Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 10, Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Dane Van Niekerk is available for Sydney Sixers from this game.

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Match Details:

The 10th match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars at the Hurstville Oval in Sydney.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST).

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


Melbourne Stars had a tough start to the tournament losing both their matches against the Hobart Hurricanes during the last weekend at the Junction Oval. The Stars suffered a 20-run loss and a 5-wicket defeat in those two matches. They will now face an even better opponent in the form of Sydney Sixers. The team led by Ellyse Perry has become even stronger as Dane van Niekerk recovered from an injury.

The Sixers started the season with a win and a defeat; both by big margins. They started off this season with a big total which helped them to defeat the Sydney Thunder by 49 runs. Sixers got the taste of their own medicine when the met the last year’s champions Brisbane Heat. Sixers were bundled out for just 73 runs chasing a target of 166 as they lost their last six wickets for one solitary run.

Weather Condition/Report:

Most part of Saturday is expected to be clear at the Hurstville and no rain is expected during the game.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Hurstville Oval in Sydney is considered as the highest scoring venue of the WBBL. The venue witnessed some of the high scoring matches in the competition and that has been the reason. The results of chasing teams are mostly inflicted by Sydney Sixers’ quality. The venue is perfect for chasing especially in the afternoon.

Average first innings score: 151 (WBBL games since 2018)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3

Injury and Availability Updates:

Dane Van Niekerk has joined the Sydney Sixers.

Probable Playing XIs:

Melbourne Stars:

Elyse Villani (C), Lizelle Lee, Katey Martin, Mignon du Preez, Erin Osborne, Tess Flintoff (WK), Emma Inglis, Kristen Beams, Holly Ferling, Chloe Rafferty, Nicola Hancock.

Bench: Madeline Penna, Nicole Faltum.

Sydney Sixers:

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

Bench: Maddy Darke, Alisha Bates.

Top Picks:

Elyse Villani is looking for a big score to get things going. Holly Ferling replaced Annabel Sutherland in the squad of the Stars. She has a good record with the ball in WBBL. The likes of Hayley Silver-Holmes and Sarah Aley will be crucial in filling the team due to the presence of players with 9.5+ credits.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Ellyse Perry, Dane Van Niekerk, Erin Osborne, Lizelle Lee

Vice-Captain – Elyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner

No one else is a better option as captain or vice-captain than Ellyse Perry in the WBBL.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy

Batters – Ashleigh Gardner, Elyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Erin Burns,

All-Rounders – Ellyse Perry (C), Erin Osborne (VC)

Bowlers – Kristen Beams, Chloe Rafferty, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Sarah Aley

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Katey Martin

Batters – Lizelle Lee, Elyse Villani, Erin Burns

All-Rounders – Ellyse Perry (VC), Erin Osborne, Dane Van Niekerk (C)

Bowlers – Holly Ferling, Chloe Rafferty, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Sarah Aley


Expert Advice:

With the return of Dane Van Niekerk, the fantasy selection becomes tough as she costs 10 credits. Managing players will be key to pick Van Niekerk. She can’t be ignored on the basis of the injury break. She went into KSL without playing any professional cricket and stood as the MVP of the Surrey Stars.

Probable Winners:

The Sydney Sixers are expected to edge past the 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.