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Toss Winner - Adelaide Strikers Women won the toss and chose to bowl first
Melbourne Stars Women beat Adelaide Strikers Women by 37 runs
ADELAIDE STRIKERS AND MELBOURNE STARS ON A BID TO CLIMB THE LADDER
MELBOURNE STARS WILL WIN THE MATCH
Tournament: WOMENS BIG BASH LEAGUE 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia | Toss: To BowlBet Now
WBBL league phase is crossed the halfway mark and the qualification race is spicing up with every match. Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars are in the bottom half of the points table and are in need of the crucial 2 points from this match to move ahead in the table. Melbourne Stars ended their 2 match losing streak with a win in the last game against Hobart Hurricanes while Adelaide Strikers are struggling to end their losing rut with 3 losses on a trot. Both teams will give their best performance ahead in this match and try to break into the top-4.
Melboune Stars chased own a paltry total of 96 runs with ease with the trio of Ellyse Villani (26 runs), Meg Lanning (27* runs), and Maia Boucher (32*runs) playing vital knocks at the top. Melbourne Stars batting unit is not getting big individual scores and no player scored fifty ion the last 3 matches.
Their bowling unit came up with a combined effort to restrict the opposition to 95/9 in their 20 overs. Pace trio of Annabel Sutherland, Kim Garth, and Tess Flintoff rattled the opposition with combined figures of 12-0-61-7. Amy Smith and Erin Osbourne chipped in with a wicket each to complete their bowling efforts as a unit
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Ellyse Villani – Villani has scored 215 runs at a strike arte of 120 with 2 fifties to her name in this season so far. She has been providing steady sarts at the top and we expect her to continue her good form at the top.
Kim Garth – Kim Garth has picked up 11 wickets in the 7 matches at an economy rate of 5.5 RPO. She has been consistently taking wickets in the power play to give her team early breakthrough.
Elyse Villani, Meg Lanning (c), Annabel Sutherland, Maia Bouchier, Kim Garth, Erin Osborne, Nicole Faltum (wk), Tess Flintoff, Linsey Smith, Sophie Day, Rhys McKenna
Meg Lanning, Tess Flintoff, Rhys McKenna, Nicole Faltum, Erin Osborne, Sophie Day, Maia Bouchier, Elyse Villani, Linsey Smith, Kim Garth, Annabel Sutherland
Adelaide Strikers posted a good total of 160 runs with the duo of Dane Van Niekerk (62 runs) and Laura Wolvaart (47 runs) making the most of runs. Tahila McGrath, Katie Mack, and Madeline Penna are blowing hot and cold with the bat and need to be more consistent to help their batting unit post a big score.
Their bowlers failed to defend the target and lost in a last over thriller. Megan Schutt was superb with the ball with bowling figures of 4-1-18-2. Tahila Mcgrath and Sarah Coyte chipped in with a wicket apiece. Darcie Brown, Amanda Wellington, and Dane van Niekerk were taken for a lot of runs as they leaked 83 runs in their combined 8 overs.
Top players to bet on:
Laura Wolvaart – Wolvaart has scored 142 runs at a strike rate of 125 with a fifty to her name so far. She is a classical player who is very strong on both sides of wicket and we expect her to play a big knock in this match.
Megan Schutt – Megan Schutt returned to playing XI in the last game and straightaway made an impact with her 2 wickets. We expect her to spearhead their bowling unit in this match.
Dane van Niekerk, Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Tahlia McGrath (c), Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna, Amanda Wellington, Tegan McPharlin (wk), Sarah Coyte, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Adelaide will have dark and cloudy weather on the match day and we expect rain to play a role in the match. We might see some reduction in the overs owing to the rain interuptions.
Karen Rolton Oval is usually a bowler friendly track with movement off the track. Batters should apply themselves before taking on the bowlers. We expect the teams to score in the range of 140-150 runs in this match.
Chasing is the best option with cloud cover and DLS equation in the hindsight. Both captains will look to bowl first and chase the target in this match.
Melbourne Stars come into this match with momentum after winning their last game. They have a strong bowling unit and 4-5 different batters are making contribution in every match. Adelaide Strikers rely heavily on the likes of Van Niekerk and Wolvaart in the batting department with very less contribution from others. Their bowling unit too is guilty of giving away way too many runs in the rect matches. We expect Melbourne Stars to win this match.
MELBOURNE STARS WILL WIN THE MATCH
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