Man of the Match: Sophie Devine
Melbourne Renegades’ herculean challenge against Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers Women to win
|Melbourne Stars Women||8||5||0||0||0||13||1.458|
|Sydney Thunder Women||8||4||2||0||0||10||0.658|
|Sydney Sixers Women||8||4||2||0||0||10||0.31|
|Perth Scorchers Women||9||4||3||0||0||10||0.133|
|Adelaide Strikers Women||8||3||4||0||0||7||1.118|
|Brisbane Heat Women||8||2||4||0||1||6||-0.272|
|Hobart Hurricanes Women||8||2||4||0||0||6||-0.397|
|Melbourne Renegades Women||9||1||6||0||1||4||-1.224|
It is game 33 at the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 and the Perth Scorchers Women would be up against the Melbourne Renegades Women. Perth Scorchers are coming into this contest with back to back wins and this would make the side very confident about its prospects here. For Renegades it has been a horrible season so far and they come here with two consecutive losses.
Melbourne Renegades Women have had an extremely poor season so far and have managed to register just one win. They are almost out of the race for the playoffs and need to come up with remarkable performance in this game to keep their hopes alive. As for Scorchers, they would be looking to retain the momentum they have generated and move up on the points table with a win here.
Sophie Devine’s side comes into this game with a confident 5-wicket win over the Sydney Sixers Women. With back to back wins in their last two games the side has now moved to the fourth place on the points table and shall be eying to move up with a win in this game. Devine would be aware of Renegades’ poor form and make the most out of it.
Beth Mooney has been in tremendous form and she will be looking to provide a good start with Devine who is yet to do well this season. Nicole Bolton and Heather Graham have done well and add power to the batting line-up in the middle. With Chloe Piparo, Megan Banting and Lauren Down to follow the side have good depth in its batting.
Taneale Peschel and Bolton have done well with the new ball and the side would be expecting a similar show from them in this game. Sarah Glenn, Piepa Cleary and Graham have done well in the last two games. With Devine and Jemma Barsby in the mix the side has got good depth in its bowling attack.
Sophie Devine (c), Beth Mooney (wk), Megan Banting, Sarah Glenn, Nicole Bolton, Heather Graham, Chloe Piparo, Lauren Down, Jemma Barsby, Taneale Peschel, Piepa Cleary
Sarah Glenn, Beth Mooney, Piepa Cleary, Taneale Peschel, Lauren Down, Chloe Piparo, Nicole Bolton, Megan Banting, Sophie Devine, Jemma Barsby, Heather Graham
It has been a disastrous season for Amy Satterthwaite’s side so far. After 8 games they have only one win to be proud of and sit at the bottom of the points table. They went down by 9 runs against the Hobart Hurricanes Women in the last game in what was another disastrous effort from the side. They had lost to the Scorchers earlier and shall look to even out in this game.
The side has had trouble with the consistency of its batters and shall need a good start in this game from Sophie Molineux and Carly Leeson as the pair failed in the last game. Satterthwaite and Lizelle Lee look good in the middle order but the side would require better performances down the order from Courtney Webb and Josephine Dooley to create their chances in this game.
Carly Leeson and Rosemary Mair have to grab early wickets, especially from the latter who will need to make good use of her experience. Molineux is looking in good rhythm and the side would have high expectations from her to keep the run rate in check. Molly Strano and Ella Hayward will have to play good supporting act which they haven’t done in most games.
Amy Satterthwaite (c), Sophie Molineux, Lizelle Lee, Courtney Webb, Josephine Dooley (wk), Molly Strano, Erin Fazackerley, Carly Leeson, Makinley Blows, Ella Hayward, Rosemary Mair
Amy Satterthwaite, Sophie Molineux, Makinley Blows, Molly Strano, Lizelle Lee, Josie Dooley, Amy Yates, Carly Leeson, Courtney Webb, Rosemary Mair, Ella Hayward
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||23||0 mm.||1.82 k/h||From: S||12%|
|03h||23||0 mm.||4.55 k/h||From: SE||4%|
|06h||21||0 mm.||4.58 k/h||From: ESE||1%|
|09h||19||0 mm.||2.54 k/h||From: E||1%|
|12h||18||0 mm.||3.16 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
|15h||17||0 mm.||2.67 k/h||From: NW||0%|
|18h||16||0 mm.||2.08 k/h||From: NW||1%|
|21h||19||0 mm.||2.44 k/h||From: NW||0%|
The skies over Sydney would be clear on November 14 but the wicket would be moist due to rains on the preceding days. It will be a tough wicket to bat on and batters will need to pace their innings with care. Any score in excess of 140 runs would be a fighting total on a pitch that would offer good return to the bowlers.
Sydney Showground Stadium is one of the best wickets to bat on in Australia as the ball comes on to the bat nicely. But the weather conditions at the moment have been assisting the bowlers who are able to generate movement off the surface. Spinners too have done well here and this makes it a competitive T20 wicket for the batters and the bowlers.
The pitches have been slightly tricky to bat on in the first innings and we haven’t seen sides put up huge totals on the board. In these conditions the side chasing the score always has an advantage and hence we see the skipper winning the toss wanting to bowl first on this surface.
Melbourne Renegades Women haven’t got into the grove and we are half way past the league stage. Their batters have been in poor form and the bowlers haven’t done much better. It will take a huge effort from the side to win here. Perth Scorers Women on the other hand look in good form at the moment with back to back wins and this would make them favorites in this game.
Perth Scorchers Women to win