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

THE FACTS

When is Sydney Thunder Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women taking place? Saturday 26th October, 2019 – 09:00 (UK)

Where is Sydney Thunder Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women taking place? Blacktown ISP Oval, Sydney

What is the expected weather for Sydney Thunder Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women? 24c in clear skies

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

Where can I stream Sydney Thunder Women vs Melbourne Renegades 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 Sydney Thunder Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Sydney Thunder Women beat Melbourne Renegades Women by 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

SYDNEY THUNDER WOMEN

  • Sydney Thunder could have a new superstar in their ranks as 16-year-old Phoebe Litchfield picked up the player of the match award for a superb performance that helped her side to victory over reigning champions Brisbane Heat.
  • Chasing 151 for the win thanks to a solid effort from Samantha Bates who took three wickets, the Thunder looked to be struggling having lost their first three wickets in a 14-ball period with Litchfield coming to the crease to join Alex Blackwell.
  • The blend of youth and experience worked a treat for the Thunder as the pair put on an unbeaten stand of 97 as they chased down their total with seven balls remaining to collect their first win of the tournament.

MELBOURNE RENEGADES WOMEN

  • Melbourne Renegades made it back-to-back wins as they edged out Perth Scorchers and will look to build on their strong start but will need to overcome a team that they have only ever beaten once.
  • Sydney Thunder have won the last six games against the Melbourne side and despite beating the Scorchers last time out, the Renegades will need to put in a better performance if they are to overturn their poor record against the Thunder.
  • Danni Wyatt was again the best with the bat as she scored 31 to take her tally to 93 from her three games so far but Claire Koski may begin to come under pressure if she does not find form soon with a high score of just 13 so far.

THE PREDICTION

Sydney Thunder will be looking to build on their superb win over Brisbane Heat and now face a side that they have dominated when facing them. The Thunder have defeated Melbourne Renegades in seven of their eight matches in the Women’s Big Bash League and will be confident of improving that record. All eyes will be on teenage sensation Phoebe Litchfield after her match-winning knock alongside Alex Blackwell against the Heat and her side can build on that win to make it consecutive victories.

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