ST-W vs SS-W: Only one match will take place on the opening day of the competition and it will be played between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunders at the North Sydney Oval in Sydney.
Both teams did well in the last edition of the tournament. The Sixers were the runners-up last season, whereas, the Thunder women were among the semi-finalist. Both teams know what is it to be called champions and will be looking for a significant start to their campaign.
Sydney Sixers Women vs Sydney Thunder Women Team News:
- Sydney Thunder Women will be boosted by the presence of Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar who is available from the first game of the competition.
- They have announced a 13-member squad for the opening weekend.
- The side will once again be led by Rachael Haynes with Shabnim Ismail, Rachel Priest, Nida Dar being their overseas picks.
- The Sydney Sixers will be led by star all-rounder Ellyse Perry.
- The Sixers have named a 13-member squad for the first two games.
- Proteas women all-rounders Marizzane Kapp and Dane van Niekerk are the overseas picks for them.
- However, Dane van Niekerk is yet to land in Australia, which means the Sixers will be missing her services at least for this game.
- Alyssa Healy will open the batting for the Sixers Women along with Rachel Haynes.
Sydney Sixers Women vs Sydney Thunder Women Squad
Sydney Thunder Women Squad: Rachael Haynes (c), Phoebe Litchfield, Hannah Darlington, Shabnim Ismail, Alex Blackwell, Nida Dar, Kate Peterson, Rene Farrell, Lisa Griffith, Sam Bates, Saskia Horley, Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Priest.
Sydney Sixers Women Squad: Ellyse Perry (c), Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Maddy Darke, Lauren Smith, Jodie Hicks, Emma Hughes, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Alyssa Healy, Sarah Aley, Marizanne Kapp.