ADSW vs SYTW Match Preview

With 6 wins in 9 matches, the Adelaide Strikers are currently third on the points table. They are coming into this contest on the back of a loss against the Brisbane Heat W.

Katie Mack has been brilliant at the top of the order. She has scored 3 half-centuries in her 9 innings and is the top run-getter for her team. However, her opening partner Laura Woolvardt hasn’t been as consistent and has struggled to score runs.

As a result, there will be added pressure on Tahlia McGrath and Bridget Patterson to score runs in the middle over. Madeline Penna and Danielle Gibson looked in fine form during the last have, with the former scoring an unbeaten half-century. One of the biggest strengths of the Strikers is its bowling. Amanda Jade-Wellington and Megan Schutt have picked up 14 wickets each, while Anesu Mushangwe has played an excellent supporting role by getting 9 scalps.

Much like their opponents, the Sydney Thunder are also coming into this contest on the back of a loss against the Perth Scorchers that also cost them the top spot on the table.

Chamari Athapaththu’s all-round performance has been one of the highlights of the Thunder’s journey so far. Athapaththu has scored 331 runs in 9 innings and is among the top run-getters of this tournament. She has also picked up 5 wickets.

Phoebe Litchfield and Tahlia Wilson are the other two quality batters in the top order. At least one of these three will need to play a big inning in this match. The middle-order batting has been an Achilles heel for Thunder. Marizanne Kapp, Anika Learoyd, and Sammy Jo-Johnson are a bit lacking in form at the moment.

As the tournament now enters a crucial phase, it will be important for them to get some runs. Coming to the bowling, except for Hannah Darlington, none of the seamers have had much impact. Darlington has 16 wickets against her name, while Marizanne Kapp is the next best with 6.

The spinners have fared even worse with Heather Graham and Lauren Bell picking up just 9 wickets between them. 


Weather Report

The weather will be clear for the most part and there is no forecast for rain. However, there will be some clouds dotting the sky and the temperature will remain around the 20-degree mark. 


Pitch Report

The pitch at the Karen Rolton Oval is generally good to bat on. The 3 matches played here this season have seen an average first-inning score of around 160. The pitch remains true early on and offers a good amount of bounce and pace and the batters will be able to play their shots. The quicker bowlers will need to hit the deck hard to get some movement.

However, the pitch slows down considerably in the second half and there is a good amount of grip and turn on offer for the spinners. 


Notable stats

Megun Schutt: Excellent With the Ball

Megan Schutt is the joint-highest wicket-taker for the Adelaide Strikers this season. She has picked up 14 wickets in 9 matches at a bowling average of 15.50.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


ADSW vs SYTW Probable 11

ADSW Playing 11

  • Katie Mack
  • Laura Woolvardt
  • Tahlia McGrath (C)
  • Bridget Patterson (Wk)
  • Madeline Penna
  • Georgia Adams
  • Danielle Gibson
  • Amanda Jade-Wellington
  • Jemma Barsby
  • Megan Schutt
  • Anesu Mushangwe

SYTW Playing 11

  • Chamari Athapaththu
  • Tahlia Wilson (C)
  • Phoebe Litchfield
  • Marizanne Kapp
  • Anika Learoyd
  • Claire Moore
  • Sammy Jo-Johnson (Wk)
  • Hannah Darlington
  • Lauren Smith
  • Lauren Bell
  • Samantha Bates
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Both teams have done fairly well so far and are deservedly in the top 3. However, we feel that the Adelaide Strikers W have a slight edge in this contest. They have a strong batting line-up which can take on the average bowling line-up of the Thunder. The Strikers also have a good record against the Thunder, winning each of the last 3 completed matches against them. 


Top Picks

Katie Mack: Katie Mack is the leading run-scorer for the Adelaide Strikers this season. She has scored 330 runs at an average of 36.66 and a strike rate of 125.95.

Amanda Jade-Wellington: Amanda Jade-Wellington has picked up 14 wickets at a bowling average of 12.28. Her economy rate is very miserly at 6.14 runs per over.

Chamari Athapaththu: Chamari Athapaththu has been a consistent performer for the Sydney Thunder this season. She has scored 331 runs, including 4 half-centuries in 8 innings, and has also picked up 5 wickets. 


ADSW vs SYTW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: B Patterson, T WIlson

Batters: K Mack, P Litchfield

All-rounders: C Atapattu (C), M Kapp, T McGrath (VC)

Bowlers: M Schutt, A Wellington, H Darlington, A Mushangwe

ADSW vs SYTW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction