CONSISTENCY THE KEY
The Heat have had a pretty good season so far, securing a spot in the WBBL04 finals with Thursday’s win over the Melbourne Stars. What do you make of the season?
AWe’ve played quite well, a lot more consistent than previous years, which is something we wanted to do. Towards the end of last month we dropped a couple of games which, looking back on, we probably shouldn’t have lost. Tomorrow’s game could determine whether we finish second or third on the ladder, and whether we get a home semi-final or we’ll have to travel.
What about your opposition for tonight, the first-placed Sydney Thunder?
They’re quite a strong side. They have batting depth and really quality bowlers. They’ve got Rachel Haynes, who’s been scoring a lot of runs not only in the domestic competition but for Australia as well. When you go through the team, they’ve also got the West Indies T20 captain (Stafanie Taylor), they’ve got the Indian T20 captain (Harmanpreet Kaur), they’ve got other really strong internationals and their Sydney girls are really strong too, with a lot of them on the cusp of making the Australian team. They’re a really strong side with a versatile bowling and batting attack and a tough side to beat. We narrowly lost to them at the start of the season, but the nature of T20 is whoever is on that day or whoever rides their momentum for the longest usually wins. Even though we’re in the finals, it’s still an important game to finish the season.