The WBBL is in its final week of league play, and two clubs have already qualified for the knockout rounds. Melbourne Renegades were the first team to qualify and will be seeking to maintain their lead at the top of the standings. In this match, they will look to maintain their momentum and iron out any kinks in their starting XI. Sydney Thunder is on the verge of elimination and will have to rely on other clubs for a chance to qualify. If they lose this game, they will be eliminated from qualification.
The match will take place on November 17, 2021, at the Harrup Park in Mackay.
Match Details to Note
Match: Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women, 48th Match, Womens Big Bash League 2021
Date: November 17, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 13:35 PM IST
Venue: Harrup Park, Mackay
Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women Team Previews
Team Melbourne So far, Harmanpret Kaur (309 runs) and Jemimah Rodrigues (293 runs) have dominated the Renegades’ batting. Courtney Webb (123 runs), Eve Jones (155 runs), and Jess Duffin (101 runs) all made brief appearances but have yet to make a significant contribution.
The bowling corps of the Renegades has been in good form, with 4-5 bowlers getting wickets at regular intervals. Harmanpret Kaur (12 wickets) and Ellie Falconer (10 wickets) are their top wicket-takers, with a strong bowling attack led by Sophie Molineaux (8 wickets), Courtney Webb (6 wickets), and Ella Hayward (4 wickets).
Harmanpret Kaur is enjoying a fantastic season, leading the team in both wicket-taking and run-scoring with 12 wickets and 309 runs. We anticipate her to play an important role with both the bat and the ball in this match as well.
Rhiann O Donnell has bowled in just two matches but has helped their bowling assault with statistics of 1/26 and 2/19. She has been their X-factor in the middle overs, taking important wickets while maintaining a low economy rate.
Melbourne Renegades Women T20 Squad
Sophie Molineux, Makinley Blows, Josephine Dooley, Jess Duffin, Holly Ferling, Ella Hayward, Jonathon Webb, Ellie Falconer, Evelyn Jones, Carly Leeson, Rhiann O Donnell, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur
Predicted XI: Jemimah Rodrigues, Evelyn Jones, Carly Leeson, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jess Duffin/Courtney Webb, Sophie Molineux (c), Josephine Dooley (wk), Ellie Falconer, Rhiann O Donnell, Ella Hayward, Holly Ferling
Sydney Thunder chased a total of 95 runs, with starter Smriti Mandana contributing 45 runs. Phoebe Litchifield (220 runs), Deepti Sharma (156 runs), and Tahila Wilson (127 runs) have all contributed key runs for the team, along with Smriti Mandana (234 runs).
Their bowlers worked well together to reduce the opponents to 94/6 in 20 overs. Hannah Darlington and Isabella Wong each got two wickets, while the combination of Sammy Jo-Johnson, Samantha Bates, and Deepti Sharma combined for 12-1-52-1 in the match.
Smriti Mandana has thus far scored 234 runs at a strike rate of 120, with two fifties to her name. She’s frequently been left hanging at one end, with wickets falling at regular intervals at the other.
Hannah Darlington is the team’s highest wicket-taker with 14 wickets at an economy rate of 6.2 RPO. She’ll try to get more wickets to help her team win this game and stay in the competition.
Sydney Thunder Women T20 Squad
Rachael Haynes (c), Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Kate Peterson, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson, Corinne Hall, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Isabelle Wong
Predicted XI: Smriti Mandhana, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Phoebe Litchfield, Corinne Hall, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Deepti Sharma, Anika Learoyd, Hannah Darlington (c), Isabelle Wong, Lauren Smith, Samantha Bates
Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women Toss Prediction
Because of the moisture maintained under the ground, batting has been difficult early in the match, and teams chasing the target have won the last three matches played here.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Harrup Park is a bowling-friendly venue, and bowlers will have an advantage due to the slowness of the pitch. In the last three matches, teams batting first have scored less than 100 runs. In this match, we estimate both teams to score 120-130 runs.
According to experts, Mackay will have slightly gloomy and cloudy weather on match day, with a 10% probability of rain. However, we anticipate that rain will not have a significant impact on the outcome of the game.
Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women Match Prediction
In the batting and bowling areas, both teams rely largely on their Indian tandem. Renegades have a stronger batting order, with their middle order contributing crucially. The Sydney Thunder have a strong bowling attack with five decent bowlers, whilst the Melbourne Renegades have a diversity of bowling options due to the presence of all-rounders in their lineup. We expect Melbourne Renegades to win this match because they have momentum and have won the majority of their matches this season.
Melbourne Renegades Women is the favourite to beat Sydney Thunder Women at the odds of 1.50.
- The Melbourne Renegades lead the table with 16 points from 11 games and have already advanced for the semi-finals.
- Sydney Thunder has 10 points from 12 games and needs to win both of its remaining games to qualify for the semi-finals.
- In their earlier meeting this season, the Melbourne Renegades defeated the Sydney Thunder by a score of 9 runs.
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