Date and Day: 26 October 2019, Sunday.
Match 12 – Sydney Thunder Women v/s Melbourne Renegades Women.
Time: 1:30 PM IST.
Venue: Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney.
Melbourne Renegades come to this game on the back of two strong performances after losing their tournament opener. With their top order firing, they become a formidable force with the bat. Sydney Thunder much like Melbourne Renegades lost their tournament opener but came back strong to beat Brisbane Heat by seven wickets.
For Sydney Thunder, Phoebe Litchfield has come good with the bat on two occasions alongside Alex Blackwell. Apart from these two, the batting department is yet to get into the groove and the sooner they do the better for them. Melbourne Renegades women’s team would be hoping that the Sydney Thunders top three don’t hit the ground running against them.
Melbourne Renegades did a good job with the ball against the Perth Scorchers team and would like to repeat their performance against the Sydney Thunder Team. This could well be a game of Melbourne Renegades bowling against the Sydney Thunders batting unit.
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather forecast for the matchday is excellent and we will get to see a full game. This is the first game of Women’s Big Bash Season 05 at this venue and would be a game dominated by batsmen.
Head to Head
In the previous five games, The Melbourne Renegades women’s team have failed to register a single win against the Sydney Thunder women’s team, and going by recent form Sydney thunder are more likely to win the game. The only chance Melbourne Renegades could have is if they take some early wickets and put some pressure on the Sydney Thunders middle order.
Played- 5, STW- 5, MRW- 0.
Sydney Thunder Women’s Squad
Alex Blackwell, Hannah Darlington, Rachael Haynes(C), Naomi Stalenberg, Saskia Horley, Rachel Priest, Lisa Griffith, Rene Farrell, Samantha Bates, Rachel Trenaman, Nida Dar, Shabnim Ismail, Tahlia Wilson, Phoebe Litchfield.
Sydney Thunder Women’s Probable XI
Alex Blackwell, Rachael Haynes(C), Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Priest, Lisa Griffith, Rene Farrell, Samantha Bates, Phoebe Litchfield, Shabnim Ismail, Nida Dar.
Melbourne Renegades Women’s Squad
Tammy Beaumont, Makinley Blows, Maitlan Brown, Josephine Dooley, Jessica Duffin, Erica Kershaw, Claire Koski, Carly Leeson, Sophie Molineux, Courtney Neale, Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Danielle Wyatt.
Melbourne Renegades Women’s Probable XI
Tammy Beaumont, Josephine Dooley, Jessica Duffin, Courtney Webb, Claire Koski, Sophie Molineux, Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu, Georgia Wareham, Danielle Wyatt, Maitlan Brown.
Alex Blackwell, Rachael Haynes, Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Priest, Phoebe Litchfield, Tammy Beaumont, Sophie Molineux, Lea Tahuhu, Georgia Wareham, Danielle Wyatt, Nida Dar.