The 49th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat at North Sydney Oval in Sydney on November 16. The game will begin at 1.40 PM IST (7.10 PM LOCAL).
It will be the clash between the top two teams in the points table. While Sydney Sixers have won eight out of their 11 matches in this competition, Brisbane Heat also have eight wins, but in 12 outings. In this edition, the two teams have played against each other already, with Sydney Sixers defeating Brisbane Heat by four wickets.
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
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
Players to watch
The swashbuckling right-handed opening batter of Sydney Sixers hammered an undefeated 107 off 64 in her last outing against Perth Scorchers. She smashed a dozen boundaries and four sixes in her blitzkrieg. She led the run chase from the front and guided her team to a six-wicket win chasing 177.
The Australian all-rounder was the most successful bowler for her team in her last fixture against Perth Scorchers. The right-arm off-spinner scalped 30/2 in four overs. She bowled well in the middle and death overs. With the bat, the right-handed blasted 14 off five, hitting a couple of sixes.
The talented all-rounder from New Zealand, who plays for Brisbane Heat, won the player of the match award in her last game against Adelaide Strikers. The right-handed middle-order batter smashed 32 off 28, including two boundaries. With the ball, the right-arm leg-spinner picked up 26/3 in four overs.
The captain of Brisbane Heat made decent contributions with bat and ball in her last appearance against Adelaide Strikers. The left-arm spinner struck with 22/1 in three overs. Batting at number seven, the southpaw mustered an unbeaten 15 off 14, including a boundary.
It will be the tournament’s third match at the venue. The teams batting first have won the two games played here. The average first innings score is 175, and the average second innings score is 156. The conditions look good for batting. However, a high chance of rain could play a spoilsport.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and cooler, with a passing shower or two. It will be breezy in the afternoon. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 17 degrees Celsius. There will be a 58 percent cloud cover and an 83 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates, Grace Harris, Danielle Wyatt, Ashleigh Gardner, Amelia Kerr, Jess Jonassen, Ellyse Perry, Nicola Hancock, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Cheatle
Date: November 16, 2022
Time: 1.40 PM IST (7.10 PM LOCAL)
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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