Date & Time: Friday, October 18, 14:10 IST
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney, Australia
Sydney gears up for season’s opener
The Women’s Big Bash 2019 is all set to kick start in Sydney from Friday as Sixers and Thunder clash off in the tournament opener. Sixers the most successful side have fallen short in the semifinal of the previous edition after being crowned as champions twice in earlier editions. Thunder, on the other hand, is not too far away as they were the champions in the inaugural edition of the league and also featured in semis in the last two editions. So now it’s all about making sure they don’t stop one step before the crown.
Sydney Thunder Possible XI: Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest, Naomi Stalenberg, Alex Blackwell, Nida Dar, Hannah Darlington, Rachel Trenaman/Saskia Horley, Shabnim Ismail, Rene Farrell, Lisa Griffith, Samantha Bates.
Sydney Sixers Possible XI: Ellyse Perry (c), Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Maddy Darke, Lauren Smith, Sarah Aley, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Lauren Cheatle.
The surface at North Sydney Oval is known to aid batting more. As it is just the start of the season, expect fireworks for sure.
One just can’t miss out on the dashing batswoman. She is in amazing form off late in the format. She has a PPM of 68 in the last 5 games and has an MDTA of 1.08 in T20Is.
The Pakistani all-rounder’s presence in the Thunder side has already given us many expectations. She is amongst the finest all-rounders going around the world in the format. She has a PPM of 55 and an MDTA of 1.27 in the format.
She has been in decent form of late where he was amongst the wickets in the recent tour of India across formats. She has a PPM of 66 and an MDTA of 1.25 in the last 5 matches which makes her a must-have in today’s match.
She may not be in her best form in the past few months but she is the most sought after all-rounder in the Dream11 cricket team, given her track record. She has a PPM of 58 and an MDTA of 1.4 in the format.