21st September 2019
5:30 AM IST
Souths District Cricket Club, Brisbane
Queensland Fire and Western Fury will go up against each other in the opener of the WNCL 2019-2020. The former finished as the runners up in the last year’s edition of the tournament and fell short yet again at the final hurdle. Meanwhile, Western Fury finished in sixth place and will aim to challenge for a top two-spot after a disappointing previous campaign.
Mostly cloudy conditions with very few chances of rain and temperature ranging around 21 degree Celsius expected during the game.
The surface should be nice and hard with the ball coming on to the bat, thus plenty of runs could be on offer. A score in excess of 250 could prove to be a winning total.
No notable injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Queensland Fire have a very balanced side and will look to go one step ahead by winning the title after their failure to do so on multiple occasions. Beth Mooney and Kirby Short will start as the openers whilst Georgia Redmayne and Sammy-Jo Johnson will hold the fort in the middle order. Jemma Barsby and Holly Ferling will handle the bowling duties.
Beth Mooney, Kirby Short (c), Jess Jonassen, Josie Dooley, Georgia Redmayne(wk), Sammy-Jo Johnson, Delissa Kimmince, Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett, Holly Ferling, Georgie Prestwidge
They have done some good business ahead of this season. Ashley Day is a brand new acquisition from New South Wales and will strengthen the batting order. Another stellar addition is aggressive Kiwi all-rounder, Sophie Devine, who is capable of game-changing exploits. Heather Graham is the 2018/19 Domestic Player of the Year and will play a starring role for her side.
Chloe Piparo (c), Ashley Day, Heather Graham, Mathilda Carmichael, Amy Edgar, Sophie Devine, Megan Banting (wk), Kath Hempenstall, Emma King, Taneale Peschel, Piepa Cleary
Beth Mooney will be a fan favorite ahead of this contest after her exceptional displays in the tour against the Windies and will look to continue her purple patch on home turf. Sammy Jo-Johnson and Sophie Devine are talented all-rounders and would be reliable picks for your fantasy side. Last season’s player of the tournament, Georgia Redmayne is another player to watch out for in this game.
1: Beth Mooney
2: Sophie Devine
3: Georgia Redmayne
G Redmayne, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
B Mooney, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
C Piparo, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
K Short, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
M Healy, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
J Jonassen, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
S Jo-Johnson, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
S Devine, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
H Ferling, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
J Barsby, Points: 38-40, Grade: A
T Peschel, Points: 38-40, Grade: A