Suzie Bates returns for her first game of rebel WBBL|06
Adelaide Strikers captain Suzie Bates will play her first game of rebel WBBL|06 in Tuesday’s return fixture against the Melbourne Stars at Blacktown International Sportspark.
Bates has been recovering from a shoulder injury sustained while fielding in last month’s Australia-New Zealand Rose Bowl series.
Stafanie Taylor has been ruled out, however, after sustaining a quadricep injury during yesterday’s second game of the weekend, against the Melbourne Renegades.
Annie O’Neil returns to the squad, while Katie Perkins is omitted as she was a replacement player for Bates.
Play begins at 2:00pm (ACDT) on Tuesday, and the playing XI will be announced at the pre-game bat flip.
Adelaide Strikers' 13-player squad
Suzie Bates (c, NZ)
Laura Wolvaardt (SA)
In: Bates, O'Neil
Out: Perkins, Taylor