The 10th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder at the Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney on October 18. The game will begin at 1.35 PM IST (7.05 PM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their third match in the competition. While Hobart Hurricanes have won one and lost the other, Sydney Thunder have suffered defeats in their two encounters. These two teams have played in this edition of the WBBL, with Hobart Hurricanes beating Sydney Thunder by 19 runs.
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
Sydney Thunder: Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington, Jess Davidson, Rachael Haynes, Phoebe Litchfield, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson, Tammy Beaumont, Anika Learoyd, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Chloe Tryon, Amy Jones, Corinne Hall, Belinda Vakarewa
Players to watch
The all-rounder of Hobart Hurricanes top-scored with 35 off 28 in her last match against Perth Scorchers. The right-handed middle-order batter smashed three boundaries and two sixes. Apart from this, she bowled a couple of overs of right-arm medium pace, conceding 17 runs.
The wily right-arm off-spinner of Hobart Hurricanes picked up 16/1 in three overs against Perth Scorchers in her last fixture. She opened the bowling with Hayley Jensen and struck on the very first ball, getting rid of the dangerous Sophie Devine. She was one of the only two wicket-takers for her team in that game and was one of the most economical bowlers.
The right-handed middle-order batter and wicket-keeper of Sydney Thunder starred with the bat in her last game against Perth Scorchers. She mustered 28 off 35, including four hits to the fence. In the process, she stitched a 54-run partnership with Anika Learoyd for the fifth wicket.
The South African all-rounder was the lone wicket-taker for Sydney Thunder in her last appearance against Perth Scorchers. The left-arm spinner accounted for 8/1 in one over. In addition to her bowling, she is known for her hard-hitting batting abilities. She is an attacking right-handed middle-order batter.
It will be the tournament’s fourth match at the venue, out of which the teams batting first have won one, and the teams batting second have won two. Rainy and cloudy conditions will make the toss important. Batting could be tricky as the batters may find it challenging to score quick runs. Bowlers, on the other hand, will get some purchase from the conditions.
It is expected to rain a little in the morning; otherwise, there will be a thick cloud cover. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 22 degrees Celsius. There will be a 99 percent cloud cover and a 57 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Tahlia Wilson, Mignon du Preez, Elyse Villani, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Graham, Chloe Tryon, Nicola Carey, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Molly Strano, Sam Bates, Belinda Vakarewa
Date: October 18, 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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