The 37th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades at Junction Oval in Melbourne on November 10. The game will begin at 9.30 AM IST (3 PM LOCAL).
Sydney Sixers are at the top of the table with six wins in eight games. On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades are at the bottom of the table with two wins in nine fixtures. In this edition, the two teams have played against each other, with Sydney Sixers defeating Melbourne Renegades by 37 runs.
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
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
Players to watch
The skipper of Sydney Sixers starred with the bat in her last game against Perth Scorchers. The right-handed top-order batter smashed an unbeaten 69 off 58, including eight boundaries and a six. She also bowled a couple of overs of right-arm medium-pace and conceded 13 runs.
The right-arm off-spinner was the lone wicket-taker for Sydney Sixers in her last fixture against Perth Scorchers. She scalped 19/1 in four overs and was the most economical bowler for her side. Besides her bowling, she is known for her hard-hitting batting abilities in the middle order.
The captain of Melbourne Renegades was the only wicket-taker for her team in her last outing against Hobart Hurricanes. The left-arm spinner accounted for 20/2 in three overs. She bowled well with the new ball and struck twice inside the powerplay. With the bat, she scored 12 off 15.
The right-handed middle-order batter of Melbourne Renegades top-scored with 30 runs off 36 balls in her last appearance against Hobart Hurricanes. She hit a couple of boundaries in her innings. She held her team’s batting innings together and was there in the middle from the sixth to the 18th over.
It will be the tournament’s first match at the venue. 12 women’s T20Is have been played here, with the teams batting first, winning five, and the teams batting second winning seven. The average first innings score is 132, and the average second innings score is 129. The toss will play an important role with cloudy conditions and a high chance of rain being forecast. Batting could be tricky. On the other hand, the fast bowlers may get some assistance.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy and breezy, with a couple of showers. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 26 degrees Celsius. There will be a 94 percent cloud cover and an 85 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates, Courtney Webb, Chamari Athapaththu, Ashleigh Gardner, Sophie Molineux, Ellyse Perry, Hayley Matthews, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Cheatle, Shabnim Ismail
Date: November 10, 2022
Time: 9.30 AM IST (3 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
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.