Women BBL 2020 Semi Finals 2: BBHW vs. SYTW – Thu, 26th November
Women BBL 2020 Match Prediction
The WBBL 2020 semifinal spots for this season have been settled. Second-placed Brisbane Heat Women will face Sydney Thunder Women, who finished third in the points table, in the second WBBL 2020 semifinal, at the North Sydney Oval on 26th November.
Sydney Thunders Women won the first match played between these two teams this season. However, Brisbane Heat Women managed to take their piece of revenge in their second meeting of the league stage with an incredible eight-wicket victory. Our Women’s BBL Match Prediction envisages that two-time champions Brisbane heat, who has been on a seven-match winning streak, will book their spot for the finals with a win in this game.
Brisbane Heat Women will win this game.
The defending champions, Brisbane Heat, who finished second on the points table, will play another semifinals of the Women’s Big Bash League; a routine for them already? Despite Sammy Jo-Johnson and Beth Mooney leaving the Heat in the off-season, the team has muddled through the tournament with character to overturn a slow start and have a playoff place firmly.
They will be looking to inch closer to a coveted finals spot. Jess Jonassen and Grace Harris starring every game, and with Georgia Redmayne joining their party, it has only sweetened the combination for them. Winning seven matches on a trot after four consecutive losses are no joke. They bring an exceptional winning momentum and have played like a true champion. They shall be favorites entering into this game.
On the other hand, their opponents, Sydney Thunder, have blown hot and cold this season. They were completing the league stage on the third position with seven wins and 16 points in their bag. They come into this game on the back of a stunning victory over Hobart Hurricanes, where Shabnim Ismail bowled a beautiful spell of 3 wickets for ten runs. They have been one of the most consistent sides this season, but results haven’t always gone their way.
Nonetheless, with the finals spot up for grabs, we should be in for another whacking WBBL game, with both sides looking to go all out for a win on Thursday.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The pitch at the North Sydney Oval Stadium is a competitive one, with a smidgen in it for all. The fast bowlers should get the ball to swing across in the powerplay, but the batters might still look to take the strike to them with the field restrictions in effect.
The North Sydney Ground has seen its fair share of damage over the last few WBBL games, with scores of over 150 runs being made up with relative ease. The batters will need to keep an eye out for variable bounce, paving the way for an even contest between bat and ball. Our Women’s BBL Match Prediction predicts that teams will opt to the ball first on winning the toss. Therefore, the toss will be critical.
Key Players to watch:
- Sammy Jo-Johnson and Heather Knight of the Sydney Thunder Women and Jess Jonassen and Georgia Redmayne of the Brisbane Heat Women will be key players.