The action will continue in the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 as Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars take on each other in match 37 on Sunday, November 12 at Junction Oval, Melbourne. Renegades are coming into the game having been hammered in their previous fixture by ten wickets.
They’re ranked on the last spot (eighth) on the points table with one win from eight matches having two points to their name. The Hayley Matthews-led started their campaign with a six-run loss against Brisbane Heat but ended up winning their second game by 81 runs. However, their campaign went downhill post that as they went on to lose their next seven games on the trot.
On the other hand, Stars are coming into the game having lost their last fixture against Sydney Thunder by four runs. They’re ranked on the second last spot (seventh) on the points table with two wins from nine matches having four points to their name. The Meg Lanning-led side began their campaign with a narrow two-run win over Sydney Sixers. However, they went on to lose their next three fixtures consecutively before registering their second win against Perth Scorchers.
Stars further failed to build on their winning momentum and went on to lose their next four fixtures straight. Hence, the upcoming fixture promises to be an important clash for both teams who will be desperate for a win to rise higher on the points table.
In the last five women’s T20 matches played at the venue, three have been won by teams batting first. The average first innings score has been 154 while the highest target chased has been 134 in the last five matches. The captain winning the toss is likely to bat first keeping the recent record in mind.
Probable Playing XI
Tammy Beaumont, Hayley Matthews (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Georgia Wareham, Jess Duffin, Courtney Webb, Josephine Dooley (wk), Emma de Broughe, Sarah Coyte, Ella Hayward, Sara Kennedy
Meg Lanning (c), Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Annabel Sutherland, Maia Bouchier, Nicole Faltum (wk), Kim Garth, Milly Illingworth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Day