WBBL Final: Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers @ Perth Stadium Sat 27 Nov 2021 @ 4.10pm local (7.10pm AEDT)

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Toe Poke

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Scorecard here:
https://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/1269113.html
or
https://www.espncricinfo.com/series...rikers-women-final-1269113/live-cricket-score

Tournament stats for both teams:

Perth Scorchers
https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/e..._team.html?id=14033;team=5643;type=tournament

Adelaide Strikers
https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/e..._team.html?id=14033;team=5647;type=tournament

Squads:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021–22_Perth_Scorchers_WBBL_season#Squad
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021–22_Adelaide_Strikers_WBBL_season#Squad

Perth Scorchers possible team:

+ Mooney
Devine (capt)
Piparo
Graham
Carmichael
Edgar
Kapp
King
Peschel
Cleary
Mills


It looks like Chamari Athapaththu is unavailable, given that she is playing for Sri Lanka:
https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/chamari-athapaththu-318853

Amy Edgar took her place in the Scorchers' most recent match on 21 November against the Sixers:
https://www.espncricinfo.com/series...chers-women-55th-match-1269109/full-scorecard


(also in squad: Griffith, Betts, Day, Attapattu)

Adelaide Strikers possible team:

Mack
Van Niekerk
Wolvaardt
McGrath (capt)
Penna
Patterson
+ McPharlin
Wellington
Coyte
Schutt
D Brown

(also in squad: Barsby, O'Neil, Dixon, Bryson-Smith)
 

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Small bugbear of mine for a couple years now: If they're going to use crap names like the Eliminator and Challenger, surely they need to commit the whole way and do the same for the "final". Gotta at least be The Decider or, idk, the Monster Bash...



A campaign to draw an unprecedented WBBL crowd mirrors last year's efforts that resulted in an unprecedented 86k flocking to the MCG for the Women's T20 World Cup final. I would've been happy to see 5k at the under-construction WACA for this game, but I guess now I'll be disappointed with anything less than 20k given the decision to play it up the road (terrible look for WA otherwise).

What's guaranteed is a new champion, with the trophy being shared around by Brisbane and the Sydney teams until now. Fitting if it's the Strikers to buck the trend, since SA were the ones to end NSW's 10-year WNCL streak back in 2015/16 (albeit largely thanks to Sarah Taylor, though the usuals all chipped in--including Sam Betts, who may or may not be out there for the other team on Saturday).

The Scorchers have arguably been the most consistent team across 7 seasons (2x runners-up, missed finals just once). Likewise Devine the most consistent player. But that also means consistently falling short at crucial times, which thankfully for Perth is not the M.O. of dual final BOG Beth Mooney. Nor Marizanne Kapp...

2020/21 WBBL Player of the Final: Shabnim Ismail
2021 The Hundred Player of the Final: Marizanne Kapp
2021/22 WBBL Player of the Final: ??

If the South African theme is to continue, of course Kapp is still in the running, but so too Strikers players van Niekerk and Wolvaardt.
 

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Teen Wolf

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Yeah they tried that but I guess it needed to be more distinctive like "the Travelator", or whatever, to catch on.

Scandalously, the official rules call it the Grand Final for the BBL but simply the Final for the WBBL!
 

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A campaign to draw an unprecedented WBBL crowd mirrors last year's efforts that resulted in an unprecedented 86k flocking to the MCG for the Women's T20 World Cup final. I would've been happy to see 5k at the under-construction WACA for this game, but I guess now I'll be disappointed with anything less than 20k given the decision to play it up the road (terrible look for WA otherwise).
I didn't think to look earlier: It was reported 20 hours ago that "around 17,000 tickets" had already been sold, so that puts us on track for a monumental breakthrough in women's domestic cricket. Forecast to be a 36 degree S c o r c h e r which might keep some away.
 

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Looks like the ideal match-up has been achieved though. The old system wouldn't have allowed for a Scorchers v Strikers final, so the new format has arguably been validated after these last two thrashings (depends on if we think those results were compromised by 4th place fortunately getting two knockout matches at home).
 

Toe Poke

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Perth Scorchers team:

Devine (capt), Mooney (wk), Piparo, Graham, Carmichael,
Kapp, King, Griffith, Peschel, Cleary, Mills

Change from most recent match:
Griffith replaces Edgar

Their team seems quite bowler-heavy, with Carmichael the last recognised batter at #5

Adelaide Strikers team:

van Niekerk, Mack, Wolvaardt, McGrath (c), Patterson, Penna,
McPharlin (wk), Wellington, Coyte, Schutt, Brown

unchanged from the first two finals
 

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Devine and Mooney not really looking in good form, contrary to their actual previous form... nerves? or too long not playing between the last match and this one? or first game this season on this pitch/stadium? hmm
 

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Lovely arm there, was about to say it's level pegging, seems a good wicket so I'd go 150 as par. Think that swings it back to the Strikers.
 

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How the umpire even deliberated whether that should have gone to the review..............................you go to the 3rd review for those tight ones every time if in doubt.
 

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