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Match Preview - Thunder vs Scorchers

31 January 2018

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Key info ahead of WBBL semi-final

Match Information

Start Time - 3.10pm AEDT start

Date - 01 February 2018

Location - Optus Stadium, Perth

Opposition - Perth Scorchers

Scorchers Overseas: Katherine Brunt, Natalie Sciver & Thamsyn Newton

One To Watch: Katherine Brunt - The Scorchers English overseas is the competitions leading wicket taker going into finals with 22 wickets. Brunt bowls with aggression as well as skill and she will be the bowler that the Thunder batters will be most wary of.

The sides have met twice already this season with 1 win apiece. It was the Thunder who won the first encounter by just 1 run in a thrilling encounter at Lilac Hill in Perth. Thunder set 145 from their 20 overs, Priest top scoring with 42. In reply the Scorchers finished just 1 run short after some excellent bowling/fielding from the Thunder.

The second meeting just a day later was one to forget for Thunder, as they produced one of their less memorable performances of an otherwise excellent campaign. It was their bowling, that had been so strong the day before, that was the root of their downfall, allowing the Scorchers to cruise to an 8-wicket victory at the WACA.



Where To Watch

The game will be broadcast live on ONE HD & via the Cricket Australia Live Pass


Sydney Thunder Squad:

Alex Blackwell (c)

Sam Bates

Nicola Carey

Rene Farrell

Maisy Gibson

Lisa Griffith

Rachael Haynes

Fran Wilson

Rachel Priest

Naomi Stalenberg

Stafanie Taylor

Rachel Trenaman

Belinda Vakarewa

Perth Scorchers Squad:

Elyse Villani (c)

Megan Banting

Nicole Bolton

Katherine Brunt

Piepa Cleary

Lauren Ebsary

Heather Graham

Emma King

Thamsyn Newton

Taneale Peschel

Chloe Piparo

Natalie Sciver

Emily Smith