Victoria Women Vs ACT Meteors Women’s National Cricket League 2019-20 Dream 11 Team Picks, Probable Playing 11 And Winner, Toss And Pitch Report
The 2019-20 edition of the Women’s National Cricket League gets fully underway starting today with a slew of matches scheduled for the day, seeing the seven sides taking part in the league finally getting a chance to step out to the middle and get their first taste of cricket. Two such sides who’ll be playing their first match in the league are Victoria Women and ACT Meteors with the two ready to go at loggerheads in a bid to get a vital opening win.
For the two sides, the new instalment of the league is especially important given the berate performances they dished out in the previous season. Where Victoria Women even failed to make the semi-finals after ending in fifth place, ACT Metros saw their journey last only as long as the top 4, a position they’ll be looking to improve on come today.
Leah Poulton, High Performance Coach of the female programs said in reference to the league, “The WNCL is a really important competition for us. It allows us to see the players in lots of different situations. You’re able to see how someone comes back to bowl a second spell, or you’re able to see how someone bats under pressure when they need to bat for a long time.”
What adds to the intrigue of today’s clash for Victoria Women is the fact that the side will be without a plethora of its star performers, names it had roped in from the international arena. With five worldclass performers out for the side for the first set of matches, this clash will truly test their reserves and resources with ACT Meteors lurking to capitalise on the paper thin nature of their squad at the moment.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This is one of the tougher wickets to bat on in the country with the ball changing its shape to move around both ways, both coming in and leaving the batters with the grass left on the surface further helping the pacers. The side winning the toss will be looking to field first and extract the maximum out of these conditions.
Probable Playing 11
- Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Georgia Wareham and Tayla Vlaeminck are all out for Victoria Women with the players having been rested for the first round due to their participation in Australia’s upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
- Sophie Molineux misses out as well due to her current injury problem.
Elyse Villani, Amy Vine, Molly Strano (C), Annabel Sutherland, Chloe Rafferty, Tess Flintoff, Elly Donald, Nicole Faltum, Kristen Beams, Alana King, Courtney
Katie Mack, Anna Lanning, Erica Kershaw, Erin Osborne, Claire Koski, Amy Yates, Carley Leeson, Zoe Cooke, Sarah Coyte, Isabelle Afaras, Nicola Hancock
VCT-W vs AM-W Match Prediction
The lack of star names and exceptional players could end up being something to massive to cover for Victoria Women today. They’ll be no pushovers though, putting on a brave front but we don’t see them having enough in ther outfit to cope with ACT Meteors who should go on to win this one by the barest of margins.
Women’s National Cricket League 2019-20
Match: Victoria Women Vs ACT Meteors
Date And Time: 22nd September, Sunday- 6:00am IST
Venue: Park 25, Adelaide
- Elyse Villani, Amy Vine, Kristen Beams, Alana King
- Katie Mack, Erica Kershaw, Isabelle Afaras, Nicola Hancock
Top 4 Batting Order
- Elyse Villani, Amy Vine, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland
- Katie Mack, Anna Lanning, Erica Kershaw, Erin Osborne
- Elyse Villani, Annabel Sutherland
- Katie Mack, Anna Lanning
Death Overs Bowlers
- Alana King, Kristen Beams
- Isabelle Afaras, Nicola Hancock
VCT-W vs AM-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
ACT Meteors’ wicket-keeper, Erica Kershaw comes into our side for this encounter due to her two toned nature as a player. She’s going to find herself play an elevated role in the batting order along with seeing herself being heavily involved with the gloves as well as her side snare wickets in this match.
VCT-W vs AM-W Dream11 Batswomen
With 276 runs in the last edition of the league, Claire Koski punched above her weight for the side, holding fort firmly at one end as she kept waging a lone battle for the side to become our first pick in this facet of our side. We are pairing her up with Katie Mack, another integral figure with the two players set to be the focal point of their side’s success today.
Elsewhere from the opposition we have just the lone pick coming into our side in the form of Elyse Villani, someone who’ll be looking to shrug off her inconsistent form from last year and emerge as an instrumental player for the side this time around.
VCT-W vs AM-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Time for us to finally compensate with the batting picks from Victoria Women with us getting in the duo of Annabel Sutherland and Chloe Rafferty. At a time when the side is facing a real dearth of batters with the outfit losing a slew of names, the two will bear escalated roles in the batting unit which paired with the overs they’ll bowl making them solid picks.
The two picks are chosen as well from the other side with the highly regarded and distinguished Erin Osborne becoming the first name to come in from the side. She’s been conferred with the tag of one of the most anticipated and to watch out for players this season with her brand of offspin leaving batters in angst when facing off against her.
Amy Yates will be accompanying her for this prevelant encounter.
VCT-W vs AM-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Just the one pick from ACT Meteors for this match with us choosing their frontline pacer, Sarah Coyte for this match. She’s picked up wickets in excess of 40, becoming the leading bowler for the side, someone who’ll love the track and identity of her side today as she runs into bowl.
From Victoria Women we have decided to incur in the dependable Kristen Beams first given she’s one of the highest wicket takers in the league with Alana King giving her company for this one.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Koski is our side’s captain for today while we are choosing Osborne as the 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.