Perth Scorchers Women’ battle to secure semifinal berth
Perth Scorchers Women to win
|Melbourne Stars Women||13||8||2||0||0||19||1.062|
|Brisbane Heat Women||13||7||4||0||1||16||0.378|
|Sydney Thunder Women||13||6||5||0||0||14||0.264|
|Perth Scorchers Women||12||5||5||0||0||12||0.255|
|Sydney Sixers Women||12||5||5||0||0||12||-0.098|
|Adelaide Strikers Women||13||5||7||0||0||11||0.132|
|Melbourne Renegades Women||12||3||7||0||1||8||-1.011|
|Hobart Hurricanes Women||12||3||7||0||0||8||-1.021|
We are heading into the final round of the league games in the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 and Hobart Hurricanes Women shall take on Perth Scorchers Women in the 51st game of the season. The Hurricanes come here after suffering yet another loss to the Melbourne Stars in the last game while the Scorchers also went down against the Brisbane Heat in a close game. Hurricanes are out of the contention for the semifinal but Scorchers are still in the hunt.
Perth Scorchers Women have dominated Hobart Hurricanes over the last few seasons and the side would look to continue the same way in this game. A win here would assure them of a place in the semi-finals. As for Hurricanes they don’t have much to play for other than their pride. The side would be looking to win this one as this would lift the morale in the camp which hasn’t been a happy one this season.
Things just haven’t gone their way this season. It yet another poor show Corinne Hall’s side ended their technical chance of making it to the semifinals losing out to Melbourne Stars by 39 runs. Their batting line-up especially the middle order once again failed the side. Hall would look to restore pride against the Perth Scorchers in the next game.
Openers Rachel Priest and Nicola Carey did well in the last game and the side would be looking for yet another good start from them. Erica Kershaw, Naomi Stalenberg and Chloe Tryon shall need to convert their starts into big scores which they failed to do in the last game. Haley Jensen and Hall would be expected to play their big shots down the order.
Their bowlers haven’t got the early breakthroughs in most games and this has cost the side dearly. Belinda Vakarewa and Tryon shall need to strike early with the new ball. Chloe Rafferty and Carey will need to bowl tight spells in the middle overs against big hitters that the Scorchers have. Amy Smith and Jensen were expensive in the last game and have to work on tighter line in this game.
Corinne Hall (c), Rachel Priest (wk), Naomi Stalenberg, Nicola Carey, Erica Kershaw, Hayley Jensen, Chloe Tryon, Emma Thompson, Amy Smith, Belinda Vakarewa, Chloe Rafferty
Naomi Stalenberg, Emma Thompson, Hayley Jensen, Corinne Hall, Amy Smith, Chloe Rafferty, Chloe Tryon, Nicola Carey, Belinda Vakarewa, Rachel Priest, Sasha Moloney
Beth Mooney’s side is under pressure after losing back to back games. They went down against the Brisbane by 4 wickets in the last game. The side is currently placed fourth on the points table and has to win this one to keep its hopes alive for a berth in the semifinal. Mooney would be looking to exploit the weakness that Hurricanes have at the moment.
Beth Mooney is among the top run getters this season and she will be looking to provide a good start along with Chloe Piparo. Heather Graham has done well with the bat and needs to take charge of the middle order along with Nicole Bolton and Mathilda Carmichael. Jemma Barsby and Megan Banting shall look to do well down the order in this game.
Taneale Peschel and Sarah Glenn would be confident after their good bowling show with the new ball in the last game. Bolton was also good and so was Graham as they didn’t give runs to the opponents. However, the side would be looking for an improved show from Piepa Cleary and Samantha Bates who leaked runs in the last game.
Beth Mooney (c & wk), Chloe Piparo, Heather Graham, Nicole Bolton, Mathilda Carmichael, Jemma Barsby, Megan Banting, Sarah Glenn, Taneale Peschel, Piepa Cleary, Samantha Betts
Sarah Glenn, Beth Mooney, Piepa Cleary, Taneale Peschel, Mathilda Carmichael, Chloe Piparo, Nicole Bolton, Amy Ellen Jones, Samantha Betts, Sophie Devine, Heather Graham
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||21||0 mm.||5.16 k/h||From: S||80%|
|03h||21||0 mm.||5.55 k/h||From: SSE||20%|
|06h||20||0 mm.||4.19 k/h||From: SE||33%|
|09h||19||0 mm.||5.57 k/h||From: ESE||100%|
|12h||18||0 mm.||1.3 k/h||From: WNW||84%|
|15h||17||0 mm.||2.03 k/h||From: SSW||72%|
|18h||17||0 mm.||1.1 k/h||From: SW||49%|
|21h||19||0 mm.||1.5 k/h||From: NNW||95%|
The skies over Sydney would be partially cloudy on November 21 and batting conditions would be tough. Batters will have to work on accumulating runs as the bowlers would be getting decent rewards from the surface. The side batting first in this game would be happy to get a score of 140 runs or above.
North Sydney Oval, Sydney is a small venue with short square boundaries and this allows plenty of scoring opportunities for the batters. Fast bowlers enjoy bowling on this surface as there is good assistance for them. Spinners haven’t enjoyed great success here as scoring boundaries is pretty easy here.
The surface doesn’t change much in the two innings on this wicket. In the last six games that have been played here the side batting first has gone on to win five of them. This would be on the minds of both the skippers as they go out for the toss and the side winning is likely to bat first.
Hobart Hurricanes Women have been through a bad season and their batting especially in the middle order has looked out of form. Bowlers too haven’t posed much threat to the opponents. Perth Scorchers Women too don’t come here with wins under their belt but they are a stronger side with more depth in batting. This is expected to be close game but Perth Scorchers Women would start favorites here.
Perth Scorchers Women to win