team in the absence of Meg Lanning. The all-rounder put up some good performances in the previous edition with both bat and ball.

On the other hand, the ACT Women will be under the captaincy of Erin Osborne. The ACT Meteors has got new faces in the squad due to availability of International players and injuries to key stars. This season will be the last domestic season for the 34-year-old Kristen Beams. Both ACT and Victoria underperformed in the previous edition by finishing 4th and 5th respectively.


Weather Condition/Report:

The chances of rain are quite high for 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.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Park No.2 ground in Adelaide hasn’t hosted a major Women’s match in the last five years. This match will be the first Women’s List A game here. Considering the scores of other matches here, we can expect that anything under 220 can be chased down here.

Average first innings score: N/A

Record of chasing teams: N/A

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Australia Cricket Territory Women:

Katie Mack, Claire Koski, Erin Osborne (C), Anna Lanning, Erica Kershaw (WK), Amy Yates, Maddie Penna, Matilda Lugg, Nic Hancock, Carly Leeson, Zoe Cooke.

Bench: Izzy Afaras, Liz Coper-Jones.

Victoria Women:

Elyse Villani, Makinley Blows, Annabel Sutherland, Molly Strano (C), Rhiann O’Donnell, Alana King, Elly Donald, Nicole Faltum (WK), Kristen Beams, Chloe Rafferty, Courtney Neale.

Bench: Tess Flintoff, Amy Vine.


Top Picks:

Across the previous two editions, Elyse Villani amassed 475 runs at an average of 52.78. In nine matches during this period, Villani smashed two tons and two fifties. The Victoria skipper Molly Strano averaged 48 with the bat and took five wickets in six matches during the 2018/19 edition. Claire Koski was quite consistent last season scoring 276 runs from 6 innings during the previous edition with three fifties. Alana King has picked up 10 wickets each in the previous two WNCL editions.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Elyse Villani, Erin Osborne, Annabel Sutherland, Molly Strano

Vice-Captain – Claire Koski, Katie Mack, Makinley Blows, Nic Hancock

Annabel Sutherland is likely to bat in top four and also open the bowling for Victoria Women.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Nicole Faltum

Batters – Katie Mack, Claire Koski, Elyse Villani ()

All-Rounders – Zoe Cooke, Annabel Sutherland, Erin Osborne (C)

Bowlers – Makinley Blows, Kristen Beams, Molly Strano, Alana King

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Nicole Faltum

Batters – Katie Mack, Claire Koski (VC), Elyse Villani, Maddie Penna

All-Rounders – Annabel Sutherland (C), Erin Osborne

Bowlers – Nic Hancock, Kristen Beams, Molly Strano, Alana King


Expert Advice:

Most of the Victoria Women’s bowlers bat up the order. Picking them in the line-up isn’t only for their bowling. It is the reason why our Suggested XI No.1 has as many as four Victoria players from bowlers – Makinley Blows, Kristen Beams, Molly Strano and Alana King.

Probable Winners:

Victoria Women are expected to win this game.

*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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