Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 30, Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

In current form, Heather Graham looks perfect option as captain or vice-captain.

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

Match Details:

The 30th match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder at the W.A.C.A Ground in Perth.

The match starts at 5:30 PM local time (9:30 AM GMT) (3:00 PM IST).


The game will be live on the Fan Code in India.


The Perth Scorchers started off with inconsistent performances losing three of their first five matches. However, during the weekend in Adelaide, the Scorchers clinched two thrilling matches. The latest one was against the Sydney Thunder by 7 runs. The Scorchers will once again clash with the Thunder this time at their home ground, the WACA.

The Perth team has a good chance of moving to the top two in the points table. Scorchers are currently tied on 8 points with three teams. On the other hand, Sydney Thunder has got a chance of topping the table as they have 9 points from seven matches as they won four matches. The return of their skipper Rachael Haynes will boost the Thunder.

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 last match played at this venue was a high-scoring one as Sydney Sixers posted 199 batting first without losing a wicket. Batting can be easy here if the track is dry as the bounce on the pitch helps batters.

Average first innings score: 148 (WBBL games since 2017/18)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 3

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Perth Scorchers:

Meg Lanning (C), Amy Jones, Nicole Bolton, Natalie Sciver, Kim Garth, Georgia Redmayne, Heather Graham, Chloe Piparo, Jemma Barsby, Taneale Peschel, Samantha Betts.

Bench: Emma King, Amy Edgar.

Sydney Thunder:

Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Priest (WK), Rachael Haynes (C), Tahlia Wilson, Alex Blackwell, Nida Dar, Hannah Darlington, Rene Farrell, Saskia Horley/Rachel Trenaman, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates.

Bench: Lisa Griffith, Saskia Horley/Rachel Trenaman.

Top Picks:

Heather Graham started the tournament with average performances but over the last couple of games, she has been amongst runs and consistent at taking wickets. So far in this tournament, Amy Jones has been slightly more assured compared to Meg Lanning. The Thunder skipper Rachel Priest hasn’t had big scores in the tournament but has a history of scoring big runs on a comeback. Hannah Darlington is budget pick as she gives at least 30 points every match.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Amy Jones, Heather Graham, Rachel Priest, Rachael Haynes

Vice-Captain – Natalie Sciver, Alex Blackwell, Meg Lanning, Nida Dar

In current form, Heather Graham looks perfect option as captain or vice-captain.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

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

Batters – Alex Blackwell, Naomi Stalenberg, Meg Lanning

All-Rounders – Heather Graham, Natalie Sciver, Hannah Darlington

Bowlers – Taneale Peschel, Rene Farrell, Shabnim Ismail

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Amy Jones, Tahlia Wilson

BattersRachael Haynes (VC), Meg Lanning, Nicole Bolton

All-RoundersHeather Graham (C), Nida Dar

Bowlers – Jemma Barsby, Taneale Peschel, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates


Expert Advice:

Natalie Sciver has a couple of quite matches after starting the season with a fifty. However, she bounced back with two good all-round performances. As a result, now only one of Sciver and Nida Dar can be picked due to credit problem. Sciver could do well as she is likely to bat at No.3 while Nida comes down the order.

Probable Winners:

Perth Scorchers are expected to make it 2-0 against the Thunder.

*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.