The 53rd match of the WBBL 2020 will be played between the Sydney Thunder Women and Hobart Hurricanes Women at Dramoyne Oval, Sydney.
The match is scheduled to start at 9:30 am local time (4:00 am IST) and will be streamed live on Sony Six, Sony Six HD.
On the final day of the WBBL 2020 league stage, the Sydney Thunder women and Hobart Hurricanes will face off in the women’s 53rd match. The Sydney Thunder are currently sitting third on the table with 14 points and they need to win their final determination to guarantee their knockout spot.
In their last match on Saturday, they defeated the Adelaide Strikers women by 5 wickets in the final over to register their 6th win of the tournament. They have a better advantage as they won by just one run against the Hobart Hurricanes women when they last met.
The Hobart Hurricanes women on the other hand was a simple tournament so far, they have won only 3 matches and lost 8 matches and the remaining 2 matches were washed away due to rain and they are at the bottom of the table with 8 points. The batsmen have struggled throughout the tournament, with none other than Rachel Pujari scoring more than 20 on average.
All-rounder Hayley Matthews missing from the last few matches is a big draw for him. They want to end their campaign with a win and need to get stronger next year while the Sydney Thunder are set for their 7th win and win the game to ensure their semi-final place.
ST-W vs HB-W Weather Report for Match 53:
Sydney will be partly cloudy and temperatures will be between 22 and 24 degrees Celsius and humidity will be 71 percent. There is little chance of rain for this match.
Pitch Condition / Report:
It is largely a uniform surface, on their day batsmen can score big and bowlers will be rewarded if they hit the right areas. Overall this is a good game track and we can expect a close finale.
Average first innings score:
124 (last 5 full matches played at this venue)
Teams chasing record:
Won – 3, lost – 2, tie – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when updated)
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ST-W vs HB-W Today’s possible playing XI:
Sydney Thunder Women
Tammy Beaumont, Rachel Tranman, Heather Knight, Rachel Haynes (c), Phoebe Litchfield, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Hannah Darlington, Lauren Smith, Shabnam Ismail, Samata Bates
Kate Peterson, Anika Leroid, Samantha Arnold
Hobart Hurricanes Women
Naomi Stellberg, Rachel Priest (wk), Nicola Carey, Chloe Tryon, Hayley Jenson, Sasha Moloney, Cornie Hall (c), Emma Thompson, Amy Smith, Belinda Okreva, Chloe Rafterty
Erica Kershaw, Hayley Matthews, Nell Bryson Smith, Brooke Hepburn
ST-W VS HB-W Top Pitch for Today’s Dream 11 Match:
Heather knight He has scored the most runs for the Sydney Thunder, scoring 378 runs in 12 innings at an average of 42 with a strike rate of 125.58. With the ball, he has taken 8 wickets from an economy of 7.05.
Rachel Haynes Has scored 264 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 110 at an average of 33.
Sammy-Jo Johnson Has taken the most wickets for the Sydney Thunder, taking 17 wickets in an economy of 7.27. He is working with the bat as well as scoring 78 runs at an average of 786.
Rachel Priest He has scored 322 runs in 12 innings at an average of 35.77, with a strike rate of 122.43 with a highest score of 92 *.
Nicola Carey 79. Has scored 158 runs in 9 innings at an average of 19.75 with a strike rate of 9. He is one of the most economical bowlers, taking 9 wickets in an economy of 7.
Selection of captain and vice-captain:
Captain Option – Heather Knight, Rachel Haynes
Vice Captain Option – Rachel Priest, Sammy-Jo Johnson
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Suggested playing XI No. 1 for ST-W vs HB-W Dream 11 fantasy cricket:
keeper – Rachel Priest (VC)
Batter – Rachel Haynes, Tammy Beaumont, Naomi Stenberg
All-rounders Sammy-Jo Johnson, Heather Knight (c), Nicola Carrie, Chloe Tryon
Bowlers – Hannah Darlington, Amy Smith, Belinda Vakareva
Suggested playing XI No. 2 for ST-W vs HB-W Dream 11 fantasy cricket:
keeper – Rachel Priest
Batter – Rachel Tranman, Phoebe Litchfield, Rachel Haynes (vc), Naomi Stellberg
All-rounders Sammy-Jo Johnson (c), Heather Knight, Chloe Trion
Bowler – Lauren Smith, Amy Smith, Belinda Vakareva
Heather Knight and Rachel Haynes have excelled with the bat and won matches for the Sydney Thunder, with 642 runs between them. Both should be included in your Dream 11 fantasy team and either of them can lead the side.
Today’s ST-W vs HB-W potential winners:
The Sydney Thunder women are expected to win this match.