2019 Women’s Big Bash League – Sydney Sixers Women vs Brisbane Heat Women Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Sydney Sixers Women vs Brisbane Heat Women taking place? Saturday 19th October, 2019 – 09:10 (UK)

Where is Sydney Sixers Women vs Brisbane Heat Women taking place? North Sydney Oval, Sydney

What is the expected weather for Sydney Sixers Women vs Brisbane Heat Women? 20c in clear skies

What television channel is Sydney Sixers Women vs Brisbane Heat Women on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to WBBL05 matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Sydney Sixers Women vs Brisbane Heat Women in the UK? If televised, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Sydney Sixers Women vs Brisbane Heat Women? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Brisbane Heat Women beat Sydney Sixers Women by 3 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

SYDNEY SIXERS WOMEN

  • Sydney Sixers maintained their record of reaching the final in every edition of the Women’s Big Bash League but were unable to claim a third consecutive title as they were edged out in a thrilling contest against the side they will face here.
  • The Sixers are the pre-tournament favourites to win the title and they will be confident of adding a third trophy to their collection, mainly due to the presence of their superbly talented captain Ellyse Perry.
  • Perry was sensational in the last season’s competition as she scored 777 runs at an average of 86.33 with no other player getting near her and she was ably supported by fellow Australian Alyssa Healy.

BRISBANE HEAT WOMEN

  • Brisbane Heat capped off a superb WBBL campaign last time out as they were crowned champions for the first time with a dramatic victory over Sydney Sixers in the final and will be competitive again this season as they aim to go back-to-back.
  • If the Heat are to be a success again, they will need Beth Mooney to produce the same kind of form that she has in the last two years having won consecutive MVP titles for Brisbane whilst she is also the reigning ICC World T20 Player of the Year.
  • Mooney was also the player of the match in last season’s final and will have support from Kiwi pair Maddy Green and Amelia Kerr who are new additions to the side although Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus have departed.

THE PREDICTION

Brisbane Heat pulled off a huge shock to defeat Sydney Sixers in last year’s WBBL final and they start their respective campaigns with a repeat of that game. The Sixers will be out to avenge that loss to get this campaign off to a strong start but it could come down to which star player performs better for the two teams as Ellyse Perry and Beth Mooney to head-to-head. Either side can claim the win but it is the Sixers that can begin with a victory.

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