The 22nd match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars at the Eastern Oval in Ballarat on October 29. The game will begin at 8.30 AM IST (2 PM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their fifth game of the competition. While Melbourne Renegades have won three and lost one, Melbourne Stars have lost three, with one match not producing a result.
Melbourne Renegades: Sophie Molineux (captain), Sarah Coyte, Josie Dooley, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward, Shabnim Ismail, Carly Leeson, Hayley Matthews, Rhiann O’Donnell, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Georgia Prestwidge, Erica Kershaw, Eve Jones
Melbourne Stars: Alice Capsey, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum (captain), Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Reid, Jemimah Rodrigues, Annabel Sutherland, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Hasrat Gill, Olivia Henry
Players to watch
The right-arm medium-pace bowler of Melbourne Renegades was the lone wicket-taker in her last outing against Adelaide Strikers. She struck with 19/2 in three overs. She bowled well inside the powerplay and in the middle phase of the innings.
The right-handed middle-order batter of Melbourne Renegades starred with the bat in her last appearance against Adelaide Strikers. She mustered 35 off 33, including four boundaries. In the process, she stitched a 51-run partnership with Courtney Webb for the fifth wicket.
In her last fixture against Perth Scorchers, the talented all-rounder made valuable contributions with bat and ball for Melbourne Stars. The right-handed batter bludgeoned an undefeated 40 off 29, including a couple of boundaries and a six. With the ball, the right-arm quick opened the bowling with Kim Garth and accounted for 26/1 in four overs.
The dashing all-rounder of Melbourne Stars was one of the last game’s most successful bowlers against Perth Scorchers. The right-arm speedster claimed 20/2 in three overs. With the bat, the right-hander scored a handy 31 in as many balls, including four hits to the fence.
It will be the tournament’s second match at the venue, with the first game being played early in the day. Expect a fresh wicket that will fetch big runs. A chance of a shower and cloudy conditions could work in favour of fast bowlers.
The weather is expected to see a shower in the morning; otherwise, it will be cool with clouds and sun. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 13 degrees Celsius. There will be a 68 percent cloud cover and a 67 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Lauren Winfield-Hill, Courtney Webb, Carly Leeson, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Annabel Sutherland, Sophie Molineux, Hayley Matthews, Tess Flintoff, Shabnim Ismail, Sarah Coyte
Date: October 29, 2022
Time: 8.30 AM IST (2 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Eastern Oval, Ballarat
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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