WBBL 08: Perth Scorchers Women vs Sydney Thunder Women, Match Prediction, Top pick, Predicted playing XI

PS-W vs ST-W Match Prediction
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PS-W Vs ST-W Match Prediction

In the seventh game of the Women’s Big Bash League 2022 (WBBL) season, Sydney Thunder Women (ST-W) and Perth Scorchers Women (PS-W) will square off in Sydney’s Blacktown International Sportspark (October 16).

Sydney Thunder’s first game of this season ended in a crushing loss to Hobart Hurricanes. While bowling first, Chloe Tryon and Samantha Bates each got two wickets to keep the Hurricanes to just 125/5. However, batters had a difficult time reaching the goal and could only muster 106/9 in response, with wicketkeeper batter Tahlia Wilson getting the most runs with 26.

The Perth Scorchers won the previous edition of the competition by topping the group stage table. For this season, Heather Graham will be replaced by Australian pacer Holly Ferling in place of Heather Graham, and star international player Maddy Green will take the place of Chamari Athapaththu of Sri Lanka.

Perth Scorchers are the favorites to prevail once more in their season-opening matchup with the Thunder because they have defeated them in three of their last five encounters.

Where to Watch

The Perth Scorchers Women vs. Melbourne Stars Women cricket match will be broadcast live in India and the subcontinent on Sony Life, Sony Six, TEN 3, and Sony Ten 4. (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka).

When to watch

  • Match: Match 7, Women’s Big Bash League 2022
  • Date & Time: 16th October 2022, Friday, 11:30 AM IST
  • Venue: Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney

Pitch Report

The batters will have to fight hard for their runs because the pitch will be on the slower side. In women’s T20s, the average first-inning scoring is 129 runs. Spinners will have good support off the field and they will be very important on this field. The new ball will have some movement for the pacers. As chasing sides have triumphed in 10 of the previous 18 games played here, teams will favor chasing.

Predicted Playing Eleven

Perth Scorchers Women: RL Haynes(C), TT Beaumont, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, SJ Johnson, CL Tryon, LMM Tahuhu, T Wilson, AE Jones, LG Smith, and B Vakarewa.

Sydney Thunder Women: SFM Devine(C), M Carmichael, ML Green, BL Mooney, C Piparo, Charis Bekker, Amy Edgar, M Kapp, A King, HL Ferling, T Peschel


Since both teams’ beginning lineups contain powerful hitters, they will both attempt to capitalize on their early-game success by putting up a significant number of runs in the extra innings. As Perth will seek to score 40 to 45 runs in the first six overs during the powerplay, Perth may lose one or two wickets. On the other side when they are ahead, the Thunder may score 35–40 runs.


Both teams have powerful, destructive hitters who can change the course of the game at any point, thus death overs are not an issue for either one of them. The Perth Scorchers might score 40+ runs in the last few overs. Thunder, on the other hand, could score 35 runs in the final few overs.

Perth Scorchers Women vs Sydney Thunder Women Who will win the match?

We anticipate that this one will be a big clash between the titans. Sydney Thunder’s facing a very formidable Perth Scorchers team after dropping their last two games. The Scorchers are our pick to win the WBBL for the fifth time in a row.

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