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Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 28, Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The Scorchers' bowling is not that great and they depend mostly on their batting itself to bail them out.

Perth Scorchers Women
Perth Scorchers Women. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 28th match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide, South Australia.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (11:30 PM GMT (November 9 )) (5:00 AM IST).

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Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The Perth Scorchers won the thriller on Saturday at the Karen Rolton Oval against the Adelaide Strikers. Defending 174, the Meg Lanning-led side restricted the opposition to 171 thanks to a brilliant last over from Heather Graham. But the task is only going to get tougher for them. The Sydney Thunder are at the top of the points table at the moment with four wins from six matches.

However, the Scorchers must be high on confidence after beating the second-placed Strikers and their openers Amy Jones and Lanning have to keep scoring. Scorchers are finding their feet now after getting off to a poor start to the season. But defeating the Rachel Haynes-led Thunder who are yet to lose a match after the season opener is an extremely tough ask. But the Thunder will miss their skipper who is set to miss this encounter.

Weather Condition/Report

There will be intermittent clouds in Adelaide ahead of the match. But there is no chance of rain coming down during the action in the middle. The temperature will hover around 14-16 Degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.


Pitch Report

The surface at the Karen Rolton Oval has been a decent one to bat. The pitch used for Saturday’s game was a belter and it remains to be seen if Sunday’s game will be played on the same surface. In that case, the scores around 160 could be achieved. Going by the recent record at the venue, the team winning the toss is expected to bowl first after winning the toss.

Average first innings score: 147 (three matches at the venue this season)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 1

Injury and Availability Updates:

Rachel Haynes, the Sydney Thunder is set to miss this match due to a foot infection. Phoebe Litchfield will also not play and will remain at home to concentrate on her Year 10 exams.

16-year-old Kate Peterson and Rachel Trenaman have been included in the squad.

There is no clarity yet over who will lead the Sydney Thunder in Haynes’ absence. Alex Blackwell is likely to take up the responsibility.

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy

Perth Scorchers

Amy Jones (WK), Meg Lanning (C), Nicole Bolton, Natalie Sciver, Heather Graham, Georgia Redmayne, Chloe Piparo, Jemma Barsby, Kim Garth, Emma King, Taneale Paschel.

Bench – Piepa Cleary, Kath Hempenstall, Samantha Betts, Mathilda Carmichael

Sydney Thunder

Rachel Priest (WK), Naomi Stalenberg, Alex Blackwell, Nida Dar, Tahlia Wilson, Hannah Darlington, Lisa Griffith, Rene Farrell, Samantha Bates, Shabnim Ismail, Saskia Horley

Bench – Kate Peterson, Rachel Trenaman


Top Picks:

With Haynes not playing, the onus falls on Alex Blackwell and Priest to carry the batting of Sydney Thunder. Both of them should be your top picks in Dream11 Fantasy going by their current form. Nida Dar has been doing well with the ball for them and is another must-have player in the team.

For the Scorchers, the openers Lanning and Jones are a must. Bolton is also a good batter and can score runs in case one of the openers gets out early. Sciver hasn’t lit up the tournament as she would’ve liked yet but can come good any moment.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Meg Lanning, Rachel Priest, Amy Jones

Vice-Captain Options: Alex Blackwell, Nida Dar, Natali Sciver

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

Keeper – Rachel Priest, Amy Jones

Batters – Alex Blackwell (VC), Meg Lanning (C), Nicole Bolton

All-Rounders – Hannah Darlington, Nida Dar, Heather Graham

Bowlers – Samantha Bates, Shabnim Ismail, T Peschel

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

Keeper – Rachel Priest (VC), Amy Jones (C)

Batters – Alex Blackwell, Naomi Stalenberg, Meg Lanning, Nicole Bolton

All-Rounders – Natalie Sciver, Kim Garth

Bowlers – Rene Farrell, Jemma Barsby, T Peschel


Expert Advice:

The Scorchers’ bowling is not that great and they depend mostly on their batting itself to bail them out. You can prefer at max 1 bowler and 1 all-rounder from their side in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Probable Winners:

Perth Scorchers are expected to win the match.

*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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