The sixth match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers at the Ray Mitchell Oval in Harrup Park, Mackay, on October 16. The game will begin at 8.10 AM IST (12.40 PM LOCAL).
It will be Melbourne Stars’ second match in the competition, losing their previous encounter against Brisbane Heat by nine runs. On the other hand, Sydney Sixers will play their third match, having won their last two games.
Melbourne Stars: Alice Capsey, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum (captain), Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Reid, Jemimah Rodrigues, Annabel Sutherland, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Hasrat Gill, Olivia Henry
Sydney Sixers: Ellyse Perry (captain), Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Sophie Ecclestone, Ash Gardner, Ange Genford, Alyssa Healy, Kate Peterson
Players to watch
The right-handed opening batter of Melbourne Stars led the run chase from the front against Brisbane Heat in the last fixture. The England player smashed 74 off 51, including 11 boundaries. Her effort went in vain as her team lost by nine runs.
The right-arm off-spinner of Melbourne Stars was one of the three wicket-takers in her last appearance against Brisbane Heat. She came into bowl as the first change and chipped in with 19/1 in three overs. She exhibited good control over her lines and lengths and was the most economical bowler in the side.
The right-handed opening batter of Sydney Sixers won the player of the match in her last outing against Adelaide Strikers. She hammered an undefeated 82 off 67 to guide her team to a competitive score of 151/2 in 20 overs. Her innings was studded with eight boundaries and two sixes.
The world number one T20I bowler from England, who represents Sydney Sixers, wreaked havoc with the ball, picking up 17/4 in four overs. She struck twice in the 20th over and was the most economical bowler for her team. Apart from this, she bowled well inside the powerplay.
It will be the tournament’s fifth match at the venue, with the fourth game being played early in the day. The wicket looks good for batting. The outfield is quick and a high scoring contest could be on the cards.
The weather is expected to be delightful, with sunshine and some clouds. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 29 degrees Celsius. There will be a 40 percent cloud cover and a 13 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east.
Fantasy Playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Suzie Bates, Ashleigh Gardner, Alice Capsey, Ellyse Perry, Maitlan Brown, Annabel Sutherland, Sophie Ecclestone, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Day
Date: October 16, 2022
Time: 8.10 AM IST (12.40 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Ray Mitchell Oval, Harrup Park, Mackay
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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