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Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 21, Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Dane Van Niekerk has outperformed Perry in the last two matches and will be perfect as captain.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 21st match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars at the W.A.C.A Ground in Perth.

The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST).

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The game will be live on Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 3 HD in India. Live streaming available on Sony Liv.

Preview:

The Melbourne Stars finally brought an end to their losing streak as they got their first points after losing each of their first four matches. Lizelle Lee’s 2nd hundred in the WBBL helped Stars to finish on 155/3 in their 20 overs. Lizelle alone scored 103* from 65 balls with 13 fours and three sixes. The total might look slightly lower due to an individual brilliance but the hosts Perth Scorchers struggled in the chase.

The Scorchers were 56/1 after six overs; the most by any team in the mandatory powerplay in this season but ended up 21 short of the target. The Stars will now face the Sydney Sixers who defeated the Melbourne Renegades in the afternoon at the WACA. The Sixers now have won three out of four matches they played thus far and aim to move close to the top of the points table.


Weather Condition/Report:

The W.A.C.A ground in Perth could be under the clouds in the morning. However, no rain is forecasted on Sunday at this venue.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The moisture in the morning game between the Sixers and Stars saw the batters getting trouble to play their shots. However, by the 2nd game of the day, batting became easy before spinners started to get help on the used surface. The Sunday’s match is expected to be played on a fresh pitch which could be slightly slower in nature.

Average first innings score: 140 (WBBL games since 2017/18)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 2

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Sydney Sixers:

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

Bench: Jodie Hicks, Alisha Bates.

Melbourne Stars:

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

Bench: Emma Inglis, Chloe Rafferty.


Top Picks:

In two matches, Dane Van Niekerk bagged four wickets and scored 30 runs. She will be crucial once against at the WACA where she troubled the batters with bounce. Elyse Villani has scored only 500 runs in only 15 T20s she played at the WACA with five fifties. Erin Osborne has been consistent through this tournament especially with the ball.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Ellyse Perry, Dane Van Niekerk, Sophie Molineux, Danielle Wyatt

Vice-Captain – Heather Graham, Nicole Bolton, Tammy Beaumont, Jess Duffin

Dane Van Niekerk has outperformed Perry in the last two matches and will be perfect as captain.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Katey Martin

Batters – Maddy Darke, Ashleigh Gardner, Lizelle Lee (VC)

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

Bowlers – Holly Ferling, Sarah Aley, Marizanne Kapp

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy

Batters – Maddy Darke, Elyse Villani, Erin Burns

All-RoundersErin Osborne (VC), Ellyse Perry (C), Dane Van Niekerk, Madeline Penna

Bowlers – Holly Ferling, Sarah Aley, Kristen Beams

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Expert Advice:

The likes of Katey Martin, Maddy Darke and Sarah Aley might have less impact in the match. But the trio will be crucial in neutralizing the credits used up for the big names present in both the squads.

Probable Winners:

Sydney Sixers are likely to record their 3rd consecutive 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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