Women’s Big Bash: Sydney Thunder & Perth Scorchers join Brisbane Heat & Melbourne Stars in semis

Women’s Big Bash: Sydney Thunder & Perth Scorchers join Brisbane Heat & Melbourne Stars in semis




England captain Heather Knight
England captain Heather Knight top-scored for Sydney Thunder within the group stage with 403 runs

Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers have joined Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars within the Women’s Big Bash semi-finals on the ultimate day of group video games.

Thunder face defending champions Brisbane Heat after a six-wicket victory over Hobart Hurricanes.

The Scorchers edge into the knockout stage to play Stars regardless of a three-run loss to Adelaide Strikers.

It was at the expense of Sydney Sixers who completeddegree on factors with Perth however with an inferior internet run-rate.

Brisbane and Melbourne had already comfortably certified for the semi-finals previous to the final spherical of fixtures.

Six England gamers may characteristic within the semi-finals with all-rounder Nat Sciver and quick bowler Katherine Brunt for the Stars, spinner Sarah Glenn and wicketkeeper Amy Jones for the Scorchers and all-rounder Heather Knight and opening bat Tammy Beaumont for Thunder.

Sciver, 28, who has 18 wickets within the Twenty20 competitors to this point, says a “change in personnel” has been the distinction for the table-topping Stars this season after they didn’t make the play-offs in 2019.

Loads of expertise has been added with me, Katherine and Meg [Lanning] so the expertise we’ve within the WBBL and worldwide groups has been actually essential, ” Sciver advised BBC World Service.

Match cricket is rarely simple, and we managed to get ion a job and ensure successful grew to become a behavior for us.”

The bowler, who additionally contributed 194 runs with the highest rating of 36 within the group levels, will face former aspect Perth within the semi-finals.

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