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Toss Winner - Sydney Sixers Women won the toss and chose to bowl first
Sydney Sixers Women beat Melbourne Renegades Women by 8 wickets
A floundering Melbourne Renegades Women will take on a high-on-confidence Sydney Sixers Women.
Sydney Sixers Women are the favorites to win this clash.
Tournament: WOMENS BIG BASH LEAGUE 2020 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney | Toss: To BowlBet Now
Rain continues to hamper the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 as more and more matches are either being curtailed or abandoned without a ball being bowled. This has upset the chances of many teams as they can’t get straight wins and momentum under their belts. For instance, two of the three games that Melbourne Renegades Women have played so far have been abandoned due to rain. They are 7th in the points table and are desperately looking for a win to climb up the ladder. The Renegades will now be facing Sydney Sixers Women who are 3rd in the table with one win under their belt.
The two teams will be clashing on the 1st of November at the Sydney Showground Stadium where, if weather permits, we can have a high-scoring encounter.
Melbourne Renegades Women will be disappointed with their performance in their last game against Perth Scorchers Women. After batting first, they could muster only 105-5 in their 20 overs and lost the match by 18 runs (DLS Method). The only positive part of the match was that Courtney Webb (33 runs) and Georgia Wareham (22*) were among the runs. However, they would expect a lot more from captain Amy Satterthwaite as she is a quality batter and could hold the middle order together. Openers Lizelle Lee and Sophie Molineux have also got the responsibility to give the team a good start along with Erin Fazackerley.
The Renegades’ bowlers were listless against Perth Scorchers last time around and couldn’t get a single wicket. Courtney Neale, Maitlan Brown, and skipper Molineux are the go-to bowlers of the side and the onus will be on them to deliver the goods on a batting-friendly pitch. Molly Strano and Georgia Wareham proved to be the weak links for the side in the last game and against a strong batting unit, they might be targeted again. That is one area that the Renegades have to get sorted soon.
Lizelle Lee, Sophie Molineux, Erin Fazackerley, Amy Satterthwaite (c), Courtney Webb, Georgia Wareham, Josephine Dooley (wk), Maitlan Brown, Carly Leeson, Molly Strano, Courtney Neale
Most of Sydney Sixers Women’s matches, too, have been affected by rain this season. Fortunately, they managed to secure a win in a rain-curtailed match against Adelaide Strikers Women by 9 wickets (DLS method) to reach the 3rd position on the points table. After putting up a brilliant show with the ball, they restricted the opposition to just 68-7 in 9 overs and were 47-1 in 5.4 overs before rain stopped play.
Sydney looks to have a solid and star-studded team this time. The superstar duo of Alyssa Healy and captain Ellyse Perry alone gives them a formidable look. The two will be opening for the Sixers this season and a lot is expected from them. Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Marizanne Kapp, and Dane van Niekerk also provide great stability to the batting unit.
Kapp also did a wonderful job with the ball in the match against Adelaide, picking 3 wickets for 14 runs. Then there is Lisa Griffith, Stella Campbell, and Perry herself that gives Sydney’s bowling such a complete look. It will indeed be difficult for any team to topple this strong Sydney Sixers outfit.
Alyssa Healy (wk), Ellyse Perry (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Angela Reakes, Hayley Silver-holmes, Lisa Griffith, Jodie Hicks, Stella Campbell
Maitlan Brown, Amy Satterthwaite, Sophie Molineux, Makinley Blows, Molly Strano, Lizelle Lee, Courtney Neale, Carly Leeson, Courtney Webb, Erin Fazackerley, Georgia Wareham
The pitch at the Sydney Showground Stadium has been pretty good for batting so far. The ball has been coming on the bat nicely and batters have been able to hit through the line too. Once you get yourself in here, you can play the long innings. Bowlers who can change the pace of the ball and show some variety will excel on this pitch.
The weather forecast for the match day, unfortunately, isn’t very good with an 80% chance of rain. Expect another rain-curtailed and shortened game.
Heather Knight showed the other day that the Sydney Showground Stadium can be a batting paradise after her sensational innings of 83 off 39 balls against Sydney Thunder Women here. Even in the match between Brisbane Heat Women and Hobart Hurricanes Women, the run rate was always high and wickets were hard to come by. We can expect to see another high-scoring game.
The team winning the toss is most likely to be fielding first because of the rain factor. With a truncated game, it’s always better to know the target you are chasing than setting one.
Sydney Sixers Women have had the better of Melbourne Renegades Women in the recent past – they have won 4 of the last 5 matches between the two sides. Things aren’t expected to change much as the two teams clash again this season. Sydney Sixers have shown their mettle in the opportunity they got while Melbourne Renegades floundered. Melbourne does have some good batters but they would really need to explode if they have to push Sydney Sixers in a corner. Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers have enough firepower in their ranks to decimate any opposition. The star duo of Healy and Ellyse Perry might be enough in this match. Expect the Sixers to dominate.
Sydney Sixers Women are the favorites to win this clash.
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