Who will win Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars (Women’s Big Bash League 2019-20)?
Adelaide Strikers will look to get their WBBL|05 campaign back on track when they welcome Melbourne Stars to the Karen Rolton Oval. The match, on November 10, is scheduled to start at 13:40 local time.
Three consecutive wins had pushed the Strikers up the table, but back-to-back defeats have just halted their momentum a little in recent matches. They remain favourites to win this game against the struggling Stars, however.
Melbourne Stars have won just once so far this season and, after getting off the mark in the previous game, they were heavily beaten by the Sydney Sixers last time out. They had no answer to Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy, taking no wickets in the 20 overs.
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars: Where to watch/Live streaming
Live TV: Fox Cricket, Seven Network
Live streaming: Cricket Australia Network, Kayo
Adelaide Strikers won the toss and elected to field at the Karen Rolton Oval last time out. If the Stars win the toss this time, they may prefer to bat first.
As with Saturday’s match, conditions are set to be clear and dry on Sunday in Adelaide, with temperatures in the high teens.
As proved by the 170+ scores in both innings last time out, the Karen Rolton Oval is generally a good, hard wicket for batting.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars (Women’s Big Bash League 2019-20).
Adelaide Strikers Women Team News & Playing 11
ADSW Team News
Adelaide Strikers have been unchanged for their last few matches but they may stick with the same XI again despite defeat last time out, given they generally played well last time out and had been winning with this team too.
ADSW Key Players
Suzie Bates: Off the pace with the bat last time out, which ultimately proved costly, but there is no doubting the importance of the captain and world’s leading W20i batsman at the top of the order.
Sophie Devine: Starred in this fixture last season with 95 runs and five wickets and has been in fine all-round form this season too. She scored a half-century and took a wicket in the defeat to the Scorchers last time out.
Megan Schutt: Seven wickets so far in this year’s tournament and, though she has been wicketless in the last two defeats, the world’s top WT20i bowler kept things tidy with 0-22 last time out.
ADSW Team Form
Sophie Devine has hit back-to-back half-centuries in the last two matches but she has been unable to prevent Adelaide Strikers falling to two defeats – having previously won three in a row. They failed to defend 141/8 against Brisbane Heat in the first of those defeats, while they came up just two runs short in reply to Perth Scorchers’ 173/3 last time out.
Adelaide Strikers Women Predicted Playing 11
Suzie Bates (c), Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Lauren Winfield, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin (wk), Amanda-Jade Wellington, Sarah Coyte, Alex Price, Megan Schutt
Melbourne Stars Women Team News & Playing 11
MLSW Team News
Holly Ferling could slot back in for Chloe Rafferty, having been the only change from the Stars’ only win of the season last time out. Ferling and Rafferty have rotated all season, with the rest of the team having been settled in recent matches.
MLSW Key Players
Lizelle Lee: Followed a half-century against Sydney Thunder with her match-winning, unbeaten 103* against Perth Scorchers and added 25 more last time out against the Sixers. With the big-hitting South African in top form, they are dangerous at the top of the order.
Madeline Penna: Took four wickets in the defeat to Sydney Thunder and two in the win against Perth Scorchers with her leg-spin bowling.
Elyse Villani: Two half-centuries in her last three games have marked a much-needed return to form for the Stars’ captain and opening batsman.
MLSW Team Form
Melbourne Stars lost their first four matches of the season but they got back to winning ways in their fifth game – Lizelle Lee smashing an unbeaten century as they beat Perth Scorchers by 20 runs.
They could not back it up, however, conceding 199/0 against Sydney Sixers last time out. Elyse Villani hit 59 in reply but the Stars could only muster 154/6 and lost by 45 runs.
Melbourne Stars Women Predicted Playing 11
Elyse Villani (c), Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Erin Osborne, Katey Martin (wk), Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Madeline Penna, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling, Kristen Beams
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
ADSW : L L W W W
MLSW : L W L L L
ADSW vs MLSW Head to Head
After each winning once against the other last season, Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars have an identical head-to-head record in the WBBL of four wins apiece. Sophie Devine (95) and Bridget Patterson led the way in a total of 172/3 for the Strikers last time out, and Devine then took five wickets to restrict the Stars to 153/9 in reply.
ADSW vs MLSW Head to Head Stats
Adelaide Strikers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women Betting Odds
Adelaide Strikers are favourites to win against the struggling Stars. They can be backed at 1.57 to win with Bet365, while the Stars are 2.37. Sophie Devine starred in this fixture last season and she is fine form too. She is 1.83 to score over 51.5 performance points with Bet365.
Adelaide Strikers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women Prediction
Adelaide Strikers will be keen to get back to winning ways as soon as possible, and this game against the out-of-form Melbourne Stars looks to be the perfect opportunity.
Back Adelaide Strikers to beat Melbourne Stars at 1.57 with Bet365.
Though she is generally down the batting order, Tegan McPharlin is the top-scoring wicket-keeper of the four listed and, at eight credits, she helps to keep credits free for the high-priced overseas stars.
Lizelle Lee has hit top form for the Melbourne Stars and fully justifies her ten-credit price tag after scoring 50, 103* and 25 in her last three innings. Elyse Villani has two half-centuries in her last three innings alongside Lee at the top of the order too. For the Strikers, Suzie Bates remains a key batsman at the top of the order, while Bridget Patterson – who top-scored last time out – is only 8.5 credits.
Sophie Devine costs 11 credits but she is the stand-out choice. She is a must pick and should be captain too, having showed superb all-round form so far. Of the other all-rounders, Madeline Penna is good value at eight credits having been in the wickets lately, while Tahlia McGrath has proved her worth at 8.5 credits so far too.
You still need a Melbourne Stars bowler at this point, and Kristen Beams might be the most likely to play of the low-priced options. She is 8.5 credits. Sarah Coyte is in good form for Adelaide and she is the same price, as is Amanda-Jade Wellington. Sticking to one of Coyte and Wellington leaves a space for Megan Schutt, meanwhile. She has been wicketless in the last two matches but her quality is undoubted.
Sophie Devine is the obvious choice for captain. She starred with bat and ball in this fixture last season and has been in excellent all-round form this year too. For vice-captain, the Stars’ openers are in good form. Lizelle Lee and Elyse Villani both represent good batting options.