Date and Day: November 13, 2019, Wednesday
Match 32: Melbourne Stars Women vs Brisbane Heat Women
Time: 9:00 A.M IST/ 2:00 P.M local time
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Melbourne Stars women’s team will play Brisbane Heat women’s team on Wednesday at Junction Oval, Melbourne for the first time in this edition. Current title defenders Brisbane heat are performing decently in the tournament with consistently making their place in top four, Whereas the Melbourne Stars have had an off-track journey till now, out of seven they have managed to win only a single game. Stars need to get the grip as soon as possible to go forward in the tournament.
Melbourne stars have presented themselves quite weakly to their opponents in this edition. they have played 7 matches till now out of which they have only won a single game, they stand on the bottom- 8th position on the points table with barely 2 points in hand.
Brisbane Heat won their maiden title last year in a dramatic and thrilling finale. With their consistent performance this year, the defenders will look forward to not lose any further match and lock their spot for qualification. They have played 7 games till now out of which they have won 4 and lost 3, standing at 3rd number in the points table with 8 points in their account.
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather forecast says the day would be a mix of cloudy and sunny weather, with lesser chances of showers, so a fair play can be expected. The pitch of Junction Oval has experienced some decent score chases, hence the team winning toss would like to field first.
In the last 5 encounters between these two, Four games have been won by the Brisbane Heat and a single game has been won by Melbourne Stars.
Played-5, BHW-4, MSW-1
Melbourne Stars Women’s Squad:
Erin Osborne, Elyse Villani (c), Holly Ferling, Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee, Katey Martin, Kristen Beams, Angela Reakes, Emma Inglis, Alana King, Annabel Sutherland, Nicole Faltum, Chloe Rafferty, Nicola Hancock, Lucy Cripps, Tess Flintoff, Madeline Penna
Probable playing XI:
Elyse Villani (C), Lizelle Lee, Katey Martin (WK), Annabel Sutherland, Mignon du Preez, Erin Osborne, Tess Flintoff, Kristen Beams, Madeline Penna, Holly Ferling, Nicola Hancock.
Brisbane Heat Women’s Squad:
Laura Harris, Kirby Short, Charli Knott, Haidee Birkett, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Courtney Sippel, Beth Mooney, Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Mikayla Hinkley, Lilly Mills, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Georgia Prestwidge.
Probable Playing XI:
Grace Harris, Beth Mooney (wk), Jess Jonassen, Maddy Green, Laura Harris, Kirby Short (c), Amelia Kerr, Delissa Kimmince, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Mikayla Hinkley, Georgia Prestwidge
With the past records and statistics, Brisbane heat looks stronger and can be predicted as the winner of this encounter. It is going to be a tough game for the Stars judging by their current rhythm in the game.
Grace Harris, Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen, Maddy Green, Elyse Villani, Lizelle Lee , Erin Osborne, Tess Flintoff, Kristen Beams, Amelia Kerr, Delissa Kimminc.