The seventh match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers at the Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney on October 16. The game will begin at 11.30 AM IST (5 PM LOCAL).
It will be Sydney Thunder’s second match in the competition, losing their previous encounter against Hobart Hurricanes by 19 runs. On the other hand, Perth Scorchers, the defending champions, will play their first match.
Sydney Thunder: Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington, Jess Davidson, Rachael Haynes (captain), Phoebe Litchfield, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson, Tammy Beaumont, Anika Learoyd, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Chloe Tryon, Amy Jones, Corinne Hall, Belinda Vakarewa
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
The right-handed middle-order batter and wicket-keeper of Sydney Thunder top-scored in her last game against Hobart Hurricanes. She mustered 26 off 30, including a couple of boundaries. She fought hard in the run chase but failed to take her side home.
The wily left-arm spinner of Sydney Thunder was one of the most successful bowlers for her team in her last appearance against Hobart Hurricanes. She opened the bowling and claimed 16/2 in four overs, including two maiden overs. She was also the most economical bowler in the team.
The New Zealander is the captain of Perth Scorchers. She is a right-handed opening batter and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. The experienced campaigner has featured in 112 T20Is, muscled 2839 runs, and scalped 109 wickets.
The South African is one of the best all-rounders in the world. The right-handed middle-order batter and right-arm speedster will play for the Perth Scorchers. She can open the bowling and bowl well at the death. In her 84 T20Is, she has 1046 runs and 66 wickets.
It will be the tournament’s second match at the venue. In the first match that was played here, 231 runs were scored. 15 wickets fell in the process. The team batting first won the game. It is a competitive wicket with something in there for batters and bowlers. The spinners will enjoy bowling here.
A shower is expected in the morning; otherwise, there will be some sun, and it will turn cloudy later. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 22 degrees Celsius. There will be a 74 percent cloud cover and a 45 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-southeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Tahlia Wilson, Beth Mooney, Tammy Beaumont, Rachael Haynes, Chloe Piparo, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Marizanne Kapp, Sophie Devine, Samantha Bates, Belinda Vakarewa, Alana King
Date: October 16, 2022
Time: 11.30 AM IST (5 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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