South Australia Scorpions vs New South Wales Breakers
Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
September 22nd, 2019
5:30 AM IST
The third match on what promises to be an exciting Sunday sees New South Wales Women take on the South Australians in Adelaide. As is the case with the Men’s version, the Women’s One Day cup format has also been revamped. Although New South Wales is one of the better teams in the division, they do not avail the services of the Australian Internationals with a series against Sri Lanka on the horizon. This leaves them a touch shorthanded against a formidable SA side, boasting of Suzie Bates and Tahlia McGrath. With a couple of youngsters set to feature in this game, a good bout between two of the most promising teams in competition awaits on Sunday.
A decent track is on offer with scores of 240-240 being a par on this surface. There is help on offer for the pacers with the new ball while the spinners will also have a say as the game progresses. Change of pace is key on such a surface considering the dimensions of the ground.
The weather forecast doesn’t look promising with rain on the cards for the entire duration of the match. Nevertheless, pacers should get additional help if a shortened game does happen which forces captains to chase upon winning the toss.
Injuries: No injury concerns were reported from either side
Given her reputation as one of the leading players in world cricket, Suzie Bates should be one of the first names of the fantasy team sheet. Along with the Kiwi, established players such as Tahlia McGrath and Lauren Cheatle are also great options for this game. Amanda Wellington had a fruitful WSL 2019 and should continue in the same manner on Monday as well along with Price and Patterson. Young, Litchfield is one to watch out for in this game from NSW with her batting and fielding ability being highly regarded.
1. Suzie Bates
2. Amanda Wellington
3. Naomi Stalenburg
Fantasy Team & Point Projections
T Wilson, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
B Patterson, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
N Stalenberg, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
P Litchfield, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
S Bates, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
R Farrell, Points: 22-24, Grade: B
T McGrath, Points: 24-26, Grade: B
A Wellington, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
A Price, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
L Cheatle, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
S Aley, Points: 28-30, Grade: B