The ninth match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades at the Ray Mitchell Oval in Harrup Park, Mackay, on October 18. The game will begin at 10 AM IST (2.30 PM LOCAL).
Brisbane Heat will play their third match in the competition, having won one and lost the other. On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades will play their second game, having beaten Adelaide Strikers in their last encounter.
Brisbane Heat: Jess Jonassen (captain), Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Amelia Kerr, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll, Pooja Vastrakar, Danni Wyatt, Jess Kerr
Melbourne Renegades: Sophie Molineux (captain), Sarah Coyte, Josie Dooley, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward, Shabnim Ismail, Harmanpreet Kaur, Carly Leeson, Hayley Matthews, Rhiann O’Donnell, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Georgia Prestwidge, Erica Kershaw, Eve Jones (partial replacement for Harmanpreet Kaur)
Players to watch
The right-handed opening batter of Brisbane Heat won the player of the match in her last game against Melbourne Stars. She hammered 54 off 34. Her innings was studded with three boundaries and four sixes. In the process, she stitched an 88-run partnership with her opening partner Georgia Redmayne.
The skipper of Brisbane Heat led from the front as she wreaked havoc with the ball picking up 36/3 in four overs against Melbourne Stars in the last match. The wily left-arm spinner claimed all three wickets in the 20th over. She was rewarded for her consistency with lines and lengths.
The captain of Melbourne Renegades bagged the player of the match award in her last outing against Adelaide Strikers. She made valuable contributions with the bat and ball. She opened the batting and bowling for her team. The southpaw mustered an unbeaten 32 off 35 and, with the ball, scalped 23/4 in four overs, bowling left-arm spin.
The West Indian all-rounder had a good outing with bat and ball in her last appearance against Adelaide Strikers. The right-handed batter opened the batting and muscled 22 off 15. With the ball, the right-arm off-spinner accounted for 17/1 in four overs.
It will be the tournament’s sixth match at the venue, out of which the teams batting first have won three, and the teams batting second have won two. The conditions look good for batting. Expect a high-scoring contest.
The weather is expected to be comfortable with times of clouds and sun. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 29 degrees Celsius. There will be a 56 percent cloud cover and a 15 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Georgia Redmayne, Josie Dooley, Georgia Voll, Ellie Johnston, Hayley Matthews, Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Shabnim Ismail, Sarah Coyte
Date: October 18, 2022
Time: 10 AM IST (2.30 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Ray Mitchell Oval, Harrup Park, Mackay
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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