MS-W vs ST-W Final Fantasy Prediction: Melbourne Stars Women vs Sydney Thunder Women – 28 November 2020 (Sydney)
Melbourne Stars Women will take on Sydney Thunder Women in the Semi-Final Match of The Women’s Big Bash League 2020 which, will be played at the North Sydney Oval in Sydney. The colossal women’s club tournament has finally reached its pinnacle game.
Melbourne Stars were brilliant in the league stages of the tournament and emerged as the table-toppers. They registered an easy win in the semi-final game as well whereas, the Thunder have been brilliant as well. The bowling line-up of the Thunder has been brilliant and can rattle any batting in the competition. This match promises to be a belter.
Pitch Report – The pitch is expected to favour the batters and 150 can be a good score on this track. We can expect the pacers to get some help from this pitch.
Match Details :
Time:- 1:40 PM, Live on Sony Six/HD
Probable XI for both sides:-
Melbourne Stars Women – Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Natalie Sciver, Annabel Sutherland, Tess Flintoff, Alana King, Nicole Faltum, Sophie Day, Erin Osborne, Katherine Brunt.
Sydney Thunder Women – Rachel Trenaman, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Rachael Haynes, Phoebe Litchfield, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Tahlia Wilson, Lauren Smith, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
M Lanning, N Sciver, S Jo Johnson, H Knight, and H Darlington.
MS-W vs ST-W Team Wicket-Keeper
T Beaumont (Price 9) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Tammy is an experienced campaigner and has more than 1300 T20I runs to her name. She has to be the clear pick in this category.
MS-W vs ST-W Team Batsmen
M Lanning (Price 10.5) and E Villani (Price 9) will be our batters from Melbourne Stars Women. Lanning is the 2nd highest run-scorer of the tournament. She has scored 480 runs at an average of 43.63 whereas, Villani is also a really good opener and has scored 359 runs at an average of 29.91. Both of them open the innings together for their side.
T Beaumont (Price 8.5) will be our batter from the Sydney Thunder Women. Beaumont is an international level player and has been batting well lately. She has scored 72 runs in the last three innings.
[Mignon du Preez has not been picked due to credits issues in this game]
MS-W vs ST-W Team All-Rounders
N Sciver (Price 10.5) will be our all-rounder from the Melbourne Stars Women. Sciver is amongst one of the world’s best players in the women’s circuit and has been brilliant in the tournament as well. She is the 2nd highest wicket-taker with 19 wickets whereas, she has scored 241 runs at an average of 40.16. Natalie is an un-droppable option.
H Knight (Price 10.5) and S Jo Johnson (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounders from the Sydney Thunder Women. Knight is the 4th highest run-scorer of the tournament and has scored 420 runs. She has also picked nine wickets in her bowling whereas, Johnson is on fire and is the highest wicket-taker of the season with 20 wickets till now. Both of them are champion players.
MS-W vs ST-W Team Bowlers
S Bates (Price 8.5) and H Darlington (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Sydney Thunder Women. Bates and Darlington are in the list of top-5 wicket-takers with 17 & 18 wickets respectively. Both of them have been brilliant in the tournament so far and just cannot be dropped.
A King (Price 8.5) and S Day (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Melbourne Stars Women. King and Day have picked 15 & 11 wickets respectively in the tournament so far. They are brilliant wicket-takers and should be picked.
Match Prediction: Melbourne Stars Women will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Meg Lanning and Sammy Jo-Johnson
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