Everything you need to know about the 8th edition of the Womens Big Bash League 2022, starting from 13 Oct 2022 - from team previews, squads and latest news to betting tips & odds. Find out who will win WBBL today match predictions.
With Perth Scorchers winning their first ever title last year, we can say that all the teams in the WBBL are quite strong and have the potential to lift the trophy. Let’s take a look at the possibilities of this year’s edition of the Women’s Big Bash League.
Looking at the odds for this year’s WBBL, we can say that the current champions, Perth Scorchers are the favourites with the price of 4.50 at Betway, Parimatch and 1xBet.
Another betting favourite team is Adelaide Strikers which has impressed us all in last year’s edition. Strikers were the runners-up last year and just fell 12 runs short to clinch their first ever WBBL trophy.
Due to their quality performance last year, Strikers are the 2nd in line to be the favourites of this year’s edition. The Tahlia McGrath led team is powered up by the overseas players Deandra Dottin and Laura Wolvaardt. Strikers’ Amanda Jade-Wellington was the leading wicket taker last season picking 23 wickets in 17 matches.
The power-packed Melbourne Renegades finished the last season at the 2nd spot on the points table with 18 points. They were knocked out by Adelaide Strikers in the Challenger match. Sophie Molineux-led Melbourne Renegades is out Underdog pick for this year’s edition.
Renegades have some high quality overseas players like Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Williams and Shabnim Ismail. Harmanpreet Kaur was awarded the Player of the Tournament in WBBL 2021 for her brilliant all-round performance scoring 406 runs at an average of 58.00 and picking 15 wickets with an economy of 7.45.
Melbourne Renegades is the top pick to go for an underdog team in the outrights. Betway and Parimatch are offering a generous 5.50 for the Melbourne Renegades win in WBBL 2022-23 season.
As far as our prediction is concerned, we are backing Adelaide Strikers to emerge victorious in WBBL 2022 season 8. Skipper Tahlia McGrath performed quite well in the last season scoring 338 runs and picked 12 wickets. Katie Mack finished last season as the leading run scorer for Strikers scoring 513 runs in 15 innings at an impressive average of 64.12.
The team also features top quality overseas players like Laura Wolvaardt and Deandra Dottin. Wolvaardt scored 381 runs in 16 innings in the WBBL 2021 while Dottin will feature for Strikers for the first time.
Leading wicket takers of the Strikers for last season - Darcie Brown and Amanda-Jade Wellington will be at their side once again. Wellington picked 23 wickets to emerge as the top wicket taker of the season while Brown picked 20 wickets.
Seeing the above stats and the recent form of the players, we can say that Adelaide Strikers have a good chance of winning this year’s WBBL.
|Adelaide Strikers||Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Deandra Dottin, Tahlia McGrath (C), Tegan McPharlin, Annie O'Neil, Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Laura Wolvaardt, Ella Wilson, Anesu Mushangwe, Meagan Dixon, Katie Mack|
|Brisbane Heat||Jess Jonassen (C), Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Amelia Kerr, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll, Pooja Vastrakar, Danni Wyatt, Jess Kerr|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Elyse Villani (C), Nicola Carey, Julia Cavanough, Mignon du Preez, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Ruth Johnston, Lizelle Lee, Emma Manix-Geeves, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman, Hayley Jensen|
|Melbourne Renegades||Sophie Molineux (C), Sarah Coyte, Josie Dooley, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward, Shabnim Ismail, Harmanpreet Kaur, Carly Leeson, Hayley Matthews, Rhiann O'Donnell, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Georgia Prestwidge, Erica Kershaw|
|Melbourne Stars||Alice Capsey, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum (C), Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Reid, Jemimah Rodrigues, Annabel Sutherland, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Hasrat Gill, Olivia Henry|
|Perth Scorchers||Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Sophie Devine (C), Maddy Green, Marizanne Kapp, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Holly Ferling, Amy Edgar, Maddy Darke, Georgia Wyllie, Charis Bekker|
|Sydney Sixers||Ellyse Perry (C), Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Sophie Ecclestone, Ash Gardner, Ange Genford, Alyssa Healy, Kate Peterson|
|Sydney Thunder||Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington, Jess Davidson, Rachael Haynes (C), Phoebe Litchfield, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson, Tammy Beaumont, Anika Learoyd, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Chloe Tryon, Amy Jones, Belinda Vakarewa, Corinne Hall|
Take a look at our prediction for the playoffs round which will feature the top 4 teams of the points table after the end of the league stage.
We are predicting Melbourne Renegades to qualify straight to the finals this year by finishing at the top of the table.
The eliminator match will take place between the teams finishing at 3rd and 4th spot on the table. We are predicting the WBBL 2022 eliminator match between Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat.
The winner of the Eliminator match will face the team finishing the league stage at the 2nd position on the table. We are predicting the challenger match to be the repeat of the WBBL 2021 final match. Adelaide Strikers will face Perth Scorchers but Adelaide Strikers will emerge victorious this time.
Adelaide Strikers will face the predicted table topper Melbourne Renegades in the final of the WBBL 2022-23.
Women’s Big Bash League 2022 Information
|Current Champions||Perth Scorchers|
|Most Successful Team(s)||Sydney Thunder, Sydney Sixers, Brisbane Heat - two titles each|
|Total number of Teams||8|
|Tournament Format||Double round-robin and Knock-out finals|
|Most Runs||Beth Mooney - 3674 runs|
|Most Wickets||Molly Strano - 119 wickets|
|Total Matches for WBBL 2022-23||59|
|WBBL 2022-23 First Match date||13th October, 2022|
|WBBL 2022-23 Final Match date||TBC|
The women’s edition of the Big Bash League is back for its 8th edition. The wbbl 08 will kick-off on 13th October, 2022. Brisbane Heat Women will take on Sydney Sixers Women in the first clash at Ray Mitchell Oval in Mackay.
Current champions, Perth Scorchers Women will start their campaign on 16th October against Sydney Thunder Women. The Scorchers lifted their first ever WBBL trophy last year by defeating Adelaide Strikers in the final.
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