Get ready for an exhilarating showdown as the Adelaide Strikers Women (AS-W) face off against the Melbourne Stars Women (MS-W) in Match 4 of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023. The action unfolds at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide, promising a riveting contest between two formidable teams.
Head-to-Head and Recent Form
These two teams have a rich history in the WBBL, and their head-to-head record stands at 9-7 in favor of Melbourne Stars Women. In their last encounter, the Adelaide Strikers Women secured a comprehensive eight-wicket victory, setting the stage for a thrilling showdown this time.
The Adelaide Strikers Women come into this match as the defending champions, having clinched the title in a nail-biting final against the Sydney Sixers Women last season. They posted a competitive total of 147 runs, with star player Deandra Dottin leading the charge, contributing a crucial 52 runs while also picking up two wickets. The young sensation Darcie Brown played a pivotal role by claiming two wickets and sealing their triumph.
The Melbourne Stars Women, on the other hand, are coming off a closely contested match against the Sydney Sixers Women in this tournament. Their bowlers defended a total of 165 runs by a mere two-run margin. Annabel Sutherland played a pivotal role, making significant contributions with both the bat and the ball. Kim Garth also played her part, taking crucial wickets and ensuring a hard-fought victory.
- Match: Adelaide Strikers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women, Match 4
- Tournament: Women’s Big Bash League 2023
- Date: 21st October 2023
- Time: 1:40 PM IST
- Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Where to Watch
You can catch the live action on FanCode.
As for the weather, expect cloudy conditions with a temperature of around 14.5°C. The humidity is at 72%, which may add an interesting dimension to the game. Cloud cover can often assist the pace bowlers, so keep an eye out for some exciting moments in the match.
The pitch at Karen Rolton Oval is known for providing ample runs and support for the batters. It also offers some assistance to the pacers. The chasing team may have an advantage on this batting-friendly track.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Adelaide Strikers Women
L Wolvaardt, BE Patterson (wk), KM Mack, Madeline Penna, JL Barsby, TM McGrath (C), DR Gibson, A Wellington, AC Mushangwe, ML Schutt, Darcie Brown
BENCH: Annie O’Neil, GL Adams, Ella Wilson, Courtney Neale
Melbourne Stars Women
ME Bouchier, MM Lanning (C), SIR Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Milly Illingworth, SK Maloney, KJ Garth, N Faltum (wk), Rhys McKenna, A Sutherland, Sophie Day
BENCH: Sophie Reid, Jas Nevins, O Henry, Tess Flintoff
Player Picks for Your Dream11 Team
Here are some key players to consider for your Dream11 fantasy cricket team:
- Annabel Sutherland (MS-W) – Captain Annabel Sutherland delivered an outstanding all-round performance in the last match, scoring 34 runs and taking four crucial wickets. Her ability to make an impact in multiple facets of the game makes her a significant asset for Melbourne Stars.
- Amanda-Jade Wellington (AS-W) – Captain Amanda-Jade Wellington’s leg-break bowling proved to be a game-changer in the previous WBBL season, where she secured 23 wickets. Her variations and ability to pick crucial wickets at key moments make her a vital player for Adelaide Strikers.
- Laura Wolvaardt (AS-W) – Top Pick In the last season of WBBL, Laura Wolvaardt showcased her prowess as a top-order batter, amassing an impressive 403 runs. Her ability to anchor the innings makes her a valuable asset for Adelaide Strikers.
- Meg Lanning (MS-W) – Top Pick Meg Lanning, a top-order batter, exhibited her batting prowess by scoring an impressive 55 runs in the last match. Her consistency and ability to anchor the innings make her a pivotal cog in the Melbourne Stars’ batting line-up.
- Megan Schutt (AS-W) – Budget Pick Megan Schutt displayed exceptional form by taking 27 wickets in the last WBBL season. She is renowned for her lethal right-arm fast bowling and the ability to swing the ball late, making her a potent force in the bowling attack.
- Kim Garth (MS-W) – Budget Pick Kim Garth, a right-arm fast bowler, clinched a crucial wicket in her last match, showcasing her proficiency in the bowling department. Her pace can pose a significant challenge for the opposition batters.
Players to Avoid in Your Fantasy Team
- Madeline Penna (AS-W) – BAT Her recent performances, both with the bat and ball, have been lackluster. Considering her form, it might be wise to avoid her in your fantasy team.
- Rhys McKenna (MS-W) – BOWL Rhys McKenna’s strike rate in the last match was underwhelming, making her a candidate to exclude from your fantasy team.
ADS vs MLS Dream11 Prediction Team – HEAD TO HEAD
- WICKET KEEPER: BE Patterson
- BATTER: MM Lanning, L Wolvaardt
- ALL ROUNDER: A Sutherland, Alice Capsey, KJ Garth, TM McGrath
- BOWLER: SK Maloney, A Wellington, ML Schutt, Darcie Brown
ADS vs MLS Dream11 Prediction Team – MEGA LEAGUE
- WICKET KEEPER: N Faltum
- BATTER: MM Lanning, L Wolvaardt, SIR Dunkley
- ALL ROUNDER: A Sutherland, KJ Garth, TM McGrath
- BOWLER: Sophie Day, SK Maloney, A Wellington, ML Schutt
Prepare your Dream11 fantasy team wisely, and get ready for a thrilling encounter between Adelaide Strikers Women and Melbourne Stars Women in the WBBL 2023. It’s bound to be a contest full of excitement and unforgettable moments.