South Australia v Tasmania
Tuesday 7 January
Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide – 10am
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South Australia v Tasmania
Thursday 9 January
Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide – 10am
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Preview
Captain and key player Megan Schutt will return to the WNCL competition for her first dig of the 2019-20 season. The skipper missed the first two matches due to international duty in the West Indies and is in red-hot form leading into these home games. Talented international Suzie Bates also returns after playing the first two matches, with Bates expected to contribute with the bat, after missing out on big scores in the first round. Bowler Darcie Brown is the only uncapped player named in the 13-player squad, with the teenage speedster a chance to make her WNCL debut. Both sides will be searching for their first win of the season, with Tasmania bolstered by the return of allrounder Nicola Carey and the inclusion of England import Hollie Armitage.

Scorpion to watch – Bridget Patterson
Bridget Patterson is match-fit after a stunning rebel WBBL season, followed by a solid Australia A tour. The opening batter was picked for an ODI and T20 series against India A in December - it was the first time in four years that Patterson has been selected for Aus A, after executing consistently in both formats in 2019-20. Patterson’s opening WNCL knocks of 78 not out and 81 have her leading the runs for the tournament thus far.

Danger player – Belinda Vakarewa
Belinda Vakarewa is a massive threat with the ball, the medium-pacer taking 3/27 against ladder-leaders Western Australia early in the WNCL season. Despite her side not featuring in the WBBL|05 finals, Vakarewa finished in third place on the wicket-taking leaderboard after collecting 20 scalps from 13 games at an average of 15.80.

Statewide Super SA Scorpions 13-player squad v Tas
Megan Schutt (c), Tahlia McGrath, Suzie Bates, Darcie Brown, Emma de Broughe, Eliza Doddridge, Ellie Falconer, Tegan McPharlin, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Alex Price, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Sam Betts.

Tasmania Tigers 13-player squad v SA
Brooke Hepburn (c), Corinne Hall, Hollie Armitage, Samantha Bates, Nicola Carey, Stefanie Daffara, Erin Fazackerley, Emma Flint, Maisy Gibson, Emma Manix-Geeves, Sasha Moloney, Meg Phillips, Belinda Vakarewa.