Date and Day: 27 October 2019, Sunday.
Match 14 –Sydney Thunders Women vs Melbourne Stars Women.
Time: 8:30 AM IST.
Venue: Bankstown Oval, Sydney
Sydney Thunder women’s team will play against the Melbourne Stars at Sydney in what will be their fourth game this season. After losing the first game Sydney Thunder women have come back strongly to win the other two games. Melbourne stars are yet to register a win this tournament going and will be hoping to register a win in their fourth game.
Melbourne stars have struggled altogether as a unit where their bowlers have not been able to restrict the opponents or their batsmen who have failed to put runs on the board. At first, they would want their top order to do the bulk of the scoring job and with the ball in hand, they would want all their bowlers to chip in to hand them an advantage. Melbourne Stars if want to qualify for the knockout stages would want to start winning a few games from now on to make sure that they are at least have enough points to see them through to semifinals if they still continue to lose the road to semifinals would be a tough one for them.
Sydney Thunder women’s team have finally started finding their feet in the tournament winning two games on the trot. Their recent game against the Melbourne Renegades was a tough match winning the game by a mere margin of three runs in the end. Put in to bat first the top four batters of Sydney thunders got starts but could not carry on to make a big score and this resulted in them being restricted to 132 runs in their 20 overs. while defending the below-par total the Sydney Thunder women bowlers struck early on in the innings picking up as many as four wickets giving away just 25 runs in the first seven overs. This played a major part in building for the win. Shabnim Ismail picked up three wickets, while Rene Farrell and Hannah Darlington picked up two wickets each.
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather forecast for the matchday is bright and sunny. This is the first match in the tournament to be played at this ground.
Head to Head
In the previous five games, The Sydney Thunder women’s team has beaten Melbourne Star women’s team four times while one game ended in no result. Sydney Thunders would feel they have two points for the taking.
Played- 5, ST- 4, MSW- 0, NR-1.
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, and 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 Stars Women’s Squad
Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Alana King, Nicola Hancock, Annabel Sutherland, Angela Reakes, Nicole Faltum, Kristen Beams, Erin Osborne, Elyse Villani, Tess Flintoff, Emma Inglis, Lucy Cripps, Holly Ferling, Katey Martin, Chloe Rafferty.
Melbourne Stars Women’s Probable XI
Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Annabel Sutherland, Chloe Rafferty, Nicola Hancock, Kristen Beams, Erin Osborne, Elyse Villani, Emma Inglis, Katey Martin, Tess Flintoff.
Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Elyse Villani, Alex Blackwell, Rachael Haynes, Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Priest, Rene Farrell, Phoebe Litchfield, Shabnim Ismail.