SYTW vs PERW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 18, 2023

They Sydney Thunder Women and Perth Scorchers Women will contest the 44th match of this season's Women's Big Bash League. Perth and Sydney currently occupy first and second position, respectively, on the tournament's eight-team points table.

Let's see what the cricket markets and betting odds have in store for this key WBBL fixture at Cricket Central in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Thunder Women vs Perth Scorchers Women head-to-head record

The Scorchers have beaten the Thunder in three of their last five completed meetings. This includes last week's 42-run victory in Melbourne.

Sydney Thunder Women vs Perth Scorchers Women live stream and broadcast

You can watch this match and the rest of the competition online with the FanCode app in India. The tournament is also being broadcast by the Star Sports Network in India.

SYTW vs PERW Team Previews

Sydney Thunder Women

The Thunder will go into this fixture in the wake of successive defeats to the Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers. Before this slip in form, they had collected consecutive wins over the Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat. Overall this tournament, Sydney Thunder have six wins to three losses - and one no-result.

Chamari Athapaththu and Tahlia are the Thunder's leading run-scorers this WBBL season. Athapaththu, with all her international experience for Sri Lanka, has been in fine form en route to 374 runs in nine innings for an average over 41. Wilson has complemented her well with 260 in nine.

Bowling-wise, Sydney have relied heavily on Hannah Darlington. She has taken 16 wickets in nine matches this WBBL season. No other Sydney Thunder bowler has come close. Their next best is Marizanne Kapp's six in eight innings and Athapaththu's six in nine.

As one of the leading all-rounders at this tournament, Athapaththu will have a big role to play with bat and ball against the Perth Scorchers Women. She has hit three half-centuries and kept her bowling economy rate under seven in Australia. Impressive, indeed.

Sydney Thunder Women Playing 11

Tahlia Wilson, Chamari Atapattu, Phoebe Litchfield, Heather Knight, Marizanne Kapp, Anika Learoyd, Olivia Porter, Sammy Jo Johnson, Hannah Darlington, Samantha Bates, Lauren Smith.

Perth Scorchers Women

The Perth Scorchers Women's pursuit of a maiden WBBL title remains on track. They are at the top of the standings after eight wins and three losses. Importantly, they have gained plenty of momentum on the back of four consecutive victories this month.

Beth Moonie and Sophie Devine have been characteristically vital for Perth this WBBL season. They have shared almost 1,000 runs. Moonie has 509 runs in 11 innings to Devine's 431 in 11. They're both striking at almost 150 runs per 100 deliveries. You'd be pressed to find a stronger opening pair in WBBL history.

While the Sydney Thunder Women only have one bowler with 10 wickets or more this WBBL season, Perth have four. This really exemplifies their collective dominance with the ball. Amy Edgar has 19, Alana King 15, Chloe Ainsworth 14 and Devine 11.

Like Athapaththu, Devine is among the top all-rounders in the Women's Big Bash League this season. As Perth's captain, Devine is leading by example with bat and ball. Another impressive individual performance - and victory - could really consolidate Perth's push for a maiden WBBL title.

Perth Scorchers Women Playing 11

Beth Mooney, Sophie Devine, Maddy Darke, Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones, Chloe Piparo, Amy Edgar, Piepa Cleary, Alana King, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Cathryn Ainsworth.

SYTW vs PERW Toss Prediction

The only completed WBBL match at Cricket Central this season so far saw the toss-winning captain opt to bowl first. This trend has been similar across other venues in this tournament.

The team to win the toss here will likely elect to bowl first, too. Teams prefer to do this, almost regardless of conditions, in a bid chase rather than set a target.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

This match will be the first half of a double-header at this ground. The pitch should be fresh and full of runs. The afternoon - rather than evening - start offers help for the bowlers as well.

A first-innings score of approximately 160 should be competitive. With several star batters on display this match, that could be significantly higher.

Weather-wise, no rain is predicted in the area on the days leading into the match. There is no inclement weather forecast for matchday, too. We should get a full fixture in here.

SYTW vs PERW Betting Tips

Momentum counts for plenty in this format of the game. Perth have won their last four matches. Sydney have lost their last two matches.

This will be an intriguing battle between Perth's powerful batting unit and Sydney Thunder's talented bowling resources.

Perth should win this match. They are priced as 1.53 favourites against 2.50 underdogs Sydney.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Chamari Athapaththu to be top Sydney Thunder Women batter



Athapaththu has more than a decade of international experience. She is in fine form with the bat and the Thunder's leading run-scorer this tournament. Conditions could play into her style of batting.

  1. Parimatch


    Amy Edgar to be top Perth Scorchers Women bowler



Edgar is among the leading wicket-takers at this tournament overall. She is averaging more than two wickets per match in her last three - that's relatively prolific.

  1. Dafabet


    Sophie Devine to be Player of the Match



Devine hit 106 against Brisbane and 70 not out against the Renegades recently. She has the second most runs at the 2023 WBBL.

Today Match Prediction

Perth Scorchers Women To Win the Match, 1.53

Bet Tip Here

Who will win SYTW vs PERW

Sydney Thunder Women 66.67% (92)
Perth Scorchers Women 33.33% (46)
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