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Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 25, Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Sophie Devine will be a safe option as a multiplier considering her form in the tournament.

Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 25th match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide.

The match starts at 1:40 PM local time (3:10 AM GMT) (8:40 AM IST).

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The game can be viewed on the Cricket Australia website.

Preview:

Adelaide Strikers have been quite good in the ongoing tournament with four wins out of the six matches they played. They recorded three consecutive wins before losing to Brisbane Heat last week. The Strikers posted only 141 in their 20 overs during that game. The total was too less for the defending champions who chased it down losing only one wicket. They will now host the Perth Scorchers at the Karen Rolton Oval on Saturday.

While the Strikers are placed at No.2, the Scorchers occupy the 2nd last position in the points table. The Meg Lanning-led team has struggled for consistency losing in three out of five matches. Both the wins came while one of the two openers were unbeaten in the chase. Piepa Cleary has been doing well with the ball and is now ruled out for this weekend’s matches due to the leg injury she suffered against Melbourne Stars.


Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast suggests no rain on Saturday but there could be some clouds around the venue in the first half of the match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Karen Rolton Oval is fairly high-scoring venue as it has witnessed scores around 150 more often. Earlier this season, Melbourne Renegades successfully chased down a 150+ target. With both the teams’ top batters in good form, we could see after big run-chase at this venue.

Average first innings score: 153 (WBBL games since 2018/19)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, 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), Lauren Winfield, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin (WK), Sarah Coyte, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Megan Schutt, Alex Price.

Bench: Annie O’Neil, Ellie Falconer.

Perth Scorchers:

Meg Lanning (C), Amy Jones, Nicole Bolton, Natalie Sciver, Kim Garth, Georgia Redmayne, Heather Graham, Chloe Piparo, Jemma Barsby, Taneale Peschel, Kath Hempenstall.

Bench: Samantha Betts, Emma King.


Top Picks:

Meg Lanning is slowly getting into her best of batting forms. She scored back to back fours last week and will be hoping to continue her rhythm. Heather Graham had a good last game as she took two wickets and scored 22 runs. Tahlia McGrath and Amanda-Jade Wellington took time to get going but will step up against the Scorchers on the back of performances.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Sophie Devine, Meg Lanning, Amy Jones, Suzie Bates

Vice-Captain – Megan Schutt, Nicole Bolton, Natalie Sciver, Tahlia McGrath

Sophie Devine will be a safe option as a multiplier considering her form in the tournament.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Amy Jones (VC), Tegan McPharlin

Batters – Nicole Bolton, Suzie Bates, Meg Lanning

All-Rounders – Sophie Devine (C), Tahila McGrath, Kim Garth

Bowlers – Amanda-Jade Wellington, Taneale Peschel, Sarah Coyte

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Amy Jones

Batters – Meg Lanning (C), Laura Winfield, Bridget Patterson

All-Rounders – Tahila McGrath (VC), Heather Graham, Sophie Devine

Bowlers – Megan Schutt, Jemma Barsby, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Taneale Peschel

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Expert Advice:

Adelaide Strikers have not changed their XI in this tournament barring Lauren Winfield coming in for Stafanie Taylor. On the other hand, Perth Scorchers have been inconsistent with their performances but it might not reflect in their selections. Piepa Cleary suffered a leg injury in the previous game and her exclusion will probably be the only change.

Probable Winners:

Perth Scorchers are expected to bounce back with their 3rd 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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