The season did not start according to plan as both Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades managed to win just one of their three ongoing matches Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). So it goes without saying that it will be an intriguing event as both these teams will be looking to win when they meet each other at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide on October 24.

After losing to the Sydney Sixers and Renegades earlier this season, the Strikers finally managed to get a three-run win under their belt in the reverse fixture against the Sixers. Bowling has been their main strength and this is one area they would like to build on. Their batting is deep but they are yet to show their class.

Coming into Renegades, they have already beaten Strikers earlier in the tournament and thus know the formula. Their bowling has been pretty average so far in the tournament and this is one area where the team needs to improve a lot. When it comes to batting, everyone contributes and makes their own contribution as no one player excels.

Match details

Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia

Date & Time: 24th October 10:00 IST

Telecasts and Live Streams: Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv

Speech report

The Adelaide wicket tends to help the bowlers as the batsmen slow and steady start to dominate. The first bowler will be ideal as the batting becomes relatively easy towards the end.

Probable playing XI

Adelaide Strikers:

Deandra Dottin, Katie Mack, Laura Volwardt, Talia McGrath (c), Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Tegan McFarlin (w), Gemma Barsby, Megan Schutt, Darcy Brown

Melbourne Renegades:

Hayley Matthews, Sophie Molyneux (c), Evelyn Jones, Josephine Dooley (c), Courtney Webb, Carly Leeson, Sarah Coit, Ellie Falconer, Georgia Prestuge, Ella Hayward, Shabnim Ismail

Probable top performers

Probably the best dough

Madeline Penna:

Madeleine Penna, 22, has been sensational for the Adelaide Strikers so far. In the three matches she has played so far, the youngster has scored 96 runs at a strike rate of 110.34. The Australian played 36 runs when the two teams last met on October 16. Thus, she will be sure of a positive outcome against a well-known opponent.

Probably the best bowler

Sophie Molyneux

The 24-year-old took four wickets when these two teams last met in the tournament. In all, she took five wickets in three matches at an economy rate of 7.58. Although she has gone for runs, the Aussie knows the art of picking important wickets and changing the composition of the match.

Prediction for today’s match: Adelaide Strikers to win the match

Disclaimer: This forecast is based on the author’s understanding, analysis and instinct. When making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.