Perth Scorchers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women, Women’s Big Bash League 2023: Fantasy XI
Perth Scorchers Women will lock horns with Melbourne Stars Women in match 50 of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 on November 22. The Western Australia Cricket Association Ground in Perth is hosting this clash which is scheduled to begin at 14:40 IST. Talking about the teams’ performances, Perth Scorchers have been in excellent form in the WBBL 2023, winning eight and losing four of their 12 matches so far. They are currently second in the points table and can regain the top spot with a win in their upcoming match. On the other hand, Melbourne Stars have endured a poor campaign with just four wins from 12 matches so far. They have managed to collect just eight points, resulting in their elimination from the ongoing campaign.
The temperature at the WACA Stadium in Perth is expected to be around 38C accompanied by 19% humidity.
The wicket at the WACA Stadium in Perth is known for its pace and bounce, which helps the fast bowlers make breakthroughs for their teams.
In the five women’s T20Is played at the venue, the teams that line up first have won four times.
PS-W vs MS-W predicted to play XI
Perth Scorchers Women: Sophie Devine (c), Beth Mooney (wk), Maddy Darke, Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Amy Edgar, Amy Jones, Alana King, Piepa Cleary, Lilly Mills, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Ainsworth
Melbourne Stars Women: Annabel Sutherland (c), Sophia Dunkley, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Sophie Reid (wk), Nicole Faltum, Kim Garth, Olivia Henry, Sasha Moloney, Milly Illingworth, Sophie Day
PS-W vs MS-W fantasy XI WBBL 2023
Wicket Keepers: Beth Mooney
Batters: Sophia Dunkley
All-rounders: Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Amy Edgar, Sophie Devine, Annabel Sutherland, Alice Capsey, Kim Garth
Bowlers: Alana King, Sophie Day, Chloe Ainsworth
It is a 6:5 combination with six Perth Scorchers players.
Beth Mooney is a no-brainer choice among wicket-keepers. The southpaw is the leading run-getter in the ongoing campaign with 535 runs at a staggering average of 66.87, including a ton and five half-centuries.
Sophia Dunkley will be the only batter in this lineup dominated by the all-around players. Although the right-handed batsman has not been at his aggressive best, she has amassed 130 runs in 12 innings while coming in as a part-time bowler with three wickets.
Three all-rounders each from Perth Scorchers (Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Amy Edgar & Sophie Devine) and Melbourne Stars (Annabel Sutherland, Alice Capsey, Kim Garth) make our XI.
The trio of Sciver-Brunt, Edgar and Devine have been instrumental in the Scorchers’ stellar form this season. While Sciver-Brunt has piled up 117 runs in five innings, Edgar has picked up 19 wickets at an economy of 6.50 and also has 59 runs to his credit.
Captain Sophie Devine has led by example, accumulating 446 runs and taking 11 wickets in 12 matches.
Annabel Sutherland, Alice Capsey and Kim Garth have been the positive takeaways from a rather underwhelming season for the Melbourne Stars.
The Australian duo of Annabel Sutherland and Kim Garth have combined for 27 wickets. Sutherland has also contributed significantly with the bat, scoring 243 runs at a strike rate of 120.29. Meanwhile, Alice Capsey has accounted for 240 runs and seven wickets in 12 matches.
Alana King, Sophie Day and Chloe Ainsworth will be our three bowlers expected to provide points through the wickets.
Sophie Day, the 25-year-old spinner from Melbourne Stars, has had a breakthrough in the WBBL 2023 season and is currently the top wicket-taker in the tournament with 23 wickets.
Captain: Sophie Devine
The Perth Scorchers skipper has been a major force to be reckoned with throughout the competition and will once again look to display his all-round heroics against the Melbourne Stars.
Vice-Captain: Annabel Sutherland
In Meg Lanning’s absence, it will be Sutherland who must add important runs with the dart and also help her side with the ball. Also, she has averaged 88.42 fantasy points during WBBL 2023 and will therefore be a good choice for vice-captain.
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