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 completed a degree 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.