Date and Day: November 27, 2019, Wednesday
Match 49th: Melbourne Stars Women vs Sydney Thunder Women
Time: 9:00 A.M IST/ 2:30 P.M local time
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Melbourne Stars women’s team will play Sydney Thunder Women’s Team on Wednesday at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Sydney Thunders and Melbourne Stars have already faced each other before in this edition, where Thunders defeated Stars. Both Sydney Thunders and Melbourne Stars are almost out of the qualifying stage, but there’s still some hope if conditions benefit the sides going further. They need to play with the best of their capabilities.
Melbourne Stars are out of the league already. They have played 11 games and won only a couple of games out of those, they have only 4 points by their name. Eventually at the bottom of points table. They will be looking forward to ending their disappointing season on a victorious note and come out fresh the next edition hopefully.
Sydney Thunders are no less bit better they are placed on number 6 with 9 points in hand. The side has indulged in 12 games till now and won 4 out of them. Nida Dar, their leading wicketkeeper has left for her national call up- Pakistan’s tour against England next month. They might fell short of a productive squad member in the upcoming encounters as they already need high contributions in order to clinch maximum victories in the remaining matches.
Weather and Pitch Report
The day will be sunny throughout the game session.This is the first game being played at the Manuka Oval in WBBL 2019. Traditionally, it is a good wicket to bat on with some help available for the pacers. Chasing will be the preferred choice with 160 being a competitive total on this surface.
In the last 5 encounters between these two, One game ended in a no- result scenario, while four games have been won by the Sydney thunders and none by the Stars.
Played-5, STW-4 , MSW-0, No Result-1
Melbourne Stars Women’s Squad
Elyse Villani(c), Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Erin Osborne, Katey Martin(w), Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Madeline Penna, Chloe Rafferty, Nicola Hancock, Kristen Beams, Lucy Cripps, Holly Ferling, Angela Reakes, Annabel Sutherland, Alana King, Emma Inglis.
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.
Sydney Thunder Women’s Squad:
Rachel Priest (wk), Naomi Stalenberg, Rachael Haynes (C), Alex Blackwell, Phoebe Litchfield, Hannah Darlington, Rene Farrell, Lisa Griffith, Samantha Bates, Shabnim Ismail, Rachel Trenaman, Saskia Horley, Tahlia Wilson.
Probable Playing XI:
Rachael Priest (WK), Naomi Stalenberg, Rachael Haynes (C), Alex Blackwell, Phoebe Litchfield, Rachel Trenaman, Hannah Darlington, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates, Lisa Griffith, Rene Farrell.
With the past records and statistics plus this season’s performances Thunders look more powerful than Melbourne Stars. So Sydney Thunders could be Calculated as probable winners in this encounter.
Rachael Priest, Naomi Stalenberg, Alex Blackwell, Phoebe Litchfield, Elyse Villani, Lizelle Lee, Katey Martin, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates, Tess Flintoff, Kristen Beams.