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Women's Big Bash League 2023: Adelaide Strikers Women vs. Brisbane Heat Women 35th Match at Mackay Who will win today’s match between AS-W and BH-W?

Women's Big Bash League 2023: Adelaide Strikers Women vs Brisbane Heat Women 35th Match at Mackay. Who will win today’s match between AS-W and BH-W?

I. Introduction 

The 35th match between Adelaide Strikers Women and Brisbane Heat Women at Mackay promises a high-voltage contest. Both teams have had a fruitful season, placing third and fourth on the points table. While Adelaide Strikers would want to continue their winning momentum, Brisbane Heat provides a stern challenge in their quest for a top-two finish. A win for either team could strengthen their playoff ambitions.

II. Adelaide Strikers Women's Squad 

Adelaide Strikers boast international stars like Tahlia McGrath and Laura Wolvaardt to power the batting alongside Katie Mack. Annie O'Neil and Amanda-Jade Wellington bring all-round skills. Pace duo Megan Schutt and Anesu Mushangwe, alongside the spin of Jemma Barsby, form a dangerous bowling attack.

III. Brisbane Heat Women Squad 

Brisbane Heat will rely on the experiences of Mignon du Preez and skipper Jess Jonassen to lead from the front. Batters Amelia Kerr and Grace Harris should shoulder responsibility, too. Young speedster Mikayla Hinkley has impressed so far while office Charli Knott controls the flow.

IV. Adelaide Strikers Performance in WBBL so far 

Adelaide Strikers are placed third, having won six out of eight games owing to collective performances. Skipper Tahlia McGrath has led by example on both fronts. Laura Wolvaardt's free-flowing bat has been a treat. Annie O'Neil and Megan Schutt have shouldered both departments admirably. Though they lost their last match, this battling unit remains a force.

V. Brisbane Heat Performance in WBBL so far 

Brisbane Heat is perched fourth after some close finishes, winning five times from eight outings. Captain Jess Jonnasen's all-around skills have been crucial alongside Nouva Kerr's spin and Mignon du Preez's experience. Grace Harris has come to the fore as a young gun. A few tight losses may irk them to go all guns against a form outfit.

VI. Key Players for Adelaide Strikers Women 

Tahlia McGrath leads from the front and handles pressure situations with authority. Laura Wolvaardt's elegant stroke-play provides impetus. Katie Mack adds stability up top. Annie O'Neil lends the required balance. Jemma Barsby's off-spin has been a thorn, while veteran Megan Schutt leads the attack fiercely.

VII. Key Players for Brisbane Heat Women 

Captain Jess Jonassen makes things tick with all-around skills, multi-dimensional, scoring touch. Amelia Kerr's precise off-breaks boost their attack. Grace Harris' fluency has impressed, while experienced Du Preez has been their guiding light. Charli Knott uses variations to outwit batters.

VIII. Match Preview 

The stadium track aids both bat and ball, which makes for an even contest. Brisbane's Kookaburra ball experts may feel at home, but a sticky wicket may be an advantage to the hosts' freshness. Batting first has paid dividends, but a good total could challenge either side's middle order. Toss may be crucial for associates' chance to set or chase a steep target.

IX. Predicted Playing 11 for both sides 

Adelaide Strikers Women: Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Tahlia McGrath (c), Bridget Patterson, Annie O'Neil, Amanda Jade Wellington, Jemma Barsby, Megan Schutt, Tegan McPharlin, Darcie Brown, Meagan Dixon

Brisbane Heat Women: Grace Harris, Georgia Redmayne (wk), Amelia Kerr, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Voll, Jess Jonassen (c), Courtney Sippel, Bess Heath, Mikayla Hinkley, Nicola Hancock, Poonam Yadav

Both teams are likely to back key match-winners; home track may bring a change of one player.

X. Match Prediction 

Despite Adelaide's recent blip, this competitively balanced unit has pedigree. However, momentum remains with table-toppers Brisbane. A top knock from Harris or Kerr could swing it their way. Though hosts hold an edge on form and conditions, Brisbane's depth and variety in their squad means they'll push till the end. An exciting, close finish beckons. 

Prediction: Brisbane Heat Women to edge out in a high-scoring thriller by four wickets.

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