SAU-W vs AM-W Dream11 : ACT Meteors step out in pursuit of their second win on the bounce today
Despite being just a round old, the 2019-20 edition of the Women’s National Cricket League has pointed towards the immense competition which is going to be a regular feature in the series. A set of enthralling fixtures regaled us in an exciting and entertaining brand of cricket, one set to be emulated come the second set of matches today as well.
A new format and schedule brought with it reinvigorated life into the league as well with teams looking to come hot out of the blocks and take an early lead in the first round of matches. Knowing the league is now spilt up into three set of fixtures, teams were unsparing in their approach, knowing they needed o lay down the marker early on with some intricate performances.
And one such side who were unsparing in their approach in their series opener were ACT Meteors with their 18 run win through the DLS method seeing them planted nicely in third place ahead of making an advent in today’s clash. The bygone fixture against Victoria Women couldn’t have augured any better for the side with the team outshining their opponents with both the bat and ball to stamp their credentials as a true all round cricketing side.
Scoring 168 while batting first, the bowling performance upped the mantle with the bowlers showing their mettle to bundle out Victoria Women for just 150. Elsewhere, SA Scorpions were not so fortunate with the side facing a chastening 6 wicket through DLS defeat as their bowlers were played around with and sent to the cleaners by NSW Breakers.
Despite piling on what looked set to be a score tailored for a win, SA Scorpions saw their 195 runs being made light work of in a rain curtailed encounter. It leaves them in fifth place, making today’s encounter pivotal for the side as they look to wipe out their pummelling net run-rate and register their first win on the points tally.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Rain ended up spoiling the previous match, seeing the match being shortened as the heavy cloud cover laid a siege on the stadium to see the bowlers thrive in the early part of the match. With similar conditions likely for today, the side winning the toss will be looking to step out and field first and garner the maximum viable purchase for the pacers.
The wicket as a complete entity should settle down quickly though and be a good and hard track, one which allows the batting side to pile on the runs at a steady net run-rate.
Probable Playing 11
Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Tegan McPharlin, Annie, Suzie Bates, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Samatha Betts, Ellie Falconer, Alex Price, Stacey Oates, M Schutt
Claire Koski, Katie Mack, Anna Lanning, Maddie Penna, Erin Osborne (C), Erica Kershaw, Zoe Cooke, Amy Yates, Matilda Lugg, Nicola Hancock, Carly Lesson
SAU-W vs AM-W Match Prediction
Given the overall composition of both the sides and how the opening matches scrimmaged by for them, we envision ACT Meteors putting another win on today. They were not only impressive n the way they held themselves but also how they acclimatised quickly to the conditions, something SA Scorpions failed to do.
What works in their favour is their daunting bowling unit, one which should send their opponents packing today and dismiss the back to the pavilion with disdain.
Women’s National Cricket League 2019-20
Match: SA Scorpions Vs ACT Meteors
Date And Time: 24th September, Tuesday- 6:00am IST
Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
- Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Suzie Bates, Ellie Falconer
- Katie Mack, Anna Lanning, Erin Osborne, Nicola Hancock
Top 4 Batting Order
- Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Tegan McPharlin, Annie
- Claire Koski, Katie Mack, Anna Lanning, Maddie Penna,
- Tahlia McGrath, Suzie Bates
- Katie Mack, Anna Lanning
Death Overs Bowlers
- Alex Price, Stacey Oates
- Nicola Hancock, Carly Lesson
SAU-W vs AM-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Although Erica Kershaw ended up scoring just 8 runs for her side in the previous encounter, she was unlucky to find her innings being brought to an early end through an unfortunate run-out. It was a narrative which saw her be snatched of the opportunity to showcase her incredible skill set, one she’s likely to indulge us in today to make the ACT Meteors wicket-keeper our pick here.
SAU-W vs AM-W Dream11 Batswomen
After their impressive run chase, one which saw them cruise to a win as pivotal partnerships were strung together at crucial junctures, we are going in with a trivalent of picks from ACT Meteors. We begin with opener Katie Mack whose 63 runs in 81 balls at the top of the order set down the tone for her side’s run chase, seeing her craft a 98 run partnership for the first wicket.
Someone who gave her perfect company in that partnership was Anna Lanning with 46 runs, making her our side pick along with Madeline Penna who played an extended role with the ball to register solid figures of 1-24 from 7 overs. From SA scorpions meanwhile we have both their openers be roped in by us in the form of Tahlia McGrath and Bridget Patterson with the two players 101 run stand for the opening wicket being the only display of worth from the side.
SAU-W vs AM-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Suzie Bates faltered in the first match but that does nothing to deter us from picking up the all-rounder for this encounter. She’s the safeguard of her side, leaving footprints all over the cricketing arena with some sublime displays and should revel us in her true might and capabilities come today.
From ACT Metros meanwhile we have picked up Amy Yates given the escalated role she holds in both the batting and bowling order for her side, one which saw her take the one wicket as well previously.
SAU-W vs AM-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Both the side’s failed to snare a slew of wickets in their bygone clashes, seeing us choose names who showed the most promise in those fixtures from either side. With SA Scorpions putting in a horrid display with the bat, we have chosen Carly Leeson from ACT Meteors whilst from SA Scorpions we are going in with Stacey Oates and Amanda Wellington with Wellington bound to leave batters flummoxed with her wicket to wicket line and length.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Patterson is our side’s captain for today while McGrath finds herself heading in as the 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.