The 52nd match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers at Ted Summerton Reserve in Victoria on November 19. The game will begin at 5.10 AM IST (10.40 AM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their 13th game of the competition. While Melbourne Stars have won four games, Perth Scorchers have six wins to their name. In this edition, the two teams have played against each other already, with Perth Scorchers pipping Melbourne Stars by two wickets.
Melbourne Stars: Alice Capsey, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum (captain), Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Reid, Jemimah Rodrigues, Annabel Sutherland, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Hasrat Gill, Olivia Henry
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 English all-rounder made valuable contributions with bat and ball for Melbourne Stars in her last outing against Hobart Hurricanes. The right-handed top-order batter scored 38 off 26, including four boundaries and a six. She claimed 14/2 in three overs with the ball, bowling right-arm off-spin.
The dashing all-rounder of Melbourne Stars had a good outing with the ball in her last fixture against Hobart Hurricanes. The right-arm seamer scalped 35/2 in four overs and was one of the most successful bowlers for her side. With the bat coming in at number four, the right-hander mustered 11 off 16.
The left-handed opening batter of Perth Scorchers top-scored with an undefeated 75 off 51 in her last game against Sydney Sixers. The southpaw smashed nine boundaries and a couple of sixes in her innings. In the process, she stitched a 97-run partnership with Marizanne Kapp for the fourth wicket.
The captain of Perth Scorchers was one of the most successful bowlers for her side in her last appearance against Sydney Sixers. She accounted for 29/2 in four overs. She came into bowl as the first change was effective with the new ball. She also bowled well in the death overs. Besides her bowling, she is an attacking right-handed batter.
It will be the tournament’s first match at the venue. Expect a hard surface that will offer plenty of runs. However, the cloudy conditions could work in favour of fast bowlers. A high chance of rain will also make the toss important. It will be an exciting contest between bat and ball.
The weather is expected to see considerable cloudiness with afternoon showers. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 24 degrees Celsius. There will be a 96 percent cloud cover and a 76 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Beth Mooney, Alice Capsey, Maddy Green, Chloe Piparo, Annabel Sutherland, Marizanne Kapp, Kim Garth, Sophie Devine, Sasha Moloney, Alana King, Sophie Day
Date: November 19, 2022
Time: 5.10 AM IST (10.40 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Ted Summerton Reserve, Victoria
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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