In Match 47 of the WBBL, the Melbourne Stars will clash against the Brisbane Heat. Both teams lost their previous matches and will be looking for a win to regain momentum. The game is scheduled to take place on 19th November at the Junction Oval at 4:40 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
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
Brisbane Heat: Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Jess Jonassen, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll, Amelia Kerr, Bess Heath, Mignon du Preez, Sarah Glenn (partial replacement for Amelia Kerr), Lucy Hamilton
Players to watch out:
The leading wicket taker of the tournament, Sophie Day will be a player to watch out for. She has taken 20 wickets in 11 matches at an economy of 7.23. Her best figures this season came in the game against the Sixers where she took 5 wickets for 25 runs. The team will hope for a good performance in this match as well.
Alice Capsey is a rising star. She has scored 424 runs in 21 T20Is at an average of 23.55. However, in the tournament, she has failed to score big. She had good starts in all games but could not capitalize on them. The team will hope that she bounces back to form.
Captain of the Brisbane Heat, Jess Jonassen has been in good form. She has taken 14 wickets in 11 matches at an economy of 8.4. While she went wicketless in a few games, she bounced back to form with a 4 for 20 against the Hurricanes. She will be a player to watch out for.
28-year-old Nicola Hancock is an impressive player. She has taken 13 wickets in 11 matches at an economy of 7.97. She was exceptional in the last game against the Renegades where she took 4 wickets for 20 runs and also contributed with the bat scoring 17 runs in 9 balls. She will be a player to watch out for.
The surface at the Junction Oval will provide conditions favorable for batting. Amongst bowlers, pacers can be expected to dominate the game.
It is expected to be partly cloudy with the temperature being 22 degree celsius and humidity being 60%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Georgia Redmayne, Meg Lanning, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Ameilia Kerr, Annabel Sutherland, Alice Capsey, Kim Garth, Sophie Day, Nicola Hancock, Charli Knott
Date – 19th November, 2023
Time – 8:10 AM, IST
Venue – Junction Oval
Broadcast – The game will be live streamed on the FanCode App and Website
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