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|Sammy Jo Johnson||11||13||2||0||84.62|
Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat will be taking on each other as the WBBL matches keep coming thick and fast. Both the sides have won one match each in the tournament so far and will be looking to get some consistency in their results.
Sydney Thunder was very impressive in its first match but was swept away by the Sydney Sixers in the last match. Brisbane Heat played one of the most inept T20 innings we have ever seen in its first match and then followed it up with a smashing win.
We think there is a lot of potential in both these teams and they could be competing for a spot in the knockout stages. To reach that stage they will have to iron out their processes and make them more repeatable rather than relying on individual brilliance to save the day for them.
Clearly, there is work to be done for both sides as they take on each other.
Sydney Thunder was at the receiving end of a brilliant inning by Elyse Perry. She scored a fantastic 74 not out from 66 deliveries and batted through the inning. The Sydney Thunder bowlers had been very impressive in their opening match but did not find any answer to stop Elyse Perry.
Bates bowled economically, Taylor took two wickets and kept the runs down but everyone else suffered. Farrell gave away 50 runs in her four overs and suffered the worst among all the bowlers.
The bowling unit will have received a solid jolt after this match and will need to pull itself together quickly. It was interesting to see Harmanpreet Kaur bowl three overs in the match as well because this was something she did not do too often in the recently concluded Women’s WorldT20.
Sydney Thunder was chasing a stiff target of 169 but it was not something completely out of their reach. The side will be disappointed to have fallen so short and that its top-order failed to fire completely.
Harmanpreet Kaur played her first match of WBL 04 and started with an impressive 45 off 28 balls. She hit three sixes in the inning and continued the form she had shown in the World Cup.
Haynes, Priest, Stalenburg, and Blackwell all failed to contribute. This is a very talented top-order that should be able to do better in the upcoming matches. Haynes is the one batter that we are looking to particularly as someone to get some big scored for Sydney Thunder.
Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest, Naomi Stalenberg, Alex Blackwell, Harmanpreet Kaur, Stafanie Taylor, Nicola Carey, Rene Farrell, Maisy Gibson, Sam Bates, Belinda Vakarewa.
After a T20 batting performance that left everyone watching scratching their heads, Brisbane heat brought it’s a game to the WBBL. They were up against a strong Perth Scorchers side but were not overawed.
A brilliant bowling performance saw the Perth Scorchers restricted to 103 in their full quota of 20 overs. Johnson, Jonassen, and Kimmince all took two wickets each. Barsby was very good with the ball once again and gave away just 16 runs in her four overs.
This bowling performance will give Brisbane Heat a lot of confidence going ahead into the WBBL. Most of the sides suffer because they do not have a good bowling unit. It appears, though, at this early stage in this tournament that Brisbane Heat has managed to put together one of the better attacks of the WBBL.
This unit will be tested against Sydney Thunder, a side that has some excellent power hitters to call upon.
The Brisbane heat batting was so much better than in the first match that it was almost like a whole new team. All the betters played with purpose and did not let the game drift.
Mooney scored 25, Harris gave it a thump at the top, Short scored 27, and Jonassen stayed 28 not out to cap off an excellent game for her.
Chasing a small total can be tricky for a side that is not confident. By chasing it down in 13 overs, Brisbane Heat showed to the entire WBBL that it was here to play.
If they can continue playing with the same kind of purpose in the upcoming matches then Brisbane Heat will be a difficult team to beat.
Beth Mooney, Grace Harris, 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 Sydney Thunder and Brisbane heat is going to be played at the North Sydney Oval, Sydney. We think a good surface for batting with some short boundaries to exploit will make for an exciting match.
Sydney Thunder is a good side playing at home while Brisbane Heat has impressed us with its bounce back after its first loss. The contest will be close but we are backing Brisbane Heat in this one.
Back Brisbane Heat to win.