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? Sunday 1st December, 2019 – 04:00 (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 but showers are expected during play

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 Women Heat beat Melbourne Stars by 9 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

MELBOURNE STARS WOMEN

  • Melbourne Stars put in another valiant display but fell agonisingly short in their quest to make it two wins in a row against Melbourne Renegades and now face another tough task in their final game of the season.
  • It has been a miserable campaign for the Stars and they have managed just two wins from their 13 matches and continue to be the only side to never compete in the knockout stages of the competition but this is the first time they will finish at the foot of the ladder.
  • Lizelle Lee and Elyse Villani combined for 118 for the first-wicket and despite making 162, it did not prove to be enough despite reducing the Renegades to 11/2 as their middle order rallied and were able to take the victory with the penultimate ball of the innings.

BRISBANE HEAT WOMEN

  • Brisbane Heat’s seven-match winning streak was brought to an end by Melbourne Renegades and that loss has seen the Heat surrender their place at the top of the ladder with just one game remaining.
  • The Heat should still secure a place in the top-two regardless of the outcome of this final match but will want to progress to the semi-finals on a high after the disappointing loss to the Renegades.
  • Despite posting 183/4 with Beth Mooney hitting 86 of those from just 57 balls, the bowling unit failed to deliver and allowed the Renegades to complete the largest run chase in Women’s Big Bash League history.

THE PREDICTION

Brisbane Heat will be keen to bounce back and take some form into the semi-finals after they lost their place at the top of the ladder when Melbourne Renegades defeated them in their last game. Rain could hamper their chances in their final game before the knockout stage and that will be a source of frustration as they are due to face a Melbourne Stars side with just two wins to their name so far. If a result can be found, it is very likely that it will be the Heat that come out on top which would give them a chance of progressing in first place.

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