The Sydney Thunder will face off against the Brisbane Heat in the Eliminator match of this year’s WBBL. The game is scheduled to take place on 28th November at the WACA at 2:10 PM 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:
28-year-old Nicola Hancock will be a player to watch out for. She has bowled consistent, economical spells throughout the tournament. In 14 matches, she has taken 17 wickets at an economy of 7.77. The team will hope for a good performance from her in this match.
Amelia Kerr joined the Brisbane Heat squad late but has still had many impactful performances. She has amassed 246 runs so far and has also contributed with the ball. She is an impressive player and the team will be hoping for another match-winning performance from her.
The Sydney Thunder will be hoping for a good performance from big-match player Chamari Athapaththu. She has been a standout player for the team this season. She has amassed 511 runs at an average of 42.58 and has chipped in with wickets. She will be a player to watch out for.
Bowler Lauren Smith will be a player to watch out for. She has taken 9 wickets in 6 matches at a good economy rate. Her best performance came against the Strikers where she took 3 wickets for 16 runs. The team will hope she performs well in this game as well.
The pitch at the WACA ground will provide conditions ideal for batting. The average score at the venue is 140 runs. Amongst the bowlers, pacers can expect some assistance from the surface.
Chances of rain are high with the temperature being 33 degrees Celsius and humidity being 64%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Georgia Redmayne, Grace Harris, Heather Knight, Phoebe Litchfield, Jess Jonassen, Chamari Atapattu, Amelia Kerr, Marizanne Kapp, Nicola Hancock, Hannah Darlington, Sammy Jo Johnson
Date – 28th November, 2023
Time – 2:10 PM, IST
Venue – WACA
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode App and Website.
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