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Melbourne Stars women (MS-W) play Sydney Thunder women (ST-W) in match 17 of Women's Big Bash League 2021 at University Oval in Hobart on Tuesday, October 26.

MS-W vs ST-W Dream11 prediction

Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Thunder in a crucial WBBL encounter at the University Oval. Both sides are languishing towards the bottom of the points table and desperately need a win to resurrect their campaign. Sydney Thunder are yet to win a game this season and are the only side in the competition who are winless at the moment. 

On the other hand, Melbourne Stars have a solitary win from four matches. They will be hoping to win against a deflated Sydney Thunder side and crawl their way up the points table.

MS-W vs ST-W Dream11 team tips for Women’s Big Bash 2021

Top tip: Best batter

Elyse Villani of MS-W is a top pick for this clash. The Australian international has scored 64 runs at a whopping strike-rate strike-rate of 164 this season and also has a fifty to her name. Once set, Villani is at her destructive best and can steamroll any opposition in the world. Selected by 88 percent of fantasy users, Elyse Villani is a must-have pick for this game. 

Top tip: Best bowler

Annabel Sutherland of MS-W is the best option amongst bowlers. The right-arm medium pacer has four scalps in the tournament so far with a wicket in each of her four outings. Sutherland also opens the batting for her team and is likely to provide points with willow in hand. Selected by 97 percent of fantasy users, Annabel Sutherland can be a valuable addition to your team for 9 credits. 

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Deepti Sharma of ST-W is a worthy all-round option for this encounter. The 24-year-old hasn’t had a good start to her WBBL career so far but given her repertoire in the shortest format, Deepti is expected to find form soon. She is a handy middle-order batter who can mix caution with aggression while being equally deceptive with the ball in hand. The Indian international has an economy of 6.12 in T20I cricket and will be vital in the middle-overs for her side. Available for 9 credits, Deepti Sharma will be a player to watch out for in this game. 

Amongst the wicket-keepers, Tahlia Wilson of ST-W will be a good addition. The Australian played her first game of the season against Perth Scorchers women and scored a measured 15 runs. The 22-year-old opens the innings and has a chance of scoring plenty of fantasy points. At 8 credits, Tahlia Wilson is a steal. 

MS-W vs ST-W probable playing XI

MS-W playing XI (probable): Elyse Villani, Annabel Sutherland, Meg Lanning (captain), Maia Bouchier, Kim Garth, Nicole Faltum (wicket-keeper), Tess Flintoff, Anna Lanning, Maddy Darke, Sophie Day, Rhys McKenna

ST-W playing XI (probable): Sammy Jo Johnson, Smriti Mandhana, Phoebe Litchfield, Corinne Hall, Ankia Learoyd, Deepti Sharma, Hannah Darlington (captain), Lauren Smith, Issy Wong, Emily Smith (wicket-keeper), Samantha Bates

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