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Perth Scorchers announce squad for Semi-Final against the Melbourne Stars|WBBL

Sophie Devine and Meg Lanning
Sophie Devine and Meg Lanning
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The Perth Scorchers have made one change to their 13-player squad for their must-win Semi Final against the Melbourne Stars tomorrow night, Wednesday 25 November at North Sydney Oval.

 The Scorchers are set for a showdown against the Stars, vying for a spot in Saturday night’s WBBL Final.

With the explosive Sophie Devine and run machine Beth Mooney in scintillating form at the top of the order, the Scorchers possess the most dangerous opening combination in WBBL|06.

The pair average 71.44 opening together, and sent the ball flying to all parts of North Sydney Oval last weekend with two consecutive hundred-run stands over Saturday and Sunday.

In the field, English leg spinner Sarah Glenn has been destructive with the ball, she now has 16 scalps to sit inside the top five wicket-takers in the competition.

Quick Taneale Peschel has been just as impressive spearheading Perth’s attack, her 13 wickets have all come at crucial moments, while her economy remains under six an over.

Scans have cleared all rounder Heather Graham of injury to her left knee and she remains in the 13-player squad.

A win tomorrow will catapult Perth into their first WBBL final in four years, where they will await the winner of Thursday night’s second semi-final between the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder.


Semi Final 1

Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers Wednesday 25 November, 4:10pm WST North Sydney Oval

LIVE: Seven, Foxtel, Kayosports, ABC Radio, cricket.com.au

In: Megan Banting
Out: Emma King

  • Perth Scorchers Squad:
  • Sophie Devine (c)
  • Megan Banting
  • Jemma Barsby
  • Samantha Betts
  • Nicole Bolton
  • Mathilda Carmichael
  • Piepa Cleary
  • Sarah Glenn
  • Heather Graham
  • Amy Jones
  • Beth Mooney
  • Taneale Peschel
  • Chloe Piparo