On Friday, November 24, 2023, Brisbane Heat will lock horns with Sydney Thunder in match 52 of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 at the Adelaide Oval. This can certainly be another thrilling encounter of the ongoing WBBL.
Brisbane Heat is currently at fourth position on the points table with 14 points. They had a good year in WBBL but lately they have run into poor form at just the wrong time of the campaign. Heat lost their last match by six wickets. Defending a big target of 177 their bowlers couldn’t do much and hence as a result they finished on the losing side. They need a complete team effort to win this match to keep their playoff position safe.
Sydney Thunder has a decent season so far but have faced few losses recently. They lost their previous match by a very close margin of just three runs against the Adelaide Strikers. The team would have been expecting a comfortable victory but went 4-2 in the second over and eventually ended on facing a defeat. Like Brisbane Heat, this team is also not in the best form and need to emerge victorious to strengthen their playoff spot.
Brisbane Heat must produce a big performance in this match to be sure of proceeding to the knockout stage. Whereas Sydney Thunder are almost guaranteed a place in the playoffs but they need to win this game to boost their confidence going into the playoffs as they are not in great form presently.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 52, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder – Match Details
Date and Time: November 24, 2023, Friday, 10:10 AM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and FanCode
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 52, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder – Pitch Report
The pitch at this ground is a bowling pitch and will assist fast bowlers to get a swing. Batters will not get much help at this wicket. An average first innings score might be around 145 runs. Batting first will probably be easier in this fixture.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 52, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder – Weather Report
The weather forecast for this game is expected to be bright and sunny. The temperature will be around 18-degree Celsius with 59% humidity. There are no chances of rain during the game.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 52, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder – Probable Playing XIs
Brisbane Heat: Jess Jonassen (C), Grace Harris, Georgia Redmayne (wk), Amelia Kerr, Mignon du Preez, Charli Knott, Georgia Voll, Bess Heath, Mikayla Hinkley, Nicola Hancock, Courtney Sippel.
Sydney Thunder: Heather Knight (C), Chamari Athapaththu, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Phoebe Litchfield, Marizanne Kapp, Anika Learoyd, Olivia Porter, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Hannah Darlington, Lauren Smith, Samantha Bates.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 52, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder – Head-to-Head Records
It is a close contest between these two sides. Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder Have 13 meetings between them in WBBL history. Heat have won six games whereas Thunder has emerged victorious in seven matches.
Prediction: Sydney Thunder to win the match
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 52, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder – Key Players
- Amelia Kerr – She has been in her best form in this WBBL. Kerr has hit 100 runs across her last two innings. She scored a well-deserved half-century in the last match. She marched her innings at a strike rate of 145.45. Amelia Kerr can be the key player for the Brisbane Heat against the Thunder.
- Nicola Hancock – She has had a good tournament so far. Hancock is delivering important breakthroughs. She is the one to watch against the Sydney Thunder. Hancock has picked 15 wickets so far and can be proven as one of the key players in this match.
- Chamari Athapaththu – She has been in superb form this season. Athapaththu assisted the Thunder in pulling off some remarkable wins. She is currently the second-highest run scorer in the tournament with a tally of 451 runs from 12 innings. The Thunder all-rounder has been good with the ball too, picking some crucial wickets.
- Hannah Darlington – She has been the best bowler and leading wicket-taker for the Thunder. She got her career-best bowling figures in this edition of WBBL. Darlington can be a bowler to look for against the Brisbane Heat. She has been superb with the ball throughout the tournament.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 52, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-Keeper: Georgia Redmayne, Tahlia Wilson
Batters: Grace Harris, Heather Knight
All-rounders: Chamari Athapaththu (C), Jess Jonassen, Amelia Kerr, Charli Knott
Bowlers: Hannah Darlington, Nicola Hancock, Courtney Sippel