Who will win Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers, WBBL 2019?
Perth Scorchers’ Women’s Big Bash League campaign gets underway belatedly when they take on Melbourne Renegades at the CitiPower Centre, Melbourne. The match takes place on October 23 and will start at 13:00 local time.
Perth are the only one of the eight teams not to have started yet – their most recent match was last season’s ten-wicket win against Adelaide Strikers, in which Amy Jones and Meg Lanning starred. Those two return as part of a potentially big-hitting batting line-up this season too.
The Renegades, meanwhile, had Danni Wyatt in top form last time out as they bounced back from a defeat to the Adelaide Strikers by beating them at the second time of asking. They are one of five teams to have taken two points from their opening two games.
MLRW vs PRSW, WBBL 2019:Where to watch/Live streaming
Live streaming: Cricket Australia Network, Kayo
MLRW vs PRSW Toss Prediction
The tendency is to field first at the CitiPower Centre. Melbourne Renegades have lost the toss twice so far, they are due to win this one and may well look to chase as a result.
MLRW vs PRSW Weather Report
Summer arrives in St Kilda this week, with temperatures set to rise to the 30s on Thursday. There is zero chance of rain forecast, though there will be a fair bit of wind about.
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MLRW vs PRSW Pitch Condition
Run rates have generally been good at the CitiPower Centre, though overall it would have to be described as a well-balanced pitch with some assistance for bowlers too.
Melbourne Renegades Women Team News & Playing 11
MLRW Team News
Melbourne Renegades kept faith with the same XI after they lost their first match to Adelaide Strikers, and they duly rewarded the selectors by winning the second game. It is likely to be the same XI again as a result.
MLRW Key Players
Maitlin Brown: Started the tournament well, taking 2-15 in the first game and then following that up with 2-20 in the second. The 22-year-old is their leading wicket-taker so far as a result.
Danni Wyatt: Arrived at this tournament having been in superb form at the Kia Super League, and the big-hitting England star proved that form when she hit 61 from 37 balls in the win against Adelaide last time out.
Lea Tahuhu: Pregnant wife Amy Satterthwaite is unavailable, but the Renegades still have Tahuhu available and she proved her worth with 2-20, including an early double-wicket maiden, in the opening game.
MLRW Team Form
Melbourne Renegades opened the Women’s Big Bash League with two matches against Adelaide Strikers. They lost the first, after posting just 117/7 – having been 21/4 at the end of the powerplay. They won the second, however – Danni Wyatt top-scored with 61 from 37 balls, sharing an 84-run second-wicket partnership with Tammy Beaumont, as the Renegades reached 154/5 to beat the Strikers.
Melbourne Renegades Women Predicted Playing 11
- Sophie Molineux, Danni Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Claire Koski, Jess Duffin (c), Courtney Webb, Josie Dooley (wk), Maitlin Brown, Georgia Wareham, Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu
Perth Scorchers Women Team News & Playing 11
PRSW Team News
Perth Scorchers have had to wait patiently for their first matches of the new Women’s Big Bash League campaign, with every other team having got underway except them. Since last season, Elyse Villani has moved the Melbourne Stars and English bowler Kate Cross is not retuning, but Nat Sciver adds international quality and Kim Garth is an interesting acquisition – the Irishwoman having proved herself a canny all-rounder in the shortest form.
PRSW Key Players
Meg Lanning: One of the Australian captain’s five half-centuries last season came against Melbourne Renegades. She scored those runs despite only playing nine matches, and her form for Australia has been top-class recently too.
Amy Jones: Hit and miss at times at the top of the order, the England opener scored 66* and 74* in her last two innings in the regular league phase of the KSL, having hit 70* last time she batted for the Scorchers too.
Heather Graham: Took 22 wickets in 14 innings last season to top the Women’s Big Bash League wicket-taking charts, and made her Australia white-ball debut earlier this month, aged 23.
PRSW Team Form
Perth Scorchers are the final team to get their WBBL|05 campaign underway. Last season, they finished fifth – just a point behind the Renegades – though they did sign off their campaign in style. Playing against Adelaide Strikers, they were set 141 to win but Meg Lanning and Amy Jones each hit 70 not out to ensure they won by ten wickets with 20 balls remaining.
Perth Scorchers Women Predicted Playing 11
- Meg Lanning (c), Amy Jones (wk), Nicole Bolton, Nat Sciver, Kim Garth, Georgia Redmayne, Heather Graham, Taneale Peschel, Emma King, Piepa Cleary, Kath Hempenstall