AS-W Vs PS-W Dream11 Team And Match Report: Culminating festival weekend of the league begins with the intriguing first semi-final.
A gruelling, tedious, arduous and rigours set of league stage encounter are finally done with in the Women’s Big Bash League to give us ur four semi-finalists. And Saturday heralds in the first semi-final between Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers with the second and third placed sides respectively in the league stages locking heads come today.
Finishing second with the 20 points, Adelaide Strikers were unlucky to miss out on first position by the barest margins of net run-rate and a defeat in the closing league stage encounter. Stepping out in pursuit of the 178 laid out infront of them by Sydney Sixers, the side faltered and lost their way to muster up 164 and be put down to a 13 run defeat on the day.
Elsewhere, Perth Scorchers come into this encounter with immense momentum with their ninth win of the season the last time around to climb into third place. In what was a comprehensive and pinch perfect display by the side, they ended up cutting short and blowing apart Hobart Hurricanes as they tore their gameplan and threw it out of the park to maraud their way to an impressive 35 run win.
Making 167 while batting first, the side returned with an even more intricate bowling performance, one which saw them put their opponents to bed for just 132. It’s a display they’ll be looking to emulate come today’s tie as well, a match which looks set to be a closely contested affair, one which goes down right to the closing stages.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A solid batting wicket, this surface is one where the tone of the track remains the same across the full 40 overs, leading the side winning the toss opting to come out and chase today. With this being a morning tie, the pacers will get the ball to sing to their tune before the surface settles in and allows the bats to cream the ball to the fence with relative ease.
Probable Playing 11
Suzie Bates (C), Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Darcie Brown, Tegan McPharlin (WK), Katie Mack, Amanda Jade Wellington, Megan Schutt, Annie O’Neil, Sarah Coyte
Nicole Bolton, Meg Lanning (C), Georgia Redmayne (WK), Heather Graham, Chloe Piparo, Kim Garth, Mathilda Carmichael, Kath Hempenstall, Jemma Barsby, Sam Betts, Taneale Peschel
Women’s Big Bash League 2019
Match: Adelaide Strikers Vs Perth Scorchers
Date And Time: 7th December, Saturday- 5:40am IST
Venue: Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD, Kayo, CA Live, FanCode
- Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Megan Schutt
- Nicole Bolton, Meg Lanning, Sam Betts, Taneale Peschel
Top 4 Batting Order
- Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson
- Nicole Bolton, Meg Lanning, Georgia Redmayne, Heather Graham
- Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine
- Nicole Bolton, Meg Lanning
Death Overs Bowlers
- Megan Schutt, Sarah Coyte
- Sam Betts, Taneale Peschel
AS-W Vs PS-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Perth Scorchers’ Georgia Redmayne is picked out by us for this contest owing to her high batting position and her ability to peel off runs at a quick rate, one which makes her an imperious player in the death overs.
AS-W Vs PS-W Dream11 Batswomen
Smashing her way to 101 runs in a mere 67 balls the last time around, Perth Scorchers’ opener Meg Lanning played out a gem of an innings to become the match winner for her side the last time around. It was an impeccable knock from the bat, one which saw her immerse us in a brand of clean hitting to smash her way to a staggering 15 boundaries.
Opner Nicole Bolton got the 44 runs in the same match to see her partner up Lanning for this tie while we have gone in with a partnership from the other side of the slot as well. We begin with Bridget Patterson who scored 30 runs in the previous encounter with Katie Mack coming in as well to partner her up for this one.
AS-W Vs PS-W Dream11 All-Rounders
When you score 60 runs in a mere 38 balls which include the 4 fours and sixes apiece, you are more than worthy of nailing down a place in our Dream 11 side. Sophie Devine comes into our side as the first player in this section of our Dream 11 side, a player who revelled us in an imperious brand of hitting as she cantered her way to a colossal score, one of the many behemoth knocks she’s player for her side this season.
The two wickets for Tahlia McGrath see her come in as well from Adelaide Strikers to wrap up our set of picks in this facet.
AS-W Vs PS-W Dream11 Bowling Order
She only got the one over with the ball the last time around but her cameo of 22 runs with the bat make Amanda Wellington fro Adelaide Strikers an instant pick for her. She finds company in the form of Sarah Coyte, someone who returned with the two wickets in the same encounter with her ability to get movement either side of the ball cramping up the bats for room.
From Perth Scorchers meanwhile we have gone in with the duo of Samatha Betts and Taneale Peschel, a partnership which returned with the four wickets in between them the last time with the two apiece for either player.
Captain And Vice-Captain
No deliberations in picking out Devine as our captain for the day whilst Tahlia is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.