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WBBL 2018-19, Match 35: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Sydney Thunder is expected to make a strong comeback in yet another thriller against and the Perth Scorchers.

Rachel Haynes
Rachel Haynes of the Thunder poses with the player of the match award. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Sydney Thunder’s five-match winning streak came to an end after they lost to the Perth Scorchers while defending a big total of 179. Both the sides will once again face off on Sunday at the same venue in Perth. The Scorchers chased down the target of 180 with six wickets and one ball to spare to record the first ever 170+ run chase in WBBL history. Meg Lanning struck a 40-ball 76 with 12 fours and a six to put on a 93-run opening stand with Elyse Villani in only 9.2 overs and ease the chase. Lanning now has scores of 70, 75 and 76 in her last three innings in this tournament.

The win against the Thunder was 5th of the tournament for the Scorchers who need a maximum of three more wins from the next four matches. On the other hand, the Sydney Thunder are a win away from claiming the top stop from the Sydney Sixers once again. Rachael Haynes’s fifty in her 50th WBBL game and quick-fire knocks from Rachel Priest (43) and Harmanpreet Kaur (45) took Thunder to 179/5 in their 20 overs. Thunder would have hoped to add at least ten runs to their total as they made only 13 runs from their last two overs that included six dot balls.

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Match Details:

The 35th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder at the Lilac Hill Park in Perth.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (2:00 AM GMT) (7:30 AM IST).

Streaming of this game will be available on cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia Live apps and WBBL Facebook Page.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Lilac Hill turned out to be a good venue for the chasing side as expected with the Scorchers chasing down 180 on Saturday. The game to be played on Sunday could once again be a high-scoring one. The three WBBL games played in the last season at this venue recorded totals under 150. Target under 140 were chased down by Scorchers with six wickets and seven balls to spare but in pursuit of 145, the Perth side lost by a one-run margin.

Squads:

Perth Scorchers:

Meg Lanning (C), Nicole Bolton, Hayleigh Brennan, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Kate Cross, Lauren Ebsary, Heather Graham, Amy Jones, Emma King, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Elyse Villani.

Sydney Thunder:

Alex Blackwell (C), Sam Bates, Nicola Carey, Rene Farrell, Maisy Gibson, Lisa Griffith, Rachael Haynes, Harmanpreet Kaur, Rachel Priest, Naomi Stalenberg, Stafanie Taylor, Rachel Trenaman, Belinda Vakarewa.

Injury or Availablity updates after squad announcement:

N/A.

Expert Advice:

Meg Lanning and Harmanpreet Kaur’s credits have been reduced to 10 from 10.5 for this match. This gives an opportunity to pick both players as well as Elyse Villani (10), Rachael Haynes (9.5) and Stafanie Taylor (10.5). A maximum of three players could be fit into the XI during the Saturday game due to the higher credit standings.

Power Picks:

In a team of star Internationals, Nicole Carey hasn’t hogged the limelight. However, the all-rounder has the ability to contribute with both bat and ball. In the game against Scorchers, he picked up two wickets while the remaining bowlers claimed only one. Piepa Cleary’s inclusion did make a difference for Scorchers as she picked up two crucial wickets.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani and Stafanie Taylor once again stand among the first preferred multiplier options. Lanning and Villani made fifties while Stafanie contributed 24 with the bat before going wicket-less. The likes of Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest, Graham and Bolton will in the next set. Due to the form of Haynes and Priest, Harmanpreet might not get a chance to bat long.

Best Playing XI:

Keeper – Rachel Priest

Batters – Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Harmanpreet Kaur, Rachael Haynes

All-rounders – Stafanie Taylor, Nicola Carey, Piepa Cleary

Bowlers – Taneale Peschel, Sam Bates, Lisa Griffith

Risky Playing XI:

Keeper – Amy Jones

Batters – Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Racheal Haynes, Naomi Stalenberg

All-rounders – Stafanie Taylor, Nicole Bolton (C), Piepa Cleary (VC)

Bowlers – Kate Cross, Rene Farrell, Sam Bates

Probable Winners:

Sydney Thunder is expected to make a strong comeback in yet another thriller against and the Perth Scorchers.

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