Perth Scorchers women (PS-W) take on Sydney Thunder women (ST-W) in match 16 of Women's Big Bash League 2021 at Aurora Stadium in Launceston on Sunday, October 24.
PS-W vs ST-W Dream11 prediction
Two bottom-placed sides in the points table square off in a crucial encounter at Aurora Stadium. Sydney Thunder women started their tournament with two successive losses before rain abandoned their last match against Sydney Sixers.
Perth Scorchers women too have not had a great run with two defeats and a win in their three matches so far. Sophie Devine and Co. will be desperate to seal a win against a deflated Sydney Thunder women set-up and move up on the points table.
Although it is difficult to predict a winner, Perth Scorchers women are slight favourites to win the game.
PS-W vs ST-W Dream11 team tips for Women’s Big Bash 2021
Top tip: Best batter
Smriti Mandhana of ST-W is a top pick for this clash. Selected by 70 percent of the fantasy users, the Indian international will hold the key at the top if Sydney Thunder women are to win this all-important game. Once set, Mandhana can tear apart any bowling line-up in the world with her audacious strokeplay. The 25-year-old is expected to be amongst the runs after a quiet outing in the last match and is a must-have pick for 10 credits.
Top tip: Best bowler
Alana King of PS-W is the best option amongst the bowlers. The leg-spinner has picked three scalps in two outings so far at an economy of 6.12. King has been impressive so far this season, stifling the opposition batters with her guile. Available for 9 credits, Alana King will be a punt pick for this match.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Sophie Devine of PS-W is a no-brainer for this contest. The 32-year-old has not set the tournament on fire yet but given her vast experience in this format, a big knock from her is round the corner. Despite being slightly expensive with the ball, Devine has managed to get two wickets in as many outings and will be entrusted with the responsibility of breaking crucial partnerships in the middle-overs once again. Selected by 90 percent of the fantasy users, Sophie Devine cannot be ignored at any cost for this match.
Amongst the wicket-keepers, Beth Mooney of PS-W is a worthy choice for this game. The southpaw has scored 40 runs in the tournament so far and will be a potent combination alongside Sophie Devine at the top of the order for her side. The 27-year-old is the best wicket-keeping option for this match and will be a valuable addition to fantasy teams for 10.5 credits.
PS-W vs ST-W probable playing XI
PS-W playing XI (probable): Sophie Devine (captain), Beth Mooney (wicket-keeper), Chamari Athapaththu, Marizanne Kapp, Heather Graham, Alana King, Chloe Piparo, Mathilda Carmichael, Lilly Mills, Taneale Peschel, Samantha Betts
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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