The 48th match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane
The match starts at 2:10 PM local time (3:10 AM GMT) (8:40 AM IST). Live streaming of this match will be available on Fancode in India.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
WBBL action resumes with defending champions, Brisbane Heat hosting Melbourne Renegades at the Allan Border Field. Brisbane Heat currently tops the table with nine wins and is already assured of a place in the knockouts. Melbourne Renegades, on the other hand, are looking to breach into the top four with a win on Wednesday. They did lose their previous game against Melbourne Stars and will be looking to bounce back into winning ways against the defending champions.
While Brisbane Heat is the favourites, Melbourne Renegades is also capable of pulling off an upset with a balanced side in their midst. The previous encounter between the two sides saw the Heat win by six runs. With their backs up against the wall, one can expect a better performance from the Renegades in Brisbane.
A clear day with cloudy conditions set to engulf the stadium. A cloud cover of 53% and humidity of 63%, as per AccuWeather, is expected with the temperature expected to hover around 23 and 28 degrees Celsius. There is a breeze as well from one end with there being no chance of any rain interruption.
The pitch in Brisbane is on the slower side with 128 being the average first innings score. The chasing side has won all the games at this venue in this season with the pacers getting early help owing to the overlying conditions. Although the pitch might slow down as the game progresses, chasing would be the ideal option upon winning the toss.
Average first innings score: 128 (Three WBBL 2019 games played at the venue)
Record of Chasing Team: Won – 3, Lost – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be shared when there’s an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Beth Mooney (WK), Maddy Green, Jess Jonassen, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Kirby Short (C), Laura Harris, Grace Harris, Amelia Kerr, Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Prestwidge, Mikayla Hinkley
Bench: Charli Knott, Courtney Sippel
Anna Lanning, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Jess Duffin (C), Josephine Dooley (WK), Courtney Webb, Lea Tahuhu, Molly Strano, Maitlan Brown, Carly Leeson, Georgia Wareham.
Bench: Courtney Neale, Erica Kershaw
Beth Mooney is the only player to breach the 500-run mark this season. Although she has scored 523 runs at an average of 87.17, Beth Mooney’s last two innings read 4 and 9 and is itching to resume normal service in the WBBL. Jess Jonassen is another standout player in the WBBL with 205 runs and 17 wickets so far.
The Brisbane Heat all-rounder has won a few player-of-the-match awards as well which holds her in good stead. Maitlan Brown has done well in the back end of the innings with the ball. She has accounted for 13 wickets at an impressive strike-rate of 14.50.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Danielle Wyatt, Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen
Vice-Captain – Tammy Beaumont, Maitlan Brown, Sammy Jo-Johnson
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Beth Mooney
Batsmen – Tammy Beaumont, Courtney Webb, Anna Lanning, Maddy Green
All-Rounders – Jess Jonassen (C), Danielle Wyatt (VC), Sammy Jo-Johnson
Bowlers – Maitlan Brown, Georgia Wareham, Delissa Kimmince
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Beth Mooney (C), Josephine Dooley
Batsmen – Tammy Beaumont (VC), Maddy Green, Laura Harris
All-Rounders – Jess Jonassen, Grace Harris, Danielle Wyatt
Bowlers – Amelia Kerr, Maitlan Brown, Georgia Wareham
Pacers have generally accounted for more wickets here at the Allan Border Field. Delissa Kimmince and Maitlan Brown, who rely on pace variations, should be able to pick a wicket or two during the course of the match.
Although Anna Lanning scored a fifty in the previous match, the new ball pairing of Brisbane Heat could prove to be too hot for her. Picking one of Josephine Dooley or Jess Duffin should be a bankable ploy.
Melbourne Renegades is expected to win this encounter.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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