Women Big Bash League 2022 Sydney Thunder Women vs Sydney Sixers Women T20 27th Match Details and Prediction

Nov 2, 2022

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Sydney Thunder Women shall fight for survival as they are up against the table-toppers Sydney Sixers Women in the 27th game of Women’s Big Bash League 2022. Sixers Women registered an impressive win against the Melbourne Renegades Women coming here. The Thunder Women shared the points with Melbourne Stars Women after the rain stopped play in the last game.  

Sydney Thunder Women have won only once in their seven games. The side has struggled due to a lack of form among the top players. The Sixers Women have looked in excellent form and sit comfortably at the top of the points table. A win for Thunder Women shall keep them alive in the tournament, and it will be interesting to see how they perform. 


Sydney Thunder Women Preview

Rachael Haynes’ team needs to fire all cylinders as they take the table-toppers in this game. A win shall keep the side standing for a berth in the semifinals, and Haynes would like her players to deliver their best in this game. The Thunder Women enter this contest with their last game against the Melbourne Stars Women washed away by rain.  

Amy Jones and Phoebe Litchfield got starts in the last game, and they would like to set up a big-opening wicket stand in this game. Haynes must lead from the front and add to the score in the middle order with Anika Learoyd. Chole Tryon, Sammy-Jo Johnson, and Olivia Porter must score runs down the order, as the top order hasn’t been consistent.   

Their bowlers would be put to the test by the Sixers’ batters. Lea Tahuhu and Belinda Vakarewa must use the new ball to put the side in a strong position. Samantha Bates has done well, and she will look to bowl good lines with Lauren Smith in the middle overs. Chloe Tryon and Sammy-Jo Johnson must perform well in the supporting role. 

Sydney Thunder Women Predicted Playing XI:

Rachael Haynes (c), Amy Jones (wk), Phoebe Litchfield, Anika Learoyd, Chloe Tryon, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Olivia Porter, Lea Tahuhu, Lauren Smith, Belinda Vakarewa, Samantha Bates

Sydney Sixers Women’s Preview

It was the fifth win of the season for Ellyse Perry’s side. They dominated with the bat against Melbourne Renegades Women to win the game by 37 runs. The side is close to a berth in the semifinals, and they would look to secure it with a win here. Their opponents haven’t been in the best form, adding to the side’s confidence.  

Alyssa Healy and Suzie Bates set up a 151-run stand in the last game. They would be confident here. Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, and Ellyse Perry have done well and would like to continue with the same form. Nicole Bolton, Sophie Ecclestone, and Maitlan Brown add to the side’s batting firepower down the order.   

Ashleigh Gardner and Sophie Ecclestone are troubling batters with the new ball, and the pair shall look to repeat the same show. Lauren Cheatle and Maitlan Brown shared 6 wickets in the last game, and they will be confident. Bolton, Stella Campbell, and Perry add to the side’s bowling options.  

Sydney Sixers Women Predicted Playing XI:

Ellyse Perry (c), Alyssa Healy (wk), Suzie Bates, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Sophie Ecclestone, Angelina Genford, Lauren Cheatle, Kate Peterson

Weather Conditions

The skies over Sydney will be cloudy on November 02. The conditions would be tough on the batters as the ball shall move. Batters have to spend their time at the crease to score runs. The side that bats first in this game shall have to score above 140 runs to defend it successfully.

Venue Details

Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney, has short boundaries. The wicket assists fast bowlers as the green top allows them to move the ball. Spinners have little margin for error and need to bowl good lines here. Batters who play to the merit of the ball have done well on this surface.

Toss: To Bowl

Batting first has always been challenging, and few teams have successfully defended scores at this venue. The skies would be overcast, which will likely help bowlers early in the game. Both sides would like to take advantage of the early conditions on the wicket, and the side winning the toss shall opt to bowl first.


Winning Prediction

Sydney Thunder Women have won just one game, and this is their last shot at keeping hopes alive for a berth in the semifinals. Their batters have struggled, and the side would need a good show from them. Sydney Sixers Women have been in excellent form and have lost only once in the season. It will make them favorites to win this game.

Sydney Sixers Women to win.

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