Melbourne Renegades prepare to take on table-toppers Brisbane Heat in the 38th game of the Women’s Big Bash League 2019. After making a shaky start to the campaign, the defending champions have gone from strength to strength and are in the middle of a five-game winning streak in the league. Similarly, the Renegades enter this game on the back of three consecutive victories, including a massive win over perennial favorites-Sydney Sixers in their last game. However, Brisbane Heat will hold a slight edge over their opponents at the start of this game. Having said that, the Renegades have shown their mettle in the last couple of weeks and hence, this game promises to be a cracking contest between two in-form sides.
Women’s Big Bash League 2019
Melbourne Renegades Women vs Brisbane Heat Women
20th November 2019
4:30 AM IST
Junction Oval, Melbourne
Mostly Cloudy conditions with few chances of rain and temperature ranging around 14 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
The surface will be a belter for the batters with plenty of runs on offer, which will certainly lead to an enticing high-scoring encounter for the viewers.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Melbourne Renegades Women:
Sophie Molineux and Danielle Wyatt form the core of the batting department and the burden of run-scoring will lie heavily on their shoulders. Courtney Webb played a match-winning cameo in the previous game and can play a pivotal role lower down the order. In the bowling arena, Molly Strano has bagged 12 wickets in this campaign and should make a difference with the bowl in hand.
Sophie Molineux, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Josephine Dooley(w), Erica Kershaw, Courtney Webb, Georgia Wareham, Maitlan Brown, Carly Leeson, Molly Strano(c), Lea Tahuhu
Brisbane Heat Women:
They have a balanced unit replete with consistent performers and incredible match-winners. Beth Mooney is their star performer with the willow in hand whilst Jess Jonassen picked up a four-fer in the last match and will be relied upon to make a decisive impact with both bat and bowl.
Beth Mooney(w), Maddy Green, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Jess Jonassen, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Kirby Short(c), Amelia Kerr, Delissa Kimmince, Mikayla Hinkley, Georgia Prestwidge
Beth Mooney is the highest run-getter in the league with 523 runs to her name across 10 matches at a stupendous average of 87.16. She is the obvious choice for captaincy in the Dream11 Team. Jess Jonassen has done a commendable job in both the batting and bowling departments. She has amassed 205 runs in addition to topping the wicket-taking charts with 16 wickets from 10 games. For the Renegades, Danielle Wyatt has amassed 282 runs, including three half-centuries and is a must-pick ahead of this contest. Sophie Molineux and Amelia Kerr would also be valuable additions to the fantasy side.
1: Beth Mooney
2: Jess Jonassen
3: Sophie Molineux
B Mooney, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
C Webb, Points: 22-24, Grade: C
L Harris, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
K Short, Points: 28-30, Grade: C
D Wyatt, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
S Molineux, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
J Jonassen, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
S Jo-Johnson, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
A Kerr, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
M Brown, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
D Kimmince, Points: 56-58, Grade: A