MS-W vs PS-W Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update –WBBL 2020, 1st Semi-final
Meg Lanning looks the perfect option to make captain for this match.
Updated - Nov 24, 2020 5:41 pm
The first semi-final of the WBBL 2020 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers at the North Sydney Oval, Sydney.
This match is scheduled to start at 01:40 PM IST (07:10 AM local). This match can be streamed live on Sony LIV.
After 56 intriguing matches, the WBBL has come to its business end. Melbourne Stars, the table toppers in the league stage, will face the fourth-placed Perth Scorchers in the first semi-final in Sydney. The Stars dominated the tournament throughout winning 8 matches and losing only three while the other three games were abandoned. However, they lost to Sydney Sixers in the last game courtesy Alyssa Healy‘s match-winning knock.
But that shouldn’t bother the Stars much as they have looked the strongest team of the tournament so far. They have defeated the Scorchers in both the games earlier in the season and will have the psychological advantage too. The Scorchers, on the other, scraped through to the semis with six wins and 14 points in their bag. Their skipper Sophie Devine has recovered from injury at the right time and is looking in great form.
MS-W vs PS-W Weather Report for 1st Semi-Final
The forecast is for a rainy and overcast day in the morning. But the weather will improve significantly by the match time and there are no chances of rain at all. The temperature will hover around 22-24 Degrees Celsius.
The surface at the North Sydney Oval has been a decent one for batting. Sydney Sixers chased down 178 in the last match played here and the teams might prefer chasing once again.
Average first innings score:
160 (Last four matches at the venue in WBBL 2020)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 3; Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
MS-W vs PS-W Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Elyse Villani, Meg Lanning (C), Mignon du Preez, Natalie Sciver, Anabel Sutherland, Katherine Brunt, Anna Lanning, Alana King, Tess Flintoff, Nicole Faltum, Sophie Day.
Holly Ferling, Lucy Cripps, Rosemary Mair, Erin Osborne, Georgia Gall, Bhavi M Devchand.
Sophie Devine (C), Beth Mooney (WK), Amy Jones, Chloe Piparo, Nicole Bolton, Mathilda Carmichael, Heather Graham, Jemma Barsby, Taneale Peschel, Sarah Glenn, Piepa Cleary
Megan Banting, Samantha Betts.
MS-W vs PS-W Top picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Beth Mooney has scored 524 runs in 13 matches at an average of 58.22 and SR of 119.36. She has also scored 4 fifties so far.
Sophie Devine has amassed 448 runs in 11 innings with a century and three fifties. She has scored these runs at an SR of 130.23 and is coming off two back-to-back half-centuries.
Sarah Glenn is the highest wicket-taker for the Scorchers with 16 wickets. She has picked two four-wicket hauls as well.
Taneale Peschel has picked 13 wickets so far in 13 innings and is a decent bowler.
Natalie Sciver has been in great form with the ball this season picking 18 wickets but she has gone cold with the bat mustering only 194 runs.
Meg Lanning has smashed 458 runs in 12 innings with as many as six half-centuries and the best score of 77.
Mignon du Preez has is the second-highest scorer for the Stars with 375 runs to her name in 11 innings.
Tess Flintoff picked three wickets in the previous game to take her overall tally to 13 wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Meg Lanning, Sophie Devine, Beth Mooney
Vice-Captain Options: Natalie Sciver, Mignon du Preez
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MS-W vs PS-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-Keeper – Beth Mooney
Batsmen – Meg Lanning (C), Chloe Piparo, Mathilda Carmichael
All-Rounders – Natalie Sciver, Heather Graham, Sophie Devine (VC)
Bowlers – Sophie Day, Tess Flintoff, Alana King, Sarah Glenn
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MS-W vs PS-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-Keeper – Beth Mooney (C)
Batsmen – Mignon du Preez, Meg Lanning, Chloe Piparo
All-Rounders – Natalie Sciver (VC), Heather Graham, Nicole Bolton
Bowlers – Tess Flintoff, Katherine Brunt, Alana King, Sarah Glenn
Note here that Sophie Devine didn’t bowl in the last game and overall has bowled only 21 overs this season picking only 5 wickets. So we have opted against making her captain.
Meg Lanning is a big-match player and can be banked upon to make an impact in this knockout game.
MS-W vs PS-W Probable Winners:
Melbourne Stars are expected to win this match.