WBBL 2023 | ST-W vs AS-W, Match 48 - Top Captain and Vice-captain Picks

image-lp6vdaqcAmanda Wellington and Tahlia Mcgrath will be key players in the match (Source: X)

Sydney Thunder Women (ST-W) will lock horns with the Adelaide Strikers Women (AS-W) in the 48th match of the Women's Big Bash League 2023. The game will be played at the Cricket Central in Sydney on 21st November 2023 at 9:30 AM IST. It promises to be a cracking contest as there are plenty of quality players in both teams. There are plenty of good options for C/VC in fantasy cricket, but we will help you with the top ones in this to help you win big.

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ST-W vs AS-W, Match 48: Pitch Report

The pitch will be a good one for batting at the Cricket Central Ground in Sydney. There will be some help for the bowlers initially but it will get better to bat on. Thunder women won the last game played here by 9 wickets. Expect scores in the region of 140-160 in this game. Teams may prefer chasing. 

ST-W vs AS-W, Match 48: Toss Factor

We saw the pitch getting better for batting in the second innings at this venue. It's expected to play similarly in this game as well with some help for the bowlers initially and then the batters coming into the game. Teams may prefer chasing and toss will be an important factor. 

Scenario: Sydney Thunder Women Wins the Toss

Chamari Atapattu, Heather Knight and Hannah Darlington will be excellent C/VC picks for this game if the Sydney Thunder women wins the toss as all of these players are in excellent form and can fetch plenty of points in fantasy cricket.

Scenario: Adelaide Strikers Women Wins the Toss

Amanda Wellington, Tahlia McGrath, Megan Schutt & Katie Mack will be the top C/VC picks if the Adelaide Strikers women wins the toss. They all have been in good form and can exploit the conditions to the fullest. 

ST-W vs AS-W, Match 48: Top Captain & Vice-Captain Choices

If Sydney Thunder Women Bat First

Chamari Athapaththu

Chamari Atapattu is the second-highest run-scorer of the tournament with 451 runs in 10 innings. She has been in sublime form with the bat and will bowl 3-4 overs as well. Atapattu scored 77* runs and picked up 2 wickets in the last game. She is the best C/VC option for this game.

Heather Knight

Heather Knight came to bat at number 3 in the last game and the same batting order is expected for this game as well. She picked up  1 wicket and then scored 32* runs in the last game. Knight is amognst the top players in world cricket and is capable of winning games on her own. She will be a top C/VC choice for this game irrespective of the toss. 

If Adelaide Strikers Women Bat First

Amanda Wellington

Amanda Wellington has been a genuine wicket-taker in the WBBL. She can contribute with the bat as well. She has 16 wickets to her name in 11 games. She will be an excellent C/VC option in fantasy cricket as the spinners are expected to get some help off the pitch in this game. 

Tahlia McGrath

Tahlia McGrath will bat at number 3 and will bowl a few overs too. She has been in good touch with the bat and has chipped in with wickets as well. She scored 38 runs and picked up 2 wickets with the ball. McGarth will fetch points from both bat and ball which makes her an ideal C/VC pick in fantasy cricket. 

ST-W vs AS-W, Match 48: High Risk, High Reward Captain Choice

Phoebe Litchfield

Phoebe Litchfield opened the innings in the last game. She is a very talented batter but has failed to perform consistently. She has 248 runs at an averge of 35.43 including 2 fifties. Litchfield will look to take the attack to the opposition from the first over and she can score big when on song. Phoebe Litchfield will be our high risk, high reward pick for this match. 

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