The 39th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers at Junction Oval in Melbourne on November 12. The game will begin at 4.45 AM IST (10.15 AM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their 11th game of the competition. While Melbourne Renegades have won just the two, Perth Scorchers have won five.
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
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
Players to watch
The Melbourne Renegades’ skipper was the only wicket-taker for her team in the last completed match that her team played. It was 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, including two boundaries, in the last completed match against Hobart Hurricanes. She held her team’s batting innings together and was there in the middle from the sixth to the 18th over.
The wily right-arm leg-spinner of Perth Scorchers was one of the most successful bowlers for her side in her last game against Brisbane Heat. She claimed 24/2 in four overs and was the most economical bowler. She bowled well in the innings’ middle phase and contained the run flow.
The right-handed middle-order batter of Perth Scorchers scored a brilliant half-century in her last appearance against Brisbane Heat. She mustered 58 off 53, including a boundary and a six. She ran hard between the wickets. Leading the run chase from the front, she batted from the fourth to the last over of the innings.
It will be the tournament’s second match at the venue. The last game was washed out due to rain. 11 overs were bowled, and the scoreboard read 64/1. Expect a full day of cricket with a relatively low chance of precipitation. However, the cloudy conditions could make the situation tricky. Bowlers will get assistance. On the other hand, the batters may have to fight out of their skin to post a big total.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 21 degrees Celsius. There will be a 94 percent cloud cover and a 23 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south.
Fantasy Playing XI
Beth Mooney, Maddy Green, Courtney Webb, Chamari Athapaththu, Sophie Molineux, Hayley Matthews, Sophie Devine, Marizanne Kapp, Alana King, Shabnim Ismail, Lilly Mills
Date: November 12, 2022
Time: 4.45 AM IST (10.15 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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