Date and Day: November 09, 2019, Saturday
Match 26th: Sydney Sixer Women vs Brisbane Heat Women
Time: 9:30 A.M IST/ 4:00 P.M local time
Venue: North Sydney Oval, North Sydney
Sydney Sixers Women’s team will play Brisbane Heat on Saturday at North Sydney Oval, North Sydney. Both the teams have been champions of WBBL in past, Sydney sixers being the most successful team while Brisbane heat are current title defenders.
Sydney Sixers have been continuing their successful momentum in this edition of WBBL, as they have played 5 matches till now out of which they have won 4 with only losing a single game and stand 3rd on the points table with 8 points in hand. The team is full of match-winners like Elite all-rounder Ellyse Perry and Powerful Alyssa Healy and right now carry a good form, they would want to continue their run in order to seal the spot in top four and go for qualification to get back their winner aura.
Brisbane Heat won their maiden title last year in a dramatic and thrilling finale. This year also they have been performing decently. They have played 6 games till now out of which they have won 3, standing at 4th number in the points table with 7 points in their account, Out of 6 matches, they have lost three. The team is well balanced and won’t give a chance to the opponent to rectify its mistakes, the defenders will come out as a tough competitor.
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather report apparently shows that the day would experience partly cloudy and cooler weather. The pitch of North Sydney Oval is usually Fast-Bowler Friendly but has also seen some batsmen friendly encounters this edition, hence team winning the toss would like to field first, as the ground has recorded some decent first innings total so the teams would like to defend the first innings at a low score and chase the total later.
In the last 5 encounters between these two, three games have been won by the Brisbane Heat and a couple of games were won by Sydney Sixers.
Played-5, BHW-3 , SSW-2
Sydney Sixer 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, Ellyse Perry, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Dane van Niekerk, Lauren Smith.
Probable playing XI:
Alyssa Healy (wk), Ellyse Perry (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Molly Darke, Sarah Aley, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Stella Campbell, Lauren Smith
Brisbane Heat Women’s Squad:
Laura Harris, Kirby Short, Charli Knott, Haidee Birkett, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Courtney Sippel, Beth Mooney, Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Mikayla Hinkley, Lilly Mills, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Georgia Prestwidge.
Probable Playing XI:
Grace Harris, Beth Mooney (wk), Jess Jonassen, Maddy Green, Laura Harris, Kirby Short (c), Amelia Kerr, Delissa Kimmince, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Mikayla Hinkley, Georgia Prestwidge.
With the past records and statistics, Brisbane heat looks stronger but judging on this season’s performance, Sydney Sixers are in better rhythm with their 3-consecutive victories, they could come out as winners in this match. Also with their encounter in last season’s finale, Sixers would like to dominate this time.
Ashleigh Gardner, Maddy Green, Mikayla Hinckley, Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Amelia Kerr, Lauren Smith, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Sarah Aley