WBBL 2022: What’s the Status of Women’s Big Bash Leagueat Halfway Mark?

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Women’s Big Bash at Halfway Mark

The excitement of Women’s Big Bash League 2022 is on. The WBBL 2022 has completed 28 games and is halfway through the regular season. Teams are competing to place in the top four and go to the finals, with the team that places first advancing directly to the final that they will host. Let’s take a look at what are the team standing in WBBL 2022 at halfway mark:

The Top 3 Big Guns: Sixers, Scorchers & Strikers

1. Sydney Sixers

It appears that the revival has started. The squad that finished last in the standings reached the halfway point in first place. Their lone misstep thus far was a close three-run loss against Adelaide Strikers. It is a team effort for them. They are well-positioned to compete for the best regular-season finish, which would guarantee hosting rights for the championship game of WBBL 2022.

2. Perth Scorchers

Although there can be issues with the batting, the reigning champions Perth Scorchers are in a strong position for the finals. They began with four straight victories, two of which they easily chased down modest totals at Blacktown Oval. They also remained composed in a low-scoring struggle against Melbourne Stars. However, no Scorchers hitter has reached 50 runs. They were at a standstill due to two losses either side of a washout, but holding on for a three-run victory over Brisbane Heat might be crucial in the Women’s Big Bash League 2022

3. Adelaide Strikers

After losing their first two games, the evenly matched Strikers won four straight games to get going before losing to the Melbourne Stars and Tess Flintoff’s record-breaking fifty. While not at the Scorchers’ level, their batting hasn’t been particularly strong, but enough individuals have contributed. It would be surprising if they weren’t back in the finals of the Women’s Big Bash League given the diversity of their approach.

The Teams that have Chance to Make Comeback: Heat & Hurricane

4. Brisbane Heat

They won four straight games after their opening night loss to Sydney Sixers, when Maitlan Brown hit the winning six with one ball left on an exciting opening night, but back-to-back losses have moved them towards the middle of the standings. They’ll be hoping Danni Wyatt can find her groove. Jess Jonassen, as usual, is in charge of the bowling assault, while Amelia Kerr is also performing well. Charlie Knott has had a useful influence. It will be exciting to see them come on top in WBBL 2022.

5. Hobart Hurricane

The Hurricanes have mostly alternated wins and losses, but they are still very much in the running since they have a game in hand over the teams above them. They haven’t scored a single half-century, and Lizelle Lee’s 41 is their highest total, similar to a lot of other teams. To genuinely contend, it appears they will need more from the bats of Mignon du Preez, Ellyse Villani, and Nicola Carey. There is so much more to their Women’s Big Bash League 2022 at halfway mark.

Gone Case: Stars, Thunder & Renegades

6. Melbourne Stars

Stars had a rough start, going winless in their first four games, but things have improved recently, with two victories in their past three contests indicating they may be top-four candidates. Meg Lanning has been out for the whole season, so they are counting on Jemimah Rodrigues and Alice Capsey to step up in the second half of Women’s Big Bash League.

7 Sydney Thunder

It appears to be a difficult ask for Thunder to make the finals in Rachael Haynes’ last season with only six games remaining in the regular season, the fewest of all the teams. They have only had one victory thus far, but it was a remarkable one over the reigning champion Scorchers at home in WBBL 2022.

8. Melbourne Renegades

The withdrawal of Harmanpreet Kaur has hurt the Renegades, who are now having a difficult time. They won their first game, against Strikers, under Sophie Molineux’s captaincy, but since then, they have suffered six losses. Hayley Matthews has to step up, as Kaur’s absence necessitated. Despite being the top wicket-taker, Molineux’s runs have stopped since the first game. Their journey in the Women’s Big Bash League doesn’t seem very fruitful.

 

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