MS-W vs AS-W Dream11: Match 29 of the WBBL 2020 will be played between Melbourne Stars Women and Adelaide Strikers Women. All the teams have played 7 games each and Melbourne Stars are sitting comfortably at the top. MS-W have performed as per their big names in their line-up. Skipper Meg Lanning has been the top run scorer of the tournament so far. She has led the batting along with Elyse Villani at the top who has supported her well. The experience of Du Preez and Nat Sciver make a strong batting order a formidable one. Sciver has had excellent tournament as a bowler as well and is the top wicket taker for her team. Uncapped allrounder Alana King too has been extremely impressive with her legbreaks. The Stars are not far away from the qualification and will look to continue their winning momentum.
AS-W have had a mixed bag so far in the tournament. The experienced South African Laura Wolvaardt has been superb with the bat and has led the batting charts for her team. Young Tahlia McGrath has been promoted to open the batting but is yet to impress. The experienced Stafanie Taylor is a proven performer at world level. Her all round performance will be crucial in deciding the outcome of the match. Fast bowler Sarah Coyte is the second highest wicket taker of the tournament so far but the eyes will be on the skipper Megan Schutt who has been ordinary so far. The Strikers are lying in the middle of the points table and it’s the perfect time for them to start a winning rhythm.
MS-W vs AS-W Prediction, Today Match WBBL Details
Melbourne Stars Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women
Women's Big Bash League 2020
10 November 2020
9 AM IST
Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sydney Sixers Women 129/7 beat Brisbane Heat Women 105 all out (19 overs) by 24 runs on 4 November 2020.
MS-W (recent last) NR W W W W
AS-W (recent last) L NR L W W
Points Table Standings: MS-W 1, AS-W 4
Pitch Report: The pitch will be on the slower side and spinners are expected to play a big role in the match. In the last game SS-W could only score 129 but defended it comfortably at the end. This shows batters cannot play their shots right from the start and they will need to apply themselves to score big. The best time to bat will be in the first innings and the pitch will get difficult for the batsmen as the game goes on. An afternoon start ensures that there will be no dew in the match. The temperature will be around 19 degrees for the match and weather will remain partly cloudy.
MS-W Team News
Injury update, unavailability- There are no injury concerns in the squad currently and all the other players are available for selection.
Expected team changes- Katherine Brunt was rested in the last game. She can come back into the eleven in place of Holly Ferling. Other than that, no other changes are expected from the winning eleven.
MS-W Playing 11 (probable)
Meg Lanning (C)
Mignon du Preez
Nicole Faltum (wk)
Holly Ferling/ Katherine Brunt
AS-W Team News
Injury update, unavailability- All the players in the squad are available for selection as there are no injury concerns.
Expected team changes- Strikers have won their last two games with the same combination. They would most likely go with the winning combination
AS-W Playing 11 (probable)
Tegan McPharlin (wk)
Megan Schutt (C)
The Stars Women hold the edge as they have won 4 matches out of 7 and are on top of the table. The last 4 matches that they have played have all been won by them and the momentum is on their side. Skipper Meg Lanning has been as consistent as ever and is topping the run charts. Alana King has been brilliant with her leg spin too. The Strikers Women, on the other hand, have won last 2 matches in a row and are slowly gaining momentum. Skipper Megan Schutt is a proven performer at the world level and Striker will require her experience in an important game. The last match they lost was to MS-W, so it will require a good effort from them to get past the Stars Women in this MS-W vs AS-W Today Match Prediction.
Captain & Vice captain options
Natalie Sciver- Sciver is one of the most experienced cricketers in the world. She has the ability to play the spinners well and rotate the strike in the middle overs. Sciver has also been the topmost wicket taker of the tournament for her team so far with her medium pace.
Career: Runs 1535, Bat Avg. 26, Wkts 62, Bowl Avg. 19
Sciver in WBBL 2020: Runs 61, Bat Avg. 30.5, Wkts 8, Bowl Avg. 10
Meg Lanning- The world No. 1 ODI batter is not surprisingly the top run scorer of the tournament so far. She has the ability to play at the top as well as in the middle. Her consistent performances make her a top pick in the MS-W vs AS-W Dream11 Prediction.
Career: Runs 2859, Avg. 36
Lanning in WBBL 2020: Runs 237, Avg. 79
Mignon du Preez- The South African is one of the best ball strikers in the world. At No.3, she can be a really dangerous batter and can take the game away from the opposition.
Career: Runs 1701, Avg. 22
Du Preez in WBBL 2020: Runs 105, Avg. 21
Laura Wolvaardt: She is having a decent tournament so far and is the top run scorer for her team. An experienced batter, Wolvaaradt has the ability to score quick runs as well as to rotate the singles in the middle order.
Career: Runs 427, Avg. 23
Wolvaardt in WBBL 2020: Runs 191, Avg. 32
Megan Schutt: Schutt is one of the most reputed fast bowlers in Women’s cricket. She has played some crucial roles in many defining Australian victories. As skipper of her team, she is having an ordinary tournament by her standards, but she has the ability to bounce back.
Career: Wkts 93, Bowl Avg. 15
Schutt in WBBL 2020: Wkts 5, Bowl Avg. 30
Stafanie Taylor: The experienced West Indian is the legend of Windies cricket. She is the perfect allrounder that every team would want in a team. She is very consistent with her top order batting and very accurate with her off spin.
Career: Runs 3062, Bat Avg. 36, Wkts 94, Bowl Avg. 16
Taylor in WBBL 2020: Runs 130, Bat Avg. 26
Alana King: Alana King has been very impressive so far with her legspin. She has the wicket taking ability in the middle overs with her googlies which can be useful factor in any fantasy team.
King in WBBL 2020: Wkts 6. Bowl Avg. 10
Sarah Coyte: Another positive this season for AS-W has been the performance of Sarah Coyte. With her medium pace, she has been the second highest wicket taker of the tournament so far and the highest for her team.
Career: Wkts 47, Bowl Avg. 20
Coyte in WBBL 2020: Wkts 9, Bowl Avg. 15