WBBL 2019: ST-W vs BH-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Team and Preview


Sydney Thunder Women didn’t have the best of starts as they were pummeled by the Sixers on an opening day. They now face defending champions, Brisbane Heat Women at the North Sydney Oval on Sunday. While the Thunder seemingly lacks pinch hitters in their side, there is no such problem for the Heat, who are very well balanced on paper. With a number of talented individuals in their side, Brisbane Heat are the overwhelming favourites for this game. While Heat would love to get the win in Sydney, Thunder looks to gets its campaign right on track with Rachael Haynes leading from the front for them on Sunday.

Match Details

North Sydney Oval, Sydney

Sydney Thunder Women vs Brisbane Heat Women
October 20th, 2019
8:30 AM IST

Pitch Report

The pitch should favour run-scoring with the first match of WBBL 05 yielding over 300 runs. 165 should be par on this surface with the fast bowlers getting some swing upfront. While the spinners will come into play as the game progresses, the relatively short dimensions of the ground play into the batter’s hand.

Weather Report

The weather is all clear for this game with the temperature expected to be around 18 degrees Celsius. Humid conditions are on offer which does offer some help for fast bowlers while a breeze could also come into play from one end.

Injuries: No injuries have been reported for this game

Predicted XI

Sydney Thunder:

Sydney Thunder shouldn’t be making any changes in spite of being decimated by Sydney Sixers. Rachael Haynes and Rachael Priest are their best bets with the bat with none of them able to get going in the first game. The performance of young Phoebe Litchfield does bode well for them with the sixteen-year-old complementing the experience of Blackwell in the middle order. The presence of Nida Dar and Shabnim Ismail also strengthens the bowling unit. Farrell is one to watch out for with her death bowling skills being highly rated by many.
Rachael Haynes, Rachael Priest, Naomi Stalenburg, Alex Blackwell, Phoebe Litchfield, Nida Dar, Hannah Darrington, Rene Farrell, Shabnim Ismail, Lisa Griffith, Samantha Bates

Brisbane Heat:

Brisbane Heat is heavily loaded in the batting department. With the likes of Beth Mooney and Grace Harris already in their ranks, they have signed Amelia Kerr, whose leg-spin is a sight to behold. Their bowling unit is also equally strong with Jess Jonassen and Delissa Kimmince being the key. Kirby Short assumes the responsibility of the middle order while Maddy Green is one to watch out for on Sunday.
Beth Mooney, Grace Harris, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Kirby Short, Jess Jonassen, Maddy Green, Laura Harris, Amelia Kerr, Delissa Kimmince, Haidee Birkett and Georgia Prestwidge.

Top Picks:

Two wicket-keepers in Beth Mooney and Rachael Priest are picked in the side with both of them capable of scoring big runs at the top of the order. Along with them, young Phoebe Litchfield is also one to watch out for after scoring 26 runs on her WBBL debut. Grace Harris, who was a revelation last season with 374 runs at a strike rate of 148.41, is a must have in the side along with fellow Brisbane Heat teammate, Jess Jonassen. Nida Dar is an exciting talent with the Pakistan all-rounder picking two wickets on Friday. She looks good more wickets and runs as she is preferred alongside Shabnim Ismail and Samantha Bates. Haidee Birkett is the final pick in the side with her ability to break partnerships being crucial to the Heat’s cause.
Captaincy Picks:

1. Beth Mooney
2. Nida Dar
3. Jess Jonassen

Fantasy Team & Point Projections


Sam Bates, Points: 18-20, Grade: C

Beth Mooney, Points: 90-92, Grade: A

Grace Harris, Points: 54-56, Grade: A

Rachael Priest, Points: 44-46, Grade: A

Jess Jonassen, Points: 65-67, Grade: A

Kirby Short, Points: 38-40, Grade: B

Nida Dar, Points: 80-82, Grade: A

Shabnim Ismail, Points: 60-62, Grade: A

Phoebe Litchfield, Points: 24-26, Grade: B

Haidee Birkett, Points: 30-32, Grade: A

Naomi Stalenburg, Points: 34-36, Grade: A

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