Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder would be looking to round off the league stage with a win when the two sides lock horns against each other at Cazaly’s Stadium on Saturday. Sydney Thunder are leading the WBBL table after 13 round of games, collecting nine wins so far. Heading into the business end, they would look to collect another before the knockout stage.
Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, need a win here to seal the semi-final spot. However, it is a tough last league game but the Heat must come out with belief to get the desired result. Speaking of the form, they come here with a win that make three wins in the last five fixtures.
Where – Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns
When – 01:45 PM IST, January 12
Recent form (last five fixture, recent first)
Brisbane Heat Women – W L W W L
Sydney Thunder Women – W W NR W L
Head-to-head (last five fixtures)
Brisbane Heat Women – 2, Sydney Thunder Women – 3
Both the sides have announced their respective squads for the fixture.
ST-W Playing 11: Alex Blackwell (c), Rachel Priest (wk), Naomi Stalenberg, Nicola Carey, Belinda Vakarewa, Samantha Bates, Rachel Trenaman, Lisa Griffith, Harmanpreet Kaur, Stafanie Taylor, Rachael Haynes
Sydney Thunder Women Squad: Alex Blackwell (c), Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest, Maisy Gibson, Lisa Griffith, Nicola Carey, Sam Bates, Stafanie Taylor, Harmanpreet Kaur, Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Trenaman, Belinda Vakarewa and Saskia Horley.
BH-W Playing 11: Kirby Short (c), Sammy-Jo Johnson, Laura Harris, Georgia Prestwidge, Josephine Dooley, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney (wk), Grace Harris, Laura Wolvaardt, Jemma Barsby
Brisbane Heat Women Squad: Kirby Short (c), Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett, Josie Dooley, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmincem, Sune Luus, Beth Mooney, Georgia Prestwidge and Laura Wolvaardt
Wicket-keeper: Beth Mooney is a better choice for the form she is in and also Mooney bats at the top of the batting order for Brisbane Heat.
Batswomen: Alex Blackwell made a fine fifty to lead her side home in Thunder’s last fixture. Rachel Haynes and Harmanpreet Kaur are among others who can be backed to deliver the goods with the bat.
All-rounders: Sammy-Jo Johnson and Jess Jonassen had an excellent outing against Melbourne Stars (Jan. 10) with both the bat and ball. Grace Harris, Stephanie Taylor and Nicola Carey are among the other safe options.
Bowlers: Delissa Kimmince picked a 4-fer in the last game for Brisbane Heat.
Make ST-W vs BH-W Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.