Match no. 11 of the ongoing edition of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) will feature a clash between Queensland Fire and Victoria at the Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane. The game is scheduled to be played on the 12th 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 30-year-old batting all-rounder has featured for the senior Australian side in 10 One-Day Internationals and a total of 46 times. Last summer, Grace played 3 WNCL games, scoring 149 runs and taking 5 wickets. She returned this summer late last week with a calculated 53-ball 63 and registered bowling figures of 0/24 (4). Grace will have one more opportunity tomorrow before the WNCL season breaks for the Women’s Big Bash League (W-BBL).
The 20-year-old leg-spinner debuted for the senior side in the WNCL in 2022, taking 4/33 from her 7 overs, and finished her 6-match season with as many wickets. In the following season, Grace finished as the second-leading wicket-taker for her side with 15 wickets to her name. Riding high on confidence, Grace has produced figures of 0/32 (7), 2/18 (4.5), and 2/13 (4) in 3 games thus far this WNCL season.
The 25-year-old all-rounder, on her return for Victoria, failed to make a mark, scoring only 52 runs from 7 games with a best of 15. However, Rhiann staged a mini comeback in the following season, adding 163 runs to her tally in 8 innings, with her best being 44. This season, Rhiann has managed a couple of starts and will look to build on them, taking confidence from her bowling figures of 0/20 (6) and 2/33 (7).
The 18-year-old pacer represented Australia in the inaugural Under-19 World Cup earlier this year. In 6 outings, she maintained an economy rate of 5.06 and picked up 4 wickets, with her best performance being 2/12. Shortly after that, Milly made her presence felt in the WNCL by taking a 4-wicket haul (4/41), but had a couple of wicketless outings to end the season. Milly has continued to impress this summer with figures of 0/18 (3) and 2/37 (6).
The center wicket at the Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane, offers favorable conditions for bowlers, particularly pacers, leading to an average score in the 170s. Batters face challenges on this wicket, but can convert their starts once they find their rhythm.
It’ll be a bright sunny day at the Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane, and the temperature is expected to hover at around 24°C with moderate winds and a humidity level of 62%. The absence of rain promises us a complete game of cricket.
Fantasy playing XI:
Georgia Redmayne, Meg Lanning, Georgia Voll, Grace Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Courtney Sippel, Charli Knott, Zoe Cooke, Sianna Ginger, Nicola Hancock, Grace Parsons
Date – October 12, 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.