The final match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers at North Sydney Oval in Sydney on November 26. The game will begin at 11.50 AM IST (5.20 PM LOCAL).
While Adelaide Strikers made their way to the finals by beating Brisbane Heat in the Challenger by six wickets, Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, were the table toppers at the end of the league stage, which propelled their qualification to the finals.
Adelaide Strikers: Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Deandra Dottin, Tahlia McGrath (captain), Tegan McPharlin, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Laura Wolvaardt, Ella Wilson, Anesu Mushangwe, Meagan Dixon, Katie Mack
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
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Players to watch
The right-handed middle-order batter of Adelaide Strikers led the run chase from the front with an unbeaten 45 off 26 in the last fixture against Brisbane Heat. She hit four boundaries and cleared the rope once. Coming into bat in the 11th over, she guided her team to a six-wicket win chasing 155.
The right-arm speedster of Adelaide Strikers was the pick of the bowlers in her last outing against Brisbane Heat. She accounted for 26/3 in four overs. She opened the bowling with Darcie Brown and struck in her first over. Besides this, she was effective in the death overs, striking twice during that period.
The captain of Sydney Sixers has been the most successful batter for her team. The right-hander has muscled 375 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 121. She has four half-centuries to her name and averages a healthy 42. With the ball, the right-arm seamer has six wickets in her kitty.
The star all-rounder of Sydney Sixers is the leading wicket-taker for her team with 23 scalps in 14 innings. The right-arm off-spinner has a couple of four-wicket hauls to her credit. She can open the bowling as well. Besides this, she is known for her hard-hitting abilities and has 339 runs at a strike rate of 153.
It will be the tournament’s eighth and last match at the venue. Out of the seven games played here, the teams batting first have won four, and the teams batting second have won three. The average first innings score is 157, and the average second innings score is 138. Expect batting-friendly conditions.
The weather is expected to be pleasant, with periods of clouds and sunshine. It will be breezy in the afternoon. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 25 degrees Celsius. There will be a 61 percent cloud cover and a three percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-southeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Laura Wolvaardt, Suzie Bates, Katie Mack, Bridget Patterson, Ashleigh Gardner, Deandra Dottin, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Sophie Ecclestone, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Date: November 26, 2022
Time: 11.50 AM IST (5.20 PM LOCAL)
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.