The 11th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars at the WACA Ground in Perth on October 20. The game will begin at 2.40 PM IST (5.10 PM LOCAL).
Both teams have gotten off to contrasting starts in this tournament edition. While Perth Scorchers have won two out of their two games, Melbourne Stars have suffered defeats in their two encounters.
Perth Scorchers: Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Sophie Devine (captain), Maddy Green, Marizanne Kapp, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Holly Ferling, Amy Edgar, Maddy Darke, Georgia Wyllie, Charis Bekker
Melbourne Stars: Alice Capsey, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum (captain), Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Reid, Jemimah Rodrigues, Annabel Sutherland, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Hasrat Gill, Olivia Henry
Players to watch
The right-handed middle-order batter from New Zealand led the run chase from the front as she steered Perth Scorchers to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes in the last encounter, chasing 110. She muscled an unbeaten 32 off 16, smashing seven boundaries. For her blistering cameo, she bagged the player of the match award.
The wily right-arm leg-spinner of Perth Scorchers wreaked havoc with the ball as she scalped 15/3 in four overs against Hobart Hurricanes in the last match. The Australian spinner opened the bowling and struck in the very first over of the innings. She exhibited good control over the new ball. She also bowled well in the middle and death overs.
The right-handed opening batter of Melbourne Stars top-scored with 37 off 30 in her last outing against Sydney Sixers. Her innings was studded with half a dozen boundaries. She stitched a 50-run partnership with her opening partner Lauren Winfield-Hill to set the tone for the run chase.
The right-arm speedster of Melbourne Stars claimed 21/2 in four overs in her last appearance against Sydney Sixers. The Irish bowler opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball. Apart from being one of the most successful bowlers for her side, she was the most economical one. With the bat, she mustered 21-ball 18.
It will be the tournament’s first match at the venue. Previously five women’s T20Is have been played here, with teams batting first winning one and teams batting second winning four. The average first innings score is 118, and the average second innings score is 116. The wicket is expected to be hard and new. A run feast could be on the cards.
The weather is expected to be not as warm but pleasant with times of clouds and sun. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 23 degrees Celsius. There will be a 62 percent cloud cover and a 25 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Lauren Winfield-Hill, Beth Mooney, Alice Capsey, Maddy Green, Bess Heath, Sophie Devine, Marizanne Kapp, Kim Garth, Alana King, Sasha Moloney, Lilly Mills,
Date: October 20, 2022
Time: 2.40 PM IST (5.10 PM LOCAL)
Venue: WACA Ground, Perth
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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