The 12th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide on October 21. The game will begin at 6.30 AM IST (11.30 AM LOCAL).
Brisbane Heat will play their fourth match, having won two and lost one. On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades will feature in their third game, having won one and lost one.
In this edition of the WBBL, these two sides have already locked horns against each other, with Brisbane Heat getting the better of Melbourne Renegades by 21 runs.
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 left-handed opening batter and wicket-keeper of Brisbane Heat won the player of the match award in her last outing against Melbourne Renegades. She muscled an unbeaten 98 off 67. Her innings was studded with a dozen boundaries. In the process, she stitched a 165-run partnership with her opening partner Grace Harris, the highest partnership in Brisbane Heat history.
The talented all-rounder from New Zealand was the pick of the bowlers for Brisbane Heat in her last appearance against Melbourne Renegades. The right-arm leg-spinner claimed 27/2 in four overs and bowled well in the middle phase of the innings. Apart from her bowling, she is an effective right-handed batter and can bat in the top or middle order.
The right-handed opening batter of Melbourne Renegades played a 19-ball cameo against Brisbane Heat in her last game. She hammered 35, including six hits to the fence. She provided a brisk start to the run chase. She also opened the bowling with Shabnim Ismail and bowled her total quota of four overs. She is a right-arm off-spinner.
The right-arm pace sensation of South Africa was the lone wicket-taker for Melbourne Renegades in her last fixture against Brisbane Heat. She opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball. She struck with 31/1 in four overs, including one maiden. She was also the most economical bowler for her side.
It will be the tournament’s first match at the venue. Expect a new and hard surface. Plenty of runs could be on offer due to batting-friendly conditions, including a quick outfield. Being a day game, the fast bowlers may get assistance with the new ball in the first innings.
The weather is expected to be pleasant with sun and areas of low clouds. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 22 degrees Celsius. There will be a 78 percent cloud cover and a 25 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Georgia Redmayne, Georgia Voll, Hayley Matthews, Grace Harris, Amelia Kerr, Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Jess Kerr, Shabnim Ismail, Courtney Sippel, Sarah Coyte
Date: October 21, 2022
Time: 6.30 AM IST (11.30 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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