On Tuesday, November 21, Brisbane Heat will lock horns with Sydney Sixers in match 49 of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. The Heat must win their last two games in the race for playoffs. Both sides are struggling with the bat right now.
Brisbane Heat are currently placed at the fourth position on the points table with 14 points. They have won seven of their 12 matches. The Heat have lost their last two games and are still trying to qualify for the play-off stage of the competition. Although it has been a good campaign for them so far. They started the season well but are in a bit of poor form with only two wins in their last six games. Brisbane Heat need to turn their form around to keep their playoffs hopes alive.
Sydney Sixers had a bad start to the tournament but turned their season around with a winning run of games. Though again they faced two consistent defeats. The second successive defeat made it difficult for them to keep their hopes alive for the playoffs. Skipper Ellyse Perry needs to find a way to get the Sixers back in form with the bat. The captain needs to step up once more and needs to lead from the front. Sydney Sixers are at the sixth spot on the points table with 10 points.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 49, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Match Details
Date and Time: November 21, 2023, Tuesday, 01:40 PM IST
Venue: Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and FanCode
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 49, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Pitch Report
The pitch has plenty to offer for the batters. There is even a bounce and pace that allows the ball to come onto the bat smoothly. A first-innings score of around 150 should be competitive. However, the overcast conditions may provide movement with the new ball.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 49, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Weather Report
The weather forecast is for showers in the upcoming match in Brisbane. The temperature is likely to be around 20-degree Celsius with 60% humidity. The sky will be partially cloudy.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 49, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Probable Playing XIs
Brisbane Heat: Grace Harris, Georgia Redmayne (wk), Bess Heath, Amelia Kerr, Mignon du Preez, Charli Knott, Jess Jonassen (C), Georgia Voll, Courtney Sippel, Nicola Hancock, Lucy Hamilton
Sydney Sixers: Ellyse Perry (C), Suzie Bates, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Chloe Tryon, Mathilda Carmichael, Maitlan Brown, Kate Pelle (wk), Kate Peterson, Lauren Cheatle, Linsey Smith
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 49, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Head-to-Head Records
Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers have locked horns 17 times overall in WBBL. The Heat dominated the Sydney Sixers with ten victories whereas the Sixers have seven wins.
Prediction: Brisbane Heat to win the match
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 49, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Key Players
- Grace Harris: She is the top-scorer for Brisbane Heat with 369 runs at a strike rate of 172. She has been fabulous throughout the season and her contribution is very crucial for Brisbane Heat in the must-win game.
- Nicola Hancock: She has had a good tournament so far. Hancock is delivering important breakthroughs. She has been the best bowler for Heats as she has picked 15 wickets at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 8.06.
- Ellyse Perry: Sydney Sixers skipper Ellyse Perry needs to lead the team from the front as she is in great form. She is the top run-score for her side with 394 runs at a strike rate of 128. Her leadership and batting prowess will be crucial for the Sixers to rediscover their form. She can be proven as one of the key players for her team.
- Lauren Cheatle: She has been the best bowler for Sydney Sixers as she has taken 20 wickets while bowling at an average of 15 and an economy rate of 6.88. She is an in-form player and can be proven as a match-winner for the Sixers.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 49, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-Keeper: Georgia Redmayne
Batters: Grace Harris, Ellyse Perry (c)
All-rounders: Chloe Tryon, Amelia Kerr, Maitlan Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Charli Knott
Bowlers: Lauren Cheatle, Nicola Hancock, Courtney Sippel