AS-W Vs MS-W Dream11 : Bottom placed Melbourne Stars face yet another dicey test when they take on a rampant and relentless Adelaide Strikers side today.
To say it’s been an underwhelming, underachieving, underperforming and harrowing season for Melbourne Stars in the ongoing edition of the Women’s Big Bash League would be a gross understatement. The side have undoubtedly been the worst side out of all the eight sdes partaking in the league to sit in the bottom of the league standings with a mere one win from their eight matches.
With their aspirations of moving onto the ensuing round of the league all but over, for the side, the remaining set of encounters are all about recovering lost glory and showing that they are more than just the mere pushovers they have made themselves out to be. They come into today’s encounter in the wake of a sorry 9 wicket defeat against Brisbane Heat, a result which perfectly epitomised their predicament this time around.
Despite making 165 while batting first, the side were entrapped in a turmoil to be mauled by Brisbane Heat who ended up cruising to what should have been a tentative target for them. Elsewhere, their opponents of the day find themselves in complete opposing form with the side placed in third place after achieving their fifth win out of eight matches the last time around.
And when they face off against Melbourne Stars today, Adelaide Strikers will be looking to resonate the same imperious display they did against the same opponents in their foregone tie. A 17 run win on that day had seen the side defend the 164 put by them perfectly as the Stars kept faltering and tottering to curb their pursuit of the score at just 147.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A new wicket in play for today’s encounter mean we will be in for a pristine batting wicket with the side winning the toss set to come out and bat first and make the most of the conducive conditions. This is set to be a high scoring affair with there being just the slight hint of deviation for the pacers with the new ball.
Probable Playing 11
Lizelle Lee, Ellyse Villani (C), Mignon du Preez, Annabel Sutherland, Erin Osborne, Katey Martin (WK), Madeline Penna, Tess Flintoff, Nicola Hancock, Alana King, Holly Ferling
Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates (C), Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Lauren Winfield, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin (WK), Amanda Wellington, Sarah Coyte, Alex Price, Megan Schutt
Women’s Big Bash League 2019
Match: Melbourne Stars Vs Adelaide Strikers
Date And Time: 16th November, Saturday- 8:30am IST
Venue: Nuriootpa Centennial Park, Nuriootpa
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD, Kayo, CA Live, FanCode
- Lizelle Lee, Ellyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Tess Flintoff
- Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Tahlia McGrath, Megan Schutt
Top 4 Batting Order
- Lizelle Lee, Ellyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Annabel Sutherland
- Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson
- Lizelle Lee, Ellyse Villani
- Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates
Death Overs Bowlers
- Tess Flintoff, Nicola Hancock
- Sarah Coyte, Megan Schutt
AS-W Vs MS-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
We are venturing into today’s encounter having chosen Katey Martin from Melbourne Stars for today’s clash owing to the paper thin identity of her side’s batting unit. The wicket-keeper should step out and get a good amount of overs to bat in, seeing her become a safe choice for today’s tie.
AS-W Vs MS-W Dream11 Batswomen
Despite Melbourne Stars being so appalling, abject and abysmal in the batting department, the side’s two worldclass openers have been their standout performers. In Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Perez, the side have two myriad South Africans who have kept waging a lone battle to thwart the opposition bowlers.
We have the two players come in as well from the opposition in the form of Suzie Bates and Bridget Patterson. Bates scored the 36 runs in the opening slot for her side the last time around these two sides met and given her consistent displays, we see her emoting the same quirky performance today as well.
AS-W Vs MS-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Someone who gave Bates the pinch perfect company the last time around was Sophie Devine with the two stitching together the 54 run stand for the opening stand. Devine scored 85 unbeaten runs in 56 balls in that encounter as she smashed the five 6s and six 4s to make her aan instant selection for the day.
Tahlia McGrath comes in as well for the day while from the other side we are bringing in Erin Osborne given the player’s escalated role in both the batting and bowling order of her side’s contingent.
AS-W Vs MS-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Her riveting spell of 3-31 with the ball saw her ripe into the same opponent as today in the foregone fixture to cut short their run chase to make her an instant pick for the day. She will be partnered up by Sarah Coyte and Alex Price, a partnership which is set to rip apart and blow unit a despondent opposition batting unit.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Devine is being selected as our day’s captain whilst Bates will be our 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.