Preview: 1st Match-Sydney Sixers Women v/s Sydney Thunder Women, Squads, Head-to-Head, Dream-XI Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Report.
Date and Day: 18 October 2019, Friday.
Match 1 – Sydney Sixers Women v/s Sydney Thunder Women.
Time: 2:10 PM IST.
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney.
Season 5 of Women’s Big Bash League begins on the 18th of October 2019. Eights teams will be participating in a round-robin format playing each other twice. The top four teams at the end of the group stages will qualify for the knockouts. With a lot of changes in the line-ups for all the teams in this year’s tournament, it is going to be a cracker of a Big Bash season.
The two most Consistent and Successful teams of the tournament Sydney Thunders women and Sydney Sixers women will face each other in the city marquee clash. Sydney Sixers who finished runners up last year have made useful inclusions keeping an eye on the future. Sydney Sixers look a very balanced side and have star players in their rank who can win matches on their own.
Sydney Thunders are very experienced side, While they went on to win the Inaugural title, they have been having pretty good runs in the tournament finishing in the top four thrice in the previous four editions. Sydney Thunders has undergone a few major changes they would be without the services of Stafanie Taylor, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Nicola Carey. They have replaced the foreign duo with Pakistan’s Nida Dar and South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail. Rachael Haynes would be captaining the team.
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather forecast for the matchday is excellent and we will get to see a full game. This the first game of the tournament. The Australian women’s recently played against the Sri Lankan women’s team at the same venue and the scores have been on the higher side, we could expect a high scoring game, the pitch is expected to be flat and will have enough carry and bounce.
Head to Head
In the previous five games, The Sydney Sixers women’s team has beaten Sydney Thunder women’s team twice while losing two games. One of the games was a tied affair. The team winning the toss would like to bat first though the pitch isn’t likely to change throughout the game.
Played- 5, SSW- 2, STW- 2, tied- 1.
Sydney Sixers Women’s Squad
Sarah Aley, Alisha Bates, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Maddy Darke, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jodie Hicks, Emma Hughes, Marizanne Kapp (SA), Ellyse Perry (C), Hayley Silver-Holmes, Dane van Niekerk (SA), Lauren Smith
Sydney Sixers Women’s Probable XI
Marizanne Kapp (SA), Ellyse Perry (C), Hayley Silver-Holmes, Dane van Niekerk (SA), Lauren Smith, Sarah Aley, Erin Burns, Alyssa Healy, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Jodie Hicks.
Sydney Thunder Women’s Squad
Alex Blackwell, Hannah Darlington, Rachael Haynes(C), Naomi Stalenberg, Saskia Horley, Rachel Priest, Lisa Griffith, Rene Farrell, Samantha Bates, Rachel Trenaman, Nida Dar, Shabnim Ismail and Tahlia Wilson, Phoebe Litchfield.
Sydney Thunder Women’s Probable XI
Alex Blackwell, Rachael Haynes(C), Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Priest, Lisa Griffith, Rene Farrell, Samantha Bates, Rachel Trenaman, Nida Dar, Shabnim Ismail, Tahlia Wilson.
Marizanne Kapp, Ellyse Perry, Alex Blackwell, Rachael Haynes, Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Priest, Nida Dar, Shabnim Ismail, Erin Burns, Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner.