Perth Scorchers head coach Lisa Keightley has urged her side to home in on a strong finish to its Rebel Women’s big Bash League (WBBL) season.
The Scorchers ended their two-week road trip on the east coast with two losses against league leaders Sydney Sixers, however, Keightley said there were some positive signs to take from the game.
“The Sixers are definitely the team to beat this season and I fully expect them to play a big part in the finals,” Keightley said.
“Despite losing both games to the Sixers we were in the game for large parts, however, we just didn’t put enough runs on the board at times.
“When we get it right with both bat and ball, we are hard to beat.
“Our younger players really stood up when they needed to, which was exciting, particularly in the second game with the likes of Heather Graham and Emma King.”
Perth split its six games on the road evenly with three wins and three losses, taking its record to five wins and five losses to sit third on the table.
With four home games remaining before the semi-finals, Keightley said the Scorchers had a big opportunity to build momentum leading into the post-season.
“It is really important for us to start playing some good cricket consistently,” Keightley said.
“If we can start doing that and pick up some more wins along the way, I think it will put us in good stead to potentially play finals.
“Training and playing at home for the remaining games will give us a boost, but we need to make sure we don’t get complacent either.”
The Scorchers will prepare for Saturday’s clash with the Adelaide Strikers at #TheFurnace, before taking on the Melbourne Stars at Lilac Hill on Sunday.