The Melbourne Stars Women and Sydney Sixers Women will lock horns in the Match 9 of Women’s Big Bash 2021. The core players of Melbourne Stars are top order batters Elyse Villani and Meg Lanning. While the Sydney Sixers have the presence of Indian opener Shafali Verma and all rounder Ellyse Perry, who are in good form for the team.
The Sydney Sixers have secured a win in both of their league matches and would look to continue the same form. They won their last fixture against Hobart Hurricanes by 5 wickets. While the Melbourne Stars will look to play well and open their account in the tournament. They lost their last league match to Hobart Hurricanes by 63 runs.
The Match 9 of the Women’s Big Bash T20 2021 will witness Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers up against each other. The Melbourne Stars are yet to win this game in this season, and it will be exciting to see whether they can compete well against the strong team like Sydney Sixers, who have won their both league matches and are looking confident.
Fixture Name: Match 9
Competition: Women’s Big Bash T20 2021
Date: 20 October
Time: 11:20 AM IST
Team Form Guide:
SS-W(recent last): W W L
MS-W(recent last): L L L
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Pitch Report: The match between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers team is scheduled to take place in Bellerive Oval, Hobart. The par score on this venue will definitely be 130, and the spinners have been playing crucial part to contain runs and take wicket. The batters need to stay at the crease for longer duration to help their team to win the match
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Brisbane Heat 162/5 won by 59 runs against Perth Scorchers Women 103/10 in Match 7 of Women’s Big Bash League 2021.
Maximum players from Sixers are selected to make up the points and choosing the best possible combination in the Dream11 Team. The captain pick from your fantasy team will be Alyssa Healy, who is an experienced campaigner and has been terrific in the T20 format. While the vice captain can be Meg Lanning, who knows how to accumulate runs in a steady manner.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Alyssa Healy
BATSMEN: Meg Lanning Elyse Villani, Shafali Verma, Maia Bouchier, Angela Reakes
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ellyse Perry, Nicole Bolton
BOWLERS: Radha Yadav, Sophie Day, Maitian Brown
The Sydney Sixers are predicted to win this match due to the fine combination and the presence of the talented players in their team. They have been unbeaten for some reason, that is their trust in their abilities. While, the Melbourne Stars need to be confident of their abilities and go all out in this game. In this purpose, the captain Meg Lanning will be crucial.
Sydney Sixers have been brilliant with their performances in the tournament and have bagged 2 wins in 2 matches. In their last league fixture, the bowlers performed well to contain opposition to a score of 125 runs, with Perry, Bolton, and Radha scalping 2 wickets each. While the batters led by Shafali Verma chased down the score easily.
The best batter in the T20 format from the Australian team, Healy will be the captain pick for your team. She played quite well in the first fixture, and then failed in the second fixture. But Healy is expected to make a fighting comeback in this fixture and help the team in continuing the fine momentum. She has scored 2475 runs in 89 matches.
The all rounder will be vital to the team’s campaign in this fixture due to her abilities and proven track record in the limited overs format. In the last match, she provided all round contributions with 2 wickets and 27 runs and will be confident to keep it going the same way. She has a fantastic average of 51 in BBL with 3036 runs in 84 matches.
X factor: The spinner Radha Yadav is a proven performer in turning pitch and has started the tournament well.
Player to Watch: The middle order batsman Nicole Bolton is experienced player and is expected to do well for the team.
SS-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Alyssa Healy (wk)
2. Shafali Verma
3. Ashleigh Gardner
4. Ellyse Perry (c)
5. Nicole Bolton
6. Angela Reakes
7. Radha Yadav
8. Maitlan Brown
9. Claire Moore
10. Stella Campbell
11. Emma Hughes
The Melbourne Stars are expected to fight back harder in this fixture after 2 straight losses. In their last league fixture, they gave 152 runs and could score only 79 runs on reply. The crucial batters could not score runs, when it mattered the most, while bowlers were average with their performances. The top picks will be Villani and Lanning.
The opener of the team will play a crucial role in laying a stable platform for the team in this fixture by her ability to play well under pressure and can rotate the strike well in the power play overs. In 89 BBL matches, she has amassed 2464 runs and would look to forget the performance of the last league match and push harder to help the team in winning this fixture.
The captain of the Stars team will be the vice captain pick for your Dream11 team due to her reliable performance and track record in the limited overs format. She can keep scoring boundaries in a consistent manner, and trusts her abilities to perform well. In the last fixture, she scored 25 off 28 balls, and would need to pick up momentum and play aggressively in this fixture.
X factor: Anna Lanning has been a fine performer at the domestic level and can surprise everyone by her performances.
Player to Watch: Annabel Sutherland picked 2 wickets in the last fixture and is expected to keep doing well for the team.
MS-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Elyse Villani
2. Annabel Sutherland
3. Meg Lanning (c)
4. Maia Bouchier
5. Kim Garth
6. Nicole Faltum (wk)
7. Tess Flintoff
8. Anna Lanning
9. Maddy Darke
10. Sophie Day
11. Rhys McKenna
Watch Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Women Women Dream11 Live score and streaming on Sony Sports Network. The Sony LIV is the official streaming partner for the Women’s Big Bash T20 2021. To watch the off field interactions and photos of the cricketers, the cricket fans can scroll through the official twitter accounts of the franchises.
The Sony Six Channel will be telecasting the match between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers. It will be a terrific exhibition of skills from the talented players of both the teams and the viewership is expected to increase as the season progresses. No crowd is allowed in the stadium to watch the Women’s Big Bash League 2021 due to covid concerns.