WBBL M13 Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

WBBL 2018-19, Match 13: Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Melbourne Stars are expected to defeat Perth Scorchers who will be missing their regular captain.

Elyse Villani
Elyse Villani. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers are on contrasting lines in the 4th edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) thus far as the Stars won two of the three while Scorchers won only one. Stars started the season with a win thanks to a century from Lizelle and pulled off a close win over Hobart Hurricanes out of nowhere. Their winning spree was halted in the very next game as the Hurricanes defeated then by 72 runs.

The Scorchers, on the other hand, lost back to back games after a winning start. Further, they have lost their skipper Meg Lanning for this weekend. Their opponents Melbourne Stars played the same XI in all the three matches thus far under stand-in captain Georgia Elwiss. However, their regular skipper Kristen Beams is going to make a comeback after a long-term Achilles injury. Beams is expected to replace Makinley Blows in the playing XI.

Match Details:

The 13th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers at the Casey Fields No 4 in Melbourne.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (11:00 PM GMT – Prev Day) (4:30 AM IST).

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Casey Fields No 4 ground in Melbourne hasn’t been a high scoring venue as far as the WBBL is concerned. In the four games played in this tournament here, the average first innings score reads 121. Only once a team batting first won here that too after posting 144. In the other three matches, the teams batting second chased down targets less than 125 with at least two overs and five wickets to spare.

Squads:

Melbourne Stars:

Kristen Beams (C), Makinley Blows, Elly Donald, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Elwiss, Nicole Faltum, Holly Ferling, Nicola Hancock, Alana King, Lizelle Lee, Katie Mack, Erin Osborne, Chloe Rafferty, Angela Reakes, Annabel Sutherland.

Perth Scorchers:

Elyse Villani (C), Megan Banting, Nicole Bolton, Hayleigh Brennan, Kate Cross, Bhavisha Devchand, Lauren Ebsary, Heather Graham, Hayley Jensen, Amy Jones, Emma King, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo.

Probable XI:

Melbourne Stars Squad:

Kristen Beams (C), Lizelle Lee, Angela Reakes, Katie Mack, Erin Osborne, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Elwiss, Holly Ferling, Nicola Hancock, Alana King, Annabel Sutherland.

Perth Scorchers:

Elyse Villani (C), Nicole Bolton, Amy Jones, Lauren Ebsary, Hayleigh Brennan, Kate Cross, Bhavisha Devchand/Hayley Jensen, Heather Graham, Emma King, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo.

Power Picks:

Sarah Taylor’s absence in the WWT20 surely helped Amy Jones as she got to play at No.3 in the big tournament. She carried experience and form from the tournament and started the WBBL stint with a fifty against Sydney Sixers. She will be crucial for the Scorchers in the absence of Meg Lanning.

Best Playing XI:

Lizelle Lee, Angela Reakes, Mignon du Preez, Lauren Ebsary, Elyse Villani, Heather Graham, Erin Osborne, Nicole Bolton, Kristen Beams, Kate Cross, Nicola Hancock.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Lizelle Lee and Amy Jones are direct options for a multiplier but only one of them finds a place in the fantasy XI at first place. Kristen Beams will be rearing to go on her comeback while Elyse Villani and Nicole Bolton will have extra responsibility at the top for the Scorchers.

Expert Advice:

With two most valuable picks of this game – Lizelle Lee and Amy Jones placed in wicketkeeper’s category, selecting one of them is a gamble. Lizelle can do any sort of damage on her day and opens the innings while Jones bats at No.3.

Probable Winners:

Melbourne Stars are expected to defeat Perth Scorchers who will be missing their regular captain.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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