Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars will lock horns for match no. 13 of the ongoing 09 edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) at the Allan Border Field, Brisbane. The match is scheduled to take place on the 27th of October, 2023, at 3:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Brisbane Heat – Mignon du Preez, Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Bess Heath, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Jess Jonassen (C), Amelia Kerr, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll, Sarah Glenn
Melbourne Stars – Sophia Dunkley, Meg Lanning (C), Alice Capsey, Maia Bouchier, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Olivia Henry, Milly Illingworth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Jasmine Nevins, Sophie Reid, Annabel Sutherland
Players to watch out:
The 20-year-old all-rounder kicked off her summer with a 65 in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) opener, however, she failed to capitalize on her start. Following a string of low scores in the WNCL and her first couple of WBBL outings, Georgia bounced back with a 37 in her most recent game, and her bowling figures have been consistently strong – 1/13 (3.5) and 1/17 (3).
The 27-year-old pacer had a fantastic lead-up to the WBBL, producing figures of 0/17 (4), 2/24 (7), 2/17 (5), and 0/13 (4) in the WNCL. She has successfully continued her brilliant form in the WBBL. Nicola had an expensive start to her campaign with figures of 0/38 (3). However, she quickly staged a comeback, registering figures of 0/18 (4) and 2/24 (4) in the following couple of games.
The 25-year-old batter in 37 Twenty20 Internationals, averaging 24.66 has amassed 740 runs, including a highest score of 61*, and has been consistently among the runs lately. However, she had a quiet start to her season, departing with scores of 10, 9, and 5. The Stars will be eager for Sophia to rediscover her form because when she is in good touch, it’s challenging to stop her from scoring.
The 25-year-old off-spinner, in the lead-up to the WBBL, delivered several economical spells but remained wicketless in 4 WNCL outings, with figures of 0/33 (6), 0/27 (7), 0/51 (10), and 0/44 (10). In the WBBL, Sophie has put forward her wicket-taking ability on show, while also maintaining her economy, with bowling figures of 1/23, 3/24, and 0/20.
The center wicket at the Allan Border Field, Brisbane, is known to favor batters, with the average score at the venue in the 140s. However, the pitch is a well-balanced one, offering enough support to bowlers, particularly pacers.
It will be a pleasant day to be at the Allan Border Field, Brisbane, for some cricket with mostly cloudy skies and a minimal chance of rain. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 17°C, with moderate winds and a humidity level of 67%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Georgia Redmayne, Meg Lanning, Grace Harris, Maia Bouchier, Jess Jonassen, Annabel Sutherland, Alice Capsey, Charli Knott, Georgia Voll, Sarah Glenn, Courtney Sippel
Date – October 27, 2023
Time – 3:00 PM IST
Venue – Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.