2019 Women’s Big Bash League – Melbourne Renegades Women vs Melbourne Stars Women Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Melbourne Renegades Women vs Melbourne Stars Women taking place? Saturday 23rd November, 2019 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Melbourne Renegades Women vs Melbourne Stars Women taking place? Eastern Oval, Ballarat

What is the expected weather for Melbourne Renegades Women vs Melbourne Stars Women? 19c in mostly cloudy skies

What television channel is Melbourne Renegades Women vs Melbourne Stars Women on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to WBBL05 matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Melbourne Renegades Women vs Melbourne Stars Women in the UK? If televised, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Melbourne Renegades Women vs Melbourne Stars Women? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Melbourne Renegades Women beat Melbourne Stars Women by 48 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

MELBOURNE RENEGADES WOMEN

  • Melbourne Renegades were unable to back up their dramatic victory over Sydney Sixers as they fell just short in their quest to chase down Brisbane Heat’s score in a closely-contested game.
  • The Renegades started well with the ball and removed the dangerous Beth Mooney for just nine runs which was her lowest total in this season’s competition but a superb knock from Jess Jonassen swung the momentum of the game in the Heat’s favour.
  • She scored 63 from just 29 balls and with the Renegades needing 154 to win, they raced out of the blocks but could not maintain their scoring rate which fell even further with the loss of wickets towards the end of the innings as they fell just six runs short in the agonising loss.

MELBOURNE STARS WOMEN

  • Melbourne Stars have known for a while that they would not be competing in the knockout stages for the fifth successive occasion but they had their fate officially confirmed when losing to Perth Scorchers in their last game.
  • That was the fifth loss in a row for the Stars and means they are still rooted to the foot of the ladder with just one win from 10 and their slow scoring rate at the start of their innings played a big part in their latest defeat.
  • They only managed 35 from their first six overs and despite getting back on track, they lost four wickets in the final over to restrict them to 149 and with the Stars managing to take just one wicket in reply, it was almost inevitable that they would fall to another loss.

THE PREDICTION

Melbourne Renegades were edged out by Brisbane Heat in their last game but they have shown they can mix it with the best teams in this competition and should get back to winning ways as they face their Melbourne rivals. The Stars have only managed one win so far and are now mathematically out of the equation to make the knockout stages with consistency over 40 overs their issue. They can play well with bat and ball in spells but struggle to maintain it and with the Renegades pushing for a spot in the top four, they should be able to pick up the win here.

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