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WBBL 2018-19, Match 40: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Sydney Thunder is expected to bounce back but will get a tough fight from the Sydney Sixers.

WBBL 2018-19, Match 38, Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers Women. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

The Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder were neck on neck for clinching the top spot in the points table before the Sixers picked up a clear lead over the last one week. After a huge defeat to Brisbane Heat, the Sixers bounced back with a hat-trick of victories. This put them on top of the table with eight wins from ten matches. In this same period, the Thunder fell apart losing twice in two days to the Perth Scorchers in thrillers and are pushed to the No.3 position.

Thunder failed to defend 180 in the first match and later fell three runs short of the Scorchers’ total in the next match. They have made one change to their squad as Rene Farrell will miss the Sydney Smash due to an injury. Hannah Darlington will take place of Farrell in the squad while the Sixers will go unchanged. The Sixers won the first Sydney smash of the season by 36 runs at the North Sydney Oval while the game on Wednesday will be hosted by the Showground Stadium.

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Match Details:

The 40th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney.

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

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. Live streaming is available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Sydney Showground Stadium has been a venue that will produce decent totals. However, this year, the game between Hobart Hurricanes and Thunder was on the slower side. With the BBL game to be followed on this ground, the Women’s match will have a better track compared to the later match.

Squads:

Sydney Thunder:

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

Sydney Sixers:

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

Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Sixers’ Dane Van Niekerk and Thunder’s Nicola Carey are two players who are rated just after the likes of Ellyse Perry and Stafanie Taylor. Van Niekerk has been consistent with the ball while Carey has performed whenever she was given the task. However, Nicola’s batting hasn’t been used by Thunder yet.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

The likes of Ellyse Perry and Stafanie Taylor will be the first preferred multipliers while Alyssa Healy and Racheal Haynes are among the consistent picks. Captain and vice-captain can be picked from a lot of all-rounders and International stars from this game.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy

Batters – Naomi Stalenberg, Rachael Haynes, Erin Burns

All-Rounders – Nicole Carey, Ellyse Perry (C), Stafanie Taylor (VC)

Bowlers – Lauren Cheatle, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Maisy Gibson

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Rachel Priest

Batters – Erin Burns, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sara McGlashan, Rachael Haynes (C)

All-Rounders – Nicole Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Stafanie Taylor (VC)

Bowlers – Lauren Smith, Lisa Griffiths, Marizanne Kapp

Expert Advice:

Alyssa Healy and Rachel Priest are the two names in the keepers’ category. Picking Healy could cost 1.5 credits more than Priest but she is worth it for the impact she can make in the game. Priest is also consistent and the gamble can be taken by picking players with higher price-tags in other categories.

Probable Winners:

Sydney Thunder is expected to bounce back but will get a tough fight from the Sydney Sixers.

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