For match no. 9 of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL), the Australian Capital Territory Meteors and Tasmania Tigers are set to face off at EPC Solar Park, Canberra, on the 10th of October, 2023, at 4:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Australian Capital Territory Meteors
Katie Mack (C), Holly Ferling (VC), Carly Leeson (VC), Alana Horsfall, Alisha Bates, Angelina Genford, Annie Wikman, Gabrielle Sutcliffe, Grace Lyons, Jannatul Sumona, Kayla Burton, Paris Bowdler, Rebecca Carter
Nicola Carey, Julia Cavanough, Heather Graham, Beth Lane, Lizelle Lee, Emma Manix-Geeves, Sasha Moloney, Tabatha Saville, Clare Scott, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Lauren Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman, Elyse Villani (C), Callie Wilson
Players to watch out:
The 22-year-old batting all-rounder first burst onto the scene in 2022 but failed to leave a mark, scoring 30 runs in 3 games. However, she was backed to perform in the following edition and had a notable season, scoring 147 runs from 5 outings. Annie got her ’23-24 season underway by registering a duck, but she was quickly back among the runs, posting scores of 35 and 43, while also taking a couple of wickets.
The 23-year-old off-spinner from Bangladesh made her debut for the Meteors early this year. In 4 outings, Jannatul picked up 7 wickets, maintaining an economy rate of 4.02 and producing her best figures of 3/40. Jannatul seems to have picked up where she left off last season, registering figures of 1/27 (5), 1/44 (10), and 2/57 (10) in the ongoing WNCL season. She also contributed with the bat, scoring 15 runs in her most recent outing.
The 29-year-old batter, during her first stint with the Tigers in the ’21-22 season, only managed to score 119 runs from 8 outings. However, in the following season, she scored 267 runs from 10 outings, including the highest of 75, proving her mettle. Naomi seems to have found her groove early this season, notching up a 98-ball 75 in the opener against the ACT Meteors. It remains to be seen if she can convert her double-digit scores into triples.
The 18-year-old bowling all-rounder made a strong impression in her inaugural WNCL season, scoring 40 runs in 2 innings and picking up 11 wickets from only 7 games at an economy rate of 4.14. Amy further showcased her skills in her 5 outings at the inaugural U-19 World Cup, accumulating 100 runs and bagging 4 wickets. Following a 7-wicket season last summer from 9 games, Amy has kicked off her ’23-24 season on the right foot, recording figures of 2/24 (4) and 29* in the opener.
The EPC Solar Park in Canberra dishes out a good batting deck with an average score in the 240s. However, it poses a formidable challenge for batters during the middle overs, especially against spinners.
With light winds, a humidity level of 89%, and the temperature forecasted to hover around 17°C, the conditions promise a complete game of cricket. The chances of rain are minimal, and the overhead is expected to be partly cloudy.
Fantasy playing XI:
Kayla Burton, Elyse Villani, Katie Mack, Naomi Stalenberg, Rebecca Carter, Carly Leeson, Heather Graham, Nicola Carey, Annie Wikman, Holly Ferling, Jannatul Sumona
Date – October 10, 2023
Time – 4:30 AM IST
Venue – EPC Solar Park, Canberra
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.
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