22nd September 2019
5:30 AM IST
Park 25, Adelaide
Victoria Women battle ACT Meteors in the third game of the WNCL 2019. The Meteors finished in fourth place last year while their opponents finished in fifth position, one place below them in the standings. This is the first fixture for both the sides in this year’s tournament and they will look to make a winning start to the new campaign.
Rain Showers are predicted throughout the day thus the likelihood of a full game taking place looks very bleak at the moment.
It will be a difficult surface to get runs on as there will be a considerable amount of movement on offer for the pacers with the new ball, which should test the batsmen’s resolve and technique.
Sophie Molineux will miss the game due to injury.
Probable Playing XI:
Victoria will miss a number of it’s experienced personnel as Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry and Georgia Wareham have been rested ahead of Australia’s home series against Sri Lanka. In their absence,Nicole Faltum is a dependable presence behind the stumps and the onus will lie on her to contribute duly with the bat in hand. Skipper Molly Strano will be expected to tighten things up and pick up a couple of wickets in the middle stages of the innings.
Molly Strano (c), Kristen Beams, Elly Donald, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Alana King, Courtney Neale, Chloe Rafferty, Annabel Sutherland, Elyse Villani, Amy Vine
The Meteors have some talented youngsters and will look to build their side around a youthful core. Claire Koski and Anna Lanning will be expected to provide a solid foundation with the bat whilst Sarah Coyte will lead the bowling attack.
Erin Osborne, Isabelle Afaras, Zoe Cooke, Sarah Coyte, Nicola Hancock, Erica Kershaw, Claire Koski, Anna Lanning, Katie Mack, Amy Yates, Carley Leeson
Molly Strano and Claire Koski are crucial players for their respective sides and thus would be excellent picks for your Dream11 Team. Other viable additions would be Erin Osborne and Nicole Faltum as the duo can notch an ample of points using their specific skillset.
1: Claire Koski
2: Molly Strano
3: Nicole Faltum
N Faltum, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
C Koski, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
E Donald, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
E Villani, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
A Sutherland, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
E Osborne, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
M Strano, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
A King, Points: 38-40, Grade: A
N Hancock, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
K Beams, Points: 38-40, Grade: A
S Coyte, Points: 38-40, Grade: A