Brisbane Heat Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women, free match prediction 03 Nov 2019

03 Nov 2019 | 10:30 | Harrup Park, Mackay, Australia
142/1 in 17.1 8.27 winner
141/8 in 20.0 7.05

Brisbane Heat Women Vs Adelaide Strikers Women betting odds

BHW

1.76

ADSW

1.90

Brisbane Heat Women beat Adelaide Strikers Women by 9 wickets

Table Toppers Adelaide Strikers look to do a double over the Brisbane Heat!

  • In spite of the loss on Saturday, Brisbane Heat have a favorable 6-3 Head-to-Head record against the Adelaide Strikers in WBBL history
  • Adelaide Strikers have got off to a really good start in this season and occupy the top spot in the points table
  • The defending champions Brisbane Heat are four places down at the 5th spot

Adelaide Strikers to win!

  • Tournament: WOMENS BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Harrup Park, Mackay, Australia
  • Toss: To Bowl

WOMENS BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Sydney Thunder Women 6 4 1 0 1 9 -0.162
Adelaide Strikers Women 5 4 1 0 0 8 0.607
Sydney Sixers Women 5 4 1 0 0 8 0.254
Hobart Hurricanes Women 6 2 3 0 1 5 0.128
Brisbane Heat Women 5 2 3 0 0 4 0.822
Melbourne Renegades Women 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.291
Perth Scorchers Women 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.593
Melbourne Stars Women 6 1 5 0 0 2 -0.698
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
9 -0.162 6 4 1 0 1
8 0.607 5 4 1 0 0
8 0.254 5 4 1 0 0
5 0.128 6 2 3 0 1
4 0.822 5 2 3 0 0
4 -0.291 6 2 4 0 0
4 -0.593 5 2 3 0 0
2 -0.698 6 1 5 0 0
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Match Preview

The second match between these two teams in the space of two days and also the final match at Mackay this season, the result of this particular fixture could very well see the table giving a very different look.

On Saturday, Adelaide Strikers posted a convincing 8-wicket victory against the hosts with some superb performances from half-centurions Suzie Bates, Bridget Patterson and the entire bowling attack. Adelaide Strikers sit at the top spot right now due to their brilliant bowling efforts. Apart from the game against Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers have shown the quality and variety in their bowling attack in full measure. Megan Schutt for swing and variations, Sophie Devine for pace, Amanda Jade-Wellington for leg-spin, Alex Price for off-spin, Adelaide Strikers have an attack that is feared by all teams.

On the other hand, the defending champions Brisbane Heat have got off to a bad start with three losses in five games. The major problem for the Heat has been the lack of support for star batswomen Beth Mooney. A lot of the Heat's batters have been guilty of lack of strike rotation and rash shots. This was seen during the previous night's game too as more than half of Brisbane Heat's 139 in the first inning was scored by Mooney. While the bowling efforts led by young leggie Amelia Kerr was impressive, the below-par total didn’t give much of a chance for them to make an impact.

Meanwhile, apart from the obvious competition on the field, this match will provide an opportunity to have a final look at one of the lesser-used grounds in the form of Harrup Park in Mackay which usually hosts one or two games every season. Saturday's game has a huge crowd in attendance and more of the same on Sunday could make up for a thrilling spectacle.

Teams Preview

Brisbane Heat Women Preview

Looking to stop the Strikers juggernaut will be Brisbane Heat, the reigning WBBL champion who has had a disappointing start to this new season. While most teams in the WBBL including the Adelaide Strikers have been great with the ball, Brisbane Heat's bowlers have neither been penetrative nor economical so far. Even though Jess Jonassen and Sammy Jo-Johnson lead the bowling charts for Brisbane Heat with 6 wickets apiece, it seems like only Amelia Kerr is a genuine wicket-taking option with her wicked googlies often being tough to read for batswomen in the WBBL. Even Delissa Kimmince who started for the Heat last season with 22 wickets hasn’t arrived at the party yet and this is a concern for the team while going into Sunday's match.

With the bat, like mentioned earlier, it has been only Beth Mooney who has fought a lone battle with 269 runs from five games while the likes of Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, and Maddy Green haven’t fired till now. It will be important for all these players to fire against Adelaide Strikers as their opponent could dismantle Brisbane Heat if they aren’t at their best. Heat will know that another loss could literally put them out of the reckoning for a Top 4 spot and this should ensure that they bring their A-game on Sunday.

Brisbane Heat Women Predicted Playing XI:

G Harris, B Mooney (WK), J Jonassen, M Green, L Harris, K Short (C), A Kerr, S Jo-Johnson, D Kimmince, M Hinkley, G Prestwidge

Brisbane Heat Women Key Players From Previous Game Of WOMENS BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Mooney 73 49 7 0 148.98
D Kimmince 6 6 0 0 100
M Green 5 11 0 0 45.45
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Jo Johnson 3.0 0 23 1 7.67
A Kerr 4.0 0 24 1 6
J Jonassen 4.0 0 33 0 8.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Jo Johnson 3.0 0 23 1 7.67
A Kerr 4.0 0 24 1 6
J Jonassen 4.0 0 33 0 8.25

Brisbane Heat Women Actual Playing XI:

Grace Harris, Beth Mooney, Maddy Green, Kirby Short, Jess Jonassen, Mikayla Hinkley, Amelia Kerr, Sammy Jo Johnson, Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Prestwidge, Laura Harris

Adelaide Strikers Women Preview

The Strikers came into this season as one of the teams to watch out and the Adelaide-based outfit have hit all the right notes so far. With excellent signings including the star duo of Stafanie Taylor and Suzie Bates, the Strikers made some big moves in order to do well this season.

While Suzie Bates and Bridget Patterson finally came up with good performances on Saturday, it has been the Strikers’ superb bowling attack that has caught everyone’s attention. While the No.1 ranked T20I bowler Megan Schutt has been their best bowler with 7 wickets at an economy rate of 4.80, the likes of Tahlia McGrath, Sarah Coyte, Amanda Jade-Wellington, and Sophie Devine have complemented her in a very good way.

Batting-wise, Strikers are well-stocked with quality and depth with the likes of Tegan McPharlin and Amanda Jade-Wellington slated to bat at No. 7 and 8 respectively. While the duo of Sophie Devine and Tahlia McGrath led the show with the bat until the previous game, Strikers would be elated that Suzie Bates and Bridget Patterson have started to hit the ground running.

Adelaide Strikers Women Predicted Playing XI:

S Bates (C), S Devine, T McGrath, B Patterson, L Winfield, K Mack, T McPharlin (WK), A Wellington, S Coyte, A Price, M Schutt

Adelaide Strikers Women Key Players From Previous Game Of WOMENS BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Patterson 57 43 8 0 132.56
S Bates 55 52 5 0 105.77
T McGrath 26 16 5 0 162.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Schutt 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
S Devine 3.0 0 21 2 7
S Coyte 3.1 0 22 2 6.95
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Schutt 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
S Devine 3.0 0 21 2 7
S Coyte 3.1 0 22 2 6.95

Adelaide Strikers Women Actual Playing XI:

Megan Schutt, Alex Price, Sophie Devine, Tegan McPharlin, Lauren Winfield, Katie Mack, Tahlia McGrath, Suzie Bates, Bridget Patterson, Sarah Coyte, Amanda Jade Wellington

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The Harrup Park pitch generally tends to be a favorable one for good scores but it will also provide more than enough purchase for spinners. Amanda Jade-Wellington and Amelia Kerr had very good outings while off-pace deliveries from medium pacers also worked superbly on Saturday. Thus after taking the pitch and lightning outfield into the equation, a total around 150-160 would be required to be on the front seat. Meanwhile, the weather forecast is a good one with a warm day in the offing.

Venue Details

Just like most other grounds in the country, the Harrup Park in Mackay is also a multi-sport venue with it playing host to AFL Women's matches. With respect to cricket, this venue has been mostly restricted to domestic matches and A team tournaments. The only International game to be played at this venue was the India Vs Sri Lanka fixture during the 1992 World Cup. Unfortunately, that match was abandoned due to inclement weather.

Toss: To Bowl

Given the predictable batting-friendly conditions at Harrup Park, it would be a no-brainer for the captain who wins the toss to field first. The pitch should play the same through the 40 overs and hence there shouldn’t be any confusion in the minds of the two captains.

Winning Prediction

Looking at the form and quality that is available at Adelaide Strikers' disposal, it is very tough to go against them and hence they would be expected to post a convincing victory on Sunday. If Brisbane are going to upset them, then the likes of Grace Harris, Maddy Green and Laura Harris would need to start supporting Beth Mooney with some proper batting efforts.

Adelaide Strikers to win!

Author: S.Shinghe