ABOUT THE MATCH
Melbourne Stars’ will face Brisbane Heat in the 32nd match of Women’s Big Bash League at the CitiPower Centre, Melbourne, on November 13.
Struggling Melbourne Stars have so far won just one out of seven matches played in this season. They are at the bottom of the table after losing their last two matches. Despite Mignon du Preez’s great efforts, Stars failed to chase a target of 164/4 in the last match.
On the other hand, Brisbane Heat has so far won four out of seven matches played in this season. Jess Jonassen had a good match both with bowling and batting in the last match against Sydney sixes where they won by 7 wickets and 19 balls to spare.
Brisbane Heat, who has won the last two matches opting to field first, is expected to go with the same team in this match too.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The CitiPower Centre looked to be in favor of bowlers, though the pitch generally is a balanced one in this season of WBBL.
The temperature is expected to be around mid-teens with the wind flow lowering and a very low chance of rain.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Melbourne Stars WOMEN
Lizelle Lee, Elyse Villani (c), Mignon du Preez, Katey Martin (wk), Erin Osborne, Annabel Sutherland, Tess Flintoff, Madeline Penna, Holly Ferling, Nicola Hancock, Kristen Beams
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Brisbane Heat WOMEN
Beth Mooney (wk), Grace Harris, Maddy Green, Jess Jonassen, Laura Harris, Kirby Short (c), Mikayla Hinkley, Amelia Kerr, Delissa Kimmince, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Georgia Prestwidge
Melbourne Stars WOMEN
- Holly Ferling and Annabel Sutherland were back in the last match and both bowled excellently.
- Melbourne Stars failed to win in the last match against Adelaide’s falling 17 runs short of the target.
- Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez made good contributions but their score slipped to 147/8.
- Melbourne Stars needed 200 runs to beat Sydney Sixers but failed the chase and posted 154/6.
Brisbane Heat WOMEN
- Brisbane Heat went with an unchanged team in its last match and came out with a seven-wicket win.
- They are set to go with the same team in this match too, with Grace Harris likely to the open.
- Brisbane Heat has won in the last two matches and climbed to the fourth position on the points table.
- Beth Mooney made her second consecutive 70+ score in back-to-back matches against the Strikers.
- While Jess Jonassen took 2-20 and top-scored with 33 to lead them to a seven-wicket win against Sydney sixes.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
Brisbane Heat with the wins in the last two matches and is likely to remain victorious in this match too.
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