Sydney Sixers Women and Perth Scorchers are at opposite ends of the points table in the current season.
Sydney Sixers Women are favorites to win this clash.
|Melbourne Stars Women||7||4||0||0||0||11||1.757|
|Sydney Sixers Women||6||4||0||0||0||10||1.19|
|Sydney Thunder Women||7||4||1||0||0||10||1.118|
|Adelaide Strikers Women||7||3||3||0||0||7||-0.027|
|Hobart Hurricanes Women||7||1||4||0||0||4||-0.577|
|Brisbane Heat Women||7||1||4||0||1||4||-0.666|
|Perth Scorchers Women||6||1||3||0||0||4||-0.924|
|Melbourne Renegades Women||7||1||4||0||1||4||-1.215|
The Sydney Sixers Women vs Perth Scorchers Women game scheduled on the 8th of November at Hurstville Oval is shaping up to be a one-sided affair. Sydney Sixers are at the number one position in the points table with 4 wins and no losses so far. Meanwhile, Perth Scorchers are on the opposite end of the table and are stuck at the 7th position with 3 losses and just one victory to their name. Perth hasn’t looked like the strong side from last season and is squaring-off against an in-form Sydney Sixers team. Sydney has brushed oppositions aside and captain Ellyse Perry would be confident of clinching another win under her belt.
Sydney Sixers Women have now won four games in a row and look like an unstoppable machine. Their batting and bowling both are working in tandem and are crushing oppositions with ease. They have perhaps the strongest top-order in the tournament with Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, and Ashleigh Gardner looking really good. Perry is doing a superb all-round job while Gardner is fresh off a 53 in the last game against Hobart Hurricanes Women. The likes of Dane van Niekerk and Erin Burns haven’t really get going but that’s because the top-order has been so good. Expect some lower-order batters to fire too sooner rather than later.
Sydney’s bowling too has been great with Marizanne Kapp starting off things with her experience and Perry backing her up superbly. Then there is Stella Campbell, Ashleigh Gardner, Hayley Silver-Holmes, and Van Niekerk who have all been among the wickets and bowled some tight overs. Expect them to be more than a handful on this slow pitch.
Ellyse Perry (c), Alyssa Healy (wk), Ashleigh Gardner, Marizanne Kapp, Erin Burns, Dane van Niekerk, Angela Reakes, Lisa Griffith, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Jodie Hicks, Stella Campbell
Angela Reakes, Ashleigh Gardner, Stella Campbell, Lisa Griffith, Jodie Hicks, Ellyse Perry, Erin Burns, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Marizanne Kapp, Alyssa Healy, Dane van Niekerk
Perth Scorchers Women were the semi-finalists last year and have been way below par this season. Despite having stars like skipper Sophie Devine and Beth Mooney, they have fared poorly which is a big surprise. Apart from defeating Melbourne Renegades Women, they have not been able to win any other match so far and are coming off two losses in a row. In their last game, Perth could manage only 118 on the board after batting first and were thumped by 8 wickets.
Openers Sophie Devine and Beth Mooney failed in the last match and would need to take the responsibility to do the bulk of the scoring in this game. Mooney had scored a fine 61 against Sydney Thunder while Devine looked good during her unbeaten 31 against the Renegades. The middle-order hasn’t been up to the task and the likes of Megan Banting, Nicole Bolton, and Heather Graham would need to step up. Graham, especially, has it in her to be a game-changer, and its time she delivered.
On the bowling side, Perth has looked rather listless at times with Taneale Peschel, Devine, and Piepa Cleary being ordinary. England legspinner Sarah Glenn has been impressive and she could be an impact-maker as this pitch should suit her bowling.
Beth Mooney (wk), Sophie Devine (c), Megan Banting, Nicole Bolton, Heather Graham, Chloe Piparo, Lauren Down, Sarah Glenn, Jemma Barsby, Piepa Cleary, Taneale Peschel
Sarah Glenn, Beth Mooney, Piepa Cleary, Taneale Peschel, Lauren Down, Chloe Piparo, Nicole Bolton, Megan Banting, Sophie Devine, Jemma Barsby, Heather Graham
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||17||0 mm.||4.6 k/h||From: SSE||41%|
|03h||17||0.15 mm.||4.1 k/h||From: SE||44%|
|06h||17||0 mm.||4.21 k/h||From: ESE||48%|
|09h||15||0 mm.||3.09 k/h||From: ESE||23%|
|12h||14||0 mm.||1.92 k/h||From: E||17%|
|15h||15||0 mm.||0.8 k/h||From: NE||62%|
|18h||14||0 mm.||0.89 k/h||From: NW||80%|
|21h||15||0 mm.||1.01 k/h||From: WNW||93%|
The pitch at Hurstville Oval is generally slow and low and traditionally a surface where batters excel. Slow bowlers and seamers should find plenty of purchase here and the pitch will get more difficult to bat from the middle overs onwards.
The weather in Sydney has thankfully improved and there are no showers on the radar for the day of the game. We should hence expect a full match without any interruptions.
The Hurstville Oval in Sydney has produced a lot of low-scoring nail-biters and we could have another one on the offing here. With the skies likely to be cloudy, the ball will move around more and batting won’t be easy. The team batting first should target a total of around 130-140 to feel safe.
The team winning the toss will look to bat first. Since the weather is improving, batting first and then putting on pressure on the opposition should be the ideal way to go.
Last season, Sydney Sixers had lost both their matches to Perth Scorchers. However, things have taken a dramatic turn this season. Sydney Sixers look like a different team altogether while Perth has fallen off the radar big time. Perth still has a good team and shouldn’t be languishing at the bottom of the table. A solid show by Sophie Devine and Beth Mooney could be enough for them to get back to winning ways. However, Sydney Sixers have all bases covered and look like the much settled of the two sides. Expect them to dominate this encounter.
Sydney Sixers Women are favorites to win this clash.