The Perth Scorchers will be looking to go large with the bat when they take on the Melbourne Stars at Junction Oval on Wednesday, according to Chloe Piparo.
The Scorchers will be desperate to bounce back after a disappointing eight-wicket loss to the Brisbane Heat at Drummoyne on Sunday.
Piparo was one of the strongest contributors in a losing cause, with 19 runs with the bat before a brilliant direct hit run out of Maddy Green gave the visitors some hope of defending a skinny total.
“We probably didn’t get the runs that we would have liked out here,” Piparo said after the game. “We thought about 130, 135 might get us over the line.
“We just kind of scrapped away to just over 100 there.
“I think they bowled really well. They bowled fairly straight to us and they used their change ups, just subtle variations really.
“That’s something our bowlers can look to do. Maybe we just needed to take it to them a bit more with the bat.”
Piparo said it was nice to get some time in the middle but it wasn’t a great situation for the team after losing so many early wickets.
“It’s nice to go in and get a few balls and a couple of overs to get in and kind of assess what’s going on so that’s obviously nice,” Piparo said.
“But I tend to only get the opportunity when we’re in a bit of trouble so obviously not ideal for the team.”
The Scorchers take on the Stars in St Kilda before returning to Perth for their remaining Women’s Big Bash League regular season fixtures.
“We got to Victoria and play at the Junction, which is really batter friendly so we’ll be trying to score as many runs as we can and then we’ve got the four games at home,” Piparo said. “We really like playing at Lilac Hill. It’s a home ground advantage so we’ll be looking to take advantage of that.”