Sydney, December 23, Sunday at 08:40 AM IST
Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat will reload tomorrow for their second head to head encounter at Hurstville Oval, Sydney. Both the sides locked horns today at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in where Sixers turned out to be the winner by 11 runs. Riding on Skipper Ellyse Perry’s unbeaten 103 of 64 deliveries, Sixers posted 166-3 on the board after winning the toss. In response, Brisbane Heat managed 155-7 in twenty overs and fell short by 11 runs. Dane van Niekerk and Erin Burns returned with two wickets each for Sixers.
With 10 points coming off five wins and 1 loss in six encounters, Sydney Sixers have grabbed the top spot in the ladder and would be looking to for another win to retain their spot. Just beneath them at the second spot are Sydney Thunder who are lagging behind in the net run rate. One loss can cost Sixers their top spot and it will be interesting to watch them take on Heat tomorrow.
Brisbane Heat is sitting at fourth spot with three wins and three defeats out of six encounters. They were on a two-match winning streak prior to facing 11 runs loss in the last encounter and would be desperately looking eyeing a win.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for –
SS-W Playing 11:
Batswomen- Erin Burns, Tahlia Wilson, Hayley Silver-holmes, Sara McGlashan
All-rounder- Dane van Niekerk, Ellyse Perry (c), Ashleigh Gardner
Bowlers- Lauren Cheatle, Marizanne Kapp, Lauren Smith
BH-W Playing 11:
Wicketkeeper- Beth Mooney
Batswomen- Laura Wolvaardt, Kirby Short (c), Sune Luus, Laura Harris
All-rounder- Sammy-Jo Johnson, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen
Bowlers- Delissa Kimmince, Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett
Sydney Sixers- Erin Burns, Ellyse Perry (C), Stella Campbell, Alyssa Healy, Lauren Cheatle, Carly Leeson, Ashleigh Gardner, Marizanne Kapp, Sara McGlashan, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Lauren Smith, Dane Van Niekerk, Tahlia Wilson
Brisbane Heat- Grace Harris, Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett, Laura Harris, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Prestwidge, Delissa Kimmince, Charli Knott, Sune Luus, Beth Mooney, Kirby Short, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Laura Wolvaardt
Fantasy picks from Sydney Sixers-
E Perry – 419 runs and 3 wickets in 6 innings || E Burns – 155 runs in 6 innings || A Gardner – 141 runs in 6 innings | A Healy – 127 runs in 6 innings
M Kapp – 8 wickets in 6 innings || Dane van Niekerk – 8 wickets in 6 innings || L Smith – 5 wickets in 4 innings
Fantasy picks from Brisbane Heat-
G Harris – 186 runs in 6 innings || K Short – 136 runs in 5 innings || B Mooney – 175 runs in 6 innings
S Jo Johnson – 8 wickets in 6 innings || J Barsby – 6 wickets in 6 innings || J Jonassen – 8 wickets in 6 innings