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Sydney Sixers will be locking horns with Sydney Thunder in Match 51 of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 2022 at the North Sydney Oval on Friday, November 18. Both franchises from Sydney have had contrasting fortunes ahead of this city derby.
The Sixers have been consistent and outstanding throughout the season. They occupy the top position in the points table having won nine of their 12 matches with 19 points to their tally at an impressive NRR of 0.692 and are already in the knockout phase. They head into this clash on the back of a hard-fought five-wicket win over the Brisbane Heat.
The Sydney Thunder on the other hand have had a disastrous campaign. They are languishing at the bottom of the points table having registered just a solitary win from their 12 matches with five points to their tally courtesy of three games ending in a no result. Their net run rate happens to be a dismal -0.964 and they can only manage to salvage pride as they do not have any chance of making the knockouts this time around.
Sydney Sixers Women vs Sydney Thunder Women, Match 51, Women’s Big Bash League 2022
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Date & Time: November 18, 1:35 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming Details: Sony Sports Network & Sony Liv
The wicket at the North Sydney Oval provides a bit more assistance to the batters as compared to the bowlers. There is a possibility of a run fest in this encounter and the bowlers need to work very hard for getting the breakthroughs. However, since the Sydney Sixers have an excellent record against the Thunder batting first, both sides would be looking to put runs on the board after winning the toss.
Predicted Playing XIs for SS-W vs ST-W
Sydney Sixers Women
Suzie Bates, Alyssa Healy (wk), Ellyse Perry (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Nicole Bolton, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Peterson, Angelina Genford, Lauren Cheatle, Jade Allen
Sydney Thunder Women
Tammy Beaumont, Phoebe Litchfield, Amy Jones, Rachael Haynes (c), Chloe Tryon, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Olivia Porter, Hannah Darlington, Lauren Smith, Samantha Bates
Probable Best Performers from SS-W vs ST-W
Probable best batter: Erin Burns
The Sydney Sixers were in some trouble against the Brisbane Heat chasing 164 after they were reduced to 72/5. Erin Burns scored an unbeaten 51 runs off 32 balls and added 92 runs with Sophie Ecclestone (47)* for the fifth wicket. The middle order batter would be expected to showcase yet another match-winning performance in the Sydney derby.
Probable best bowler: Kate Peterson
Kate Peterson was the Sydney Sixers’ game-changer with the ball in hand and went on to register a match-winning four-wicket haul. She finished with figures of 4/17 from her four overs at an economy of 4.25. Kate would be hoping to showcase a similar performance in the next game.
Today’s Match Prediction: Synder Sixers to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.