The 21st match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers at the Eastern Oval in Ballarat on October 29. The game will begin at 4.45 AM IST (10.15 AM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their fifth game of the competition. While Sydney Sixers have won three and lost one, Hobart Hurricanes have won two and lost one, with one match not producing a result.
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 Sixers: Ellyse Perry (captain), Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Sophie Ecclestone, Ash Gardner, Ange Genford, Alyssa Healy, Kate Peterson
Players to watch
The right-arm speedster from New Zealand was one of the most successful bowlers for Hobart Hurricanes in her last outing against Sydney Thunder. She opened the bowling and scalped 13/2 in four overs. Bowling as many as 16 dot balls, she was the most economical bowler for her side.
The right-handed opening batter and wicket-keeper of Hobart Hurricanes starred with the bat in her last appearance against Sydney Thunder. The attacking batter from South Africa smashed 41 off 29, including five hits to the fence and one over it. She bagged the player of the match award for her scintillating batting display.
The wily left-arm spinner of Sydney Sixers was the pick of the bowlers in her last fixture against Adelaide Strikers, claiming 15/2 in four overs. The English bowler opened the bowling and struck in her second over. Apart from being the most successful bowler, she was the most economical one. With the bat, she scored an unbeaten 17 off 14, including a couple of boundaries.
The right-handed middle-order batter of Sydney Sixers led the run chase from the front against Adelaide Strikers in her last encounter. She blasted 71 off 38, smashing seven boundaries and three sixes. Her valiant effort went in vain as her team fell shy of just three runs, chasing 143.
It will be the tournament’s first match at the venue. Expect a hard surface that will offer plenty of runs. An expected shower in the morning and cloudy conditions could assist the fast bowlers. Toss will be critical. Captain winning the toss may look to field first.
The weather is expected to see a shower in the morning; otherwise, it will be cool with clouds and sun. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 13 degrees Celsius. There will be a 68 percent cloud cover and a 67 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Lizelle Lee, Erin Burns, Ashleigh Gardner, Suzie Bates, Mignon du Preez, Ellyse Perry, Heather Graham, Sophie Ecclestone, Molly Strano, Hayley Jensen
Date: October 29, 2022
Time: 4.45 AM IST (10.15 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Eastern Oval, Ballarat
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.