In the 36th encounter of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 at Junction Oval, Melbourne. The Perth Scorchers Women are set to take on the Sydney Thunder Women in a high-stakes showdown. The Scorchers come into this match riding the wave of a morale-boosting triumph over the Melbourne Renegades Women, where they clinched an emphatic 10-wicket victory. Expect an intense battle for supremacy on the cricketing field.
Turning the spotlight to the other side, the Sydney Thunder Women, perched atop the standings, recently etched a riveting win against the Melbourne Stars Women, underlining their unyielding spirit and resolve. Their bowling unit, a dominant force this season, showcases adept early wicket-takers in the likes of Marizanne Kapp and Athapaththu. This underlines their prowess in the bowling department.
In the Scorchers’ camp, Sophie Devine and the in-form Beth Mooney were a formidable duo, crafting an unbroken 134-run partnership in their previous outing, establishing the tempo for their side. Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, flaunts a seasoned middle order featuring talents like Phoebe Litchfield, Knight, and Marizanne Kapp, well-equipped to forge substantial partnerships in the game. The clash promises intriguing battles between these batting stalwarts.
PS-W VS ST-W Match Details
|Particulars||Match||Venue||Date & Time||Live Broadcast and Streaming Details|
|Details||Perth Scorchers Women vs Sydney Thunder Women, Women’s Big Bash League 2023||Junction Oval, Melbourne.||Sunday, November 12, 8:30 AM||Star Sports Network and FanCode|
Junction Oval Pitch Report
Junction Oval in Melbourne is renowned for its batter-friendly nature, featuring an impressive average first-innings total of 143 runs. Yet, the intriguing twist lies in its favouritism towards fast bowlers, as the pitch offers substantial bounce and pace, making it a welcoming arena for the pacemen. Spinners, however, might encounter limited opportunities to shine on this surface.
PS-W vs ST-W Head-to-Head Record:
|Matches Played||Perth Scorchers Women Won||Sydney Thunder Women Won|
Probable Playing XI:
Perth Scorchers Women (PS-W)
Sophie Devine (C), Beth Mooney (WK), Maddy Darke, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amy Jones, Chloe Piparo, Amy Louise Edgar, Piepa Cleary, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Taneale Peschel
Sydney Thunders Women (ST-W)
Heather Knight (C), Chamari Athapaththu, Tahlia Wilson (WK), Phoebe Litchfield, Marizanne Kapp, Anika Learoyd, Claire Moore, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Hannah Darlington, Lauren Smith, Samantha Bates
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter
Sophie Devine (Perth Scorchers)
Sophie Devine’s bat has been on fire recently. In the last Perth Scorchers match against Melbourne Renegades Women, she played a stellar, unbeaten inning, amassing a formidable 70 runs. Prior to that, Devine’s brilliance shone even brighter when she notched up a remarkable century, scoring 106 runs against Brisbane Heat. Her consistent form with the bat is a promising sign for her team.
Probable Best Bowler
Amy Edgar (Perth Scorchers)
Amy Edgar has emerged as a standout bowler for the Perth Scorchers, impressively capturing 14 wickets in just 9 matches. Her best performance saw her take 4 wickets for a mere 19 runs. With a strikingly remarkable strike rate of 10.71, she’ll be aiming to capitalize on favourable pitch conditions and wreak havoc upon the Sydney Thunder Women’s batting lineup.
Today’s Match Prediction: Perth Scorchers Women to win the Match
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decisions.