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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: WBBL 2020 - Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars - Match 1

England's Katherine Brunt will be playing for Melbourne Stars
England's Katherine Brunt will be playing for Melbourne Stars
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The 1st match of the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars at the Hurstville Oval, Sydney in Australia.

Live Scores and Stats - Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars



Melbourne Renegades made it to the semi-final last season and will like to go one step further this time. The side sees a lot of changes with Erin Fazackerly (Hobart Hurricanes), Ella Hayward, Lizelle Lee and Amy Satterthwaite coming in while Tammy Beaumont, Jess Duffin, Erica Kershaw, Claire Koski, Danni Wyatt leave the franchise.

With all their top scorers of the last season Tammy Beaumont, Jess Duffin and Danni Wyatt gone, Courtney Webb will have to do the job.

Their top bowlers last season Maitlan Brown and Molly Strano will continue to lead the Renegades bowling.

Melbourne Stars ended up with the wooden spoon last year. They would want the new entries Katherine Brunt, Bhavi Devchand (Scorchers), Meg Lanning (Scorchers) and Nat Sciver to turn their fortunes. Madeline Penna though has moved to the Strikers.

 Mignon du Preez was on fire last year with over 400 runs and would hope to repeat her heroics. The same is true for Elyse Villani.

Erin Osborne, who picked up 11 wickets last year at 35.00, will be their leading bowler.



Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:



Melbourne Renegades - Makinley Blows, Maitlan Brown, Josie Dooley, Erin Fazackerley, Ella Hayward, Lizelle Lee (SA), Carly Leeson, Sophie Molineux, Courtney Neale, Amy Satterthwaite (NZ), Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu (NZ), Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb



Melbourne Stars - Katherine Brunt (Eng), Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Bhavi Devchand, Nicole Faltum, Holly Ferling, Tess Flintoff, Georgia Gall, Alana King, Meg Lanning, Erin Osborne, Mignon du Preez, Nat Sciver (Eng), Annabel Sutherland, Elyse Villani

 

 Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay


Who will win the toss? - Melbourne Renegades

Who will win? – Melbourne Renegades

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Courtney Webb (Melbourne Renegades), Mignon du Preez (Melbourne Stars)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Maitlan Brown (Melbourne Renegades), Erin Osborne (Melbourne Stars)

Most Sixes – Courtney Webb (Melbourne Renegades), Mignon du Preez (Melbourne Stars)

Player of the Match –  Maitlan Brown

Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Renegades 170+, Melbourne Stars 150+

Match Handicap Melbourne Renegades

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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