On October 23, the 15th game of the Women’s Big Bash League will pit Sydney Thunder Women against Melbourne Stars Women.
ST VS MS Match Prediction: Melbourne Stars Women, under Nicole Faltum’s leadership, have not yet defeated Sydney Thunder Women. If Melbourne Stars are to triumph on Sunday, the starting tandem of Lauren Winfield-Hill and Jemimah Rodrigues will need to be at the top of their game.
Match – 15 of 56 @ 8:10 AM IST
Venue – WACA, Australia
WHERE TO WATCH LIVE:
The game between Melbourne Stars Women and Sydney Thunder Women will be telecasted on Sony Sports Network. Fans will be able to watch the live streaming of the MSw vs STw match on the Sony liv app.
You can also track live scores and updates on the Stumps and Bails website as well.
NEW PLAYERS AVAILABILITY:
The teams will play to their full potential.
It is anticipated that the pitch at WACA will be swift and benefit the pacers and stroke makers, creating a balanced course. Although the ground seems to be in fair condition, early rain forecasts could cause less bounce and more unpredictability later in the day. The side batting first will encounter a sluggish outfield even if the temperature is expected to stay around 22°C.
ST-W vs MS-W PROBABLE PLAYING XI:
ST-W Predicted Playing Line-up: Tammy Beaumont, Phoebe Litchfield, Rachael Haynes (c), Chloe Tryon, Tahlia Wilson, Anika Learoyd, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Lea Tahuhu, Lauren Smith, Belinda Vakarewa, Samantha Bates
MS-W Predicted Playing Line-up: Lauren Winfield-Hill, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Capsey, Annabel Sutherland, Kim Garth, Nicole Faltum (c), Tess Flintoff, Sasha Maloney, Sophie Reid, Rhys McKenna, Sophie Day
ST-W vs MS-W PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
Probable best batter
The English opening batter will be the pick of the batters, given the advantage of her recent international outings. Beaumont has played good amount of cricket of late, and has given good performances in league tournaments, which will help her rise above the rest.
Probable best bowler
Even though the Sydney Thunder had a poor outing last year, Sammy-Jo Johnson has provided the team with remarkable performances. She was the side’s leading wicket taker when they lifted the title in 2020-21. Her focus had been on WBBL since her poor outing last year, and thus she will be the pick.
POWER PLAY SCORES:
Tammy Beaumont scored a good knock of 77 against Perth Scorchers and appears to be in fine form. Moreover, skipper Rachael Haynes is also a dangerous player. Sydney Thunder Women looks like a formidable side and few will bet against them on Sunday. Ahead of the WBBL match between Sydney Thunder Women and Melbourne
If Melbourne Stars wants to win the game, a strong opening partnership will be crucial. They should score 40–45 runs throughout its powerplay overs.
Also, Thunder on the other hand, has a powerful batting order and can score 50 to 60 runs in the first six overs.
DEATH OVER SCORES:
Given that the surface is not very helpful, Stars might score 35 to 40 runs in the remaining four overs. In contrast, Thunder may score 25 to 30 runs over the last overs.
Thunders may reach their 20-over quota with scores of between 150 and 160. If Melbourne Stars batted first, they might score 130–140.
WHO WILL WIN TODAY’S MATCH BETWEEN ST VS MS?
In the WBBL current season, Melbourne Stars have not defeated Sydney Thunder in the league and the Thunder have only become worse since then after losing to the reigning champion Perth Scorchers. Thunders overconfidence can also be a concern. Given how they performed previously against them so far. It’s difficult to see where their first victory will come from right now right now. The Melbourne Stars should have enough left in the tank to defeat the Sydney Thunders this time. Sydney Thunders is likely to win the game. Though it will be a tough game altogether.