Sunday, 22 January 2017

WBBL02 - semi-final time

WBBL02 has finally reached the semi-final stage with Sydney Sixers, Perth Scorchers, Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes making it through. Here is how the final table looked.

The semi-finals will be between

Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat

at the WACA, Perth on Tuesday 24th January


Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes

at the Gabba, Brisbane on Wednesday 25th January

The winners of both games will be into the final which will be played on Saturday 28th January.

We already know that there will be a new champion this year, as the current champions, SydneyThunder, failed to make the last four. The bookies make the Sixers favourites, but without the presence of Ellyse Perry in their semi-final line-up, they will be pushed all the way by the Hurricanes, who have once again punched well above their weight in this competition, as they did last year. The Canes have no real pressure on them, so I think they might just pull off a shock result.

Over in Perth I cannot see the Scorchers giving the Heat a sniff at a win. I think their bowling unit will be too strong, even for an in-form Beth Mooney, who has once again shown what a good T20 player she is. 

So I'm going for a Scorchers v Hurricanes final next Saturday, but T20 is a fickle mistress. Fingers crossed the two games are good, and the final is too. All three are live on free to air television in Australia and being shown around the world by various providers (BT Sport in the UK). 



  1. Glad that the matches are being shown on BT Sport. The quality of the televised coverage is a lot better than the live-streams, and we get the full 50-minute highlights package on catch-up too. Can't wait...

  2. One wonders how long it will take for the KSL to get even close to the WBBL. Granted the WBBL has the BBL and visa versa but it still feels like the WBBL is way ahead of the KSL. Still, WBBL lightens up a dull cold January.