Sydney Thunder Women faces Melbourne Renegades Women in the upcoming fixture of the WBBL 2019. After losing against their cross-town rivals Sydney Sixers in the opener, the Thunder side made a strong comeback by emerging victorious over Brisbane Heat, the reigning champions. Similarly, Melbourne Renegades enter this contest on the back of a win against Perth Scorchers and would look to carry that early positive momentum into this match.
Women’s Big Bash League 2019
Sydney Thunder Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women
26th October 2019
1:30 PM IST
Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney
Clear conditions with no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 25 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
This is set to be the first WBBL game hosted by this venue and thus the nature of the surface remains a mystery to all involved. Hence, the team winning the toss would prefer to chase given the uncertainty surrounding the behaviour of the track in this game.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
All eyes will be on 16-year-old Phoebe Litchfield ahead of this encounter after her match-winning inning against Brisbane Heat. Furthermore, the likes of Rachel Priest, Rachel Haynes, and Alex Blackwell form a powerful batting unit whereas the experience and skill of Shabnim Ismail are invaluable from the bowling perspective.
Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Priest (WK), Rachel Haynes (C), Alex Blackwell, Phoebe Litchfield, Nida Dar, Hannah Darlington, Rene Farrell, Lisa Griffith, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates
Sophie Molineux is an integral part of this team owing to her all-round prowess whilst Danielle Wyatt and Tammy Beaumont are aggressive batters that can clear the boundary lines with considerable ease. Lea Tahuhu, Georgia Wareham and Molly Strano bring plenty of variety and potency to the bowling arsenal.
Sophie Molineux, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Claire Koski, Jessica Duffin (C), Courtney Webb, Josephine Dooley (WK), Maitlan Brown, Georgia Wareham, Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu
Phoebe Litchfield displayed immense composure and maturity way beyond years to complete a successful run chase against the Heat alongside the experienced Alex Blackwell. She also became the youngest player, male or female, to score a half-century in the Big Bash. Sophie Molineux is another must-have in the fantasy side considering her all-round performances. Last season, the 21-year-old bagged 16 wickets in addition to accumulating 354 runs. In the previous fixture, Tammy Beaumont appeared in destructive touch in her quick-fire knock of 25 from 17 balls at an attractive strike rate of 147.06. She has to be included in the Dream11 Team alongside Danielle Wyatt, Rachel Priest, and Nida Dar.
1: Sophie Molineux
2: Phoebe Litchfield
3: Tammy Beaumont
R Priest, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
T Beaumont, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
P Litchfield, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
A Blackwell, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
J Duffin, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
D Wyatt, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
S Molineux, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
N Dar, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
L Tahuhu, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
M Brown, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
M Strano, Points: 50-52, Grade: A