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WBBL 2018-19, Match 31: Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Sydney Sixers will be looking to register a big win and aim to move back to the top of the table.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry of the Sixers. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Everything was going well for the defending champions Sydney Sixers until they faced Brisbane Heat in the reverse fixture on Sunday. The Sixers, who won five matches in succession after the loss in the first game, were thumped down by the Brisbane by 66 runs. This defeat not only brought an end to Sixers’ winning streak but also took them down from the top of the table. They lost the top spot to Sydney Thunder who were behind Sixers marginally on the NRR.

The Sydney Sixers will be hoping to bag a big win over the Melbourne Renegades and take back the top position. The Renegades have played six matches thus far in this season; the least number of matches among all teams. They are placed at 7th in the points table having won only two so far. However, the Renegades are in with the highest chance of making it to the next round among the teams placed in the bottom half at the moment.

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Match Details:

The 31st match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.

The match starts at 2:50 PM local time (3:50 AM GMT) (9:20 AM IST).

Streaming of this game will be available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The game between Sixers and Renegades will be first of the two games to be hosted by the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. The doubleheader matches on Saturday were on the slower side like the ground’s recent past. A pitch in the similar lines could be expected for this game as well.

Squads:

Sydney Sixers:

Ellyse Perry (C), Sarah Aley, Erin Burns, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Marizanne Kapp, Carly Leeson, Sara McGlashan, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Lauren Smith, Dane Van Niekerk, Tahlia Wilson.

Melbourne Renegades:

Amy Satterthwaite (C), Maitlan Brown, Jess Duffin, Claire Koski, Erica Kershaw, Emma Inglis, Anna Lanning, Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Danni Wyatt.

Probable XI:

Sydney Sixers:

Ellyse Perry (C), Erin Burns, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Marizanne Kapp, Sara McGlashan, Lauren Smith, Hayley Silver-Holmes/Sarah Aley, Dane Van Niekerk, Tahlia Wilson.

Melbourne Renegades:

Amy Satterthwaite (C), Danni Wyatt, Maitlan Brown, Jess Duffin, Claire Koski, Emma Inglis, Anna Lanning, Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.

Power Picks:

Ashleigh Gardner failed to match the expectations especially with the bat during the WWT20 last month and has continued the same in the WBBL as well. Except for an unbeaten 50-ball 79, Gardner has hardly stepped up with the bat for the Sixers. She will be expected to make it big in this game and return to scoring ways.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Ellyse Perry is an obvious choice for a multiplier in the current circumstances. The likes of Danni Wyatt and Alyssa Healy are ideal choices for vice-captain. Erin Burns and Satterthwaite can be alternatives for the multiplier options.

Best Playing XI:

Alyssa Healy, Amy Satterthwaite, Danni Wyatt, Jess Duffin, Erin Burns, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Lauren Cheatle, Sarah Aley, Maitlan Brown, Georgia Wareham.

Risky Playing XI:

Alyssa Healy, Amy Satterthwaite, Danni Wyatt (VC), Jess Duffin, Erin Burns, Anna Lanning, Dane Van Niekerk, Ashleigh Gardner (C), Lauren Smith, Maitlan Brown, Marizanne Kapp.

Expert Advice:

Picking all Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Dane Van Niekerk, Alyssa Healy, Satterthwaite and Danni Wyatt would leave with not more than 40 credits for the rest of the five players. As a result, at least one of them has to be removed to fill the squad. Picking only four of them will help to improve the team combination. Dane van Niekerk, due to her credits, while Gardner due to her consistency will be among the first to be fired.

Probable Winners:

Sydney Sixers will be looking to register a big win and aim to move back to the top of the table.

*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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