Brisbane Heat Women play host to Perth Scorchers Women in the eleventh fixture of the WBBL 2019. The defending champions began their campaign in flying fashion with a resounding victory over the perpetual favorites Sydney Sixers. However, they succumbed to a defeat at the hands of Sydney Thunder in their second game. Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, lost their opener against Melbourne Renegades and have their work cut out for them against a powerful Brisbane Heat outfit in their second fixture of this competition.
Women’s Big Bash League 2019
Brisbane Heat Women vs Perth Scorchers Women
26th October 2019
8:40 AM IST
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Bright Sunny conditions with absolutely no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 27 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
It should be a decent batting track with sufficient help for the pacers as well as the spinners to ensure an equal contest between bat and bowl.
No notable injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
As expected, Beth Mooney has been the fulcrum of the side and is pivotal to her side’s fortunes of securing a victory in this match. Her fifty against the Sixers paved the way for an incredible triumph whilst she looked in ominous touch in 24 ball- 34 in the previous game. Skipper Kirby Short and Grace Harris will have to step up in the batting department whereas teenage spin sensation Amelia Kerr is one to watch out for with the bowl in hand.
Beth Mooney(w), Kirby Short(c), Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Maddy Green, Mikayla Hinkley, Laura Harris, Amelia Kerr, Delissa Kimmince, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Georgia Prestwidge
Like their opponents, Perth Scorchers also enter the game on the back of a defeat. Meg Lanning failed to get into double-digits in the first game and would look to compensate for that rare failure with a big score against the title-holders. Amy Ellen Jones(44) and Natalie Sciver(55) had impressive starts and can play a decisive role with the willow in hand whilst Heather Graham and Piepa Cleary will lead the bowling attack.
Meg Lanning(c), Amy Ellen Jones(w), Chloe Piparo, Heather Graham, Natalie Sciver, Piepa Cleary, Georgia Redmayne, Nicole Bolton, Jemma Barsby, Kim Garth, Emma King
Picking Beth Mooney in the team is a no-brainer considering her fantastic record in the shortest format of the game and her explosive style of batting. She has also notched a half-century and a quick-fire cameo of 34 in the last game, which makes her the ideal choice for captaincy or vice-captaincy. Despite a disappointing display in her previous match, Meg Lanning has enough credit in her bank to ensure she walks into any Dream11 Team. She plundered 389 runs at a superb average of 48.62 in last season’s competition and is due for a big performance in this match. Amelia Kerr, the Kiwi leggie, made headlines by picking three wickets in a single over on her WBBL debut against the mighty Sixers and almost had a hat-trick. She is a must-have in the fantasy side. Jess Jonassen, Heather Graham, and Grace Harris should also feature in the Dream11 Team.
1: Beth Mooney
2: Meg Lanning
3: Jess Jonassen
B Mooney, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
M Lanning, Points: 82-84, Grade: A
K Short, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
M Hinkley, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
G Harris, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
J Jonassen, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
K Garth, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
H Graham, Points: 72-74, Grade: A
A Kerr, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
P Cleary, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
G Prestwidge: 54-56, Grade: A