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

THE FACTS

When is Perth Scorchers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women taking place? Saturday 2nd November, 2019 – 07:55 (UK)

Where is Perth Scorchers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women taking place? W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth

What is the expected weather for Perth Scorchers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women? 19c in partly cloudy skies

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Melbourne Stars Women beat Perth Scorchers Women by 4 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

PERTH SCORCHERS WOMEN

  • Perth Scorchers were perhaps fortunate that the weather came to their aid against Melbourne Renegades but nothing can take away from their batting towards the end of their innings that got the job done to seal what could be a crucial win.
  • The Renegades were on their way to a huge total as the Scorchers bowling attack failed to slow down a batting onslaught which saw the Melbourne side make 134/1 off just 15 overs but the rain only allowed the Scorchers seven overs with the bat.
  • After a slow start to their chase, Meg Lanning produced a brilliant captain’s knock as she hit a stunning 44* from 24 balls including a six off the final ball to seal the win with her scoring 42 of those runs from just 14 deliveries.

MELBOURNE STARS WOMEN

  • Melbourne Stars are the only side in this year’s Women’s Big Bash League without a win to their name so far after they suffered a fourth consecutive loss when losing to Sydney Thunder by four wickets in their last game.
  • The Stars got off to a brilliant start with both openers notching half-centuries and although there was little to come after they both fell, the Melbourne side were able to post a defendable total of 141/5.
  • Despite having the Thunder where they wanted them at 109/6 off 17 overs, a poor over from Nicola Hancock in which she conceded 17 runs proved to be the turning point and the Stars were unable to prevent their opponents from reaching their target.

THE PREDICTION

Meg Lanning produced a superb display of batting to guide her side to victory under the DL method in a rain-affected contest against Melbourne Renegades. They will hope they can build on that as they host the winless Melbourne Stars with the visiting team losing all four of their WBBL matches so far this season. The Scorchers were not at their best against the Renegades and will have to improve but they have the platform to do so after that dramatic win and can compound the Stars’ misery here.

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