Match 10 of the WBBL features Sydney Sixers against Melbourne Stars at the Hurstville Oval on Saturday. Both teams have played two games so far and come into this game on the back of a loss. Sydney Sixers did start their campaign on a high with a sensational win over Thunder before losing to defending champions, Brisbane Heat. Melbourne Stars would be eager to gain their first points after losing both their matches to Hobart Hurricanes. Ellyse Villani and co seem to be finding their feet in the tournament after a couple of tweaks and the side will hope for a quick turnaround in Sydney. With a number of world-class players taking it to the field on Saturday, a close encounter is on the cards.
Hurstville Oval, Sydney
October 26th, 2019
8:30 AM IST
With their being the first game at the venue in the tournament, a fresh wicket with loads of runs is expected. With spin also playing a part, an even contest between bat and ball awaits the two sides in the second instalment of their battle on Sunday
Partly cloudy conditions should provide some help for the pacers which could even up the clash between bat and ball. The temperature is expected to be around 18 degrees Celsius whilst paving the way for a good game of cricket without a minimal threat of rain.
Injuries: No injuries have been reported for this game
Sydney Sixers should persist with the same set of players who featured against Brisbane Heat with Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry being key to their fortunes at the top of the order. With the likes of Erin Burns and Ashleigh Gardener following suit, Sydney Sixers are spoilt for choice in the batting unit. Their bowling department has a good mix of youth and experience with Marizanne Kapp leading the attack. Silver-Holmes, who has impressed in the two games so far, is one to watch out for on Saturday.
Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Erin Burns, Ashleigh Gardener, Marizanne Kapp, Maddy Drake, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Lauren Smith, Jodie Hicks, Sarah Aley and Stella Campbell.
Melbourne Stars might be pondering a few changes with Alana King waiting on the sidelines. She could replace Chloe Rafferty, who bowled only one over in the previous game. Apart from the one change, Melbourne Stars shouldn’t be making any changes with Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez showing glimpses of what they are capable of. Along with captain, Villani, they are crucial to Stars’ fortunes. Much is expected from Annabel Sutherland and Erin Osborne, whose performance against the top heavy Sydney Sixers could decide the outcome of the game.
Ellyse Villani, Lizelle Lee, Emma Inglis, Mignon du Preez, Katey Martin, Erin Osborne, Annabel Sutherland, Tess Flintoff, Nicola Hancock, Alana King and Kristen Beams
Two keepers in Alyssa Healy and Emma Inglis are picked for this game considering their batting position and talent. Healy is due for a big score at the top of the order while her partner, Ellyse Perry has already notched up 108 runs in two games to warranty a spot in the fantasy team. Hobart Hurricanes all-rounders, Erin Osborne and Annabel Sutherland also find a place in the side along with Mignon du Preez, who has enjoyed a very successful 2019. Big-hitting allrounder, Ashleigh Gardener is one to watch out for while the likes of Marizanne Kapp and Hayley Silver-Holmes, who picked two wickets against Brisbane Heat, should put in a strong performance and earn a few fantasy points.
1. Alyssa Healy
2. Mignon du Preez
3. Ellyse Perry
Fantasy Team & Point Projections
Emma Inglis, Points: 18-20, Grade: C
Alyssa Healy, Points: 90-92, Grade: A
Erin Burns, Points: 30-32, Grade: A
Ashleigh Gardener, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
Ellyse Perry, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
Annabel Sutherland, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
Mignon du Preez, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
Erin Osborne, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Marizanne Kapp, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Kristen Beams, Points: 30-32, Grade: A
Hayley Silver-Holmes, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
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Disclaimer: The views expressed here are that of the author and not an actual reflection of the number of points that the player will earn.