The 12th match of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL)|07 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder on October 23 at Aurora Stadium, Launceston. While Sydney Sixers have won two out of their three matches, Sydney Thunder have played just one match and lost the same. Sydney Thunder are at the bottom of the points table.
Sydney Sixers: Shafali Verma, Alyssa Healy(w), Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry(c), Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Angela Reakes, Radha Yadav, Claire Moore, Stella Campbell, Jade Allen, Lauren Cheatle, Emma Hughes, Matilda Lugg
Sydney Thunder: Sammy-Jo Johnson, Smriti Mandhana, Phoebe Litchfield, Corinne Hall, Anika Learoyd, Deepti Sharma, Hannah Darlington(c), Lauren Smith, Isabelle Wong, Emily Smith(w), Samantha Bates, Jessica Davidson, Kate Peterson, Olivia Porter, Tahlia Wilson
Players to watch out for
Ashleigh Gardner: The right arm off spinner was the leading wicket-taker for Sydney Sixers against Melbourne Stars in their previous outing. She picked up 2-16 in her four overs. With the bat, she scored useful 31 runs off 33 balls, including four boundaries.
Ellyse Perry: The skipper of Sydney Sixers top scored with 40 off 43 balls, hitting four boundaries. The right-hand middle order bat looked in fine touch and will look to lead her side from the front in the upcoming match against Sydney Thunder.
Corinne Hall: The right hand middle order bat top scored with 38 runs off 35 balls, including three boundaries. After losing the openers, she held the innings together and helped her side reach closer to the target set by the opposition that was Adelaide Strikers.
Sammy Jo-Johnson: The right arm quick was the pick of the bowlers as she scalped 2-22 in her four overs. She also opens the batting for Sydney Thunder and can be destructive when she is on song.
There is a high chance of rain playing the spoilsport. There is a 71% chance of rain during the early stages of the match. The temperatures are expected to be around 12 and 13 degrees Celsius.
This will be the first match of the tournament at this venue. It is expected to be a good cricketing wicket. Since not much information is available, the team winning the toss may have a bowl first.
Fantasy playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Shafali Verma, Corinne Hall, Angela Reakes, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Nicole Bolton, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Maitlan Brown, Lauren Smith, Hannah Darlington
Venue: Aurora Stadium, Launceston
Date: October 23, 2021
Time: 10.10am IST
Live streaming: Sony LIV
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