In the ongoing 09 edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (W-BBL), Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers will compete in Match No. 14. The game is scheduled to take place at Junction Oval, Melbourne, on the 28th of October, 2023, at 6:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Melbourne Renegades – Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Coyte, Josie Dooley, Jess Duffin, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward, Harmanpreet Kaur, Erica Kershaw, Hayley Matthews (C), Rhiann O’Donnell, Georgia Prestwidge, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb
Sydney Sixers – Chloe Tryon, Jess Kerr, Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Maitlan Brown, Mathilda Carmichael, Erin Burns, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Emma Hughes, Ellyse Perry (C), Kate Pelle, Kate Peterson, Gabby Sutcliffe
Players to watch out:
The 32-year-old opening batter, with 83 Twenty20 International (T20I) appearances, has accumulated 1721 runs at an average of 23.90, with a highest score of 116. Tammy has been in excellent form recently, and her performance in the Bash is no exception. In her 3 outings so far, she has registered scores of 34, 30, and 23, and now, will be looking to convert these starts into big scores.
The 24-year-old all-rounder, with 88 T20I appearances, has accumulated 2026 runs and taken 91 wickets. Hayley Matthews’ remarkable all-round form has been halted since she suffered an injury earlier this month. However, she will be backed to regain her batting form following scores of 20, 12, and 8 in her first 3 WBBL outings. On the bright side, her bowling continues to be rewarding.
The 26-year-old all-rounder, in the WBBL, has accumulated 480 runs from 52 outings and has also picked up 67 wickets from 78 bowling innings. Maitlan is a crucial part of the Sixers lineup and has had a fantastic start to her season, contributing with scores of 35, 23, and 18, while also delivering impressive bowling figures of 1/35 and 2/24.
The 24-year-old left-arm pacer has 5 T20I wickets to her name. Since her debut in 2016 and subsequent exclusion in the same year, Cheatle is making her way back into the national set-up, with her last international appearance dating back to 2019. Lauren had a brilliant tour of England with the A squad earlier this year and has continued her good form by producing figures of 2/37, 2/43, and 2/31 to begin her WBBL campaign.
The wicket at the Junction Oval, Melbourne, offers a relatively balanced playing field as the conditions favour both batters and bowlers. The spinners, in particular, gain an advantage from the conditions, and a score in the 160s is considered to be a challenging one on this track.
Despite a partly cloudy overhead at the Junction Oval, Melbourne, the chances of rain are very slim, meaning we should have a complete game. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 21°C with light winds and a humidity level of 81%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Josie Dooley, Ellyse Perry, Harmanpreet Kaur, Tammy Beaumont, Chloe Tryon, Courtney Webb, Hayley Matthews, Ashleigh Gardner, Georgia Wareham, Maitlan Brown, Lauren Cheatle
Date – October 28, 2023
Time – 6:30 AM IST
Venue – Junction Oval, Melbourne
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.