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Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 1, Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Erin Burns might bat at number three and can also bowl a few overs. She could be made the captain in grand league.

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

Match Details:

The 1st match of Women’s Big Bash League 2019 will see cross-town rivals Sydney Thunder taking on Sydney Sixers at North Sydney Oval in Sydney

The match starts at 07:40 PM local time (2:10 PM IST) (08:40 AM GMT)

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Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Sydney Sixers have got it all that takes to win the competition. The two-time champions will be looking to hit the ground running against the inaugural winners of the tournament. The Ellyse Perry-led side will be hungry to go all the way after losing the final to Brisbane Heat last year. Sixers have a strong Australian contingent in the form of Perry, Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner and will be confident of making a solid start.

Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, suffered a mass exodus in the off season. The likes of Nicola Carey, Maisy Gibson and Belinda Vakarewa went to the Hobart Hurricanes while the West Indies star Stafanie Taylor moved to Adelaide Strikers. Their Indian superstar Harmanpreet Kaur will not be available either due to international duties. The onus will now be on new captain Rachael Haynes to forge a winning team.

Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast for Sydney on Friday is pleasant with plenty of sunshine. There are absolutely no chances of rain and thus one can look forward to uninterrupted action in Sydney.


Pitch Condition/Report:

On the fresh pitches, batting first will be a wise decision. The teams might look to post a big total on the board and then put pressure on the opposition.

Average first innings score: 172 (4 T20Is played at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 2

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy

Sydney Thunder:

Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest, Naomi Stalenberg, Alex Blackwell, Nida Dar, Hannah Darlington, Rene Farrell, Lisa Griffith, Samantha Bates, Phoebe Litchfield, Shabnim Ismail.

Bench – Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson, Saskia Horley,

Sydney Sixers:

Ellyse Perry (c), Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Jodie Hicks, Marizanne Kapp, Maddy Darke, Lauren Smith, Sarah Aley, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Stella Campbell.

Bench – Dane van Niekerk, Lauren Cheatle, Alisha Bates, Emma Hughes


Top Picks:

Alyssa Healy is entering the competition in red-hot form. She scored a world-record 148 not out in a T20I against Sri Lanka before also scoring a century in an ODI against the same opposition earlier this month. Haynes is also in good form, having scored her maiden international century during the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Both can be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy

Vice-Captain – Nida Dar, Dane van Niekerk, Shabnim Ismail

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy (VC)

Batters – Erin Burns, Ashleigh Gardner, Naomi Stalenberg

All-Rounders – Ellyse Perry (C), H Darlington

Bowlers – Marizanne Kapp, Lauren Smith, Rene Farrell, Shabnim Ismail

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy

Batters – Erin Burns (C), Rachel Haynes, Alex Blackwell

All-Rounders – Dane van Niekerk (VC), Lauren Smith, L Griffith, Nida Dar

Bowlers – Lauren Cheatle, L Smith, L Griffith, S Ismail.

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Expert Advice:

Ellyse Perry should definitely be made the captain of your Dream11 Fantasy side as she opens the innings and also bowls four overs. Erin Burns might bat at number three and can also bowl a few overs. She could be made the captain in grand league.

Probable Winners:

Sydney Sixers look favorites to start the tournament with a win.

*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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