The 43rd match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades at Junction Oval in Melbourne on November 13. The game will begin at 8.10 AM IST (1.40 PM LOCAL).
Both teams have registered just two wins in this competition. While Melbourne Stars will play their 10th game, Melbourne Renegades, on the other hand, will feature in their 12th fixture. In this edition, the two teams have played against each other, with Melbourne Stars getting the better of Melbourne Renegades by six wickets.
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
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
Players to watch
The right-arm speedster of Melbourne Stars was one of the most successful bowlers for her side in her last game against Sydney Sixers. She opened the bowling and scalped 9/2 in three overs. She struck in her first over and gave her team the perfect start with the ball. She was also the most economical bowler. With the bat, she scored 18 off 21.
The wily right-arm off-spinner of Melbourne Stars had a good outing with bat and ball in her last appearance against Sydney Sixers. She accounted for 32/2 in four overs, opening the bowling with Kim Garth. Later in the day, she scored 14 off 11, including a couple of boundaries.
The left-handed middle-order batter of Melbourne Renegades top-scored with 25 runs off 22 balls in her last outing against Perth Scorchers. She was the lone warrior in the fight as the rest of her teammates failed to go past the 20-run mark. She fought hard but perished against the run of play.
The right-arm medium-pace bowler of Melbourne Renegades was one of the two wicket-takers for her team in her last fixture against Perth Scorchers. She picked up 37/1 in four overs. She provided the first breakthrough to her team as she struck in the eighth over of the innings.
It will be the tournament’s fifth and final match at the venue, with the fourth game being played early in the day. Out of the three games played here till November 12, the teams batting first have won two, and one match was abandoned due to rain. 192 and 88 are the highest and lowest totals achieved here, respectively. The toss will be crucial since there is a high chance of rain. The wicket may favour the bowlers more than the batters.
The weather is expected to be cloudy with occasional rain and a thunderstorm. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 25 degrees Celsius. There will be a 97 percent cloud cover and an 84 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north.
Fantasy Playing XI
Erica Kershaw, Alice Capsey, Courtney Webb, Chamari Athapaththu, Annabel Sutherland, Sophie Molineux, Hayley Matthews, Kim Garth, Sasha Moloney, Shabnim Ismail, Georgia Prestwidge
Date: November 13, 2022
Time: 8.10 AM IST (1.40 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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