On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, Perth Scorchers will face Brisbane Heat in the challenge of Women’s Big Bash League 2023 at W.A.C.A. Ground in Perth. Brisbane Heat triumphed over Sydney Thunder, assisting them to make place at the challenger stage of the WBBL.
Perth Scorchers have been consistently at the top end of the WBBL points table all campaign but later finished in second place. Now they have the opportunity to advance to the final. Moving at the crucial stage the big worry for Scorchers is their lack of momentum which can serve as a huge factor in these tournaments.
They ended their league stage losing their last three games. They had a disastrous start against the Strikers in their last match that left the Scorchers 4/15, they will hope far better this time around. The team will look to get back their winning momentum.
On the other hand, Brisbane Heat are coming off the back of a commanding win in a knockout contest, which can put them at an advantage having played so recently that too under huge pressure. Powered by a dominant batting display and effective bowling Brisbane Heat emerged victorious over Sydney Thunder by 44 runs.
Amelia Kerr played a pivotal role in the win contributing with both bat and ball. Heat have the opportunity to further assert their dominance in the challenger stage and secure a spot in the final. They will be keen on putting in another impressive performance against the Scorchers.
With the victory at this stage, the winning team will progress into the final of the WBBL where they will face Adelaide Strikers who are already in the final which will take place at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 58, Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat – Match Details
Date and Time: November 29, 2023, Wednesday, 02:10 PM IST
Venue: W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and FanCode
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 58, Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat – Pitch Report
The pitch at this venue in Perth could be one that could offer some early assistance to the bowlers. However, with the surface wearing down, the batters will look to post some big runs on the board. A first innings total of 160 plus might pose a significant challenge for the chasing team.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 58, Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat – Weather Report
The weather forecast for this fixture doesn’t look promising as there’s a chance of rain in the region. The sky will be partly cloudy. The temperature is expected to be around 24-degree Celsius with 59% humidity.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 58, Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat – Probable Playing XIs
Perth Scorchers: Sophie Devine(c), Beth Mooney(wk), Maddy Darke, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amy Jones, Chloe Piparo, Amy Edgar, Piepa Cleary, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Chloe Ainsworth.
Brisbane Heat: Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen(c), Georgia Redmayne(wk), Amelia Kerr, Mignon du Preez, Charli Knott, Georgia Voll, Bess Heath, Mikayla Hinkley, Nicola Hancock, Courtney Sippel.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 58, Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat – Head-to-Head Records
Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat have met 17 times in the WBBL history with Heat dominating the Scorchers. Brisbane Heat have won ten matches while Perth Scorchers have emerged victorious in seven games. The last time these two sides met in this edition of WBBL, Perth Scorchers triumphed over Brisbane Heat by 39 runs.
Prediction: Perth Scorchers to win the match
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 58, Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat – Key Players
- Beth Mooney: She could be the best batter in the Challenger of the WBBL for Perth Scorchers. Mooney had a good season so far with the bat as she has smashed 410 runs in her last ten innings. She is the top run-scorer for Perth Scorchers with 539 runs at a strike rate of 144. Beth Mooney has been in exceptional form and will be a crucial player for Scorchers in an under-pressure match.
- Amy Edgar: She has been in outstanding form in the tournament. Amy Edgar is the best bowler for Perth Scorchers as she has picked up 20 wickets while bowling with an economy of 7.06. She can be one of the important players to look out for against the Brisbane Heat.
- Grace Harris: She has been the leading run-scorer for the Brisbane Heat in this edition of WBBL. Harris has smashed 387 runs so far at a strike rate of 168.99. She has been in fabulous form in the ongoing tournament and will be one of the key players to look for in the Challenger against the Perth Scorchers.
- Jess Jonassen: She is the leading wicket-taker for the Heat with 20 wickets. Jonassen was in outstanding form in the recent matches. Her blazing four wickets assisted Brisbane Heat to beat Thunder in their last league match. Jess Jonassen was pivotal for the Brisbane Heat in that win. The team will rely on her to lead from the front in the crucial match against the Scorchers.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 58, Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-Keeper: Beth Mooney, Georgia Redmayne
Batters: Grace Harris (VC), Mignon du Preez
All-rounders: Jess Jonassen, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Sophie Devine (C), Amelia Kerr
Bowlers: Alana King, Nicola Hancock, Courtney Sippel