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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: WBBL 2020 - Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers - Match 9

West Indies' Stafanie Taylor in action
West Indies' Stafanie Taylor in action

The 9th match of the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney in Australia.

LIVE - Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers - Match 9

Adelaide Strikers are placed at the 3rd spot in the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 points table. The team has won 1 and lost 1 match after 2 games and is with 2 points.

Laura Wolvaardt has been the top run-scorer for Adelaide Strikers with 54 runs from 2 matches. She has made her runs at a strike rate of 117, with the best of 51*. Bridget Patterson has also scored 34 runs.

Darice Brown has been their best bowler with 3 wickets from 2 matches. She has bowled at an average of 5.33 and an economy of 3.20, with the best of 3/13.

They will be up against Sydney Thunder who finished at 6th place in Women’s Big Bash League 2019. Both their matches this season have been washed out.

With bulk entries of Tammy Beaumont, Sammy-Jo Johnson (Heat), Heather Knight and Lauren Smith (Sixers), they certainly have the personnel to make it to the semis this time around.

However, they would miss the services of Lisa Griffith (Sixers) and Rachel Priest (Hurricanes). But runs are like to come from the bat of England stars Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight.

Hannah Darlington, who picked up 16 wickets last year with the best of 3/29, will pair with Knight to form a great combination.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams: 

Adelaide Strikers - Tahlia McGrath, Annie O Neil, Laura Wolvaardt, Bridget Patterson, Katie Mack, Amanda Wellington, Madeline Penna, Tegan McPharlin (wk), Sarah Coyte, Megan Schutt (c), Darice Brown, Suzie Bates, Stafanie Taylor, Ellie Falconer, Alex Price

Sydney Thunder - Rachael Haynes (c), Tammy Beaumont (wk), Heather Knight, Phoebe Litchfield, Kate Peterson, Anika Learoyd, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Tahlia Wilson, Rachel Trenaman, Saskia Horley, Lauren Smith, Hannah Darlington, Samantha Bates, Shabnim Ismail


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Adelaide Strikers

Who will win? – Adelaide Strikers

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Laura Wolvaardt (Adelaide Strikers), Heather Knight (Sydney Thunder)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Darice Brown (Adelaide Strikers), Hannah Darlington (Sydney Thunder)

Most Sixes – Laura Wolvaardt (Adelaide Strikers), Heather Knight (Sydney Thunder)

Player of the Match –  Laura Wolvaardt

Team Scores Batting first – Adelaide Strikers 160+, Sydney Thunder 145+

 Match Handicap Adelaide Strikers

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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