Preview: Match 46 – Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder | Squad | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI

The 46th match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder at Harrup Park in Mackay on November 14. While Brisbane Heat have won four out of their 11 matches, Sydney Thunder have managed to win only two out of their 10 games. Both the teams are at the bottom half of the table.

 

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunders in WBBL 2021
Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunders in WBBL 2021

 

Squads

Sydney Sixers: Ellyse Perry(c), Alyssa Healy(w), Ashleigh Gardner, Nicole Bolton, Shafali Verma, Maitlan Brown, Angela Reakes, Radha Yadav, Claire Moore, Stella Campbell, Emma Hughes, Matilda Lugg, Jade Allen, Erin Burns, Lauren Cheatle

Sydney Thunder: Smriti Mandhana, Tahlia Wilson(w), Phoebe Litchfield, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Isabelle Wong, Deepti Sharma, Hannah Darlington(c), Lauren Smith, Corinne Hall, Anika Learoyd, Samantha Bates, Olivia Porter, Kate Peterson, Jessica Davidson, Emily Smith

Players to watch out for

Nicole Bolton:

The left hand middle order bat top scored with 25 runs off 31 balls, including two boundaries. She was the one who held the innings of Sydney Sixers together against Brisbane Heat in the last match. A lot will depend on her going into the next match.

Lauren Cheatle:

The left-arm quick, who opened the bowling for Sydney Sixers in the last match against Brisbane Heat was the most successful bowler as she scalped 3-16 in her four overs. She bowled tight lines and lengths, to keep the batters at bay.

Sammy-Jo Johnson:

The right-arm quick was stellar with the ball in the last match against Adelaide Strikers. She struck with 2-25 in her four overs. She picked up the key wickets of Dane van Niekerk and Tahlia McGrath.

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Isabelle Wong:

The English all-rounder had a wonderful outing against Adelaide Strikers both with the bat and with the ball. She top scored with 43 runs off 17 balls, smashing six sixes. With the ball she gave away just eight runs in three overs, including two maidens.

Weather

The weather is expected to be sunny and pleasant. The average temperature is expected to be 27 degrees Celsius. There is no chance of rain all through the course of the match. A complete game of cricket is on the cards. Wind will be blowing from the east.

Pitch

Though the first two matches at the venue did not produce too many runs, it is expected that the wicket will be good to bat on. Medium pacers have enjoyed bowling on this track.

Fantasy playing XI

Alyssa Healy, Phoebe Litchfield, Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Ashleigh Gardner, Deepti Sharma, Nicole Bolton, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Maitlan Brown, Isabelle Wong, Lauren Cheatle

Match details

Date: November 14, 2021

Time: 8.10am 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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