Match 9 of the WBBL will witness a thrilling clash between the Sydney Sixers and the Brisbane Heat. Top-of-the-table Heat will be hoping to continue their winning momentum while the Sixers will be aiming to get their first win of the tournament. The game is scheduled to take place on 24 October at the North Sydney Oval at 12:40 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Sydney Sixers: Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Mathilda Carmichael, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Emma Hughes, Kate Peterson, Ellyse Perry, Chloe Tryon, Jess Kerr, Linsey Smith
Brisbane Heat: Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Jess Jonassen, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll, Amelia Kerr, Bess Heath, Mignon du Preez, Sarah Glenn (partial replacement for Amelia Kerr), Lucy Hamilton
Players to watch out:
Grace Harris is in the form of her life and had a record-breaking performance against the Perth Scorchers. She hit a 48-ball century and blazed past players like Smriti Mandhana, Ashleigh Gardner, and Alyssa Healy to record the highest individual score in the tournament. She is chipping in with wickets as well and the Brisbane Heat will hope that she continues her good form.
Jess Jonassen will be a player to watch out for. She is extremely versatile and adaptable and can get wickets with both the new ball and in the death overs. Her record in the WBBL is brilliant with 138 wickets in 119 matches with best figures of 4/13 and an economy of 6.33. She can be a game-changer in the match.
To win their first game of this season, the Sixers will be counting on a good performance from Ashleigh Gardner. She has a good record in the tournament with 2215 runs in 111 games and 65 wickets. Her performance in the past two games has been decent and she will be a player to watch out for.
Chloe Tryon is another player to watch out for. In 58 T20Is she has amassed 1067 runs and has taken 31 wickets. While her performance in the last two games has been dismal, the Sixers will hope that she bounces back to form in this game.
The pitch at the North Sydney Oval facilitates batters. Amongst bowlers, pacers can expect some assistance from the surface.
Sunny conditions can be expected with the temperature being 27 degrees Celsius and humidity being 57%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Georgia Redmayne, Ellyse Perry, Grace Harris, Chloe Tryon, Jess Jonassen, Ashleigh Gardner, Charli Knott, Maitlan Brown, Sarah Glenn, Jess Kerr
Date – 24th October, 2023
Time – 12:40 PM, IST
Venue – North Sydney Oval
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode App and Website.
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