Perth Scorchers Women battle Adelaide Strikers Women to kick-start the run of fixtures scheduled to take place on Sunday. The scorchers will be riding high on confidence after a comprehensive victory over the defending champions, Brisbane Heat. Meg Lanning and Amy Ellen Jones put on a 100-run stand to propel their side to their first win in this competition. Adelaide Strikers, their opponents, also come into this game on the back of a close triumph against the Hobart Hurricanes and this promises to be a riveting contest between two fantastic sides.
Women’s Big Bash League 2019
Perth Scorchers Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women
27th October 2019
5:10 AM IST
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Sunny conditions are expected with no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 26 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
The surface will be conducive to batting and the track will only get better as the match progresses. Hence, chasing would be the preferred option on winning the toss.
No notable injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Meg Lanning and Amy Ellen Jones form the bedrock of this batting unit along with the likes of Heather Graham and Natalie Sciver, who can also make a big impact with the willow in hand. Jemma Barsby picked up two wickets in the last game and is a vital presence in the bowling department.
Meg Lanning(c), Amy Ellen Jones(w), Chloe Piparo, Heather Graham, Natalie Sciver, Piepa Cleary, Georgia Redmayne, Nicole Bolton, Jemma Barsby, Kim Garth, Emma King
Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates are the stand-out figures in the side and the burden of run-scoring will lie heavily on their shoulders. Tahlia McGrath and Bridget Patterson bring control and solidity to the middle whereas Megan Schutt will lead the pace battery and should notch a wicket or two in this match.
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
Sophie Devine should be the first name on the teamsheet considering her extraordinary all-round prowess. Last season, she plundered 556 runs at an average of 46.33 and finished as the leading wicket-taker for her side with 14 wickets to her name. She is the perfect candidate for the role of captaincy in the Dream11 Team. Both Meg Lanning and Amy Ellen Jones plundered half-centuries on Saturday and should be backed to continue their good form in this match. Natalie Sciver and Bridget Patterson should also be included in the Dream11 Team.
1: Sophie Devine
2: Meg Lanning
3: Amy Ellen Jones
A Jones, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
M Lanning, Points: 82-84, Grade: A
K Mack, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
B Patterson, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
N Sciver, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
S Devine, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
K Garth, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
T McGrath, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
J Barsby, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
P Cleary, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
S Coyte: 54-56, Grade: A