The Sydney Thunder Women and Melbourne Stars Women will lock horns in the Match 22 of Women’s Big Bash 2021. The vital players for Sydney Thunder will ve the Indian players who played well in the last fixture, Deepti Sharma and Smriti Mandhana. While the Melbourne Stars have the presence of players like Meg Lanning and Kim Garth, who have fine experience in this format.
The Melbourne Stars have secured 2 victories in 6 league matches. In their last fixture, the opposition beat them by 6 wickets and would look to improve the performances. While, the Sydney Thunder do not have any wins in the tournament. In their last fixture, the team fell short by a fine margin of 9 runs against Melbourne Renegades.
Thunder are desperately looking for a win, but they are unable to find one. They are just not being lucky to get one, they will surely hope to get one in this game. Stars have been decent, but will have to win this game to be steady at the top of the table, with a better run rate as well.
Fixture Name: Match 22
Competition: Women’s Big Bash T20 2021
Date: 30 October
Time: 10:35 AM IST
Team Form Guide:
ST-W(recent last): L L L
MS-W(recent last): L W NR
Venue: Aurora Stadium, Launceston
Pitch Report: The match between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder team is scheduled to take place in Aurora Stadium, Launceston. Here the pitch has been assistive of the bowlers as well as batters in equal fashion. While the average score on this ground has been around 135, with spin bowlers being the most effective weapon.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Melbourne Renegades Women 142/5 won by 9 runs against Sydney Thunder women 133/8 in Match 19 of Women’s Big Bash League 2021.
It will be an nteresting match between both the talented teams trying to going up in the points table. The captain pick for your fantasy team will be Kim Garth, who has produced impressive performances in both the departments. While the vice captain can be Smriti Mandhana, with a good experience and performance in the last fixture.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Nicola Faltum
BATSMEN: Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Smriti Mandhana,Maia Bouchier
ALL-ROUNDERS: Deepti Sharma, Annabel Sutherland, Kim Garth
BOWLERS: Hannah Darlington, Sophie Day, Lauren Smith
The Melbourne Stars are expected to secure victory in this match due to the presence of quality all rounders. They have an experienced squad as well, who can make a comeback after setbacks. While the Sydney Thunder are too reliant on the players like Mandhana and Sharma, and other players need to contribute effectively to win the match for the team.
Sydney Thunder are having an absolutely terrible season. They lost the game, while chasing 143 in the last one. Smriti Mandhana scored 64, which still couldn’t be enough to take team home, as others couldn’t do their bits for the team. They need to better their batting performances, and along with Mandhana, the top pick for this game will be Deepti Sharma.
The opener of the Thunder will be a vital pick for your fantasy team due to her experience and track record in the T20 format. She has done well for the Indian team in the white ball cricket and has finally comeback to form for the Thunder with 64 off 44 balls. But she will hope to contribute to a win in this fixture by continuing her good performances.
The batting all rounder has been quite consistent with her contribution in the white ball cricket. She can score valuable runs at the top order, and can pick crucial wickets. In 4 matches of the tournament, Deepti Sharma has scored 91 runs at an average of 45.50. With the ball, she has 3 wickets and need to leak less runs and can be a differential pick for this fixture.
X factor: The experienced player Sammy-Jo Johnson can contribute in both departments.
Player to Watch: The captain of the Thunder, Darlington can be looked upon as the probable player who can be the best performer.
ST-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Smriti Mandhana
2. Sammy-Jo Johnson
3. Tahila Wilson (wk)
4. Phoebe Litchfield
5. Corinne Hall
6. Anika Learoyd
7. Deepti Sharma
8. Hannah Darlington (c)
9. Lauren Smith
10. Isabelle Wong
11. Samantha Bates
Melbourne Stars lost their last game in the last over, while defending 145. Stars batted well, but the bowlers couldn’t defend this target. They were outshined by the batters of the opposition, which made the chase look pretty easy for them. Both the department could be back strongly. The top picks for this game will be Kim Garth and Elyse Villani.
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The best pick for this game has been impressive with her performances in both the departments of the game. She has picked wickets at right point of time, and has displayed proficiency to score runs in the middle order. In the last fixture, she scored 44 of 29 balls and took a single wicket. In this tournament, she has 90 runs and 8 wickets to her name.
The experienced player in the Women’s Big Bash 2021 has been able to provide a good start to the team. With a calm head and composure to stay at the crease for longer duration, Villani is expected to keep her good form. In 5 matches, Elyse has smashed 151 runs at an average of 37.75, and will be vital for the team to fetch a win in this game.
X factor: The captain of the Stars, Meg Lanning is out of form, but a good innings is expected from the experienced player in this fixture.
Player to Watch: Maia Bouchier has looked confident in the middle order with her contribution and should be on your radar.
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. Linsey Smith
10. Sophie Day
11. Rhys McKenna
Watch Sydney Thunder Women vs Melbourne Stars Dream11 Live score and streaming on Sony Sports Network. The streaming platform, Sony LIV can be used to watch this fixture between the talented teams. The official Cricket Australia website has all the information regarding the tournament, while WBBL Twitter provides key moments of the game as well.
The Sony Six Channel will broadcast ST-W vs MS-W Match 22 of the Women’s Big Bash 2021. It will be interesting to see whether the Sydney Thunder can open their account in this fixture or not. The Melbourne Stars have also been average and need striking performances from their players to secure the win and move up in the points table.