Women BBL 2020 Match 52: SYSW vs. MLRW – Sat, 21st November
Women BBL 2020 Match Prediction
Sydney Sixers Women will be taking on the Melbourne Renegades in the 52nd Match of the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL 2020) at North Sydney Oval in Sydney. It is the last match of the penultimate league stage day.
The last time these two teams faced each other this season, Melbourne Renegades Women were thrashed by the Sydney Sixers Women by an 8-wicket win chasing a low total of 120 in mere 13 overs. Our Women’s BBL Match Prediction predicts that SYSW will win this match on the 21st and keep their playoff hopes alive by jumping to 14 points.
The Sixers have been woeful of late, as they grieve in the WBBL game on the back of five consecutive losses. The last win against their cross-town rivals Sydney Thunder should help them get back on track. The likes of Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry have not been up to the mark, and the Sixers have been unable to get going in the middle overs. Getting back after losing five matches on a trot after topping the points table is not easy. They have backed their strengths and proven worthy. They should provide tough competition to the other contenders as the business of the WBBL season approaches. They will be looking to book their seat in the playoffs by winning this upcoming game against lamenting Melbourne Renegades.
On the contrary, their opponents, Melbourne Renegades, are slowly gathering some momentum in this season of WBBL 2020. Despite bemused at the bottom of the table, the Melbourne Renegades have managed to come up with the satisfactory of late, with Sophie Molineux and Courtney Webb leading the way. Nevertheless, they remain the only team to have beaten the table-toppers Melbourne Stars, which should remind fans of their ability with both ball and bat.
Although both teams look great on paper, one would fancy the Sixers to notch up their sixth win of the WBBL season by beating the Renegades, who have already lost Georgia Wareham and Maitlan Brown to injury. Nonetheless, we should be in for another whacking WBBL game, with both sides looking to go all out for a win on Saturday.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The North Sydney Oval has seen its decent share of entertainment over the last few WBBL league games, with scores of over 150 runs being notched up with relative ease.
There is not likely to be much help on offer for the bowlers, although a change of pace could be essential for both teams on this surface. The batters will need to keep an eye out for variable bounce, paving the way for an even contest between bat and ball.
Our Women’s BBL Match Prediction predicts that teams will opt to the ball first on winning the toss. Therefore, the toss will be critical.
Key Players to watch:
- Lizelle Lee and Sophie Molineux of the Melbourne Renegades Women and Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy of the Sydney Sixers Women will be key players for this match.