Sydney Thunder women (ST-W) will take on Melbourne Renegades women (MR-W) in the 19th match of Women’s Big Bash League 2021 at the Aurora Stadium in Launceston on Wednesday, October 27.
Led by Australia cricket team pacer Hannah Darlington, the ST-W are yet to register a win in four matches this season. After suffering three defeats while one match was abandoned due to rain, Sydney Thunder are languishing at the bottom of the WBBL 2021 standings with one point from four matches.
On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades have registered two wins, suffered a loss while one encounter was called off due to inclement weather. With five points from four matches, the Sophie Molineux-led MR-W are currently fourth in the points table.
ST-W vs MR-W Dream11 prediction
Sydney Thunder have dominated Melbourne Renegades in Women’s Big Bash League, winning nine of the 12 matches that they have played so far. Furthermore, ST-W have won three of their last five matches against MR-W in WBBL. However, going by recent form, Melbourne Renegades will look to bag maximum points against a low on confidence and struggling Sydney Thunder outfit.
ST-W vs MR-W Dream11 team tips for Women’s Big Bash League 2021
Top tip: Best batter
While most of Sydney Thunder batters including Smriti Mandhana have struggled to get going in the ongoing edition of WBBL, the Indian opener will look to turn things around against Melbourne Renegades on Wednesday. Mandhana has amassed 1,971 runs in 84 WT20Is at a strike rate of 120.84. She has hit 14 fifties in the shortest format.
Top tip: Best bowler
In the bowling department, Hannah Darlington has been the wrecker-in-chief for Sydney Thunder in WBBL 2021-22. The 19-year-old has picked three wickets in as many matches this season at an economy of 6.41. The Australia fast bowler is likely to trouble the Renegades batting line-up.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
As far as all-rounders are concerned, one must pick Melbourne Renegades all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur in your fantasy cricket team. The Indian has scored 100 runs and dismissed just once in three matches so far. Kaur has also contributed with the ball, bagging four wickets at an economy of 6.18.
For the wicket-keeper spot, Tahlia Wilson will be the preferred choice over Josephine Dooley due to her superior batting credentials.
ST-W vs MR-W probable playing XI
ST-W playing XI (probable): Tahlia Wilson (wicket-keeper), Smriti Mandhana, Phoebe Litchfield, Corinne Hall, Deepti Sharma, Anika Learoyd, Hannah Darlington (captain), Lauren Smith, Issy Wong, Kate Peterson, Samantha Bates
MR-W playing XI (probable): Evelyn Jones, Jemimah Rodrigues, Courtney Webb, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jess Duffin, Sophie Molineux (captain), Josephine Dooley (wicket-keeper), Carly Leeson, Ella Hayward, Ellie Falconer, Holly Ferling
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