The eighth match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers at the Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney on October 17. The game will begin at 1.35 PM IST (7.05 PM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their second match in the competition. While Hobart Hurricanes pipped Sydney Thunder by 19 runs, Perth Scorchers trounced the same opposition by nine wickets.
Hobart Hurricanes: Nicola Carey, Julia Cavanough, Mignon du Preez, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Ruth Johnston, Lizelle Lee, Emma Manix-Geeves, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman, Elyse Villani (captain), Hayley Jensen
Perth Scorchers: Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Sophie Devine (captain), Maddy Green, Marizanne Kapp, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Holly Ferling, Amy Edgar, Maddy Darke, Georgia Wyllie, Charis Bekker
Players to watch
Mignon du Preez:
The star South African batter top-scored for Hobart Hurricanes in her last game against Sydney Thunder. The right-handed batter mustered 32 off 27, batting at number four. Her innings was studded with three boundaries. She played the anchor role and guided her team to a respectable score of 125/5 in 20 overs.
The talented all-rounder of Hobart Hurricanes had a good outing with bat and ball in her last fixture against Sydney Thunder. The right-arm medium-pace bowler was one of the most successful bowlers for her team in the previous game, picking up 15/3 in four overs. With the bat, she scored an undefeated 17 off 15.
The captain of Perth Scorchers won the player of the match award in her last outing against Sydney Thunder. She made valuable contributions with the bat and ball. The right-handed opening batter muscled an unbeaten 44 off 42 and, with the ball scalped 16/1 in four overs, bowling right-arm medium pace.
The right-arm speedster of Perth Scorchers claimed 12/2 in four overs in her last appearance against Sydney Thunder. She opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball. Also, she was effective in the death overs, keeping a check on the opposition batters.
It will be the tournament’s third match at the venue. The teams batting first and the teams batting second have won one game each. A thick cloud cover could work in the favour of bowlers. On the other hand, the batters will have to play themselves in to get the hang of the conditions. An exciting contest between bat and ball is on the cards.
There will be a little rain in the morning; otherwise, a thick cloud cover. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 22 degrees Celsius. There will be a 97 percent cloud cover and a 59 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Beth Mooney, Mignon du Preez, Maddy Green, Elyse Villani, Heather Graham, Sophie Devine, Marizanne Kapp, Nicola Carey, Molly Strano, Lilly Mills, Alana King
Date: October 17, 2022
Time: 1.35 PM IST (7.05 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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