Preview: Match 44 – Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers | Squad | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI

The 44th match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers at Harrup Park in Mackay on November 13. While Brisbane Heat have won six out of their 10 matches, Sydney Sixers have managed to win only four out of their 10 games.

Match 44 - Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat
Match 44 – Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat

Squads

Brisbane Heat: Jess Jonassen, Anne Bosch, Nadine de Klerk, Grace Harris, Laura Kimmince, Mikayla Hinkley, Charli Knott, Georgia Prestwidge, Georgia Redmayne, Georgia Voll,

Sydney Sixers: Ellyse Perry, Maitlan Brown, Nicole Bolton, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Emma Hughes, Angela Reakes, Hayley Silver-holmes, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav

Players to watch out for

Grace Harris:

The right-hand opening bat has been in red hot form this season. Once again she was in the thick of things as she guided her team to an eight-wicket win over Sydney Sixers in the last match. She scored 53 runs off 39 balls, including four boundaries and two sixes. She put together a 53-run partnership with her opening partner Georgia Redmayne to set the tone for the chase.

Georgia Voll:

Just like Grace Harris, this right-hand top-order bat has been good for Brisbane Heat. In her last match against Sydney Sixers, she plundered 48 not out off 41 balls, including seven boundaries. She steered her side brilliantly well and helped them chase down the daunting total of 160 with nine balls to spare.

Shafali Verma:

The swashbuckling Indian batter top-scored for Sydney Sixers against Adelaide Strikers in her last outing. She smashed 53 not out off 42 balls, including six boundaries and a six. Otherwise opening for India, she has been given the finisher’s role in Sydney Sixers’ team over the last few matches. She helped her side post 142-4 in 20 overs.

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Maitlan Brown:

The eight-arm quick who opened the bowling for Sydney Sixers in her last match against Adelaide Strikers was the lone wicket-taker. She struck with 1-30 in her four overs. She bowled tight lines and lengths, not allowing the batters to score freely of her. With the bat, she played a cameo as she clobbered 15 not out off 9 balls, including two boundaries.

Weather

The weather is expected to be clear with an average temperature of to 21 degrees Celsius in the evening (local). There is no chance of rain all through the course of the match. A complete game of cricket is expected.

Pitch

This will be the second match of the season that will be played at Harrup Park in Mackay, with the first match being played just a few hours back. The wicket will still be relatively fresh. A high-scoring game could be on the cards. In case there is slowness in the wicket, the spinners could come in handy.

Fantasy playing XI

Georgia Redmayne, Alyssa Healy, Georgia Voll, Shafali Verma, Mikayla Hinkley, Grace Harris, Ashleigh Gardner, Elysse Perry, Nicola Hancock, Radha Yadav, Maitlan Brown

Match details

Date: November 13, 2021

Time: 1.35 pm IST

Venue: Harrup Park, Mackay

Live streaming: Sony LIV

I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.

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