AS-W vs MS-W Dream11 : Languishing bottom of the table Melbourne Stars face third place Adelaide Strikers in a massive test for the side
The only side to have won just the singular match in the Women’s Big Bash League, for Melbourne Stars, the ongoing edition of the league is turning out to be a howler of a time. The side have offered nothing in the way of a challenge, a team which have made for a dismal viewing to be left in dismay and find themselves slumped in the trenches of the league standings.
Falling apart, the side know if they are to fulfil their ambitions of challenging for a spot in the echelons of the points tally, they need to snap out of this ordeal at the earliest. They were made a mockery of in the previous encounter, one which saw them first being dismantled with the bat and then further dismantled with the ball to go on and lose by 45 runs.
Playing against Sydney Sixers, the side ended up conceding 199 runs without being able to make a single breakthrough in their bowling sortie before eventually rumbling up for just 154. It was their fifth defeat in six matches, a result which doesn’t bode well for them as they get ready to face off against third placed Adelaide Strikers come today.
Adelaide Strikers themselves meanwhile faced their third defeat in their last match but it was a result which will not massively perturb them. The side were involved in an enthralling, edge of the seat thriller against Perth Scorchers, a match which saw them fall short by the barest of margins as they failed in their pursuit of 173 by just two runs as they faltered in the closing stages of the tie.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This is as good a wicket as they come for batting with the team winning the toss set to come out and make the most of the batting conducive conditions over here. The ball takes no time in reaching the fence with a score of 170 a bare minimum if you have to have any chance of winning on this track.
Probable Playing 11
Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates (C), Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Lauren Winfield, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin (WK), Sarah Coyte, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Megan Schutt, Alex Price
Elyse Villani (C), Lizelle Lee, Katey Martin (WK), Annabel Sutherland, Mignon du Preez, Erin Osborne, Tess Flintoff, Kristen Beams, Madeline Penna, Holly Ferling, Nicola Hancock
Women’s Big Bash League 2019
Match: Adelaide Strikers Vs Melbourne Stars
Date And Time: 10th November, Sunday- 8:40am IST
Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Where To Watch: Kayo, CA Live
- Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Tahlia McGrath, Megan Schutt
- Elyse Villani, Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Nicola Hancock
Top 4 Batting Order
- Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson
- Elyse Villani, Lizelle Lee, Katey Martin, Annabel Sutherland
- Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath
- Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez
Death Overs Bowlers
- Megan Schutt, Alex Price
- Tess Flintoff, Nicola Hancock
AS-W vs MS-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
With 31 runs in the side’s last outing in the league, we are deciding to move in with Katey Martin from Melbourne Stars for today’s encounter, a bat who is capable of helping spark a revival in her setup.
AS-W vs MS-W Dream11 Batswomen
Opener Lizelle Lee has kept trying to thwart oppositions and effortlessly batter them despite getting no assistance from the other end on ample occasions. She scored 25 runs for the side in their last match, yet another knock where she tried her best to try and string something meaningful to see her nail down a spot in our unit.
She did find company in the form of counterpart Elyse Villani for that match with the opener top scoring for her side with 59 runs as the two tried ther best to try and prevail in their chase of a hefty score. From the other side meanwhile, we are getting in Bridget Patterson after her awe-inducing innings of 60 in a mere 32 balls saw her find her way to the fence on a massive 9 occasions, a knock which saw her keep her side alive in their run chase.
Opener Suzie Bates has been a flawless and dependable bat for the side, seeing her being brought in from the unit as well for this encounter.
AS-W vs MS-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Her score of 58 yet again epitomised why Sophie Devine is undoubtedly the most integral part of her side’s unit. Where the all-rounder is a sublime performer with the bat, she is an equally formidable and menacing bowler as well, a player who has manifested her skill set in both the dockets of the game to become such a gigantic name in the cricketing fraternity.
Adelaide Strikers’ Tahlia McGrath will be giving her company owing to her escalated batting spot and ascertained four overs with the while from the other side we have decided to venture in with the services of Erin Osborne.
AS-W vs MS-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Given how poor Melbourne Stars have been in the batting department, we had to go in with a deadly partnership from Adelaide Strikers for this clash in the form of the indomitable Amada Wellington and Sarah Coyte who’ll wreck havoc in their unit. The lone pick from the opposition as well for us meanwhile with us deciding to go in with Chloe Rafferty for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Absolutely no qualms in making Devine our captain with Tahlia from the same side being made her vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.