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Adelaide Strikers name squad to face Renegades

Laura Wolvaardt in action
Laura Wolvaardt in action

Adelaide Strikers have named an unchanged squad ahead of their fixture against Melbourne Renegades at Blundstone Arena tomorrow afternoon.

The Strikers are coming off a victory against reigning champions Sydney Thunder in their season-opener, while the Renegades look to build on a six-wicket triumph over Hobart Hurricanes to begin their tournament.

There will be some familiar faces on the opposition for the Strikers, with SA Scorpions trio Courtney Webb, Ellie Falconer and Josie Dooley all lining up in red this summer.

In their triumph over Hobart, Sophie Molineux and Georgia Wareham did the damage with ball in hand, finishing with 2/12 and 3/13 respectively from their full allotment of overs. Webb and Jemimah Rodrigues began their season with a bang, combining for a strong partnership that guided the Renegades over the finish line with four balls to spare.

Strikers Head Coach Luke Williams touched on the season-opening victory before looking ahead to the Renegades.

‘It was fantastic to open our campaign with a win on the weekend in a game where everyone, including those that didn’t take the field, played their role in a solid team performance.

‘We can’t wait to get back out there and face the Renegades in what we know will be a tough contest.’

First ball of the Strikers clash with the Renegades is scheduled for 1.25pm local time, 12.55pm Adelaide time, with the game able to be followed live via cricket.com.au, Foxtel, Kayo and ABC Sport.

Fans can also secure tickets for Strikers home games in the coming days, with pre-sale tickets on sale to Members tomorrow from 2pm, and available to the general public on Thursday.

Strikers Squad v Melbourne Renegades

Jemma Barsby
Darcie Brown
Nell Bryson-Smith
Tess Cooper
Sarah Coyte
Katie Mack
Tahlia McGrath
Tegan McPharlin
Dane van Niekerk
Bridget Patterson
Maddie Penna
Amanda-Jade Wellington
Ella Wilson
Laura Wolvaardt