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

THE FACTS

When is Sydney Thunder Women vs Sydney Sixers Women taking place? Friday 15th November, 2019 – 08:10 (UK)

Where is Sydney Thunder Women vs Sydney Sixers Women taking place? Drummoyne Oval, Sydney

What is the expected weather for Sydney Thunder Women vs Sydney Sixers Women? 26c in partly cloudy skies

What television channel is Sydney Thunder Women vs Sydney Sixers 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 Sydney Sixers 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 Sydney Sixers Women? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Sydney Sixers Women beat Sydney Thunder Women by 49 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

SYDNEY THUNDER WOMEN

  • Sydney Thunder lost their second game in quick succession against Perth Scorchers and due to the tight nature of the competition, they have fallen from the top of the ladder all the way down to fifth ahead of this huge clash with Sydney Sixers.
  • After allowing the Scorchers to score 151 in their previous contest, the Thunder did a great job this time around as they managed to restrict them to 116/6 and give themselves an extremely good chance of chasing down that total.
  • That may have been the case but the Thunder suffered a nightmare start and found themselves two wickets down inside seven balls and despite recovering somewhat by reaching 91/6, they lost their final four wickets for 14 runs to leave them 11 short of their target.

SYDNEY SIXERS WOMEN

  • Sydney Sixers bounced back from their defeat against Brisbane Heat with an impressive performance against Hobart Hurricanes which means the Heat are still the only side to beat the Sixers in this year’s competition so far.
  • After their second underwhelming effort against the Heat, the pressure was on the Sixers to respond and they did just that as they posted their third highest total of the season with 172/2 which was largely thanks to an unbeaten 70 from skipper Ellyse Perry.
  • The Sixers did not allow the Hurricanes to settle with three wickets inside the first four overs and despite a mini-revival for the fourth-wicket, Erin Burns caused all sorts of problems for the lower-order and finished with 3-5 to wrap up a comfortable 39-run victory.

THE PREDICTION

This is a pivotal all-Sydney contest that could have major ramifications for the loser. With the Women’s Big Bash League looking extremely congested at the top of the ladder, any loss could have a big impact on the standings as Thunder have found having gone from top to fifth in the space of two matches. They will need to quickly bounce back from those two losses but face a huge task with the Sixers able to continue their record of only losing to Brisbane Heat in this year’s competition.

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