Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 40, Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 40, Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Sophie Devine has contributed equally well in both departments. Even if she fails in one, her all-round prowess should earn fantasy users some points in the other department in the Dream11 Fantasy contest.

Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 40th Match of the Women’s Big Bash League 2019 between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers will be hosted by the North Dalton Oval, Wollongong

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

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Match 40 of WBBL 2019 features Adelaide Strikers and the struggling, Sydney Thunder in Wollongong. Both teams started the campaign well although they are separated by recent form. Thunder comes into this game on the back of consecutive losses with time running out for them. On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers has won six games with 12 points to show for their efforts.

The Strikers are favourites on paper with Sophie Devine in red hot form this season. With the likes of Rachael Haynes and Rachael Priest in their ranks, Sydney Thunder shouldn’t be taken lightly and should prove to be a tough test for Bates and co.

Weather Condition/Report:

Another bright and clear day awaits in WBBL 2019 with the weather in Wollongong being perfect for a game of cricket. A cloud cover of 28% is expected and will decrease as the game goes on with the temperature hovering around 20 degrees Celsius.


Pitch Condition/Report:

Not much is known about the pitch here in Wollongong although teams should prefer chasing with the conditions getting better as the game goes on. Extra bounce for the bowlers to exploit has been available in almost all the WBBL venues so far and should be no different for this game as well. The pacers should be able to get some swing upfront with either side eying a score of 150 if they were to bat first in this crucial game.

Average score: N/A

Record of Chasing Team: N/A

Injury and Availability News:

Ellie Falconer replaces Darcie Brown in the Adelaide Strikers’ 13-player squad.

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy

Sydney Thunder Women

Rachael Priest (WK),  Rachael Haynes (C), Tahlia Wilson, Alex Blackwell, Phoebe Litchfield, Nida Dar, Hannah Darlington, Rene Farrell, Samantha Bates, Shabnim Ismail, Lisa Griffith

Bench: Naomi Stalenberg, Rachael Trenaman

Adelaide Strikers Women

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

Bench: Tabatha Saville, Ellie Falconer


Top Picks:

Sophie Devine is the best allrounder this season with 412 runs and 13 wickets so far. She has scored five fifties in just nine games and has also been the go-to bowler for the Strikers. Her opening partner, Suzie Bates has shown glimpses of what she is capable of. While she can bowl a few overs if needed, her batting prowess should come up trumps on Wednesday.

Rachael Priest is another such individual who is due for a big score. She has only 186 runs to her name although her strike rate of 125.68 stands out. These players should be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Suzie Bates, Rachael Priest, Tahlia McGrath

Vice-Captain – Megan Schutt, Phoebe Litchfield, Sophie Devine

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy

Keeper – Rachael Priest

Batsmen – Phoebe Litchfield, Suzie Bates (VC), Bridget Patterson

All-Rounders – Sophie Devine (C), Tahlia McGrath, Hannah Darlington

Bowlers – Megan Schutt, Shabnim Ismail, Amanda Wellington, Rene Farrell

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy

Keeper – Rachael Priest (C), Tahlia Wilson

Batsmen – Suzie Bates, Phoebe Litchfield, Rachael Haynes

All-Rounders – Sophie Devine (VC), Nida Dar, Tahlia McGrath

Bowlers – Megan Schutt, Amanda Wellington, Sarah Coyte

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Expert Advice:

Sophie Devine has contributed equally well in both departments. Even if she fails in one, her all-round prowess should earn fantasy users some points in the other department in the Dream11 Fantasy contest.

Tegan McPharlin is not expected to bat for the Strikers and even if she does, it will be with the tail. She should be avoided with two Sydney Thunder keeping options available for this contest.

Probable Winners:

Adelaide Strikers are favourites win this encounter.

*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.