Challenge for Sydney Thunder Women to end their losing run
Perth Scorchers Women to win
|Melbourne Stars Women||9||6||0||0||0||15||1.46|
|Perth Scorchers Women||10||5||3||0||0||12||0.397|
|Brisbane Heat Women||10||4||4||0||1||10||0.324|
|Sydney Sixers Women||10||4||4||0||0||10||-0.003|
|Sydney Thunder Women||10||4||4||0||0||10||-0.007|
|Adelaide Strikers Women||10||4||5||0||0||9||-0.07|
|Hobart Hurricanes Women||10||3||5||0||0||8||-0.587|
|Melbourne Renegades Women||9||1||6||0||1||4||-1.224|
It is the 39th game of the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 and the Sydney Thunder Women would be up against the Perth Scorchers Women. Sydney Thunder has lost the last two games including the last one against Melbourne Stars by a big margin and looks in poor shape for now. Perth Scorchers Women come into this game after a massive win against the Melbourne Renegades.
In the last three games the Perth Scorchers have outplayed their opponents in every department of the game and they would be looking to retain their momentum in this game as well. As for the Sydney Thunder Women it will be all about ending their losing spree as the season heads into its most important phase.
Rachael Haynes’ side has hit poor form. The side which had dominated the first leg of the season comes into this game with back to back losses. They went down against the Melbourne Stars Women in the last game by 8 wickets where their batters at the top let them down. The side had won the previous game against Perth Scorchers and Haynes would like her girls to take inspiration from that win.
Openers Sammy-Jo Johnson and Tammy Beaumont have missed out twice in a row at the top and the side would need a good start from them here. Heather Knight has scored runs this season and looks good. She along with Haynes and Phoebe Litchfield solidify the middle order. With Rachel Trenaman and Tahlia Wilson showing good hitting abilities batting look good down the order.
It is their bowling attack that is costing them games. Shabnim Ismail has to strike early with the new ball along with Samantha Bates as they leaked runs in the last game. Sammy-Jo Johnson, Lauren Smith and Knight were also wayward with their line and length the side would need a better show from them in this contest.
Rachael Haynes (c), Tammy Beaumont, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Heather Knight, Phoebe Litchfield, Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Hannah Darlington, Lauren Smith, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates
Rachel Trenaman, Lauren Smith, Phoebe Litchfield, Shabnim Ismail, Sam Bates, Hannah Darlington, Sammy Jo Johnson, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Tahlia Wilson, Rachael Haynes
It was a massive win for Sophie Devine’s side as they defeated the Melbourne Renegades Women by 9 wickets in the last game. This win has helped them move to the third spot on the points table and they would look to dislodge Sydney Thunder and move to the second spot with a win here. They had lost to Thunder earlier and Devine would be looking to even it out with a win in this game.
Devine played a match winning knock in the last game and forms a good opening pair with Beth Mooney who also played well in the last game. Chloe Piparo at No. 3 is also looking good at the moment and the side would be looking for good show from Nicole Bolton and Heather Graham in the middle order. Megan Banting and Lauren Down will look to make good use of their hitting abilities in this game.
Taneale Peschel and Bolton have been bowling tight lines with the new ball and they would look to provide the side with a good start here. Graham and Piepa Cleary would be confident after their good show in the last game and together shall look to contain the flow of runs. With Devine, Jemma Barsby and Sarah Glenn in the attack the side has good depth in its bowling
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
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||25||0 mm.||3.35 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|03h||25||0 mm.||5.87 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|06h||24||0 mm.||6.92 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|09h||21||0 mm.||7.39 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|12h||20||0 mm.||4.86 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
|15h||19||0 mm.||3.22 k/h||From: N||0%|
|18h||18||0 mm.||3.51 k/h||49%|
|21h||21||0 mm.||2.88 k/h||From: NNW||97%|
The skies over Sydney would be clear on November 15 and this would make the batting conditions easier than what we have seen. Yet batters would find it challenging to bat on this wicket. The side that bats first here would be targeting a score in the range of 140 runs to feel safe here.
Sydney Showground Stadium’s pitch is showing slowness this season and batters have struggled to time the ball here which is otherwise a venue for big scores. Fast bowlers have done well here in the past and spinners too have enjoyed good success as the odd ball tends to turn and grip here.
We have seen a string of low scores in this season and with lot of games being played the pitches have also become slower. It isn’t easy to judge a good score here and the sides chasing have done well. We expect both the skippers to follow the norm and choose to bowl first upon winning the toss.
Sydney Thunder Women looked good at the start of the tournament but in the last three games the side seems to have slowed down a bit. This is affecting their confidence as they would be taking on a team that has been in superb form in the last three games. Perth Scorchers Women have a very strong batting line-up and depth in their bowling and this would make them favorites in this contest.
Perth Scorchers Women to win