Adelaide Strikers Women are favorites to win
Sydney Thunder Women will take on Adelaide Strikers Women at Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park in Match 48 of the WBBL. This match gets underway at 15:00 local time on Tuesday 21st November, 2023.
There is turn on this pitch for the spinners but overall there is not a huge amount of bounce in the wicket. A par score will be no higher than 140.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Women T20, WBBL 2023
Only one point from the top of the WBBL table, Sydney Thunder Women are in a very strong position in the competition, particularly after beating top of the table Perth Scorchers Women by 9 wickets with 23 balls remaining in the last game.
Chamari Athapaththu continued her good form with the bat as she hit 77 not out against Perth Scorchers Women to back up her 43 against Adelaide Strikers Women in Match 40. Captain Heather Knight will be a very reliable presence batting at number three in this game.
Marizanne Kapp was the only member of Sydney Thunder Women’s bowling attack to go wicketless in the last game with off-spinners Chamari Athapaththu and Lauren Smith both picking up 2 dismissals each. Both spinners will enjoy the surface in this match.
Sydney Thunder Women had lost two successive games before their win over Perth Scorchers Women on Saturday.
Tahlia Wilson (wk), Chamari Athapaththu, Phoebe Litchfield, Heather Knight (c), Marizanne Kapp, Anika Learoyd, Olivia Porter, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Hannah Darlington, Samantha Bates, Lauren Smith
Level on points with top of the table Perth Scorchers Women, and one point above their opponents in this match, Adelaide Strikers Women are in contention for the top positions in this year’s WBBL group stage. The Strikers beat Sydney Sixers Women by 7 wickets in their last fixture.
Katie Mack (45 runs from 37 balls) and captain Tahlia McGrath (38 runs from 35 balls) will both come into this game full of confidence after their innings in the last match and keeper-batter Bridget Patterson will also be keen to get to the wicket on Tuesday after hitting 20 runs from only 12 balls against the Sixers.
Megan Schutt has been a key part of Adelaide Strikers Women’s bowling attack this season and although she went wicketless in the last game, she was the most economical conceding only 16 runs from 4 overs. Danielle Gibson will open the bowling after taking 3/34 against Sydney Sixers Women.
Adelaide Strikers Women are in excellent form with six wins from their last seven matches in the WBBL.
Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Tahlia McGrath (c), Bridget Patterson (wk), Madeline Penna, Danielle Gibson, Georgia Adams, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Jemma Barsby, Megan Schutt, Anesu Mushangwe
With only one point between the sides after 11 games in the group stage, this could be a very close match on Tuesday in Sydney. Adelaide Strikers Women are in fantastic form and we think they will be very hard to stop in this game. Our prediction is for a tight contest but for Adelaide Strikers Women to win this fixture.
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