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

THE FACTS

When is Sydney Thunder Women vs Brisbane Heat Women taking place? Sunday 20th October, 2019 – 04:10 (UK)

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

What is the expected weather for Sydney Thunder Women vs Brisbane Heat Women? 18c in sunny skies

What television channel is Sydney Thunder 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 Thunder 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 Thunder 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 Thunder Women by 4 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

SYDNEY THUNDER WOMEN

  • Sydney Thunder were on the end of a big loss in their all-Sydney affair to open this season’s Women’s Big Bash League as the Sixers proved far too strong for the Thunder with their run chase falling well short of the required total.
  • Thunder failed with the ball early on with the Sixers’ opening pair managing to amass 83 runs before the first wicket fell and they were able to set a total of 193 for the Thunder to chase but they got off to the worst possible start.
  • Both openers fell in the first two overs of the run chase and despite a solid effort from Alex Blackwell who managed to score a half-century, Thunder were always well behind on the required run rate and were eventually defeated by 49 runs.

BRISBANE HEAT WOMEN

  • Brisbane Heat sent out a huge message to the rest of the competition as they hammered Sydney Sixers in a repeat of last season’s final to get the defence of their title off to a dream start in Sydney.
  • The Heat got off to a strong start as Beth Mooney opened with a half-century and with a few cameos lower down the order including a rapid 36 from just 17 balls from Laura Harris ensured Brisbane reached 165/5 off their 20 overs.
  • The main threat for the Sixers was always going to be captain Ellyse Perry but she never really got going and when her knock of 27 was brought to an end as the fifth wicket to fall, some devastating bowling followed with the Sixers managing just one more run for the loss of five wickets.

THE PREDICTION

Brisbane Heat could not have wished for a better start to the defence of their crown as they demolished their main rivals Sydney Sixers in a repeat of last season’s final. Heat did well with the bat but it was the way they ripped through the middle and lower order of the Sixers that really stood out as they skittled them for 73 on the way to a 92-run victory. Sydney Thunder losing heavily to the Sixers in their opening game does not bode well for them here, with the Heat able to run out big winners once again.

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