The 54th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes at North Sydney Oval in Sydney on November 20. The game will begin at 8.10 AM IST (1.40 PM LOCAL).
It will be the last league fixture for both teams. While Sydney Sixers have already qualified for the finals with 10 wins in 13 encounters, Hobart Hurricanes are placed at number three in the points table with seven wins in 13 games. In this edition, the two teams have played against each other already, with Sydney Sixers defeating Hobart Hurricanes by eight 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
Hobart Hurricanes: Nicola Carey, Julia Cavanough, Mignon du Preez, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Ruth Johnston, Lizelle Lee, Emma Manix-Geeves, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman, Elyse Villani (captain), Hayley Jensen
Players to watch
The star all-rounder of Sydney Sixers won the player of the match award in her last outing against Sydney Thunder. The right-handed middle-order batter blasted 85 off 48, including 10 boundaries and four sixes. Bowling right-arm off-spin, she claimed 28/1 in four overs as she opened the attack.
The right-arm speedster of Sydney Sixers was the pick of the bowlers in her last fixture against Sydney Thunder. She scalped 27/3 in four overs, including two wickets in the 15th over. She bowled 10 dot balls and was the most economical bowler for her side.
Mignon du Preez:
The right-handed top-order batter of Hobart Hurricanes starred with the bat in her last game against Adelaide Strikers. The prolific batter muscled 75 off 47, including seven boundaries and three sixes. She held the innings together as she batted from the match’s fourth to the 19th over.
The right-arm medium-pace bowler of Hobart Hurricanes was one of the two wicket-takers for her side in her last appearance against Adelaide Strikers. She accounted for 11/1 in two overs, including half a dozen dot balls. Besides her bowling, she is a handy left-handed middle-order batter.
It will be the tournament’s sixth match at the venue. Out of the five games played here, the teams batting first have won three, and the teams batting second have won two. The average first innings score is 169, and the average second innings score is 158. Expect batting-friendly conditions.
The weather is expected to be sunny, windy, and warm. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 29 degrees Celsius. There will be a four percent cloud cover and no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Mignon du Preez, Suzie Bates, Elyse Villani, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Nicola Carey, Heather Graham, Sophie Ecclestone, Molly Strano, Kate Peterson
Date: November 20, 2022
Time: 8.10 AM IST (1.40 PM LOCAL)
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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