Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 55, Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Heavy rains are predicted throughout the day in Melbourne on Sunday.

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Match Details:

The 55th match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.

The match starts at 03:00 PM local time (04:00 AM GMT) (9:30 AM IST). This match can be streamed live on FanCode in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Despite having some of the top players in their side, the Melbourne Stars have struggled this season. Wins have been hard to come by and it is been a disappointing season overall for them. After losing to the Melbourne Renegades on Saturday, they will be back on the field once again on Sunday for their last game against Brisbane Heat. By winning this match, they would like to salvage some pride.

However, it wouldn’t be an easy task for them to defeat someone who is second on the points table. The Brisbane Heat have had a great tournament and will hope to finish the league stages with yet another victory. Defeating the side that is last on the table shouldn’t be a herculean task for them. But at the same time, they can’t get too over complacent and should look to put their best foot forward.

Weather Report

Heavy rains are predicted throughout the day in Melbourne on Sunday. The chances of precipitation even during the hours of this match are quite high. Thus, it shouldn’t be a surprise if this game is washed out.

Pitch Condition/Report:

It is a great sporting track present at the Junction Oval and has got something to offer for everyone. With the weather prediction as it is for tomorrow, the bowlers will be licking their lips if there is any play possible. Teams chasing have found more success here.

Average first innings score: 155 (Last three WBBL games played at the Junction Oval)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Melbourne Stars:

Lizelle Lee, Ellyse Villani (C), Mignon du Preez, Annabel Sutherland, Erin Osborne, Alana King, Nicole Faltum (WK), Holly Ferling, Nicola Hancock, Lucy Cripps, Tess Flintoff

Bench: Emma Inglis, Katey Martin, Kristen Beams

Brisbane Heat:

Beth Mooney (WK), Maddy Green, Jess Jonassen, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Kirby Short (C), Laura Harris, Grace Harris,  Amelia Kerr, Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Prestwidge, Mikayla Hinkley

Bench: Charli Knott, Courtney Sippel

Top Picks:

Beth Mooney is the undoubted choice amongst the wicket-keeper. The likes of Lizelee Lee, Ellyse Villani and Mignon du Preez have been great amongst the batsmen. You must have Jess Jonassen and Erin Osborne in your Dream11 Fantasy team. Amongst the bowlers, Amilia Kerr and Delissa Kimminice are your top picks.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen, Mignon du Preez

Vice-Captain Options – Lizelee Lee, Erin Osborne, Delissa Kimminice

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Beth Mooney (c), Nicole Faltum

Batters – Lizelee Lee (vc), Mignon du Preez, Maddy Green, Laura Harris

All-Rounders – Erin Osborne, Jess Jonassen

Bowlers – Nicola Hancock, Georgia Prestwidge, Delissa Kimminice

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Beth Mooney

Batters – Ellyse Villani, Lizelee Lee, Laura Harris, Kirby Short

All-Rounders – Erin Osborne (vc), Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen (c)

Bowlers – Holly Ferling, Amilia Kerr, Georgia Prestwidge


Expert Advice:

There is no doubt you will be left scratching your heads while picking the Dream11 Fantasy teams for this match. Credits will be a huge problem. In that case, someone like Laura Harris or Kirby Short will make decent picks as they take only 8 credits.

Probable Winners:

Brisbane Heat are expected to win this game.

*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.