The 33rd match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on November 6. The game will begin at 8.10 AM IST (1.40 PM LOCAL).
Melbourne Renegades will play their eighth game in the competition, having won one and lost six. On the other hand, Sydney Thunder will play their 10th fixture, having won one and lost six, with a couple of matches not producing results.
Melbourne Renegades: Sophie Molineux (captain), Sarah Coyte, Josie Dooley, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward, Shabnim Ismail, Carly Leeson, Hayley Matthews, Rhiann O’Donnell, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Georgia Prestwidge, Erica Kershaw, Eve Jones
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 captain of Sri Lanka had a good outing with the bat for Melbourne Renegades in her last encounter against Hobart Hurricanes. The left-handed opening batter smashed an undefeated 75 off 59, including eight boundaries and two sixes. The southpaw scored more than half of her team’s total runs; 133.
Melbourne Renegades’ skipper was the bowlers’ pick in her last match against Hobart Hurricanes. The left-arm spinner scalped 31/2 in 3.1 overs and bowled well in the middle phase of the innings. Apart from her bowling, she can be handy with the bat at the top of the order. She is a left-handed batter.
The right-arm speedster of Sydney Thunder was the lone wicket-taker for her team in her last outing against Brisbane Heat. She accounted for 21/3 in four overs and was the most economical bowler for her side. She struck once inside the powerplay and twice in the 19th over. She bowled well with the new ball and was very effective in death overs.
The right-handed top-order batter of Sydney Thunder top-scored in her last appearance against Brisbane Heat. She mustered a run-a-ball 41, including five boundaries and a six. Besides her batting, she contributed with the ball, bowling three overs of right-arm medium-pace and giving away 25 runs. She opened the bowling with Lea Tahuhu.
It will be the tournament’s fourth match at the venue, with the third game being played early in the day. Till November 5, out of the two games played here, the teams batting first and second have won one game each. The average first-innings score is 148, and the average second-innings score is 143. The conditions look good for batting.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 23 degrees Celsius. There will be a 69 percent cloud cover and a two percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Amy Jones, Phoebe Litchfield, Rachael Haynes, Chamari Athapaththu, Sophie Molineux, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Hayley Matthews, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates, Sarah Coyte, Belinda Vakarewa
Date: November 6, 2022
Time: 8.10 AM IST (1.40 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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.