The high-flying Brisbane Heat and the struggling Melbourne Renegades are set to clash in match no. 43 of the ongoing 09 edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). The game is scheduled to take place at the Allan Border Field, Brisbane on the 17th of November, 2023, at 2:10 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), Melie Kerr, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll
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, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb
Players to watch out:
The 22-year-old keeper-batter, in 14 WBBL outings, has accumulated 235 runs at a strike rate of 117.50, including the best of 51. Bess had a decent start to her season with scores of 19 and 16. However, she didn’t capitalize on those starts, departing for single-digit scores in the following games. She’s back among runs with a 26-ball 51 in her most recent outing and will aim to make the most of this return to form.
The 31-year-old all-rounder has amassed 1965 runs, including the highest of 68*, from 113 outings and is the tournament’s leading wicket-taker with 152 scalps to her name off 129 outings. Jess has been outstanding for the team this season, chipping in with handy late runs, 107 off 9 games, and leading the wickets chart with 14 to her name off 10 outings. The team will want her to carry forward this momentum and deliver the goods.
The 25-year-old all-rounder has accumulated 1257 runs from 77 WBBL outings while claiming 59 wickets from 64 outings, including respective bests of 77 and 5/19. Hayley has struggled to get going with the bat this season and her form has been bittersweet with the ball. Now batting in the middle order to regain her form, she scored a 22-ball 33 in her most recent outing and it is expected of her to capitalize on this momentum.
The 32-year-old pacer has claimed 112 wickets in 111 outings and contributed 510 runs in 61 outings. Sarah’s best figures in the competition are 72 with the bat and 3/9 with the ball. This season, she’s secured 9 wickets at a slightly expensive economy rate of 8.54. Nonetheless, she’s been valuable, providing breakthroughs, and the team will hope for her to maintain this impact.
The Allan Border Field dishes a balanced center wicket that provides a fair contest between bat and ball. The 22 yards at the venue offer enough assistance to both spinners and pacers, while batters find the most delight with the average score in the 150s.
There’s rain forecasted on the radar in the lead-up to the game, but the good news is that the weather is expected to be pleasant during the match hours. The temperature is expected to be around 21°C, with moderate winds and a humidity level of 67%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Georgia Redmayne, Grace Harris, Harmanpreet Kaur, Tammy Beaumont, Jess Jonassen, Hayley Matthews, Melie Kerr, Georgia Wareham, Charli Knott, Courtney Sippel, Sarah Coyte
Date – November 17, 2023
Time – 2:10 PM IST
Venue – Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.