BHW vs SYDW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 21, 2023
The Brisbane Heat Women and Sydney Sixers Women will contest the 49th match of the 2023 Women's Big Bash League. The Heat and Sixers currently occupy fourth and sixth position, respectively, on the eight-team tournament's points table.
Both Brisbane and Sydney have lost their last two matches and are still trying to qualify for the play-off stage of the competition. Let's see what the betting odds and cricket markets have in store for this key WBBL fixture at the Allan Border Field.
Brisbane Heat Women vs Sydney Sixers Women head-to-head record
Brisbane Heat have three victories to Sydney Sixers' two in their last five WBBL meetings. Interestingly, all five wins went to the team batting second.
Brisbane Heat Women vs Sydney Sixers Women live streaming and broadcast
You can watch this match and the rest of this season's Women's Big Bash League on the FanCode app in India. Thet tournament is also being broadcast by the Star Sports Network.
BHW vs SYDW Team Previews
Brisbane Heat Women
Brisbane had collected successive wins over the Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes, but have since slipped to back-to-back defeats to the Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars. They have remained in the top half of the 2023 WBBL standings, regardless.
Grace Harris and Mignon du Preez are the Heat's leading run-scorers this tournament. Harris has 369 runs in 12 innings to du Preez's 279 in 12. They have been well supported by Georgia Redmayne, who has hit 276 runs in 11 innings. Harris' strike rate of 172.42 has stood out.
Nicola Hancock's 15 wickets and Jessica Jonassen's 14 have been at the fore of Brisbane's success with the ball. Charli Knott and Courtney Sippel, meanwhile, have shared 22 wickets this WBBL season. Brisbane have had one of the most cohesive bowling units this month.
Brisbane's pursuit of a third WBBL title remains on track, but they will be hard pressed against a Sixers outfit also chasing a third title. They met last month, when Sippel, Jonassen and Harris were key to victory for the Heat. The same trio could be instrumental in this fixture, too.
Brisbane Heat Women Playing 11
Grace Harris, Georgia Redmayne, Amelia Kerr, Mignon du Preez, Charli Knott, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Voll, Bess Heath, Mikayla Hinkley, Nicola Hancock, Courtney Sippel.
Sydney Sixers Women
The Sixers were brimming with confidence on the back of three consecutive wins over the Stars and the Hurricanes twice. But they have since lost to the Strikers and Scorchers in quick succession to slip into the bottom half of the standings. They need to get their push for a play-off berth back on track.
Ellyse Perry and Chloe Tryon have been Sydney's top batters this season. Perry has amassed 394 runs in 11 innings, while Tryon has collected 277 in 12. Both have been striking at approximately 130 runs per 100 balls. Perry has converted several promising starts to two half-centuries.
Lauren Cheatle and Ashleigh Gardner have been prolific wicket-takers for the Sixers this season. Gardner's 17 has complemented Cheatle's 20. You will struggle to find a stronger combination of left-arm seam and right-arm spin in the WBBL this season.
Perry and Tryon have also weighed in with nine wickets each. They are two of the best all-rounders in this tournament and, again, should be key to the Sixers' bid to beat the Heat - and keep pushing for a place in the next stage of the competition.
Sydney Sixers Women Playing 11
Ellyse Perry, Suzie Bates, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Mathilda Carmichael, Maitlan Brown, Jess Kerr, Kate Pelle , Kate Peterson, Lauren Cheatle, Linsey Smith.
BHW vs SYDW Toss Prediction
The last six WBBL matches at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane have seen the toss-winning captain opt to field first. The team to win the toss in this match will likely choose to bat second as well.
The team that won the toss only won the match twice in the last six WBBL matches here. Sides generally prefer to pursue rather than set targets in the WBBL.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The last three first-innings totals in the WBBL at this venue have been 184, 121 and 169. A first-innings score of around 150 should be competitive. Teams have only been bowled out twice in the last six WBBL innings here.
It can be well worth fielding two specialist spinners in Brisbane - and perhaps open the bowling with one of them. This will be the second half of Tuesday's double-header at this venue - the pitch might be a bit tired and slower.
BHW vs SYDW Betting Tips
Neither team have a win to show for each of their last two matches. Brisbane have four points more - and are two positions higher - than Sydney in the standings for good reason.
Brisbane have a recent win over the Sixers and should win this match, too. They are priced as 1.62 favourites against 2.31 underdogs Sydney.
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Tryon is among the best all-rounders in this tournament. The South African star has been particularly impressive with the bat. Tryon has three 40-plus scores this WBBL season and recently struck 39 against the Strikers.
Hancock has taken the most wickets for Brisbane this tournament. She is averaging more than two wickets per match for her last three - relatively prolific. Conditions in Brisbane could play right into here hands again.
Cheatle has only taken one wicket in her last two WBBL matches. Before that, though, she had taken at least two wickets in seven of her last eight WBBL appearances. Cheatle's left-arm variation makes her all the more threatening.