ST-W vs SS-W Dream11 : Overwhelming favourites Sydney Sixes get a historic season for the league underway today when they take on Sydney Thunder
Having carved out a separate window for itself, this edition of the Women’s Big Bash League is a momentous occasion for the women’s sport in the country. For the first time ever, the league will be contested as standalone one in a bid to give the women’s cricketing fraternity across the global arena ample importance.
“This (standalone season) gives us an incredible opportunity to build a really competent and exciting competition on its own,” said Sydney Sixers’s captain Elyse Perry.
“I think we’ve got to be realistic and give it a couple of years, like the Big Bash for males, I don’t think that took off for a couple of years. It’s our role to cement in the public and cricket fans’ psyche that the WBBL is this time of year, it’s standalone, it’s a great product, it’s a unique product and it’s worth watching, “she added.
Looking to shed a glaring and rampant beacon of light on one of the biggest women’s T20 league in the world, the impending edition of the Women’s Big Bash League is all set to be a colossal affair also due to the transfer business conducted prior to the culmination of the league. Star performers, worldclass names and myriad cricketers were roped in by all sides in a bid to further bolster up their outfits and make a full go for the title.
Unfortunately, one out of the 9 partaking sides who failed to indulge themselves in the same rhetoric were Sydney Thunders. The side are massively weakened with a plethora of names leaving the side prior to their beginning of a new campaign with Nicola Carey, Maisy Gibson, Belinda Vakarewa and Stafanie Taylor all departing for newer challenges.
It makes things extremely tepid and tentative for them when they get ready to go at loggerheads in their league opener against Sydney Sixes today. One of the most staunch and heavily packed sides in the league, the Sixes will be looking to make amends for their defeat in the summit clash in the bygone edition, a match they ended dup losing to Brisbane Heat. Looking to make it three titles in succession, the side were defeated by three wickets in a stunning result which left them beret of the chance of scripting a new record in the league.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With the average score while batting first reaching as high as 172, the figure is a clear indicator towards what to expect in this clash. Being the first time a contest will be played on this wicket in the league, the fresh track will be extremely conducive to the batters, regaling us in a high scoring affair where the side winning the toss will be looking to bat first.
Probable Playing 11
- Harmanpreet Kaur will be unavailable for Sydney Thunder due to her involvement with the Indian cricket team.
Ellyse Perry (c), Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Dane van Niekerk, Jodie Hicks, Marizanne Kapp, Lauren Smith, Sarah Aley, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Lauren Cheatle
Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest, Naomi Stalenberg, Alex Blackwell, Nida Dar, Hannah Darlington, Rachel Trenaman, Rene Farrell, Lisa Griffith, Samantha Bates, Shabnim Ismail
Women’s Big Bash League 2019
Match: Sydney Sixes Vs Sydney Thunder
Date And Time: 18th October, Friday- 2:10pm IST
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Where To Watch: Kayo, CA Live
- Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Marizanne Kapp
- Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest, Rene Farrell, Lisa Griffith
Top 4 Batting Order
- Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns
- Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest, Naomi Stalenberg, Alex Blackwell
- Ellyse Perry, Erin Burns
- Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest
Death Overs Bowlers
- Sarah Aley, Hayley Silver-Holmes
- Lisa Griffith, Samantha Bates
ST-W vs SS-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
With 372 runs in T20s in 2019, Sydney Sixers’ wicket-keeper, Alyssa Healy comes into our side for this one. She’s scored some good runs in the international setup and looks set to continue in the same manner infront of a bowling unit which is paper thin at best as things stand.
ST-W vs SS-W Dream11 Batswomen
Sydney Sixes have across the course of the league have become a side to be held in such reverence due to the ability of their bats to leave oppositions besmeared with their stupendous batting displays. The side posses a top-order which any side would love to have at their disposal, a batting line-up which can astutely clean up and send o the cleaners any bowling unit in the circuit.
This sees us pick up the top-order batswomen from the side for today’s clash with us making Ashleigh Gardner and Erin Burns our two picks from the side whilst form the opposition we are bringing in their number 3 bat, Naomi Stalenberg for this one. Elsewhere from the opposition we have just the sole pick come in but she’s a player who holds a huge role in her side’s batting order.
The mainstay of her team, Rachel Haynes recently cored her first T20 century against Sri Lanka and along with her376 runs which included three 50s in the bygone season, she became an instant pick for us in this facet.
ST-W vs SS-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Sydney Sixers’ captain, Ellyse Perry is our first pick in this facet. It would have been criminal of us to not include the imperious player as our opening pick in the docket with the player imbedding in place performances to write home about across a consistent basis since the onset of 2019.
She’s a regulation pick for us, someone who needed no selling with her 777 runs in the bygone edition only further luring us towards choosing her from the side. From the opposing end meanwhile we have gone in with Hannah Darlington, someone who should put up a good display in unison with both the bat and ball.
ST-W vs SS-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Although this is going to be an excellent wicket for batting, we have still heavily packed up our bowling unit due to a two toned bit of reasoning. While Sydney Sixers’ are set to snare wickets as Sydney Thunders try to up the ante, the available options at just 8 credits were enticing, seeing us bring in players who are set to be good performers today.
We begin with Marizanne Kapp from Sydney Sixes, someone who managed to persistently wage a lone battle for her side in India recently despite getting no assistance from the other hand. Lauran Cheatle comes in as well along with Hayley-Silver Holmes from the side while from the opposition we have gone in with new ball bowler Shabnim Ismail and Rachel Trenaman.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Perry will be our captain for this clash while we are making Healy 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.