The 29th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on November 4. The game will begin at 10 AM IST (3.30 PM LOCAL).
Brisbane Heat have won four out of their seven matches, while Sydney Thunder have won just one out of their eight games, with two matches not producing a result. In this edition, the two teams have already locked horns against each other, with Heat getting the better of Thunder by three runs in a rain-curtailed affair.
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
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
The skipper of Brisbane Heat was the pick of the bowlers in her last outing against Perth Scorchers. The left-arm spinner claimed 22/3 in four overs, accounting for all the wickets in the 19th over. She bowled well in the death overs, not allowing the opposition batters to score freely.
The right-handed opening batter of Brisbane Heat top-scored in her last appearance against Perth Scorchers. The English batter mustered 34 off 29, including four boundaries. She provided a steady start to the run chase and was there in the middle till the 13th over.
The captain of Sydney Thunder led the run-chase from the front with a gritty 37 off 29 in her last fixture against Sydney Sixers. The left-handed middle-order batter muscled half a dozen boundaries in her innings. In the process, she stitched a 53-run partnership with Chloe Tryon for the fourth wicket.
The slow left-arm spinner of Sydney Thunder was one of the most successful bowlers for her side in her last match against Sydney Sixers. The wily spinner opened the bowling with Sammy Jo-Johnson and scalped 27/2 in four overs, striking in her first over. She was also the most economical bowler for Thunder.
It will be the tournament’s second match at the venue. The last game saw 270 runs being scored. 11 wickets fell in the process. The wicket looks good for batting. Expect plenty of runs being piled up. Spinners will play a vital role as the pitch will offer some turn and bounce.
The weather is expected to see clouds and sunshine. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 18 degrees Celsius. There will be a 67 percent cloud cover and a two percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Georgia Redmayne, Amy Jones, Phoebe Litchfield, Rachael Haynes, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Amelia Kerr, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Nicola Hancock, Lauren Smith, Samantha Bates
Date: November 4, 2022
Time: 10 AM IST (3.30 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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