Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: WBBL 2020 - Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder - Match 3
The 3rd match of the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder at the North Sydney Oval, Sydney in Australia.
Sydney Sixers just missed out on a semis berth in Women’s Big Bash League 2019, finishing at the 5th place after the group stage. They have been set back by Lauren Smith's departure to Thunder, but will be more than pleased with the inclusion of Angela Reakes and Lisa Griffith (Thunder).
Ellyse Perry was their top scorer last year and though the injury-plagued all-rounder may not be able to bowl this season, she will be more than handy with the bat. Explosive opener Alyssa Healy will be just as crucial.
Protea all-rounder Marizanne Kapp was their top wicket taker last season with 15 scalps at 20.20 and will continue to lead their bowling attack.
Sydney Thunder finished at the 6th place in Women’s Big Bash League 2019. With bulk entries of Tammy Beaumont, Sammy-Jo Johnson (Heat), Heather Knight and Lauren Smith (Sixers), they certainly have the personnel to make it to the semis this time around.
However, they would miss the services of Lisa Griffith (Sixers) and Rachel Priest (Hurricanes). Runs are likely to come from the bat of England stars Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight.
Hannah Darlington, who picked up 16 wickets last year with the best of 3/29, will pair with Knight to form a great combination.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Sydney Sixers - Sarah Aley, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Maddy Darke, Ashleigh Gardner, Lisa Griffith, Alyssa Healy, Jodie Hicks, Emma Hughes, Marizanne Kapp (SA), Ellyse Perry, Angela Reakes, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Dane van Niekerk (SA),
Sydney Thunder - Sam Bates, Tammy Beaumont (Eng), Hannah Darlington, Rachael Haynes, Saskia Horley, Shabnim Ismail (SA) Sammy-Jo Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Heather Knight (Eng), Kate Peterson, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Sydney Sixers
Who will win? – Sydney Sixers
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Alyssa Healy (Sydney Sixers), Heather Knight (Sydney Thunder)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Marizanne Kapp (Sydney Sixers), Hannah Darlington (Sydney Thunder)
Most Sixes – Alyssa Healy (Sydney Sixers), Heather Knight (Sydney Thunder)
Player of the Match – Alyssa Healy
Team Scores Batting first – Sydney Sixers 150+, Sydney Thunder 145+
Match Handicap Sydney Sixers
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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