WBBL Finals Preview

WBBL Finals Preview

After 56 matches of the regular season the four semi-finalists have been decided. Top of the ladder Perth Scorchers have a direct route to the final at the Optus Stadium in Perth while second spot Melbourne Renegades will play the winner of the elimination final between Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat.

As we head into the semi-finals series, we look into some numbers that made each team stand out in the regular season.

Generally, the rule of thumb is the team that hits the most boundaries in T20 ends up on the podium.  In that perspective Perth Scorchers are favourites to win the title.  Brisbane Heat finished fourth, but have the highest runs scored in boundaries.  The Strikers have scored the most of runs while the Renegades have biggest disparity between fours and sixes.

WBBL Finals Preview
WBBL Finals Preview

The Scorchers are also the masters of the power-play.  They are averaging 42, but importantly have only lost 11 wickets in the first six overs.  A large part of that is due to the opening partnership of Sophie Devine and Beth Mooney.  The Head have the highest average score, but lost the most amounts of wickets suggesting they are prepared to take more risks than other teams.

WBBL Finals Preview
WBBL Finals Preview

 

Teams have opted to bowl first on majority of the times in the WBBL07, but as evident in the table below the Heat are the best team at chasing.

WBBL Finals Preview
WBBL Finals Preview

From a bowling perspective, the Scorchers have taken the most wickets and also pose two bowlers that have an economy rate of below six.  The Renegades have taken the least wickets relying on economy rate to restrict the opposition.

WBBL Finals Preview
WBBL Finals Preview

 

 

 

 

 

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