The defending champions Perth Scorchers will lock horns with Melbourne Renegades on Sunday, November 20 at Ted Summerton Reserve in Moe, Victoria.
Following a brilliant start to the season, the Sophie Devine-led side failed to gain momentum in the middle and are currently fifth on the table with 13 points. Renegades, on the other hand, are seventh on the table with seven points and are already out of the semi-final race.
In their last clash on November 12 in Melbourne, Scorchers absolutely thrashed the Renegades and won the match by 104 runs. Scorchers will expect to replicate the performance in their final league game as their qualification for the semi-finals is not yet guaranteed. Thus, they desperately need to win in order to stay in the hunt for qualification.
The Hayley Matthews-led side, on the other hand, defeated Syndey Thunders in their last match and would hope to beat Scorchers before bowing out of the tournament. However, their batting woes remains to be a problem and in case they manage to pick early wickets, Renegades can shock Scorchers.
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 53, Women’s Big Bash League 2022
Venue: Ted Summerton Reserve, Moe, Victoria
Date & Time: November 20, 4:45 AM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming Details: Sony Sports Network & Sony Liv
Given the conditions at Ted Summerton Reserve, the skipper winning the toss would look to bat first. Since not a lot of games have been played here, the pitch will be fresh and the batters can score runs easily. Pacers might get help from the pitch in the early stage of both innings.
Predicted Playing XIs for PS-W vs MR-W
Melbourne Renegades Women
Hayley Matthews (c), Chamari Athapaththu, Josephine Dooley (wk), Courtney Webb, Carly Leeson, Erica Kershaw, Georgia Prestwidge, Rhiann O Donnell, Sarah Coyte, Shabnim Ismail, Ella Hayward
Perth Scorchers Women
Beth Mooney (wk), Chloe Piparo, Sophie Devine (c), Maddy Green, Marizanne Kapp, Mathilda Carmichael, Amy Louise Edgar, Alana King, Piepa Cleary, Lilly Mills, Taneale Peschel
Probable Best Performers from PS-W vs MR-W
Probable best batter: Beth Mooney
The 28-year-old Beth Mooney has been the top run-scorer of this season’s Women’s Big Bash League. The Australian so far has scored 434 runs in just 12 innings and been very consistent in delivering for her team. However, she will be under pressure in the match as it can very well be a do-or-die game for th Scorchers.
Probable best bowler: Alana King
The leg-spinner Alana King has been sensational in the tournament so far. In 13 matches, the 26-year-old has picked up 16 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 5.93.
Today’s Match Prediction: Perth Scorchers to win
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.