The Strikers have advanced to the WBBL final after winning all of their must-win games. They will face the two-time champion Sydney Sixers.
Adelaide Strikers are making their third WBBL final appearance in four seasons. They finished second last season, losing in the final to the Perth Scorchers.
Elysse Perry will face a difficult challenge as she leads the Sixers to their third WBBL title. Unlike the middle order of most other WBBL teams, Sydney Sixers’ middle order is in great form and has consistently delivered match-winning knocks.
With Strikers also finding their groove, having chased down 150+ totals in two of their last three matches, this finale promises to be close and competitive.
Both teams’ bowling attacks are also very promising. The Strikers signed Schutt at a critical juncture in the season, when they needed to win their final league game to qualify for the playoffs. And the right-arm fast-medium bowler took 6 for 19 while defending a total of 144 runs, giving the Strikers a significant boost in the NRR.
The Final between Sydney Sixers Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women will take place on November 26th, 2022 at North Sydney Oval, Sydney.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sydney Sixers Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women, Final, Womens Big Bash League 2022
Date: November 26, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 11:50 AM IST
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
The Sydney Sixers Women reached the WBBL final in each of the first four tournaments. After three seasons away, they have returned to compete for the WBBL championship.
This year, the two-time champions finished first in the points table and automatically qualified for the final. One of their two losses this season came against the Adelaide Strikers, a worthy opponent and last year’s runners-up.
The Sixers’ middle order is strong, as evidenced by their win over the Sydney Thunder at the North Sydney Oval. SYSW batted first and lost both of their openers on the powerplay for a total of 16 runs. Perry and Gardner added 69 runs for the third wicket.
Gardner continued the fight after Perry was knocked out for 49 runs, bringing the team’s total to 178 runs. Suzie Bates and Alyssa Healey are impact players at the top, and even if only one of them performs well, they can contribute significantly to the team total.
The consistency of Perry and Gardner will be a huge advantage for the Sydney Sixers Women. Then they have Erin Burns and Sophie Ecclestone lower down the order who can finish the game. Ecclestone, Perry, and Patterson will be the key bowlers to watch in the bowling attack.
Ellyse Perry (c), Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Sophie Ecclestone, Ash Gardner, Ange Genford, Alyssa Healy, Kate Peterson
Possible Playing XI:
Alyssa Healy (wk), Suzie Bates, Ellyse Perry (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Nicole Bolton, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Peterson, Angelina Genford, Lauren Cheatle, Stella Campbell
Strikers advanced through the playoffs and into the final thanks to some outstanding performances. After reaching yet another final, a spirited ADSW team will be vying for their first-ever WBBL title.
The runner-up will face a mighty Sixers team that appears to be superior in every way. The fact that the Strikers defeated the Sixers early in the season gives them hope and confidence that they can repeat the feat.
Strikers will remember Erin Burns of the Sixers, who nearly won the game for them with a fiery 71-ball knock. Adelaide Strikers’ key player will be Megan Schutt, who has taken 9 wickets in the last two games.
She will be the captain’s first choice among the bowlers when a breakthrough is required. Deandra Dottin and Jemma Barsby will be expected to provide consistent bowling support for Schutt. Adelaide Strikers’ middle order has also been effective recently.
Last season’s runners-up have successfully chased down 150+ totals twice in the last three matches. This is significant in the context of the final because it demonstrates that the Strikers have momentum on their side.
Bridget Patterson hit a match-winning 45-ball not out in the Challenger match against Brisbane Heat. She’s given the middle order some confidence, while Wolvaardt, Talia McGrath, and Dottin remain reliable batters at the top.
Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Deandra Dottin, Tahlia McGrath, Tegan McPharlin, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Laura Wolvaardt, Ella Wilson, Anesu Mushangwe, Meagan Dixon, Katie Mack
Possible Playing XI:
Laura Wolvaardt, Katie Mack, Tahlia McGrath (c), Deandra Dottin, Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna, Tegan McPharlin (wk), Amanda Wellington, Jemma Barsby, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Sydney Sixers Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women Toss Prediction
Batting first teams have won 22 of the 41 WBBL matches played at this venue. The teams batting first won four of the seven matches played at North Sydney Oval this season. Though there is no clear advantage to batting first, runs on the board are always a plus in a big game like the final.
Sydney Sixers Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women Pitch Report
The WBBL 08 final will be held at North Sydney Oval in Sydney. In Women’s domestic T20s, the average first innings score at this venue is 151 runs. While this is a tie, both teams can easily beat a 150-160 target. Anything over 170 can be a match-winning total at this ground, where the smallish boundaries, like the pitch, work in the batters’ favor.
The North Sydney Oval pitch is batting-friendly, with little purchase for bowlers. Whether batting first or second, teams can easily score 150 points or more. The sky will be partly cloudy, with a high temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.
Sydney Sixers Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women Prediction
The final will pit two of the WBBL 08’s most deserving and competitive teams against each other at North Sydney Oval. The Sixers have won five of their last six league games, while the Strikers have won back-to-back must-win games to stay alive and reach the final. Both batting lineups have potential match-winners in the middle order. The two teams appear to be competing neck and neck.
However, the Sydney Sixers, who have a more diverse bowling attack and a deeper batting order with more match-winning names, have a slight advantage and will be our match prediction favorites. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Sydney Sixers Women is the favourite to beat Adelaide Strikers Women at the odds of 1.60.
Sydney Sixers Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Ellyse Perry has scored 101 runs in her last two innings and is a good bet to be the Sydney Sixers Women’s leading run scorer in the final.