The 31st match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers at Lilac Hill Park in Perth on November 5. The game will begin at 10.55 AM IST (1.25 PM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their eighth game of the competition. While Sydney Sixers sit at the top of the table with six wins in seven games, Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, are at number two with four wins in seven fixtures.
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
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-handed middle-order batter of Perth Scorchers top-scored in her last fixture against Brisbane Heat. Batting at number six, she muscled an undefeated 36 off 26, including four boundaries and two sixes. She guided her team to a fighting score of 140/7 in 20 overs and won the player of the match award.
The dashing all-rounder from South Africa made valuable contributions with bat and ball for Perth Scorchers in her last match against Brisbane Heat. The right-arm quick opened the bowling and scalped 23/2 in four overs. With the bat, she mustered 14 off 17, batting at number five.
The left-arm speedster of Sydney Sixers was one of the most successful bowlers in her last outing against Sydney Thunder. She opened the bowling with Ashleigh Gardner and struck in her first over. She accounted for 21/3 in four overs and was the most economical bowler for her side.
The talented all-rounder of Sydney Sixers bagged the player of the match award in her last appearance against Sydney Thunder. The right-handed middle-order batter blasted 53 off 37, including seven boundaries and a six. She opened the bowling and claimed 22/3 in four overs, bowling right-arm off-spin.
It will be the tournament’s second match at the venue, with the first game being played early in the day. The wicket is expected to be hard, offering plenty of runs. The conditions look good for batting. The outfield is quick, and the venue could be a batter’s paradise.
The weather is expected to be breezy and pleasant with plenty of sun. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 26 degrees Celsius. There will be no cloud cover and no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-southeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Suzie Bates, Erin Burns, Maddy Green, Ashleigh Gardner, Marizanne Kapp, Amy Edgar, Sophie Ecclestone, Alana King, Lauren Cheatle
Date: November 5, 2022
Time: 10.55 AM IST (1.25 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Lilac Hill Park, Perth
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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