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Toss Winner - Melbourne Stars Women won the toss and chose to bowl first
The big battle between struggling Stars and Thunder
Sydney Thunder Women to win
Tournament: WOMENS BIG BASH LEAGUE 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Eastern Oval, Ballarat, Australia | Toss: To BowlBet Now
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Melbourne Stars Women shall look to strengthen their position on the points table as they take on Sydney Thunder Women in the 25th game of the Women's Big Bash League 2022. The Stars won their first game of the season in the last game against the Melbourne Renegades Women. Sydney Thunder Women went down against Brisbane Heat Women in their last game.
It will be an important game for both sides find themselves at the bottom half of the points table. Sydney Thunder Women have had the upper hand in the past games between the two sides. A win for either side would brighten their prospects of making it to the next round. The stakes are high, and we shall see a close contest in this game.
Nicole Faltum's team finally has something to cheer. They defeated the Melbourne Renegades Wome in their last game by 6 wickets. It was their first win of the season, and it shall raise shoulders in the camp. Faltum would like to see the same show from her players as they take Sydney Thunders against whom they haven't had the best record in the past.
Lauren Winfield-Hill and Jemimah Rodrigues haven't clicked yet, and the side would depend on them for a good start. Annabel Sutherland has been consistent and must build partnerships with Alice Capsey and Kim Gareth in this game. In the lower middle order, they'd like to see runs from Faltum, Tess Flintoff, and Sasha Moloney.
Their bowlers bowled dream spells in the last game, and a similar show would put the side in a good position. Sasha Moloney and Kim Garth shall aim for early strikes in this game. Sophie Day and Sutherland shared 7 wickets between them in the last game. Tess Flintoff and Alice Capsey make it a strong attack.
Nicole Faltum (c & wk), Lauren Winfield-Hill, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Capsey, Annabel Sutherland, Kim Garth, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Day, Tess Flintoff, Rhys McKenna, Sophie Reid
Tess Flintoff, Nicole Faltum, Sophie Day, Alice Capsey, Lauren Winfield, Una Raymond-Hoey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sophie Reid, Sasha Moloney, Kim Garth, Annabel Sutherland
It hasn't been an effective campaign for Rachael Haynes' side. They have won just one game and went down against Brisbane Heat Women by 3 runs under the DLS method in their previous match. The team which has big names shall look for a better show here. A loss would end all their hopes of making it to the next round.
Phoebe Litchfield has been in good form, and she will look to offer a good start along with Tammy Beaumont. The middle order looked good in the last game, and the side would expect runs from Amy Jones, Haynes, and Tahila Wilson. They have good hitters if the ball down the order in Olivia Porter and Sammy-Jo Johnson, which strengthens their batting.
Their bowlers fought hard in the last game. Lea Tahuhu and Samantha Bates shall look to deliver a good start in this game. Belinda Vakarewa shall look to keep a check on the scoring rate along with Sammy-Jo Johnson. Olivia Porter and Lauren Smith make it a strong bowling attack.
Rachael Haynes (c), Tammy Beaumont, Phoebe Litchfield, Amy Jones, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Sammy-Jo Johnson, Olivia Porter, Lea Tahuhu, Lauren Smith, Belinda Vakarewa, Samantha Bates
Chloe Tryon, Lauren Smith, Phoebe Litchfield, Lea Tahuhu, Sammy Jo Johnson, Olivia Porter, Amy Ellen Jones, Belinda Vakarewa, Samantha Bates, Anika Learoyd, Rachael Haynes
The skies over Ballarat would be significantly overcast on October 31, and the pitch shall be challenging to bat on. Bowlers would enjoy movement off the surface, which will create doubts in the minds of batters. The side batting first shall be happy to have 150 runs on the board.
Eastern Oval, Ballarat, balances it between the batters and the bowlers. The short boundaries provide scoring opportunities to the batters, but the wicket is challenging to bat on. Fast bowlers have done well in the past and can move the ball. But spinners need to rely on their variations.
We have seen batters struggle in the first innings in the last two games. The batting conditions significantly improve in the second innings. Sides chasing scores have won by big margins. Hence the side winning the toss shall have no hesitation in bowling first.
The chips are down for both sides. They have won a game each, and hence it will be the most important contest for them in their bid to qualify for the next round. Melbourne Stars' batters are in poor form, and this would worry the side on a tricky batting surface. Sydney Thunder Women have a stronger batting line-up and a good record against the Stars. It will put them ahead of the Stars in this game.
Sydney Thunder Women to win
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