Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 14, Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 14, Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

There are a lot of unknown names and inconsistent players. It would be wise to not depend on any specific player and pick a balanced Dream11 Fantasy team from both the teams.

Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 14th match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars at the Bankstown Oval in Sydney.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (3:00 AM GMT ) (8:30 AM IST). There is no live streaming of this match in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The 14th match of the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League will see the Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars facing off in Sydney. The Stars were thumped by the Sydney Sixers on Saturday and they are yet to win a single game in three attempts this season. The team led by Elyse Villani is struggling for consistency with bat and ball both and will need a clinical effort to even go past the Thunder.

The Thunder, on the other hand, came back strongly to beat the defending champions Brisbane Heat after losing the season opener to the Sixers. While the skipper Rachel Haynes is not in great nick, the likes of Alex Blackwell and the teenager Phoebe Litchfield have put their hand up for the team in tough times. The Thunder’s bowling also looks sorted but they need to perform consistently to stay in the hunt for the semis.

Weather Condition/Report:

Sydney will experience a cloudy day to start with on Sunday but then by the time the match starts, the sun will be out. It will be bright and sunny for the action to take place at the venue. The temperature will hover around 21-23 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather.


Pitch Condition

Both these teams played at the same venue in the previous WBBL season where the Thunder won the close game by five runs. It was a low-scoring affair and the spinners and the bowlers with more variations were successful on this surface. The team winning the toss expected to bowl first.

Average first innings score: 122 (Only match played at the venue in WBBL 2018-19)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 1

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy

Sydney Thunder Women

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

Bench – Saskia Horley, Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson

Melbourne Stars Women

Elyse Villani (C), Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Erin Osborne, Katey Martin (WK), Tess Flintoff, Nicole Faltum, Madeline Panna, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling, Kristen Beams.

Bench – Chloe Rafferty, Emma Inglis, Annabel Sutherland, Lucy Cripps, Alana King, Angela Reakes


Top Picks:

Players from both the teams are struggling for consistency. For the Thunder, Priest, Haynes and Blackwell continue to be crucial with the bat. Phoebe Litchfield has been eye-catching but she should look to score runs at a quick rate. These players should be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy.

For the Stars, their skipper Elyse Villani and Lee should bat long after which Migon du Preez at three can score runs. Osborne is also a brilliant cricketer and her all-round skills are important for the team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Erin Osborne, Elyse Villani, Nida Dar

Vice-Captain – Kristen Beams, Rachel Haynes, Mignon du Preez

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

Keeper – Rachel Priest

Batters – Alex Blackwell, Phoebe Litchfield, Elyse Villani, Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez

All-Rounders – Nida Dar (VC), Erin Osborne (C)

Bowlers – Samantha Bates, Rene Farrell, Kristen Beams

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

Keeper – Rachel Priest

Batters – Rachel Haynes (VC), Naomi Stalenberg, Phoebe Litchfield, Elyse Villani (C), Lizelle Lee

All-Rounders – Nida Dar, Tess Flintoff

Bowlers – Shabnim Ismail, Kristen Beams, Nicola Hancock


Expert Advice:

There are a lot of unknown names and inconsistent players. It would be wise to not depend on any specific player and pick a balanced Dream11 Fantasy team from both the teams. It is also a risky match to play as anyone can perform well on their day.

Probable Winners:

Melbourne Stars are expected to register their first win of the season.

*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.