Sydney Thunder Women’s challenge to end losing spree against Scorchers
Perth Scorchers Women to win
|Sydney Thunder Women||5||3||0||0||0||8||2.88|
|Melbourne Stars Women||5||2||0||0||0||7||1.898|
|Sydney Sixers Women||4||2||0||0||0||6||1.62|
|Brisbane Heat Women||4||1||1||0||1||4||0.415|
|Perth Scorchers Women||5||1||2||0||0||4||0.043|
|Hobart Hurricanes Women||5||1||2||0||0||4||-0.762|
|Adelaide Strikers Women||5||1||3||0||0||3||-0.414|
|Melbourne Renegades Women||5||0||3||0||1||2||-2.364|
It has been several close games in the Women’s Big Bash League 2020. In the upcoming game Perth Scorchers Women would be up against the Sydney Thunder Women. The Scorchers have seen two of their games washed away by rain including the last one against Adelaide Strikers Women. Sydney Thunder would be confident after their last win against Brisbane Heat Women.
Perth Scorchers Women clearly hold the edge as far as the games between the two sides is concerned and in the last six games Sydney Thunder Women haven’t won even once. This is a big mental hurdle that Sydney Thunder would need to overcome. But the team from Sydney has looked in good form this season and they will surely put up a good fight in this game. With the points table taking shape this contest would be very important in the context of the tournament.
Sophie Devine would be upset to have shared the points with Adelaide Strikers Women as they looked set for a good chase before rains halted proceedings in the last match. The side has had two rain abandonments already and shall look for a full game here. Their record against Thunder has been impressive and the side would look for a win here that would take them to the top half of the points table.
The side has a formidable opening pair in Devine and Beth Mooney and they would be expected to provide a good start. In Nicole Bolton they have a good hitter of the ball at No. 3 and along with Heather Graham and Chloe Piparo she makes the middle order look strong. Megan Banting and Lauren Down have good abilities down the order and we expect to see power hitting from them towards the end of the innings.
Devine and Bolton would need to bowl tighter lines with the new ball as they were expensive in the last game. Taneale Peschel troubled the batters in the last game and the side would hope to see a similar show from her. Piepa Cleary, Sarah Glenn and Graham will have to focus on checking the run flow in this game.
Sophie Devine (c), Beth Mooney (wk), Nicole Bolton, Heather Graham, Chloe Piparo, Megan Banting, Lauren Down, Sarah Glenn, Jemma Barsby, Piepa Cleary, Taneale Peschel
Back to back wins has taken the Sydney Thunder to the top of the points table and skipper Rachael Haynes would be pretty impressed with the performance of her girls. They won by 14 runs in the last game against Brisbane Heat and shall look to maintain the same momentum. Their record against Scorchers has been poor and Haynes would look to end the losing run against them in this game.
Openers Rachel Trenaman and Tammy Beaumont look in great form at the moment and the side would look for a good start from them. Heather Knight looks in good form at the moment and she will be expected to steer the innings along with Haynes and Phoebe Litchfield. Sammy-Jo Johnson and Tahlia Wilson will need to use the long handle well against the good bowling attack that Scorchers have.
Shabnim Ismail hasn’t got into her rhythm yet and she will be expected to pick early wickets with the new ball. Samantha Bates is performing well and the side would expect wickets from her in this game. Lauren Smith, Knight and Sammy-Jo Johnson complete a good bowling attack for the side.
Rachael Haynes (c), Rachel Trenaman, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Phoebe Litchfield, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Lauren Smith, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates, Gabrielle Sutcliffe
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||21||0 mm.||4.42 k/h||From: NNE||15%|
|03h||22||0 mm.||6.67 k/h||From: NE||76%|
|06h||22||0 mm.||6.73 k/h||From: NE||87%|
|09h||19||0 mm.||3.54 k/h||From: NNE||45%|
|12h||19||0 mm.||1.93 k/h||From: NNE||69%|
|15h||19||0 mm.||2.22 k/h||From: WSW||66%|
|18h||19||0 mm.||6.16 k/h||From: SSE||81%|
|21h||18||0.61 mm.||9.62 k/h||From: SSW||100%|
Weatherman predict rains in Sydney on November 04 and we might again be staring at a no result or rain-reduced game. The conditions are likely to be difficult to bat on where the seam bowlers would find good assistance from the surface. The side that bats first in this game shall have to eye a score in excess of 140 runs to defend it successfully.
Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney has small boundaries but the thick grass cover on the outfield does offer some cushion to the fielding side. Batters have to play with caution here as there is lot in the pitch for the seam bowlers. Spinners who are able to vary their length have also done well here.
We have seen lots of rains in Sydney and this has made the wicket difficult to bat on. With predictions for rains we might see overs reduced in this game which will be an advantage to the side batting second. Thus the captain winning the toss should have little hesitation in opting to bowl first in this game.
Sydney Thunder Women are coming into this contest with consecutive wins and the side is now looking confident sitting at the top of the points table. Their top order is in good form and the bowling attack has also done well. However they have an extremely poor record against Scorchers and had last defeated them in 2017-18. It is expected to be a close contest but Scorchers would have edge owning to their impressive record against Thunder.
Perth Scorchers Women to win