The 14th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers at the WACA Ground in Perth on October 22. The game will begin at 9 AM IST (11.30 AM LOCAL).
Both teams have got off to contrasting starts in this competition. They will play their fourth match of the tournament. While Sydney Thunder have lost all their last three encounters, Perth Scorchers have won their previous three fixtures.
In this edition of the WBBL, these two sides have already locked horns against each other, with Perth Scorchers handing a nine-wicket crushing defeat to Sydney Thunder.
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-arm medium-pace bowler of Sydney Thunder was the pick of the bowlers in her last outing against Hobart Hurricanes. She scalped 34/3 in four overs. She bowled well in the middle phase of the innings and the death overs. Besides her bowling, she is more than a handy right-handed middle-order batter.
The left-handed opening batter of Sydney Thunder top-scored for her team in her last appearance against Hobart Hurricanes. The southpaw muscled 28 off 21, including a couple of boundaries and a six. She provided a steady start to the run chase with her attractive stroke-play.
The left-handed opening batter of Perth Scorchers led the run chase from the front against Melbourne Stars in her last game. The southpaw mustered 35 off 44, including five boundaries. She won the player of the match for her stunning batting effort. Apart from this, she had a good outing on the field, holding on to three crucial catches.
The dashing all-rounder of Perth Scorchers made valuable contributions with bat and ball in her last fixture against Melbourne Stars. She picked up 8/2 in two overs with the ball and was the most economical bowler. She held her nerve in the pressure cooker run chase and scored an unbeaten 15 off 13 to seal a two-wicket win. She is a right-handed batter and a right-arm seamer.
It will be the tournament’s second match at the venue. In the last game, 221 runs were scored, and 17 wickets fell. Batting does not look too easy here, as there is some assistance for the bowlers. Expect an exciting contest between bat and ball.
The weather is expected to be pleasant with some clouds. It will be breezy in the afternoon, and there will be sunshine. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 24 degrees Celsius. There will be a 34 percent cloud cover and just a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-southeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Beth Mooney, Maddy Green, Phoebe Litchfield, Rachael Haynes, Tammy Beaumont, Sophie Devine, Piepa Cleary, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Alana King, Taneale Peschel, Sam Bates
Date: October 22, 2022
Time: 9 AM IST (11.30 AM LOCAL)
Venue: WACA Ground, Perth
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.