WBBL 2018-19, Match 43: Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The in-form Brisbane Heat are expected to defeat Adelaide Strikers and inch close towards finals day.

Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates
Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The Adelaide Strikers are almost out of the final four race having won only two of the nine matches they played thus far while another game getting washed out. They need to win all their remaining six matches and hope the remaining team’s results go in their way. The New Zealand Internationals Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine have been in and out with form which dented the chances of the Strikers. They will now face the Brisbane Heat in their 10th match of the season in MacKay.

The Brisbane team have peaked slowly and are a couple of wins away from confirming their top four finish. They have won six of the 11 matches they played thus far and are placed third in the points table behind the Sydney Sixers (16 points) and Sydney Thunder (14 points). Their success has been mainly due to the performances of their all-rounders in form of Grace Harris, Sammy-Jo Johnson and Jess Jonassen. Harris even set a record for fastest century in the WBBL off 42 balls.

Match Details:

The 43rd match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers at the Harrup Park in Mackay.

The match starts at 6:15 PM local time (8:15 AM GMT) (1:45 PM IST).

Streaming of this game will be available on cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia Live apps and WBBL Facebook Page.


Pitch Condition/Report:

Mackay has hosted two WBBL games thus far; both during the previous edition of the tournament. In the successive days, the scores of 133 and 93 were recorded and the second batting sides chased down with ease.

Squads:

Brisbane Heat:

Kirby Short (C), Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett, Josie Dooley, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Sune Luus, Beth Mooney, Georgia Prestwidge, Laura Wolvaardt.

Adelaide Strikers:

Suzie Bates (C), Sophie Devine, Megan Schutt, Tahila McGrath, Katelyn Pope, Danielle Hazell, Sarah Coyte, Tegan McPharlin, Bridget Patterson, Alex Price, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Tabatha Saville, Samantha Betts.

Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Power Picks:

28, 17, 21 – These are the performance points of Tahila McGrath in the previous three matches. She recorded her best of the season in the previous game with a 45-run knock against the Sixers. McGrath will be crucial for the Strikers for defeating the Brisbane side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Sophie Devine has to start as captain given the damage she did with both bat and ball couple of games ago. The Brisbane all-rounders Grace Harris and Jess Jonassen will be perfect options for multipliers. Sophie Devine can be considered as vice-captain.


Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Beth Mooney

Batters – Suzie Bates, Josie Dooley, Bridget Patterson, Kirby Short

All-Rounders – Sophie Devine (C), Grace Harris (VC), Jess Jonassen

Bowlers – Alex Price, Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Beth Mooney

Batters – Suzie Bates, Josie Dooley, Kirby Short

All-Rounders – Amanda-Jade Wellington, Tahila McGrath (C), Jess Jonassen (VC)

Bowlers – Alex Price, Jemma Barsby, Delissa Kimmince, Megan Schutt

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Expert Advice:

The players in the all-rounders category can be separated into two parts; one being tempting picks and the other being smart ones. Devine, Harris and Johnson will be in the first part while Jonassen, McGrath and Wellington are among smart ones. As only three can be picked from this category, smart picks will be helpful in completing the squad.

Probable Winners:

The inform Brisbane Heat are expected to defeat Adelaide Strikers and inch close towards finals day.

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