Sydney Sixers Women take on Perth Scorchers Women in the first game on Saturday in the Women’s Big Bash League 2019 at the Lilac Hill Park In Perth. The Scorchers come into this game on the back of an emphatic 9-wicket victory over Melbourne Stars Women. After a troubled start to the season, the Meg Lanning-led side has found some consistency in their displays and results lately. On the contrary, the Sixers have suffered two consecutive defeats in their last two games and have lost their most influential player- Ellyse Perry to a shoulder injury. They will target a return back to winning ways with a victory in this contest but it is easier said than done against their in-form opponents.
Women’s Big Bash League 2019
Perth Scorchers Women vs Sydney Sixers Women
23rd November 2019
7:30 AM IST
Lilac Hill Park, Perth
Sunny conditions with no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 27 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
It should be a decent-enough batting track and will offer some aid to the bowlers to keep them interested, leading to an equal contest between bat and bowl.
Skipper Ellyse Perry and Lauren Cheatle won’t feature in this match due to injury.
Probable Playing XI:
Perth Scorchers Women:
The Scorchers have won four of their last five matches and there ideally should be no changes. For the umpteenth time, Amy Ellen Jones and Meg Lanning will lead the charge in the batting unit whilst Heather Graham should have a pivotal role to play with both bat and bowl.
Amy Ellen Jones(w), Meg Lanning(c), Georgia Redmayne, Natalie Sciver, Emma King, Heather Graham, Chloe Piparo, Kim Garth, Jemma Barsby, Taneale Peschel, Samantha Betts
Sydney Sixers Women:
In the absence of Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy will hold the key with the willow in hand and will be expected to anchor the inning for her side. Erin Burns and Ashleigh Gardner are also crucial players from the batting perspective whereas Marizzane Kapp is one to watch out for in the bowling department.
Alyssa Healy(w/c), Hollie Armitage, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Maddy Darke, Lauren Smith, Sarah Aley, Hayley Silver-holmes, Stella Campbell
Alyssa Healy has had a quiet campaign so far by her lofty standards. However, she has enough credit in her bank to find a place in any Dream11 Team. Meanwhile, the duo of Amy Ellen Jones and Meg Lanning are must-picks ahead of this fantasy contest. The former has amassed 330 runs in this competition which includes three fifties and a high-score of 80 whilst the latter has 310 runs to her name and the exact number of half-centuries as her opening partner. Finally, Marizanne Kapp would be an astute addition to the side considering her dual prowess. In the last game, he scored 55 off 40 balls at a strike rate of 137.50 before bagging three wickets with the bowl in hand.
1: Marizanne Kapp
2: Amy Ellen Jones
3: Alyssa Healy
Perth Scorchers Women vs Sydney Sixers Women Dream11 Team:
A Healy, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
A Jones, Points: 82-84, Grade: A
E Burns, Points: 36-38, Grade: B
M Lanning, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
A Gardner, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
N Sciver, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
H Graham, Points: 72-74, Grade: A
K Garth, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
S Aley, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
M Kapp, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
L Smith, Points: 54-56, Grade: A