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

THE FACTS

When is Melbourne Stars Women vs Brisbane Heat Women taking place? Wednesday 13th November, 2019 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Melbourne Stars Women vs Brisbane Heat Women taking place? CitiPower Centre, Melbourne

What is the expected weather for Melbourne Stars Women vs Brisbane Heat Women? 16c in mostly cloudy skies

What television channel is Melbourne Stars Women vs Brisbane Heat 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 Stars Women vs Brisbane Heat 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 Stars Women vs Brisbane Heat Women? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Brisbane Heat Women beat Melbourne Stars Women by 7 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

MELBOURNE STARS WOMEN

  • Melbourne Stars’ miserable Women’s Big Bash League campaign continued as they lost a second game in succession and their sixth of the tournament when they were defeated by Adelaide Strikers.
  • The Stars elected to put the Strikers in to bat first but it backfired as their opponents managed to score 164/4 from their 20 overs with the bowling unit struggling once again and despite taking three wickets, Madelaine Penna went at over 12 an over.
  • The Stars looked set to pick up a rare win as they reached 115/1 with five overs remaining but the wickets began to tumble after that and they suffered a big collapse with the Melbourne side only managing 32 further runs for the loss of seven wickets which resulted in the 17-run defeat.

BRISBANE HEAT WOMEN

  • Brisbane Heat made it back-to-back wins as well as successive wins against Sydney Sixers in this year’s WBBL as they produced another classy display against the team that are rapidly becoming their big rivals.
  • Having hammered the Sixers in their match earlier in the competition, they had the Sixers right where they wanted them again as a strong bowling performance allowed the Heat to restrict them to 123/7.
  • Beth Mooney scored her lowest total of this year’s tournament so far as she was removed for 25 but that did not stop the Heat who made relatively light work of the run chase to claim a seven-wicket win with 19 balls to spare.

THE PREDICTION

Brisbane Heat have been fairly inconsistent in the defence of their WBBL crown but having beaten the Sydney Sixers for a second time in this year’s competition, they stand in a good position on the ladder having leapfrogged their opponents. They have a good chance of making it three straight wins as they face a Melbourne Stars side with just one win to their name so far and the Heat should be far too strong for them.

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