Queensland Fire and Victoria will face off in match no. 8 of the ongoing 28th edition of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) at Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane, on the 10th of October, 2023, at 5:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Queensland Fire – Georgia Redmayne (C), Zoe Cooke, Sianna Ginger, Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Kira Holmes, Ruth Johnston, Charli Knott (VC), Grace Parsons, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll
Victoria – Nicole Faltum (C), Aanlya Cheeran, Sophie Day, Ella Hayward, Olivia Henry, Milly Illingworth, Sara Kennedy, Meg Lanning, Rhys Mckenna, Jasmine Nevins, Rhiann O’Donnell, Georgia Prestwidge, Sophie Reid
Players to watch out:
The 20-year-old batter in the ’20-21 season accumulated 187 runs and bagged 6 wickets from 7 outings and displayed her best in the following season, amassing 397 runs from 12 outings. In the ongoing WNCL edition, Georgia has registered scores of 65 and 14 and will want to build on this momentum, eyeing a big season.
The 18-year-old pace all-rounder impressed at the inaugural Under-19 World Cup event, contributing with 55 runs and taking 7 wickets from 4 games. Following her World Cup campaign, she made her debut for the Fire, scoring 68 runs while remaining wicketless, though economical in both outings. Ginger bagged her maiden wicket in the curtain-raiser this edition, finishing with figures of 1/25 (5), and followed up with a stunning 1/6 (5).
The 28-year-old keeper-batter made her WNCL debut in 2022, scoring 37 runs from 3 games. In the following edition, Reid repaid the trust invested in her, accumulating 195 runs from 9 innings, including the best of 73. Reid has kicked off her ’23 summer campaign recording scores of 32 and 25 and will aim to capitalize on these starts and finish on a high.
The 20-year-old bowling all-rounder made her first WNCL appearance in the ’20-21 season, and since then, her form has been on the rise. Ella, across 12 games in ’22-23, has picked up 8 wickets while also adding 164 runs to the tally. In a couple of WNCL outings this season, Ella has recorded scores of 40* and 5 while registering bowling figures of 0/6 (1) and 0/28 (3). For a turnaround, she can draw inspiration from none other than her own U-19 World Cup campaign, where she scored 108 runs and took 7 wickets.
The 22-yard strip at the Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane, offers a well-balanced center wicket, one that will favor the pacers early on in the game and also suit the batters, especially as the game progresses into the 2nd innings.
The conditions over Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane, are expected to be pleasant for the game, with clear bright skies and a minimal chance of rain. The temperature is forecasted to be around 23°C, with light winds and humidity at 75%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Georgia Redmayne, Nicole Faltum, Meg Lanning, Georgia Voll, Sophie Reid, Ella Hayward, Charli Knott, Courtney Sippel, Zoe Cooke, Sianna Ginger, Nicola Hancock
Date – October 10, 2023
Time – 5:00 AM IST
Venue – Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on cricket.com.au and the CA Live app, and it will also be available for streaming on Kayo Sports.