The 53rd match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers at Ted Summerton Reserve in Victoria on November 20. The game will begin at 4.45 AM IST (10.15 AM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their last league match of the competition. While Melbourne Renegades have been eliminated from the race to qualify for the finals as they have three wins in 13 encounters, Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, are in contention to qualify for the finals as they have six wins in 13 fixtures. In this edition, the two teams have played against each other already, with Perth Scorchers beating Melbourne Renegades by 104 runs.
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 captain of Melbourne Renegades made valuable contributions with bat and ball in her last outing against Sydney Thunder. The right-handed opening batter smashed an unbeaten 46 off 40, including six boundaries and a six. She scalped 12/1 in four overs with the ball, bowling right-arm off-spin.
The right-arm medium-pace bowler of Melbourne Renegades was the pick of the bowlers in her last fixture against Sydney Thunder. She came into bowl as the first change and claimed 22/3 in four overs, including 13 dot balls. She struck twice in the fifth over and was also effective in the middle phase of the innings.
The right-handed top-order batter of Perth Scorchers starred with the bat in her last game against Melbourne Stars. Coming into bat in the third over of the innings, she muscled 34 off 27, including four boundaries. She ran well between the wickets and played some good-looking shots.
The right-arm speedster of Perth Scorchers was the most successful bowler for the side in her last appearance against Melbourne Stars. She accounted for 27/3 in four overs, including a dozen dot balls. She bowled well in the middle and death overs. With the bat, she scored 11 off 10, including one boundary.
It will be the tournament’s second match at the venue. In the last game, the team batting first won by six runs as they successfully defended 179 runs. More than 350 runs were scored. Though the wicket looks good for batting, a thick cloud cover may bring the fast bowlers into play. A high chance of rain could also make the toss important.
The weather is expected to see showers in the morning; otherwise, it will not be as warm with variable cloudiness. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 20 degrees Celsius. There will be a 72 percent cloud cover and an 82 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Beth Mooney, Amy Edgar, Courtney Webb, Chloe Piparo, Marizanne Kapp, Hayley Matthews, Sophie Devine, Alana King, Sarah Coyte, Shabnim Ismail, Georgia Prestwidge
Date: November 20, 2022
Time: 4.45 AM IST (10.15 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Ted Summerton Reserve, Victoria
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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