Sydney Thunder Women lock horns with Melbourne Stars Women in the fourteenth fixture of the WBBL 2019. After completing another victory over Melbourne Renegades, the Rachel Haynes-led side will be looking for a third consecutive win ahead of this encounter. Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars have made a disastrous start to their campaign and are at the basement of the points table still in search of their first win of the tournament.
Women’s Big Bash League
Sydney Thunder Women vs Melbourne Stars Women
27th October 2019
8:30 AM IST
Bankstown Oval, Sydney
Sunny conditions are expected with absolutely no chances of rain showers and temperature ranging around 22 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
The surface will be a good batting track with enough in it to keep the pacers as well as spinners interested. A score in the region of 140-150 could prove to be a winning total on this pitch.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
No changes are expected to be made to the side. So far, the batting unit has put in underwhelming performances and will require the likes of Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Priest, and skipper Rachel Haynes to improve their displays with the bat in hand. In the previous match, Shabmin Ismail and Rene Farrell shared five wickets among them and are vital bowlers for their side.
Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Priest (WK), Rachel Haynes (C), Alex Blackwell, Phoebe Litchfield, Nida Dar, Hannah Darlington, Rene Farrell, Lisa Griffith, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates
New signing and Captain Elyse Villani has a commendable record in the WBBL and is central to her side’s fortunes of completing their first victory of the competition. The South African duo of Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez are also key figures from the batting perspective whereas Nicola Hancock is one to watch out for in the bowling department.
Elyse Villani (C), Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Erin Osborne, Katey Martin (WK), Tess Flintoff, Nicole Faltum, Madeline Panna, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling, Kristen Beams.
Rachel Haynes looked in good touch in her 33-ball 36 in the last game and is due for a big performance. Erin Osborne can make a telling difference with both bat and bowl, which makes her a must-pick in the fantasy side. She bagged nine wickets in addition to accumulating 249 runs in the last edition of the tournament. The trio of Elyse Villani, Lizelle Lee, and Mignon du Preez must also find a place in the Dream11 Team.
1: Erin Osborne
2: Rachel Haynes
3: Lizelle Lee
R Priest, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
R Haynes, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
P Litchfield, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
L Lee, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
E Villani, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
M Du Preez, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
E Osborne, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
H Darlington, Points: 72-74, Grade: A
S Bates, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
R Farrell, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
S Ismail, Points: 56-58, Grade: A