The Breakers have a formidable record in the WNCL, having won an incredible 21 of the 24 titles that have been contested, however, they are still searching for their first win of the 2021, after suffering two back-to-back losses against a stacked Victorian side.
The Breakers have an enviable record against the Tasmanians however, having won their last four consecutive WNCL games against the Tigers. They will be without their captain, Alyssa Healy, for the match at Blundstone, who is unavailable due to personal reasons.
The time is now for the Tigers to get back on the winners list against the Breakers, with the Tasmanians having logged twice as many wins in their last four matches as they had in their nine matches prior to that. They will need to be wary of the Breakers during the powerplay however, with NSW having a strike rate of 95 during this period of play; the highest of any team in the competition.
Spinners Sasha Moloney and Amy Smith will be key for the home side with the ball – the duo have been hit for boundaries at the lowest strike rate of any other players to have bowled more than one over so far in this WNCL season, at rates of 2.6% and 2.7% respectively.
The Tigers have named a squad of 13 to face NSW tomorrow:
Sasha Moloney (c)
Rachel Priest (vc)
With Corinne Hall, Brooke Hepburn and Emma Thompson currently unavailable for selection, plus Nicola Carey and Belinda Vakawera to miss the back end of the season due to national team commitments, Sarah Coyte has been brought into the Tigers squad.
With multiple Australian caps to her name, Coyte plays for the Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL, and finished the latest edition of the tournament as the equal third-highest wicket-taker, with 18 scalps to her name.
If selected in the final XI, Coyte along with Maddison Brooks will make their Tigers debuts, whilst Naomi Stalenberg is in line to play in her 50th WNCL fixture.
The first ball will be bowled at 10am AEDT, with the match to be livestreamed on cricket.com.au and the CA Live app.