Date and Day: 03 November 2019, Sunday.
Match 21 – Melbourne Stars Women v/s Sydney Sixers Women.
Time: 8:30 AM IST.
Venue: W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth.
The Melbourne Stars women’s team registered their first win of the season against a very experienced Perth Scorchers side, and now will take on the Sydney Sixers women’s team at the same venue. Sydney Sixers who played against the Melbourne Renegades at the same venue also registered a win against their opponents. Both the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers come into the game on the back of a win.
Melbourne stars would feel much relieved after winning their first game this season, they were put in to bat first by the Perth Scorchers team. Lizelle Lee scored an unbeaten 103 runs off 65 balls while none of her partners could get going from the other end. Melbourne stars managed to score 155 runs off their full quota of overs and then restricted the Perth Scorchers to 135 runs winning the game by 20 runs.
Sydney Sixers opted to bowl first and restricted the Melbourne Renegades to a below-par total of 120 runs. Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, and Ashleigh Gardner picked up two wickets apiece. Van Niekerk was also responsible for affecting a runout. In the chase, the Sydney Sixers lost six wickets but the presence of well set Ellyse Perry who scored an unbeaten 45 off 50 balls saw them through with five balls to spare
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather forecast for the matchday is partly cloudy but no rain is expected. The pitch is expected to stay the same with bowlers getting some purchase from the wicket.
Head to Head
In the previous five games, the Melbourne Stars women’s team has beaten Sydney Sixers twice while losing three games. Melbourne Stars proved everyone wrong by beating the Perth Scorchers team, but going against a Strong Sixers side will be tough.
Played- 5, MSW- 2, SSW- 3.
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.
Sydney Sixers Women’s Squad
Sarah Aley, Alisha Bates, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Maddy Darke, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jodie Hicks, Emma Hughes, Marizanne Kapp (SA), Ellyse Perry (C), Hayley Silver-Holmes, Dane van Niekerk, Lauren Smith
Sydney Sixers Women’s Probable XI
Marizanne Kapp, Ellyse Perry (C), Hayley Silver-Holmes, Maddy Drake, Lauren Smith, Sarah Aley, Erin Burns, Alyssa Healy, Stella Campbell, Ashleigh Gardner, Jodie Hicks.
Marizanne Kapp, Ellyse Perry, Sarah Aley, Erin Burns, Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Nicola Hancock, Erin Osborne, Elyse Villani.