Date and Day: December 1, 2019, Sunday.
Match 56th –Melbourne Stars Women v/s Brisbane Heat
Time: 9:30 AM IST / 3:00 PM Local
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Melbourne stars Women’s team will take on Brisbane Heat at Junction Oval, Melbourne on Sunday. They will be locking horns this season for the second time. In the previous encounter, Heat beat Stars by 9 wickets. Brisbane heat with their strong defence have sealed themselves for the qualifications already on the other side Melbourne Stars are out of the lives and have been knocked out of Qualification stage.
Hobart Hurricanes with appealing performances this season as well have qualified for the semis, they are placed on 2nd number at the points table, having played 13 games, winning 9 out of those and have accumulated 18 points in their account. Let’s see how the semis roll as Heat has good chances to win their second consecutive title.
Melbourne Stars have not been able to recover from this season’s downfall, the squad has not been able to gain the rhythm while facing various encounters. They have played 13 games till now, out of which they have won only a couple of matches being at the bottom of the points table, they are out of the league but would want to end their this year’s WBBL session on a winning note.
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather forecast for the match-day seems to be a rainy day so interrupted game can be expected. Team winning toss would like to field first on this pitch of junction oval to be in the favourable side of DLS.
Head to Head
In the previous five games, encounters between these two sides, 4 matches have been won by the Brisbane Heat and 1 being won by Melbourne Stars.
Played- 5, BHW-4 , MSW-1
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
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.
Judging on the current edition’s momentum, Brisbane heat as they have already qualified look stronger against Stars, hence Heats are favourites in this encounter.
Grace Harris, Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen, Maddy Green, Elyse Villani, Lizelle Lee, Erin Osborne, Tess Flintoff, Kristen Beams, Amelia Kerr, Delissa Kimminc.