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|Dane van Niekerk||25||33||2||0||75.76|
|Sammy Jo Johnson||4.0||0||23||3||5.75|
|Sammy Jo Johnson||51||30||4||3||170.00|
|Dane van Niekerk||4.0||0||34||1||8.50|
The Sydney Sixers and the Brisbane Heat women faced off together in the first of their two back to back matches. These are two of the strongest teams in the WBBL right now and this was a highly anticipated match.
As it turned out, Elyse Perry continues to bat in ‘God mode’ and hit another century in the WBBL. She led her side to victory even though Brisbane Heat put up a good fight and came within 11 runs of their target.
The return match between the Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat should be very exciting once again. Can Elyse Perry continue to crush the competition in the WBBL or will Brisbane Heat find a way to get her out? Can Grace Harris recreate the fireworks from earlier in the tournament or was that a one-off?
Five wins from six matches have now put the Sydney Sixers firmly on the brink of qualification. They have played according to their tag of pre-tournament favorites and been ruthless in their execution.
of course, it helps to have two of the best batters in Women’s cricket right now at the top of the order.
Alyssa Healy may have had a quite few matches but her next could well be the one in which scores a massive ton or smashes sixes to all parts of the ground. She has been doing that with consistency this season and is in excellent touch.
Anything said about Elyse Perry is not going to do her justice. She is having her best season of the WBBL yet and is coming into this match with complete confidence. Her hundred against Brisbane Heat in the last match was chanceless and put the game beyond question.
She remained not out and batted for the entire inning which would have taken a toll on her physical fitness as well. Can she play a similar type of inning in this match as well? We think the physical exertion of a massive inning could prove to be counterproductive for her.
It will be interesting to see if Gardner, Burns, and McGlashan can pick up the slack of the opening pair gets out cheaply.
A well-balanced side with international bowlers like van Niekerk, Kapp to lead the attack puts the Sydney Sixers in a very comfortable position. They are comfortable batting first or bowling first and know that if they play to their potential, they are going to be hard to stop.
Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Sara McGlashan, Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson, Lauren Cheatle, Carly Leeson.
Brisbane Heat lost the last match but should not feel too bad about it. They were undone by an exceptional inning from Elyse Perry. She did not give the bowling attack a chance and kept scoring runs even as wickets tumbled on the other end.
There is not much that a side can do when it comes across a player in such form.
Instead, we think the Brisbane Heat should focus on the positives. Their bowling attack managed to limit the damage even though Perry was unstoppable.
Jonassen and Kimmince managed to keep things tight while Grace Harris picked up the important wicket of Healy early on.
The bowlers would be quite pleased with their performance overall. A little back of luck and they could have well put the famed Sydney Sixers batting under tremendous pressure.
The batting lineup also managed to put up a very good show. There were seven players that reached double figures and even though Grace Harris did not score any runs, the side managed to get within 11 runs of a decent total.
If Harris, Mooney, Short and the others can bat first, put up a decent total on the board, then maybe the Sydney Sixers are not going to be able to bat with the kind of freedom they did in the first game. The match was pretty closely contested and it was only one player that tilted it the other way.
We are backing Grace Harris to hit another quick fire 30 or 40 in the upcoming match just because her form has been so good. Her super aggressive approach means that she is not going to be able to get huge scores every time but the impact her inning has is always going to high.
Grace Harris, Beth Mooney, Sammy Jo Johnson, Kirby Short, Jess Jonassen, Sune Luus, Delissa Kimmince, Laura Wolvaardt, Laura Harris, Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett.
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The WBBL match between the Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat is going to be played at the Hurstville Oval, Sydney. The weather in Sydney has been a bit unpredictable but the weather forecast for match day seems encouraging. We can hope to have a match that is uninterrupted by rain.
The pitch should be good for batting and is going to test the fortitude of the bowlers. With a strong batting lineup on both sides, we could have another high scoring encounter.
The Sydney Sixers go into favorites in any WBBL contest but we think Brisbane Heat has a good chance of causing an upset. They have a steady bowling attack and some batters that are very capable of getting the big runs.
Back the Brisbane Heat to win.