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The Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 2022 will kick off with the Brisbane Heat facing Sydney Sixers at the Ray Mitchell Oval, in Mackay. Both teams will be keen on starting the season on a winning note. Sydney Sixers, who came eighth in the previous edition, would like to improve their performances this time.
Brisbane Heat defeated Sydney Sixers in both of their encounters last year, including one at this venue. The Sixers will find it tough to turn things around against a strong Brisbane side who’ve signed up some exciting new players.
Venue: Ray Mitchell Oval, Mackay
Date and Time: October 13, 2:10 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
A good batting track is expected for the first encounter of the WBBL. Batters will look to make the most of the field restrictions and try to score as many runs as possible in the initial six overs. The skipper winning the toss might want to have a bowl first.
Probable Playing XI
Brisbane Heat Women
Danielle Wyatt, Georgia Voli, Redmayne (wk), Laura Kimmence, Grace Parsons, Mikayla Hinkley, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Jess Jonassen (c), Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris
Sydney Sixers Women
Ellyse Perry (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Sophie Ecclestone, Suzie Bates, Jade Allen, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter
Brisbane Heat has roped in senior English batter Danielle Wyatt in thier squad for the upcoming season. Wyatt has been in decent touch lately and can do a lot of damage during the field restrictions. Talking about her numbers in T20I cricket, she has scored 2159 runs from 114 innings at a strike rate of 123.93.
Probable best bowler
The Sixers skipper Ellyse Perry would want to lead from the front in the upcoming match. Perry is more than handy with the ball as she can bowl with the new ball as well as in the death overs. She will be a bowler to watch out for in the upcoming encounter.
Today’s Match Prediction: Brisbane Heat 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.