On Tuesday, November 21, Sydney Thunder will play against Adelaide Strikers in match 48 of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 at the Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney. The clash is going to be another thrilling encounter with number two and three facing each other.
Sydney Thunder are having a good season and are presently at the third position on the points table. They have won seven out of their 11 matches. Thunder played brilliantly in the last game against the table toppers. They won the match by nine wickets credit to Chamari Athapathtu’s prime form with both bat and ball. Sydney Thunder will aim to build on this momentum against the formidable Adelaide Strikers.
On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers have been performing extremely well in the ongoing WBBL. They are currently in the second spot on the WBBL points table with 16 points. They have won eight out of their matches. The Strikers captained by Tahlia McGrath secured an impressive victory against the Sydney Sixers in their last outing. With five wins in their last six games, the Strikers are riding high on confidence. They have displayed consistency featuring a potent batting line-up led by Katie Mack and Laura Wolvaardt.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 48, Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Match Details
Date and Time: November 21, 2023, Tuesday, 09:30 AM IST
Venue: Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and FanCode
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 48, Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Pitch Report
The pitch at this venue is a slower surface that tends to favour spinners who can utilize the conditions to their advantage. The batters may get some help at this pitch. A good score here would likely be around 140 runs, not much higher.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 48, Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Weather Report
The weather forecast is not too ideal for the upcoming games as there are some chances of rain in the region. The temperature is expected to be around 23-degree Celsius with 51% humidity. The sky will likely be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 48, Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Probable Playing XIs
Sydney Thunder: Heather Knight (C), Tahlia Wilson (wk), Chamari Athapathtu, Phoebe Litchfield, Marizanne Kapp, Anika Learoyd, Olivia Porter, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Hannah Darlington, Samantha Bates, Lauren Smith.
Adelaide Strikers: Tahlia McGrath (C), Bridget Patterson (wk), Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Madeline Penna, Danielle Gibson, Georgia Adams, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Jemma Barsby, Megan Schutt, Anesu Mushangwe.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 48, Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Head-to-Head Records
Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers have faced each other 14 times in the WBBL history. Adelaide Strikers have been the dominant side with eight victories while Sydney Thunder have won six times. One game between these two ended with no result.
Prediction: Adelaide Strikers to win the match
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 48, Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Key Players
- Chamari Athapathtu: She has been in superb form in this edition of WBBL. In the last match she scored a fantastic 77 runs leading her team to a comfortable win. She has smashed 451 runs in the tournament and has been the leading run-scorer for Sydney Thunder. Besides this, she can bowl too and can provide some crucial breakthroughs.
- Hannah Darlington: She has been the best bowler and leading wicket-taker for Sydney Thunder with 17 wickets. She maintains control in middle-overs. She recorded her career-best bowling figures in this edition of WBBL which shows her outstanding form.
- Katie Mack: She is the top run-getter for Adelaide Strikers with 401 runs at a strike rate of 113. She has been in superb form this season. She continued her good form in the last match too as she smashed 45 off 37 with eight fours.
- Megan Schutt: She has been a very consistent bowler for Adelaide Strikers as she has taken 16 wickets in the competition so far. She provides her team an excellent start. She is one of the world’s best bowlers and can be proven as one of the key players for her team.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 48, Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-Keeper: Bridget Patterson
Batters: Heather Knight, Katie Mack (VC)
All-rounders: Chamari Athapathtu (C), Marizanne Kapp, Tahlia McGrath, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Danielle Gibson
Bowlers: Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Lauren Smith