Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Women's Big Bash League 2019 - Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars

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The 49th match of the Women's Big Bash League 2019 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Sydney Thunder are currently placed at the 6th spot in the Women's Big Bash League 2019 points table with 4 wins and 7 losses from 12 matches. One of their games against Hobart Hurricanes was washed out which is why the Thunder have 9 points and a net run rate of -0.526.

On the other hand, Melbourne Stars are placed right at the bottom with 2 victories and 9 losses from 11 games. They have only four points and a net run rate of -0.752. Both teams are struggling in the tournament and a win or loss for either is unlikely to make any big impact on the larger scheme of things in the tournament.

Wicketkeeper Rachel Priest is the top run-scorer for Sydney Thunder with 265 runs from 11 matches at an average of close to 25 and a strike rate of 127.40. She has the best of 50. Alex Blackwell has also been good with 251 runs from 11 matches including her best of 56.

In the bowling department, Nida Dar is leading the team's wicket charts with 13 scalp from 11 matches at an average of 16.92. She has given runs at an impressive economy of 6.87 and has best match figures of 2-15.

Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez have scored 389 and 345 runs respectively for the Melbourne Stars from 11 matches each. Madeline Penna has picked up 10 wickets for the team from 9 games.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams:

Melbourne Stars - Elyse Villani(c), Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Annabel Sutherland, Katey Martin(w), Erin Osborne, Alana King, Madeline Penna, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling, Kristen Beams

Sydney Thunder - Rachel Priest (wk), Rachael Haynes (c), Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia Wilson, Alex Blackwell, Nida Dar, Hannah Darlington, Lisa Griffith, Rene Farrell, Shabnim Ismail, Samantha Bates

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Sydney Thunder

Who will win? – Sydney Thunder

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Rachel Priest (Sydney Thunder), Mignon du Preez (Melbourne Stars)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Nida Dar (Sydney Thunder), Erin Osborne (Melbourne Stars)

Most Sixes – Alex Blackwell (Sydney Thunder), Mignon du Preez (Melbourne Stars)

Player of the Match – Alex Blackwell

Team Scores Batting first – Sydney Thunder 165+, Melbourne Stars 145+

Match Handicap Sydney Thunder

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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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