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Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 8, Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Meg Lanning averages 50.03 with the bat in the WBBL.

Meg Lanning
Meg Lanning. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 8th match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (2:00 AM GMT) (7:30 AM IST).

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


Melbourne Renegades bounced back against Adelaide Strikers to register their first win of the season on Sunday. The Renegades failed with the bat in their first match as Strikers recorded a 6-wicket win over them. In the second match, the England pair of Danielle Wyatt (61) and Tammy Beaumont (41) came to the rescue as the Renegades chased down the target of 153 with an over to spare.

They will now face Perth Scorchers who will make their first appearance in this season. The Meg Lanning-led Scorchers look pretty strong compared to the last edition. The inclusion of the England all-rounder Natalie Sciver and Ireland’s Kim Garth strengthens the middle-order of Perth and contribute with the ball as well. The top three is covered by Lanning, Amy Jones and Nicole Bolton.

Weather Condition/Report:

The Junction Oval is expected to witness sunny conditions on Wednesday. No rain is predicted for the next two days at this venue.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The two games hosted by the Junction Oval during the weekend were not on true batting surfaces which are usually found at the venue. With a different pitch is expected to be used for this game, we might have a slightly better track for the batters on Wednesday.

Average first innings score: 147 (WBBL games since 2018/19)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 3

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Melbourne Renegades:

Danielle Wyatt, Sophie Molineux, Tammy Beaumont, Claire Koski, Courtney Webb, Jess Duffin (C), Josie Dooley (WK), Maitlan Brown, Georgia Wareham, Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu.

Bench: Carly Leeson, Erica Kershaw.

Perth Scorchers:

Meg Lanning (C), Amy Jones, Nicole Bolton, Natalie Sciver, Kim Garth, Georgia Redmayne, Heather Graham, Jemma Barsby, Piepa Cleary, Taneale Peschel, Emma King.

Bench: Samantha Betts, Chloe Piparo.

Top Picks:

Meg Lanning is the only player with 50+ batting average in the WBBL among the players who have scored 100+ runs. The Australian captain scored 15 fifties from 36 innings and has scored 1451 runs at 50.03. Heather Graham has bagged 22 wickets from 14 matches in the previous edition and also scored 161 runs at an average of 16.1.

Danielle Wyatt was dismissed for just one run in the first game but bounced back with a 61-run knock in the second. She has been in good form over the last 12 months in the T20s. Maitlan Brown’s prowess with the ball continues to increase as she took two wickets apiece in the two matches.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Meg Lanning, Natalie Sciver, Sophie Molineux, Danielle Wyatt

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

Meg Lanning scored five fifties in nine innings during the previous edition and will be hoping to continue her recent form in international cricket.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Josie Dooley

BattersMeg Lanning (C), Nicole Bolton, Jess Duffin

All-Rounders – Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt (VC), Heather Graham

Bowlers – Jemma Barsby, Piepa Cleary, Maitlan Brown, Lea Tahuhu

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Amy Jones, Josie Dooley

Batters – Meg Lanning, Tammy Beaumont, Jess Duffin

All-RoundersNatalie Sciver (C), Sophie Molineux (VC), Heather Graham

Bowlers – Taneale Peschel, Georgia Wareham, Molly Strano


Expert Advice:

As many as seven players value 9.5 credits and more. As a result, only five of them can be picked. We have excluded Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt and Sophie Molineux in one team each. Molineux usually takes time to get going at the start of the season. Another gamble is between Nicole Bolton and Amy Jones of Perth Scorchers.

Probable Winners:

Perth Scorchers are expected to start the season with a 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.