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Toss Winner - Sydney Sixers won the toss and choose to bowl first
Sydney Sixers beat Brisbane Heat by 6 wickets
Sixers face the Heat in a must-win match
Brisbane Heat Women to win
|Tournament:||Womens Big Bash League, 2023|
|Venue:||Allan Border Field, Albion, Australia|
|Toss Prediction:||To Bowl|
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Brisbane Heat Women will play their last two games of the league stage at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. Currently placed at number 4, BRH Women must win both games to stay in the race for the playoffs.
The same goes for the visiting Sixers who seem to have lost their way after 4 consecutive wins. Their last win came at Hobart where SYS Women chased down a target of 140 runs with 3 wickets in hand.
The signs of trouble in the batting lineup were apparent in that game. The batting struggles got worse in the next two matches as the Sixers lost both by huge margins.
Elyse Perry and Suzie Bates will be key players for a comeback from the Sixers while Amelia Kerr and Mignon du Preez in the middle order hold the keys to success for the Heat.
It is a batting-friendly venue where even 170 can be chased down and the bowlers will have to be accurate with their lines to restrict the opposition.
The hosts lost their last two games while chasing a total and now they are back to the venue where most teams prefer bowling first.
However, considering the batting form of both teams, a 175+ 1st innings score on this ground can be a match-winning total. The middle-order of BRH features some promising players who can lead the team to a competitive score.
Georgia Redmayne and Bess Heath scored a fifty each the last time BRH won a match here. In the next game where the hosts lost by 2 runs while chasing 170, Grace Harris shined with a 36-ball 65-run knock at the top.
The experienced Amelia Kerr and Mignon du Preez are the key batters in the middle order who will be crucial for a big finish. Jess Jonasses missed out on the last game and it was Redmayne who led the side as the stand-in skipper.
Jonassen is a key bowler who picked 4 wickets for 20 runs in their last win where Heat successfully defended 184 runs at this venue. In the bowling attack, Amelia Kerr has been the most consistent performer.
She will be one to watch out for. There is a good variety in the attack and with Nicola Hancock also delivering breakthroughs, this bowling attack will pose some tough questions to the visitors.
Grace Harris, Georgia Redmayne (wk), Bess Heath, Amelia Kerr, Mignon du Preez, Charli Knott, Jess Jonassen (c), Georgia Voll, Courtney Sippel, Nicola Hancock, Lucy Hamilton
Georgia Voll, Mignon du Preez, Mikayla Hinkley, Amelia Kerr, Charli Knott, Grace Harris, Bess Heath, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Jess Jonassen, Nicola Hancock
Ellyse Perry needs to find a way to get the Sixers back in form with the bat. The skipper needs to lead from the front. She’s in good touch and can be an impact player in this match given the batting-friendly conditions here.
The form of batting all-rounders Suzie Bates and Ashleigh Gardner is crucial to the Sixers’ batting. If these two fail to deliver, the Sixers will find themselves in trouble once again.
Though they’ve got Erin Burns and Chloe Tryon who are capable of building partnerships in the middle, they are struggling to score runs at the moment. The batting department looks in a bit of bother with not many reliable players.
Sixers have been changing the batting positions very often which may not be the right strategy to get the batters back in form. Mailtan Brown, after having opened the innings alongside Perry was sent to number 7 in the last game.
And while Bates came to open the innings with the skipper, she was out for 5 off 13 balls. The top 3 batters are the best hope for the Sixers to bounce back in this match and get to a competitive total.
There are many wicket-takers in this squad including skipper Elysse Perry who’s reliable with the ball too. Lauren Cheatle, Linsey Smith, and Chloe Tyron are the key players to watch out for in the bowling attack.
Ellyse Perry (c), Suzie Bates, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Chloe Tryon, Mathilda Carmichael, Maitlan Brown, Kate Pelle (wk), Kate Peterson, Lauren Cheatle, Linsey Smith
Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Erin Burns, Maitlan Brown, Suzie Bates, Jess Kerr, Kate Peterson, Lauren Cheatle, Kate Pelle , Mathilda Carmichael, Linsey Smith
The weather forecast is for showers on the match day in Brisbane. The pitch has plenty to offer for the batters. There is even a bounce and pace that allows the ball to come onto the bat nicely. But with overcast conditions, the pacers can get some movement through the air with the new ball.
Allan Border Field in Brisbane will be the venue for this clash. It is a great venue for batting and the team batting first should look for at least 180 or more to get ahead in the contest. It won’t be easy for either team to chase down 180+ total and if the team batting first gets to that, they will be in a comfortable position to win the game.
The pitch stays good throughout the match and the team batting second should be able to chase down without much trouble. Sixers have a strong bowling attack with in-form players and will be keen on making most of it by opting to bowl first.
Both teams come into this match on the back of 2 consecutive losses. The batting is in all sorts of trouble with key players struggling to find their form. And with the overcast conditions, it will be even tougher for batters to find their rhythm and lead a comeback for their side. As such, both teams face a similar challenge. However, Brisbane’s overall squad strength is slightly better and that puts them ahead in our match prediction.
Brisbane Heat Women to win
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