Melbourne Stars Women would be looking to break into the top 4 of WBBL 2018-19 points table when they meet Melbourne Stars Women at Docklands Stadium on Saturday. The Stars have a 50% win record in the competition so far and they would be looking to push that percentage a notch. They suffered a loss at the hands of Adelaide Strikers in their last outing (Dec. 23), although there were some encouraging individual performances to lift the morale of the side.
Melbourne Renegades Women are having a horror run in the competition and would be looking for a turnaround. After seven rounds of the tournament, the Renegades have only managed two wins so far while on four occasions they have been piped by the opponents.
Where – Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
When – 09:20 AM IST, December 29
Recent form (last five fixture, recent first)
Melbourne Renegades Women – L L W L NR
Melbourne Stars Women – L W L W L
Head-to-head (last five fixtures)
Melbourne Renegades Women – 2, Melbourne Stars Women – 2, Tie – 1
Sophie Molineux returns for the Renegades Women after being rested from the match on Thursday.
The Stars have named an unchanged 13-player squad for the game.
MR-W Playing 11: Danielle Wyatt, Lea Tahuhu, Amy Satterthwaite, Georgia Wareham, Claire Koski, Maitlan Brown, Molly Strano, Jessica Duffin, Erica Kershaw
Doubt: Emma Inglis, Courtney Webb
Melbourne Renegades Women Squad: Amy Satterthwaite (c), Maitlan Brown, Jess Duffin, Emma Inglis, Erica Kershaw, Claire Koski, Sophie Molineux, Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb and Danni Wyatt.
MS-W Playing 11: Kristen Beams, Erin Osborne, Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee (wk), Alana King, Annabel Sutherland, Nicola Hancock
Doubts: Holly Ferling, Georgia Elwiss, Angela Reakes, Katie Mack, Nicole Faltum
Melbourne Stars Women Squad: Kristen Beams (c), Elly Donald, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Elwiss, Nicole Faltum, Holly Ferling, Nicola Hancock, Alana King, Lizelle Lee, Katie Mack, Erin Osborne, Angela Reakes and Annabel Sutherland.
Melbourne Renegades Women Fantasy Picks
Daniel Wyatt and Amy Satterthwaite are the two batswomen with 100+ runs in the competition, while Strano has claimed 12 wickets in the tournament so far. Maltian Brown had a decent outing in the last fixture for the Renegades and can be backed to deliver here.
Melbourne Stars Fantasy Picks
Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee, Annabel Sutherland and Erin Osborne made noteworthy contributions in the last fixture for the side. Nicola Hancock is another who can be backed to come good with the ball.
Make MR-W vs MS-W Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.