On Saturday, November 18, Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers will face off in the 44th game of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
Sydney Thunder who have won six of their last ten matches, are in good form and currently sit on the fourth position on the points table. Sydney Thunder lost their last game against Adelaide Strikers. Their batters other than Chamari Athapathtu didn’t perform well. Even the bowlers couldn’t impress much in that match. They need a complete team effort to be back on winning ways.
On the other hand, Perth Scorchers are having a fantastic season and are currently the table toppers. They have lost just three games so far. Scorchers have won eight out of the 11 matches they have played. They defeated Sydney Sixers in their previous match by a huge margin of 61 runs. Beth Mooney played a brilliant knock of 91 runs off 57 balls leading the team to a strong total. They bowled the Sydney Sixers on 128 runs.
Sydney Thunder needs a win to get back on track, while Perth Scorchers seem unbeaten lately.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 44, Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers – Match Details
Date and Time: November 18, 2023, Saturday, 09:30 AM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and FanCode
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 44, Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers – Pitch Report
This is one of the best batting surfaces in WBBL with the pitch offering consistent bounce. Although there will be some turn for the spinners to exploit. The wicket will provide an interesting contest between the bat and the ball.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 44, Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers – Weather Report
The weather forecast for this match is going to be sunny with humidity around 87%. The wind may be blowing at an expected speed of 6.95 km/h with an open sky. No rain is predicted during the game.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 44, Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers – Probable Playing XI
Sydney Thunder: Heather Knight (C), Marizanne Kapp, Chamari Athapathtu, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Phoebe Litchfield, Anika Learoyd, Paris Bowdler, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Hannah Darlington, Lauren Smith, Samantha Bates.
Perth Scorchers: Sophie Devine (C), Beth Mooney (wk), Maddy Darke, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amy Jones, Chloe Piparo, Amy Louise Edgar, Piepa Cleary, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Chloe Ainsworth.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 44, Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers – Head-to-Head Record
The Perth Scorchers have defeated the Sydney Thunder in three of their last five completed meetings. Perth Scorchers won the recent match by 42 runs against Thunder in this edition of WBBL.
Prediction: Perth Scorchers to win the match
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 44, Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-Keepers: Beth Mooney (VC), Tahlia Wilson
Batters: Heather Knight, Phoebe Litchfield
All-rounders: Chamari Athapathtu, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Sophie Devine (C), Marizanne Kapp, Amy Louise Edgar
Bowlers: Alana King, Hannah Darlington