Preview: Match 50 – Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder | Squad | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI

The 50th match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder at Harrup Park in Mackay on November 19. While Brisbane Heat have won seven out of their 12 matches, Sydney Thunder have managed to win just three out of their 12 matches.

Match 50 – Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder
Match 50 – Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder

Squads

Brisbane Heat: Anneke Bosch, Nadine de Klerk, Poonam Yadav, Zoe Cooke, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Ellie Johnston, Jess Jonassen (captain), Laura Kimmince, Mikayla Hinkley, Charli Knott, Georgia Prestwidge, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll

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

Players to watch out for

Laura Kimmince:

The right-hand middle order bat played a cameo muscling 22 runs off just 11 balls. During her unbeaten innings, she hammered two boundaries and a six. She came in to bat with just three overs left. She made the most of those overs as she scored at a strike rate of 200.

Courtney Sippel:

The right-arm quick was the most successful bowler for Brisbane Heat in their last match against Adelaide Strikers. Taking the new ball from the other end, she claimed 2-22 in her four overs. She sent Dane van Niekerk and Laura Wolvaardt packing in her very first over off two consecutive balls.

Smriti Mandhana:

The stylish southpaw was the player of the match in her last outing against Melbourne Renegades. The opening bat plundered an unbeaten 114 off 64 balls, smashing 14 boundaries and three sixes. She stitched a 125-run partnership with Phoebe Litchfield. She helped her side get to the opposition target closer but failed to cross the line by just four runs.

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Samantha Bates:

The left-arm spinner who opened the bowling for Sydney Thunder in her last match against Melbourne Renegades was the pick of the bowlers for her team scalping 2-21 in her four overs. The wily spinner accounted for the key wickets of Jemimah Rodrigues and Evelyn Jones. She got rid of Rodrigues in the first over as she had her caught behind.

Weather

The weather is expected to be clear. The average temperature is expected to be around 23 degrees Celsius. There is 1% chance of precipitation with 9% cloud cover. The wind is expected to blow from the east-southeast.

Pitch

The wicket is good for batting. A high-scoring encounter can be expected. The bowlers will have to bowl disciplined lines and lengths to outwit the batters. The seamers and spinners have been more or less equally effective in the recent matches at the venue.

Fantasy playing XI

Georgia Redmayne, Smriti Mandhana, Phoebe Litchfield, Laura Kimmince, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Deepti Sharma, Hannah Darlington, Courtney Sippel, Samantha Bates, Poonam Yadav

Match details

Date: November 19, 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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