It’ll be a face-off between Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes for match no. 39 of the ongoing 09 edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). The game is scheduled to be played on the 15th of November, 2023, at 6:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST), at Allan Border Field, Brisbane.
Brisbane Heat – Mignon du Preez, Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Bess Heath, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Jess Jonassen (C), Melie Kerr, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll
Hobart Hurricanes – Nicola Carey, Julia Cavanough, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Shabnim Ismail, Ruth Johnston, Lizelle Lee, Emma Manix-Geeves, Tabatha Saville, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Bryony Smith, Molly Strano, Amy Smith, Elyse Villani (C), Naomi Stalenberg
Players to watch out:
The 30-year-old all-rounder has scored 2355 runs, at a strike rate of 128.40, from 108 WBBL outings. With the ball, she has picked up 64 wickets from 84 innings, including respective bests of 136* and 4/15. Grace had a sensational start to her campaign this summer, notching up scores of 49, 136*, and 39 in her first 3 outings, but since has struggled to get going. The Heat will bank on her to rediscover her form as the tournament’s business end nears.
The 22-year-old pacer has claimed 38 wickets, maintaining an economy rate of 7.50, from 40 innings and has registered the best of 4/27. Courtney has had another impressive run in the WBBL, this time around scalping 10 wickets from 9 games. Following an expensive outing in the season opener, Courtney produced figures of 4/27 and 2/23 in her next couple of games, and since has been wicketless in 4 games. However, she has maintained her economy rate in most of her outings.
The 27-year-old all-rounder has accumulated 1388 runs and bagged 121 wickets from 122 WBBL appearances, including respective bests of 50 and 3/15. Heather didn’t have the best of starts to her campaign, failing to even manage starts, while being wicketless and expensive with the ball. However, she has managed a good comeback, registering batting scores of 22 and 36 while finishing with bowling figures of 3/36 and 3/18 in her recent couple of outings.
The 18-year-old leg-spinner has picked up 22 wickets, including the best of 3/20, from 39 innings, maintaining an economy rate of 7.02. Amy has sent down just 17 overs this season, and following a lean patch, she’s back among wickets, returning figures of 3/20 in her most recent outing. It’s a timely return to form for Amy, and the Hurricanes will rely on her to capitalize on this momentum with 5 league games still to be played.
The 22 yards at the Allan Border Field make up a well-balanced wicket that offers a fair contest between bat and ball. While batters enjoy the hardness of the pitch, bowlers too remain in the game big time, especially, the pacers.
It’ll be a warm sunny day at the Allan Border Field with the temperature forecasted to hover around 30°C with moderate winds and a humidity level of 61%. With no rain on the radar, we are in for a complete game of cricket.
Fantasy playing XI:
Lizelle Lee, Georgia Redmayne, Grace Harris, Elyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Jess Jonassen, Melie Kerr, Heather Graham, Charli Knott, Molly Strano, Courtney Sippel
Date – November 15, 2023
Time – 6:30 AM IST
Venue – Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.