The Sydney Thunder will clash against the Brisbane Heat in the first match of the Stadium Series. Ranked 3 and 4 on the points table, both teams are in top form and have performed exceptionally well this season. The game is scheduled to take place on 24th November at the Adelaide Oval at 10:10 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
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, Lucy Hamilton
Sydney Thunder: Hannah Darlington, Ebony Hoskin, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Claire Moore, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Marizanne Kapp, Heather Knight, Lauren Bell, Tahlia Wilson, Saskia Horley, Paris Bowdler, Chamari Athapaththu
Players to watch out:
23-year-old Amelia Kerr is one of the best all-rounders in the game. In 65 T20Is, she has amassed 872 runs and has taken 61 wickets. Her immense skill and talent make her an important cog in the White Ferns side and for the Brisbane Heat. Despite joining the side late this year, she has already scored 226 runs and has taken 8 wickets. She will be a player to watch out for.
Captain Jess Jonassen will be a player to watch out for. In 131 WBBL matches, she has taken 154 wickets while this season she has taken 16 wickets in 12 matches. Her best figures this season are 4/20 which came in the match against the Hurricanes. The team will hope for a repeat of that performance in this match.
Chamari Athapaththu has been the standout player for the Sydney Thunder. She has scored 451 runs in 12 matches at an average of 45.1 and a strike rate of 134.63. She is also the player with the second-highest fours and third-highest sixes in this edition. She will be a player to watch out for.
Spinner Lauren Smith has performed well in the tournament. She has been consistent and has taken 8 wickets till now. Her best performance came against the Strikers where she took 3 wickets for 16 runs. She will be a player to watch out for.
The Adelaide Oval offers balanced playing conditions. The average score at the venue is between 125-130 runs. Batters can be expected to score big while amongst bowlers, pacers are expected to dominate the game.
Chances of rain are high with the temperature being 19 degrees Celsius and humidity being 81%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Georgia Redmayne, Grace Harris, Heather Knight, Jess Jonassen, Chamari Atapattu, Marizanne Kapp, Amelia Kerr, Charli Knott, Hannah Darlington, Nicola Hancock, Lauren Smith
Date – 24th November, 2023
Time – 10:10 AM, IST
Venue – Adelaide Oval
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode App and Website.
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