Match 27: Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The 27th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder at the Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney on November 2. The game will begin at 1.35 PM IST (7.05 PM LOCAL).

Match 27: Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 27: Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Sydney Sixers are at the top of the table with five wins in six matches. On the other hand, Sydney Thunder are at number seven, with just one win in seven outings.

Squads

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

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, Lea Tahuhu

Players to watch

Maitlan Brown: 

The right-arm medium-pace bowler of Sydney Sixers was one of the most successful bowlers for her team in her last outing against Melbourne Renegades. She claimed 16/3 in four overs and was the most economical bowler. She bowled well in the middle phase of the innings and death overs.

Alyssa Healy: 

The swashbuckling right-handed opening batter and wicket-keeper of Sydney Sixers won the player of the match award in her last appearance against Melbourne Renegades. She blasted 78 off 54, including six boundaries and three sixes. In the process, she shared a 151-run stand with opening partner Suzie Bates. Behind the stumps, she accounted for two catches.

Amy Jones: 

The right-handed opening batter and wicket-keeper of Sydney Thunder mustered 38 off 35 in her last fixture against Melbourne Stars. The English player hit four boundaries in her innings. She provided a good start to her team and was there in the middle till the 12th over, stitching a couple of 30+ run partnerships.

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Lea Tahuhu: 

The right-arm pace sensation of Sydney Thunder was the pick of the bowlers in her last completed match against Brisbane Heat. The White Fern took the new ball and struck with 31/3 in four overs, including two wickets in the 12th over. Besides bowling, she can be handy with the bat in the middle order.

Pitch

It will be the tournament’s sixth match at the venue, with the fifth game being played early in the day. Out of the four fixtures played till November 1, the teams batting first and second have won two games each. The average first innings score is 117, and the average second innings score is 100. The wicket seems to be batting-friendly. A high-scoring contest could be on the cards.

Weather

The weather is expected to be sunny and breezy. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 20 degrees Celsius. There will be a nine percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-southwest.

Fantasy Playing XI

Amy Jones, Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Suzie Bates, Phoebe Litchfield, Maitlan Brown, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Lea Tahuhu, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Smith, Lauren Cheatle

Match Details

Date: November 2, 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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