Date and Day: December 1, 2019, Sunday
Match 53rd: Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women
Time: 5:10 A.M IST/ 10:40 A.M local time
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Melbourne Renegades women’s team will play Sydney Thunder Women’s Team on Sunday at Junction Oval, Melbourne. Sydney Thunders and Melbourne Renegades have already faced each other before in this edition, where Thunders defeated Renegades in a thriller by 3 runs. Both Sydney Thunders and Melbourne Renegades need to win this encounter as it will be the finale match and decider for both sides whether they will feature in the Qualification stage or not.
Melbourne Renegades have bounced up in the points table after their previous victory against Stars, they step into this game high on confidence. They are placed 4th on the points table with 14 points in their account. They have played 13 games and won 7. They will look forward to winning this encounter in order to put forward their strong contender ship for qualifications.
Sydney Thunders are in a rough position. They are at number 6 in the points table with 11 points by their name, having played 13 games and have won 5 games. The side has failed to put out economical team performances, they have been consistently inconsistent, the team has the capacity to outplay their opponents on their favorable days.
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather on the match-day is expected to be cool with few chances of rain that could intervene in the clash between Renegades and Thunder. The track will favor batters of both sides at the Junction Oval. However, the spinners will play an important role as the match progresses. But, the team winning the toss are likely to bowl first as per the trends.
In the last 5 encounters between these two, All the games were won by Thunders and none by Renegades.
Played-5, STW-5, MRW-0
Melbourne Renegades Women’s Squad
Jess Duffin, Tammy Beaumont, Makinley Blows, Maitlan Brown, Josephine Dooley, Erica Kershaw, Claire Koski, Carly Leeson, Sophie Molineux, Courtney Neal, Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Danni Wyatt.
Anna Lanning, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Jess Duffin (C), Josephine Dooley (WK), Courtney Webb, Lea Tahuhu, Molly Strano, Maitlan Brown, Carly Leeson, Georgia Wareham.
Sydney Thunder Women’s Squad:
Rachel Priest (wk), Naomi Stalenberg, Rachael Haynes (C), Alex Blackwell, Oliva Taylor, 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, Saskia Horley, Samantha Bates, Lisa Griffith, Rene Farrell.
With the past records and statistics plus this season’s performances Thunders look more powerful than Melbourne Renegades. So Sydney Thunders could be calculated as probable winners in this encounter.
Rachael Priest, Tammy Beaumont, Jess Duffin, Alex Blackwell, Phoebe Litchfield, Rachael Haynes (C), Danielle Wyatt (VC), Hannah Darlington, Molly Strano, Rene Farrell, Samantha Bates.