Women's Big Bash League, 2nd Match: AS-W vs MR-W: Dream11 Fantasy

Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 2, Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

If Sophie Molineux opens the batting like in the previous season, she would be the ideal choice as captain or vice-captain.

Dannielle Wyatt
Dannielle Wyatt. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 2nd match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (3:30 AM GMT) (9:00 AM IST).

Streaming of this game will be available on cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia Live apps and WBBL Facebook Page.


Adelaide Strikers will host Melbourne Renegades at the Karen Rolton Oval this weekend where the two teams clash twice in two days. The game to be played on Saturday will be the first for both the teams in the 2019 edition of the Women’s BBL. The young Renegades nearly took down the mighty Sydney Sixers in the semi-final of the previous edition which ended in a Tie and Sixers won the Super over.

The Renegades won five out of six matches heading into the semis. They will be hoping to continue such performances this season as well. Sophie Molineux’s all-round efforts were one of the reasons for that success. The Adelaide Strikers will be hoping to do better than finish at No.6 this time. Stafanie Taylor’s inclusion and the presence of Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates should help the Strikers to win big.

Weather Condition/Report:

Since this game starts at 2 PM local time, we might not see many interruptions during the game. The weather forecast suggests no rain on Saturday despite the cloud covering.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Karen Rolton Oval hosted WBBL for the first time in the 2018/19 season. All three games played here produced a decent number of runs. The average first-innings scores in the season here read 166 while the same average in the second innings reads 158. This shows how good the chasing has been at this venue.

Average first innings score: 166 (WBBL games in 2018/19)

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

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Adelaide Strikers:

Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates (C), Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Stafanie Taylor, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin (WK), Sarah Coyte, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Megan Schutt, Alex Price.

Bench: Annie O’Neil, Ellie Falconer.

Melbourne Renegades:

Danielle Wyatt, Sophie Molineux, Tammy Beaumont, Jess Duffin (C), Josie Dooley, Claire Koski, Erica Kershaw (WK), Molly Strano, Maitlan Brown, Lea Tahuhu, Georgia Wareham.

Bench: Carly Leeson, Courtney Webb.

Top Picks:

Danielle Wyatt is among the top five batters in Women’s cricket in the T20 format at the moment. She has scored over 1000+ runs in T20s this year including 369 runs from last 7 innings. The previous WBBL edition was a dream year for Sophie Molineux as she scored 354 runs and bagged 16 wickets across 14 matches. Molineux opened the innings last year and could continue the same with Wyatt.

Tammy Beaumont could move herself a positon down to accommodate the team strategy. Tahlia McGrath had a quiet period during the WBBL 2018/19. But she earned a good number of points towards the end of the Kia Super League this year and also in the National Cricket League. Bowlers in the form of Molly Strano, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Maitlan Brown and Alex Price picked up a decent number of wickets in the previous edition.

These players could be picked in the Dream11 Fantasy side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Sophie Devine, Danielle Wyatt, Sophie Molineux, Tahlia McGrath

Vice-Captain – Stafanie Taylor, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont, Molly Strano

If Sophie Molineux opens the batting like in the previous season, she would be the ideal choice as captain or vice-captain.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Erica Kershaw

Batters – Bridget Patterson, Suzie Bates, Jess Duffin

All-Rounders –Sophie Devine, Danielle Wyatt (C), Sophie Molineux, Tahlia McGrath (VC)

Bowlers – Amanda-Jade Wellington, Molly Strano, Georgia Wareham

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Tegan McPharlin

Batters – Josie Dooley, Claire Koski, Tammy Beaumont

All-Rounders – Sophie Devine (C), Stafanie Taylor, Sophie Molineux (VC), Tahlia McGrath

Bowlers – Megan Schutt, Maitlan Brown, Lea Tahuhu


Expert Advice:

Only a maximum of four players among Sophie Devine, Stafanie Taylor, Danielle Wyatt, Sophie Molineux and Tahlia McGrath can be picked in Dream11 Fantasy side. Taking a gamble on Stafanie will be fine as she might not bat for longer period due to a batting heavy line-up. Wyatt doesn’t bowl much at the WBBL and her effectiveness will be restricted to whatever she does with the bat.

Probable Winners:

Adelaide Strikers are expected to start the season with a win.

*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.