Sydney, Nov 26: In the grand finale of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) 2020-21, Sydney Thunder will meet the Melbourne Stars on Saturday (November 28) at North Sydney Oval Stadium.
Sydney Thunder defeated Brisbane Heat by 12 runs in the second semi-final, while Melbourne Stars prevailed over Perth Scorchers Women by 7 wickets in the first semi-final of the domestic T20 tournament.
The two teams will now look to win the final and claim the title. Thunder - who were the inaugural champions in 2015-16 season - will be eyeing their second title, while Stars would be looking to claim their maiden WBBL trophy on Saturday under the leadership of Lanning.
Most Runs in the tournament:
1. Beth Mooney (Perth Scorchers) - 551 runs - 14 games
2. Meg Lanning (Melbourne Stars) - 480 runs - 14 games
Most Wickets in the tournament:
1. Sammy-Jo Johnson (Sydney Thunder) - 20 wickets
2. Nat Sciver (Melbourne Stars) - 19 wickets
Melbourne Stars captain: Meg Lanning
Sydney Thunder captain: Rachael Haynes
Probable Playing XIs:
Melbourne Stars: Meg Lanning (c), Elyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Natalie Sciver, Annabel Sutherland, Katherine Brunt, Erin Osborne, Alana King, Tess Flintoff, Nicole Faltum (wk), Sophie Day
Sydney Thunder: Tammy Beaumont, Rachel Trenaman, Heather Knight, Rachael Haynes (c), Phoebe Litchfield, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Hannah Darlington, Lauren Smith, Shabnim Ismail, Sam Bates.
Melbourne Stars: Meg Lanning, Nat Sciver, Annabel Sutherland, Alana King, Katherine Brunt, Erin Osborne.
Sydney Thunder: Rachael Haynes, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Hannah Darlington, Shabnim Ismail, Sammy-Jo Johnson.
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Date: November 28 (Saturday)
Timings: 1:40 PM (IST)
Channels: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sonyliv.com.