WBBL 2021 has entered in its final stage and we are all set for eliminator round where Brisbane Heat Women will take on Adelaide Strikers Women at Adelaide Oval. With 17 points from 14 matches, Brisbane Heat Women finished third in league stages. On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers Women finished on fourth with 15 points from 14 matches.
Both these teams were up against each other in 45th match of the tournament where Adelaide Strikers Women clinched easy victory over Heat’s Women. In last five matches, Brisbane Girls have outclassed Strikers’ Women with three victories whereas the later could win only twice.
Although it wasn’t an easy task for Jess Jonassen’s side to make it to the eliminator round as their last league match was against in form Renegades. However, Jonassen and company dominated the game with 43 run victory over Melbourne. Georgia Redmayne and Grace Harris are in sensational form this as both of the Heat’s opener have gathered 850 runs between them. Georgia Voll has added fireworks in the middle order whenever needed alongwith Laura Kimmince and Mikaya Hinkley. Skipper Jess Jonassen and Ellie Johnston have done finishing job well.
Nicola Hancock and Courtney Sippel will like to carry the momentum of the last game where the duo bowled brilliantly. Jonassen is an experienced campaigner and hardly looses her control from the bowl in middle overs of the game. Nadine de Klerk and Grace Harris can be effective with the ball. Spin attack will be led by Indian leggie Poonam Yadav who has plenty of experience under her belt.
On the other hand Tahlia McGrath would be upset with the form of bowler as Adelaide could not defend a big score of 175 runs against Melbourne Stars in their last game. It’s a must win game for both sides but still McGrath would want her bowlers to step up and bowl in the right areas as they are up against a very good side.
Katie Mack is in top form as she is averaging 81.40 with the bat this season. She will look to put up a good opening stand with her experienced South African partner i.e. Dane van Niekerk. She will be followed by her national team mate Laura Wolvaardt. Further middle order duties will upon the shoulders of Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna. Power hitters like McGrath and Amanda Jade Wellington will boost lower middle order to do the finishing job.
Although Strikers’ bowler couldn’t defend big total in last game but on the paper they have one of the finest bowling lineup of tournament. Australian speedster Megan Schutt will lead the pace attack. She will be supported by skipper McGrath with the new ball. Dane van Niekerk, Sarah Coyte will have to keep the run rate under control in middle overs. Apart from that they will be hoping for better length balls from Wellington and Jemma Barsby.
Date – 24th November 2021
Venue – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Timings – 1:40 PM ( IST ), 6:40 PM ( Local )
Tournament – Women Big Bash League 2021
Pitch and Weather Condition
As per weather forecast rain is predicted during match timings. However, throughout the day, it’s not going to be a promising weather in Adelaide. If predictions turns into reality, we can see a reduced overs game. Setting big scores is not an easy task in Adelaide.
Adelaide Oval has short square boundaries and fast bowlers have been able to do some early damage in initial overs the game. Spinners have found it tough to taste the success on the surface.
Brisbane Heat Women Possible Lineup
1. Grace Harris 2. Georgia Redmayne ( WK ) 3. Georgia Voll 4. Laura Kimmince 5. Mikaya Hinkley 6. Jess Jonassen ( C ) 7. Ellie Johnston 8. Nadine de Klerk 9. Nicola Hancock 10. Courtney Grace Sippel 11. Poonam Yadav
Adelaide Strikers Women Possible Lineup
1. Katie Mack 2. Dane van Niekerk 3. Laura Wolvaardt 4. Bridget Patterson 5. Madeline Penna 6. Tahlia McGrath ( C ) 7. Amanda Jade Wellington 8. Tegan McPharlin ( WK ) 9. Sarah Coyte 10. Jemma Barsby 11. Megan Schutt
Best Picks For Dream 11
Based on Bet365 odds analysis we have picked these players to perform better in this eliminator match –
1. Grace Harris 2. Georgia Voll 3. Megan Schutt 4. Katie Mack 5. Georgia Redmayne
You can pick Captain and Vice Captain from these above players.
Brisbane Heat Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women Bet365 Odds Analysis
Currently Brisbane Heat Women are places at 1.80. If we calculate the winning percentage of Heat Women at these odds then it comes out to be 55.55 percent.
On the other hand Adelaide Strikers Women are currently placed at 2.00. If we calculate the winning percentage of Adelaide Women at these odds then it comes out to be 50.00 percent.