Aakash Saini ∙ Oct 14 2022, 8:30 PM

WBBL 08, AS-W vs SS-W | Match Preview, Key Players, Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips


image-l98se9x8Ellyse Perry in action for Sydney Sixers (Source: Twitter)

The Sydney Sixers will be taking on the Adelaide Strikers in match number three of the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 2022 season in Australia.

The Sixers, under the leadership of Ellyse Perry, won their first match of the tournament, defeating Brisbane Heat by four wickets in Mackay. The skipper herself capped an all-round show to remember, taking two Heat wickets and scoring a crucial 55 in the high-octane run-chase. Owing to their win, they are currently placed at number two on the points table.

The Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, will be playing their first match of the season. They are yet to win a WBBL title, and will be looking to better their last year’s effort this time around. Back in the 2021-22 season, the team lost to Perth Scorchers in the final.


Key Players

  • Ellyse Perry picked two wickets with the ball and came back to score 55 in the run-chase to sink Brisbane Heat in the first match of the tournament. The Sixers captain will definitely be one of the players to watch out for in the upcoming contest.
  • Alyssa Healy may have failed to get going against the Heat, but the senior wicketkeeper-batter is one of the most experienced players in the Sixers line-up. The cricketer has played 132 T20Is for Australia, and compiled 2,207 runs at an average of 23.23.
  • Katie Mack has scored 437 runs in her last 10 T20 appearances. The Brisbane Heat batter also enjoyed a healthy run in this year’s Hundred season in England.

Match Details

Venue: Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay
Date & Time: October 15 at 10:10 AM IST.
Live Broadcast: Sony Sports Network
Live Commentary: CREX

Pitch Report

The surface at Mackay is ideal for the batters to score runs. Having said that, the bowlers, especially the pacers will get ample support from the track as well. Whoever wins the coin toss should look to bowl first.


Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Alyssa Healy
Batters: Nicole Bolton, Laura Wolvaardt, Katie Mack, Annie O'Neil
All-Rounders: Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner
Bowlers: Maitlan Brown, Lauren Cheatle, Darcie Brown, Amanda-Jade Wellington

Captain: Ellyse Perry
Vice-Captain: Alyssa Healy


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