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Sydney Thunder Womenvs
Melbourne Stars Women odds
Toss Winner - Melbourne Stars Women won the toss and chose to bowl first
Melbourne Stars Women beat Sydney Thunder Women by 8 wickets
Sydney Thunder’s challenge to halt Melbourne Star’s march
Melbourne Stars Women to win
Tournament: WOMENS BIG BASH LEAGUE 2020 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia | Toss: To BowlBet Now
The 36th game of the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 would be one to watch out as No. 1 and 2 teams battle it out for supremacy in this game. Melbourne Stars Women are in great form and the side has won the last five games and they are high on momentum at the moment. Sydney Thunder Women on the other hand comes here after a loss but they have also done well earlier in the season.
Sydney Thunder Women have always dominated the Melbourne Stars in the past and have won the six out of seven games between them. This would give the side lot of confidence going into this game. Melbourne Stars have been setting high standards this season and shall look to carry forward this momentum. Given the form of the two sides at the moment we expect this to be a cracking contest.
It was a poor show with the bat from Rachael Haynes’ side in the last game against Brisbane Heat Women which they lost by 8 wickets. This loss has pushed them down to No. 2 spot on the points table. Haynes would be looking for a strong comeback here and like her players to take inspiration from the side’s impressive record against the Melbourne Stars.
Openers Sammy-Jo Johnson and Tammy Beaumont missed out in the last game and they will need to provide a positive start against the strong bowling attack that Stars have. Heather Knight is doing well and shall look for good support in the middle from Haynes and Phoebe Litchfield. Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson and Hannah Darlington bring in good hitting abilities down the order.
Shabnim Ismail has gained form and this is great news for the side. She will look to strike early in company of Samantha Bates who has done well earlier. Sammy-Jo Johnson, Lauren Smith and Knight would have to check their line as they have gone for runs in the last few games. Hannah Darlington bowled well in the last game and completes a strong bowling attack for the side.
Rachael Haynes (c), Tammy Beaumont, Rachel Trenaman, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Heather Knight, Phoebe Litchfield, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Hannah Darlington, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates
Lauren Smith, Phoebe Litchfield, Shabnim Ismail, Sam Bates, Hannah Darlington, Sammy Jo Johnson, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson, Rachael Haynes
From being bottom hunters of this tournament in the past, Meg Lanning’s side has taken pole position this year and sit at the top of the points table. They won comfortably in the last game against Adelaide Strikers Women by 5 wickets, their fifth win in a row. Lanning would now be hoping to improve the poor record they have against Sydney Thunder over the years.
Openers Lanning and Elyse Villani have been in great form and they would be looking to provide a positive start to the side. Mignon du Preez played a match winning knock in the last game and shall look to repeat that magic along with Natalie Sciver and Annabel Sutherland in the middle order. Anna Lanning and Katherine Brunt’s batting skills would come handy for the side.
Natalie Sciver has been magnificent with the ball and he will look to strike early along with Brunt. Sophie Day and Alana King have also done well with the ball in the last few games bowling tight spells. The side would look for good show from Tess Flintoff and Annabel Sutherland in this game.
Meg Lanning (c), Elyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Natalie Sciver, Annabel Sutherland, Anna Lanning, Nicole Faltum (wk), Tess Flintoff, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Day, Alana King
Meg Lanning, Nicole Faltum, Sophie Day, Erin Osborne, Alana King, Annabel Sutherland, Elyse Villani, Natalie Sciver, Tess Flintoff, Mignon du Preez, Katherine Brunt
It will be clear skies over Sydney on November 14 and the wicket is expected to have juice due to the spell of rains we have seen. Batters will have to be patient as this wicket can throw in surprise at any moment. The side batting first here would be happy to put up a score in excess of 140 runs.
Sydney Showground Stadium has been a good hunting ground for the batters but this season the weather has aided the fast bowlers as they are able to extract lot of seam and swing from the surface and creating doubts in the minds of the batters. Spinners have enjoyed good record here as the ball takes sharp turn occasionally.
Win the toss and bowl first seems to have been the winning mantra this season as the pitches haven’t been the best for batting. With weather conditions favoring the bowlers we haven’t seen big scores yet. Hence the skipper winning the toss should have no hesitation in bowling first here.
Sydney Thunder Women had started the tournament with a bang and had looked the most dominant team. But the side has lost form in the last two games and seems to be showing some signs of struggle. Melbourne Stars on the other hand have been enjoying a dream run with five consecutive wins. Their batters and bowlers are playing complementary roles here. It is expected to be a tough contest but the Stars would start nose ahead in this game.
Melbourne Stars Women to win
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