AS-W vs BH-W Dream11 Prediction: After 57 games, it has now come down to Adelaide Strikers and defending champions, Brisbane Heat as they face off in the Final of WBBL 2019. Both sides have identical records this season with 11 wins out of fifteen games so far. Their head to head record also suggests the same with either side winning one game apiece in the league phase this year. While Brisbane Heat has relied on their plethora of allrounders, Sophie Devine has starred with both bat and ball for the Strikers, enroute to the final. Although both sides are well equipped in every department, home support should give Brisbane Heat the edge in this blockbuster encounter for the WBBL Trophy.
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
December 8th, 2019
9:10 AM IST
As seen on Saturday, another good batting track beckons with 160 being par on this surface. The spinners did manage to get the ball to turn in the semi-finals although the batters negated it nicely. The pacers should also get ample help with either side looking to bowl first upon winning the toss.
The weather is all clear for this game with there being no chance of rainfall during the game. The temperature is on the higher side with a breeze from one end expected. A few clouds are also expected which could provide some help for the pacers as well.
No injuries have been reported for this game
No changes are expected from the Strikers after a clinical performance against Perth Scorchers. Although Devine and McGrath have done well with bat and ball, Suzie Bates’ form with the bat is a cause for concern. Nevertheless, their resourceful side has managed well with Megan Schutt also starting to pick wickets in the powerplay overs. Sarah Cotye is one to watch out for with her death bowling skills being crucial.
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin, Amanda Jade-Wellington, Megan Schutt, Sarah Coyte, Annie O’Neil and Alex Price
Brisbane Heat should also field an unchanged side with the likes of Grace Harris and Maddy Green striking form at the right time. Beth Mooney and Jess Jonassen have been brilliant this season with Jonassen winning five player-of-the-match awards this season. With ample batting depth available as well, Brisbane Heat will fancy its chances of defending the crown of WBBL champions on Sunday
Beth Mooney, Maddy Green, Jess Jonassen, Kirby Short, Laura Harris, Grace Harris, Georgia Prestwidge, Amelia Kerr, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Delissa Kimmince and Mikayla Hinkley
Top Picks for BH-W vs AS-W Dream11 Team:
Beth Mooney has scored 687 runs so far and has been a class part this season. With an average of 68.70, Mooney has consistently provided the goods for the Heat. Her fellow teammate, Jess Jonassen has been their best player with 386 runs and 20 wickets so far. Apart from the aforementioned duo, the emergence of Amelia Kerr also bodes well for the Heat with the youngster accounting for 13 wickets this season.
Suzie Bates is due for a big score on Sunday with the Kiwi scoring only 298 runs this season. While she is capable of picking a wicket or two as well, her contribution at the top of the order is crucial. Sarah Coyte is the highest wicket-taker for the Strikers this year with 18 wickets. With her death bowling skills bound to come into play, she is a worthwhile option for this game.
Captaincy Picks for BH-W vs AS-W Dream11 lineup:
1. Beth Mooney
2. Jess Jonassen
3. Suzie Bates
Fantasy Team & Point Projections
Bridget Patterson, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Beth Mooney, Points: 90-92, Grade: A
Grace Harris, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Suzie Bates, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
Tahlia McGrath, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
Jess Jonassen, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
Sarah Cotye, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Laura Harris, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Amelia Kerr, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Megan Schutt, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Georgia Prestwidge, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
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