Perth Scorchers will lock horns against Melbourne Stars in Match 15 of WBBL 09. The game is scheduled to take place on 29th October at the Junction Oval in Melbourne at 9:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Stars will be looking to get back to winning momentum after losing the last game while the Scorchers will hope to get the 2 points to get to the second position on the table.
Melbourne Stars: Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Olivia Henry, Milly Illingworth, Meg Lanning, Sasha Moloney, Rhys McKenna, Sophie Reid, Annabel Sutherland, Alice Capsey, Maia Bouchier, Sophia Dunkley, Jas Nevins
Perth Scorchers: Chloe Ainsworth, Zoe Britcliffe, Stella Campbell, Piepa Cleary, Maddy Darke, Sophie Devine, Amy Edgar, Lisa Griffith, Amy Jones, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo
Players to watch out:
19-year-old Alice Capsey is a future star. In 21 T20Is, she has amassed 424 runs at an average of 23.55. While her performance for the Stars was dismal in the first two games, she bounced back to form with a 25 and 2/19 and 52 and 2/25 in the last two matches. She will be a player to watch out for.
Debuting in the WBBL at just 15 years old, all-rounder Annabel Sutherland is a player to watch out for. She has amassed 899 runs in 76 matches with a high score of 72. She has also taken 59 wickets at an economy of 7.17. The team will be counting on her to win the game against the Scorchers.
Sophie Devine is one of the premiere all-rounders in the game today. In 125 matches, she has amassed 3091 runs and has taken 110 wickets. In the tournament, she has scored 3258 runs at an average of 37.02 and has taken 84 wickets at an economy of 7.16. She will be a player to watch out for.
Piepa Cleary is an impressive player. She has taken 46 wickets in 69 matches at an economy of 7.01. She was clinical in the last match against the Hurricanes and took 1 wicket for 28 runs. She will be a player to watch out for.
The surface at the Junction Oval is good for batting. Amongst bowlers, spinners can expect some assistance from the pitch.
Overcast conditions can be expected. The temperature is estimated to be 24 degrees Celsius and humidity is estimated to be 49%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Sophia Dunkley, Maia Bouchier, Sophie Devine, Annabel Sutherland, Alice Capsey, Kim Garth, Amy Edgar, Alana King, Lily Mills
Date – 29th October, 2023
Time – 9:30 AM, IST
Venue – Junction Oval, Melbourne
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode App and Website.
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