ABOUT THE MATCH
Brisbane Heat will meet Melbourne Renegades in the second semi-final match, which is scheduled to be played at Allan Border Field on December 7.
Brisbane Heat is placed at the top of the table, thanks to the batting performances of Beth Mooney.
They made it to the top by winning against Melbourne Stars in the last game.
Melbourne Renegades, who managed to win eight matches in this season, are placed in the fourth spot.
When the two teams met last time, the Renegades won the toss on this very ground and if Brisbane Heat wins it this time, they might opt to field.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
At the Allan Border Field, pitch usually favors bowlers, particularly the slower ones, and therefore it becomes tough to put up high scores.
The temperature is expected to be about 30 degrees Celsius and the humidity would be kept in check by winds.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF BRISBANE HEAT
Beth Mooney (wk), Maddy Green, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Laura Harris, Kirby Short (c), Sammy-Jo Johnson, Mikayla Hinkley, Amelia Kerr, Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Prestwidge
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF MELBOURNE RENEGADES
Anna Lanning, Chamari Atapattu, Jess Duffin (c), Josie Dooley (wk), Courtney Webb, Makinley Blows, Georgia Wareham, Maitlan Brown, Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu, Carly Leeson
- The Heat came back from behind to defeat the Melbourne Renegades in their second-last encounter to win the match.
- Beth Mooney’s unbeaten 50 plus in just 27 balls and Kerr’s bowling spell of 2-4 helped Heat to a win.
- Brisbane Heat has lost only one out of the last nine matches they played.
- Brisbane Heat’s strong point has been the consistent performances of their unchanged team.
- Melbourne Renegades won their last three games to make sure they enter the semi-finals.
- Jess Duffin has been their crucial player, scoring an unbeaten 76 off 57 and 53 in a score of 151/6 as Renegades prevailed over Sydney Thunder by 29 runs.
- Molly Strano’s 20-wicket haul, with 3-26 being the best, made her one of the top wicket-takers in her team.
- Anna Lanning replaced a mentally jaded Sophie Molineux.
- As Danni Wyatt is out of the team owing to her England commitments, Anna Lanning will have an opening partner.
- Chamari Atapattu, who replaced Tammy Beaumont last time out, has again been recalled due to the exit of English players.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
With both Beth Mooney and Jess Jonassen being in great form, Brisbane Heat looks a very strong team and is likely to beat Melbourne Renegades to cruise into the final.
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