The 5th match of the Women’s National Cricket League 2021 will be played between Victoria Women & New South Wales Breakers at the Junction Oval, Melbourne on February 10th, Wednesday.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:30 AM IST.
Victoria Women and New South Wales Breakers will be looking to open their account with a win this season. Victoria Women have had the edge over New South Wales after their emphatic win in the last time these two teams met. At that game Victoria triumphed with a 7-wicket win and 6 overs to spare.
This time around, they have a number of contracted players from Cricket Australia who will certainly strengthen their squad a little more. New South Wales Women were finalists of the last season, where they lost to Western Australia by a huge margin. They would also like to avenge their previous heartbreak with the first fixture of this season.
VCT-W vs NSW-W Weather Report for Match 5:
Clear skies are expected at the venue, with the temperature hovering around the 18 degrees mark.
The pitch will be spinner-friendly and it is also a decent wicket to bat on as well. The captain winning the toss should bat first on this wicket.
Average first innings score
247 (Last 5 matches on this venue)
Record of chasing teams
Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tied – 0
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VCT-W vs NSW-W Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Nicole Faltum, Makinley Blows, Kim Garth, Elysse Villani, Meg Lanning, Ana Lanning, Elysse Perry, Sophie Molineux, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland, Courtney Neale
Lucy Cripps, Elly Donald, Tess Flintoff, Amy Vine, Sophie Day, Georgia Wareham
New South Wales
Alyssa Healy, Tahlia Wilson, Rachael Haynes, Phoebe Litchfield, Rachel Trenaman, Erin Burns, Ashleigh Gardner, Lisa Griffith, Sammy Jo Johnson, Lauren Smith, Stella Campbell
Maddy Darke, Anika Learoyd, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Hannah Darlington, Emma Hughes, Lauren Cheatle
VCT-W vs NSW-W Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Elysse Perry is the world’s number one all-rounder in limited-overs cricket right now. No matter which team she plays for, she provides value with both bat and ball and has been an impact player all these years for New South Wales. But now, after being the leading wicket-taker for the Breakers all these years, she would be up against them as an opponent for the second year in a row and would like to improve her record for Victoria.
Meg Lanning, the Aussie skipper, would be another impact player for Victoria considering the kind of international exposure she carries on her shoulders. She has been the player of the tournament a number of times and has broken the records of the highest individual total for Victoria over the years since 2014.
Elysse Villani was phenomenal with the bat, scoring half-centuries in almost every game last season. On this venue, she averages 55 and would be a key player Victoria. The last season had her scoring big 50s, but she could not convert them into 100s and this year she would be looking to do just that.
Ashleigh Gardner will be playing for the New South Wales, against whom she scored a record-breaking century in the previous season. She has been a complete all-rounder throughout her career across all formats, especially in the shorter format. So, expect her to be the game-changer in this fixture.
Rachel Trenamen scored a gritty half-century in tough conditions against Victoria the last time these two sides met. Her performance in this game too will be critical for the chances of New South Wales to start their campaign in a strong way.
Alyssa Healy has international cricket exposure and domestic experience to counter-attack any great bowling attack. She likes to lead from the front and has the ability to play the role of a finisher with her quickfire knocks, as she has done time and again in the past.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Elysse Perry, Meg Lanning
Vice-Captain Options – Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for VCT-W vs NSW-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alyssa Healy (VC), Tahlia Wilson
Batters – Elysse Villani, Meg Lanning, Rachael Trenamen, Makinley Blows
All-Rounders – Elysse Perry (C), Ashleigh Gardner
Bowlers – Stella Campbell, Lauren Smith, Courtney Neale
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for VCT-W vs NSW-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alyssa Healy
Batters – Rachel Trenaman, Meg Lanning (C), Kim Garth
All-Rounders – Elysse Perry, Sammy Jo Johnson, Ashleigh Gardner (VC)
Bowlers – Stella Campbell, Lauren Smith, Annabel Sutherland, Molly Strano
It is advisable to choose more players from the team batting first.
Today’s VCT-W vs NSW-W Probable Winners:
Victoria Women are expected to win this match.
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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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