WBBL 2021, Match 1: SS-W vs MS-W Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Meg Lanning has struck 6 half-centuries in the last edition of the WBBL.

Meg Lanning has struck 6 half-centuries in the last edition of the WBBL.

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The seventh edition of the Women’s Big Bash League 2021 is all set to get underway from 14th October and the final will be played on November 27th. 21 overseas players will be representing different teams in this edition. Sydney Sixers Women will take on Melbourne Stars Women in the inaugural game of the WBBL 2021. Sydney Sixers Women missed out on the opportunity of making it into the knockouts by the slimmest of margins in the last edition. They finished fifth in the standings with 14 points.

On the other hand, Melbourne Stars Women had a good run in the last edition, but they lost in the finals against Sydney Thunder Women by 7 wickets. Meg Lanning, Maia Bouchier, and Elyse Villani are the key players for in this season.

Match Details:

Sydney Sixers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women, Match 1

Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Date & Time: October 14th at 2:10 PM IST and 6:40 PM local time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

It’s an excellent batting wicket, where the batters can score runs easily. The boundaries are relatively shorter than other Australian venues. The quick bowlers can expect seam movement of the surface. Anything over 150 is a defendable score on this wicket.

Probable Playing XIs SS-W vs MS-W:

Sydney Sixers Women

Shafali Verma, Alyssa Healy (wk), Nicole Bolton, Ellyse Perry (c), Erin Burns, Ashleigh Gardner, Radha Yadav, Stella Campbell, Angela Reakes, Emma Hughes, Maitlan Brown

Melbourne Stars Women

Elyse Villani, Meg Lanning (c), Maia Bouchier, Anna Lanning, Annabel Sutherland, Tess Flintoff, Nicole Faltum, Lucy Cripps, Kim Garth, Sophie Day, Erin Osborne

Top Picks for SS-W vs MS-W Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Sydney Sixers Women

Alyssa Healy had a fabulous tournament with the bat in the last edition, where she scored 402 runs in 12 innings at an average of 33.5 and a strike rate of 161.44. Not to forget, she is excellent behind the stumps as well.

Ellyse Perry is a must-pick player for your fantasy teams. She brings a lot of balance and can change the course of the match with a span of overs. She has scored 390 runs and has also scalped 8 wickets in the last edition.

Top Picks Melbourne Stars Women

Meg Lanning was the second-highest run-scorer in the last edition of WBBL. In 14 innings, she hammered 493 runs at an average of 41.08 and a strike rate of 127.72.

Elyse Villani had success with the bat in the previous edition, where she has mustered 360 runs in 14 innings at an average of 27.69, with the highest score of 56.

SS-W vs MS-W Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (Last Edition)
Alyssa Healy 402 runs
Ellyse Perry 390 runs and 8 wickets
Meg Lanning 493 runs
Elyse Villani 360 runs
Ashleigh Gardner 93 runs and 6 wickets

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SS-W vs MS-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Alyssa Healy (vc), Meg Lanning (c), Elyse Villani, Anna Lanning, Shafali Verma, Nicole Bolton, Ellyse Perry, Radha Yadav, Stella Campbell, Sophie Day, Tess Flintoff

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SS-W vs MS-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, Erin Burns, Shafali Verma (c), Ellyse Perry (vc), Annabel Sutherland, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Maitlan Brown, Tess Flintoff, Sophie Day

SS-W vs MS-W Risky Captaincy Choices:

Ashleigh Gardner had a reasonable tournament in the last edition. She managed to score 93 runs and picked up 6 wickets with the ball. You can take a risk and pick her as your fantasy team skipper.

Annabel Sutherland did justice to her role in the previous edition. She notched up 190 runs at an average of 23.75 and picked up 3 wickets as well. She is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Player you should avoid:

Erin Osborne was economical with the ball in the last edition. She scalped only 2 wickets in 6 matches and scored 32 runs in 4 innings. It’s better to avoid her while making your fantasy teams.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.