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WBBL 2018-19, Match 50: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Brisbane Heat is expected to move closer to a final four finish and knock out all possible scenarios that could work out for Melbourne Stars.

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Brisbane Heat women. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Brisbane Heat is one step away from confirming their semi-final berth with seven wins from 12 matches they played this season thus far. A win from the remaining two games could see Brisbane take a better place with 16 points. Perth Scorchers are the only team that could give them a fight as they have 12 points from 12 games. However, the Heat have a positive NRR of 0.887 while Scorchers have a negative NRR of 0.555.

The Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, need a miracle to go through with a win in the remaining two matches as they have only 9 points in their bag. The Stars have included New Zealand International Katey Martin in their 13-player squad for this big match. Martin comes into the squad as a Replacement Overseas Player for Georgia Elwiss, who is unavailable for the remaining two matches due to ECB commitments. The Brisbane Heat wouldn’t want to tinker given their winning form.

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Match Details:

The 50th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars at the Gabba in Brisbane.

The match starts at 1:40 PM local time (3:10 AM GMT) (8:40 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:

Both Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars played at the Gabba this season which is the only other game to be hosted by this venue. The Stars were thumped to a 10-wicket win as the hosts’ opener Grace Harris scored the fastest century in WBBL in only 42 deliveries. This game will be played before the BBL game between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades. So expect a high-scoring game between the Heat and Stars.

Squads:

Brisbane Heat:

Kirby Short (C), Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett, Josie Dooley, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Sune Luus, Beth Mooney, Georgia Prestwidge, Laura Wolvaardt.

Melbourne Stars:

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


Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Annabel Sutherland, the daughter of James Sutherland made a name of her with good performances in the WBBL. The 17-year-old scored 100 runs across nine innings and claimed six wickets from 12 matches and gave away runs at an economy of only 6.67.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Sophie Devine and Mandhana will be the key yet again after a good game on Tuesday. These two have to be the first preferred multiplier options. Among the bowlers, Schutt and Phillips can be considered as vice-captain. Knight’s performances have been poor of late but a risk can be taken with her.


Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Beth Mooney

Batters – Mignon Du Preez, Ange Reakes, Kirby Short

All-Rounders – Sammy Jo-Johnson, Grace Harris (C), Annabel Sutherland

Bowlers – Alana King, Jemma Barsby, Nicola Hancock, Delissa Kimmince (VC)

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Lizelle Lee

Batters – Mignon Du Preez, Ange Reakes, Kirby Short

All-Rounders – Sammy Jo-Johnson, Jess Jonassen (C), Erin Osborne (VC)

Bowlers – Alana King, Jemma Barsby, Kirsten Beams, Delissa Kimmince

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Expert Advice:

The all-rounder’s category has five potential picks that could turn the game. Considering their recent consistency, the three players who can be picked from this game are Sammy Jo-Johnson, Grace Harris and Annabel Sutherland. The likes of Jess Jonassen and Erin Osborne have had a couple of poor outings of late but can do a lot of damage on their day.

Probable Winners:

Brisbane Heat is expected to move closer to a final four finish and knock out all possible scenarios that could work out for Melbourne Stars.

*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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