Match 40: New South Wales Breakers vs South Australian Scorpions | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

New South Wales Breakers and South Australian Scorpions are slated to go up against each other at Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park, in match no. 40 of the ongoing 2024 Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL). The game will be played on the 15th of February 2024 and commences at 4:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park.
Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park.

Squads:

New South Wales Breakers – Georgia Adams (C), Jade Allen, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Sarah Coyte, Hannah Darlington, Saskia Horley, Ebony Hoskin, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Claire Moore, Kate Pelle, Tahlia Wilson

South Australian Scorpions – Jemma Barsby (C), Bridget Patterson (VC), Sam Betts, Emma de Broughe, Josie Dooley, Paris Hall, Eleanor Larosa, Anesu Mushangwe, Courtney Neale, Maddie Penna, Kate Peterson, Courtney Webb, Amanda-Jade Wellington

Players to watch out:

Erin Burns

The 35-year-old all-rounder this WNCL edition has amassed 247 runs and scalped 12 wickets from 10 outings. Erin has been in notable form in the 2nd leg fixtures and has registered successive scores of 107*, 32, 24*, and 40, while also returning figures of 1/28, 4/38, 0/34, and 0/44. She’ll be banked upon for the goods.

Sammy-Jo Johnson

The 31-year-old all-rounder, this WNCL season, has managed 80 runs from 5 outings, while also bagging 9 wickets from 7 outings. Sammy has produced figures of 3/42, 0/37, 0/47, and 2/34 in her previous 4 outings, and it’ll be hoped she continues with this form, while also chipping in with late handy runs.

Courtney Webb

The 24-year-old batter, averaging 45.5, has accumulated 364 runs, including the highest of 96*, from 10 WNCL appearances this summer. Courtney has struggled for runs lately but scored a fine 104-ball 75 in her most recent game, and it’ll be expected she capitalizes on this return to form, leading the scoring.

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Anesu Mushangwe

The 27-year-old leg-spinner, from 8 WNCL appearances this season, has picked up 7 wickets, maintaining an economy rate of 4.81. Anesu has been economical with the ball, registering figures of 1/41, 1/40, 0/19, and 1/17 in her previous four outings, and will be relied upon for important spells.

Pitch:

The 22 yards at Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park, form a good batting-friendly surface with an average score in the 210s. However, the wicket also has enough in it for bowlers, especially pacers, who can expect good bounce and swing.

Weather:

Despite cloudy overhead, the chances of rain are minimal, and the forecast promises a complete game of cricket in Sydney. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 22°C, with light winds and humidity at 93%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Tahlia Wilson, Josie Dooley, Courtney Webb, Maddie Penna, Bridget Patterson, Saskia Horley, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Erin Burns, Jemma Barsby, Sarah Coyte, Kate Peterson

Match details:

Date – February 15, 2024

Time – 4:30 AM IST

Venue – Cricket Central, Sydney Olympic Park

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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