The Sydney Thunder Women and Melbourne Renegades Women will lock horns in the Match 19 of Women’s Big Bash 2021. The Melbourne Renegades will need the contributions from Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues to perform, while the other Indian duo of Mandhana and Deepti will try to help the Syndey Thunder get their first win.
The Sydney Thunder are at bottom of the table with no wins in 4 fixtures, and would need an improvement of performances. They lost their last fixture to the Melbourne Stars team by 12 runs. While the Melbourne Renegades have 2 wins in 4 matches, and are positioned 4th in the points table. They secured victory in their last league match by 7 wickets.
Melbourne are eyeing to remain at the top spot, while Sydney are just looking for a win in their terrible run. Thunder haven’t won a game yet, and that’s highly concerning for a team like that. Renegades are looking to be excellent, and might not let Sydney make a comeback in this game, with a win. It will be an exciting encounter between the Indian players as well.
Fixture Name: Match 19
Competition: Women’s Big Bash T20 2021
Date: 27 October
Time: 7:55 AM IST
Team Form Guide:
ST-W(recent last): L NR L
MR-W(recent last): W NR W
Venue: Aurora Stadium, Launceston
Pitch Report: The match between Sydney Thunder women and Melbourne Renegades team is scheduled to take place in Aurora Stadium, Launceston. The pitch has been supportive of the bowlers, especially spinners in containing runs and taking wickets. The par score will be 120, and the batters need to apply themselves better to score some runs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Brisbane Heat Women 138/2 won by 8 wickets against Hobart Hurricanes women 132/8 in Match 18 of Women’s Big Bash League 2021.
The 6 players from Renegades are chosen due to their performances in the tournament. The captain pick for your fantasy team will be Harmanpreet Kaur, who has been terrific with all round contributions and has a fine experience as well. While the vice captain can be Deepti Sharma, who has been vital to Thunder team until now.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Tahila Wilson
BATSMEN: Courtney Webb, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anika Learoyd
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sophie Molineux, Harmanpreet Kaur, Evelyn Jones, Deepti Sharma
BOWLERS: Hannah Darlington, Isabelle Wong, Ellie Falconer
The Melbourne Renegades are expected to win this match due to the fine form of the team in the tournament. They have a rich experience of players, who have been playing well in T20 format. While the Sydney Thunder have not been upto the mark with their performances, and their key players need to come back to keep the confidence going.
Melbourne Renegades top order did well in the chase in the last game, they chased down 120 with ease in the 17th over, without any pressure. Bowling saw Harmanpreet take 2 wickets, giving away just 17 runs and others were pretty good too. They needed to win this game and they did it good.
The top order batter of the Renegades team has been impressive to provide a good start to the team in the last 2 matches. She has been in fine form this year, and scored runs in the Hundred as well. In 3 matches of the WBBL 2021, Evelyn has scored 78 runs at an average of 39, and will look to keep the same form in this fixture.
The player with a rich experience in the T20 format will play a critical role in winning the match this season. Her performances have been top class and is expected to be the best performer of this match as well. In the last fixture, she scored 35 off 29 and took 2 wickets as well. In this tournament, she has amassed 100 runs and scalped 4 wickets.
X factor: Jemimah Rodrigues is a fine performer in the limited overs format and will look to convert her starts into a big one.
Player to Watch: The captain Sophie Molineux is likely to be improving her already good form against Thunder.
MR-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Jemimah Rodrigues
2. Evelyn Jones
3. Courtney Webb
4. Harmanpreet Kaur
5. Sophie Molineux (c)
6. Jess Duffin
7. Ella Hayward
8. Josephine Dooley (wk)
9. Carly Leeson
10. Ellie Falconer
11. Holly Ferling
Sydney Thunder are moving on with their bad luck and their losing streak continues. Thunders bowled well and every bowler had their economy well put up. Although, they did not capitalise with the bat, and the poor run continued. Chasing a target like 109 should be done with ease and they should really have had won the earlier game.
The reliable player of the Indian team in the T20I format has been a fine performer for the Thunder as well. She has scored 68 runs, which is the highest by any player of the team and will look to keep the good form going in the middle order. Deepti also has 2 wickets and can surely be a vice captain for your fantasy team.
The youngster has been quite impressive in the tournament with her economy and has will be upbeat after taking 2 wickets in the last fixture against Melbourne Stars. She is one of the bowlers in the power play overs and is likely to play a crucial role in picking wickets in the power play overs and helping the team to fetch their first win.
X factor: Hannah Darlington is an experienced player and will have the responsibility of picking wickets.
Player to Watch: Smriti Mandhana is a quality player and is expected to come back to form in this fixture.
ST-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Tahlia Wilson (wk)
2. Smriti Mandhana
3. Phoebe Litchfield
4. Corinne Hall
5. Anika Learoyd
6. Deepti Sharma
7. Hannah Darlington (c)
8. Lauren Smith
9. Isabelle Wong
10. Kate Peterson
11. Samantha Bates
Watch Sydney Thunder women vs Melbourne Renegades women Live Score and Streaming on Sony Sports Network. The Sony LIV platform can be used to stream the Women’s Big Bash T20 League 2021. While of you want to view the stats of the players, hop on to the Cricket Australia’s official website. The updates of the tournament will be available on WBBL Twitter.
The Sony Six Channel will telecast the match between Sydney Thunder women and Melbourne Renegades women. It will be interesting to see if the Thunder can clinch their first victory of the tournament by beating one of the strongest line ups in the tournament. The people are not allowed in the stadium to the covid cases still persistent in Australia.