On Sunday, November 19 Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat will lock horns with each other in the 47th match of Women’s Big Bash League 2023 at the Junction Oval, Melbourne. Brisbane Heat will look to boost their chances of finishing in the top two. Melbourne Stars are out of playoff contention and will play for the pride.
Melbourne Stars are struggling for momentum and currently are at the bottom half of the points table. They are placed in seventh position with six points. Stars didn’t have a good season so far and they are almost out of the playoff race. Melbourne Stars lost their last match against Hobart Hurricanes by eight wickets. Their batters failed to play big knocks and as a result, couldn’t cross the 125-run mark. Even the bowlers are not in their best form.
The Brisbane Heat are having a decent season and are in contention for the playoffs. They are currently in the fourth spot on the points table. They have won seven of their 11 matches and are having 14 points. Though they are in good form in this edition of WBBL but have lost their last match against the team which is at the bottom of the points table. Heat faced defeat against Melbourne Renegades by two runs. Every win from here will give them two crucial points to move up on the table.
Earlier Brisbane Heat beat Melbourne Stars by 13 runs in their previous encounter in this season of WBBL.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 47, Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat – Match Details
Date and Time: November 19, 2023, Sunday, 08:10 AM IST
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and FanCode
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 47, Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat – Pitch Report
The pitch at this venue is balanced but it will get a bit easier for batters to bat on as the match progresses. There is a good amount of pace and bounce and the ball will come nicely onto the bat. The seamers will get some movement early and the spinners may also get some turn later in the innings.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 47, Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat – Weather Report
The weather forecast for this match is bright and sunny with clear skies. The temperature is expected to be around 20-degree celsius with 70% humidity. The wind blow speed is expected to be 7 km/h.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 47, Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat – Probable Playing XIs
Melbourne Stars: Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Meg Lanning ©, Maia Boucher, Annabel Sutherland, Sophie Day, Rhys McKenna, Kim Grath, Mary Illingworth, Sasha Maloney, Nicole Faltum.
Brisbane Heat: Grace Harris, Georgia Redmayne, Bess Heath, Amelia Kerr, Mignon Du Preez, Charli Knott, Georgia Voll, Jess Jonassen ©, Nikola Hancock, Courtney Sippel, Lucy Hamilton.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 47, Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat – Head-to-Head Records
Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat have met 16 times in WBBL history with the Heats dominating the Stars. Brisbane Heat have won nine matches whereas Melbourne Stars got victory in six games. One of the matches between these two sides got no result.
Prediction: Brisbane Heat to win the match
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 47, Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat – Key Players
- Meg Lanning – She is the top scorer for Melbourne Stars with 257 runs at a strike rate of 118. Though she couldn’t do much in the last game but has had a good season so far with the bat.
- Sophie Day – She is a bowler and has taken ten wickets so far at an average of two. Sophie Day has been very successful at this venue in the recent four matches played at this ground as he has taken six wickets. In the last match too where Stars bowlers struggled to take wickets, she was amongst the wickets.
- Grace Harris – She is the top run-scorer for Brisbane Heat with 279 runs at a strike rate of 177. Harris smashed an impressive 65 runs off 36 balls in the last match which shows her prime form.
- Amelia Kerr – Though her recent form is not too impressive, she has been very successful against Melbourne Stars. She is a right-handed batter and can be proven as one of the key players with both bat and ball in this game.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 47, Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-Keeper: Georgia Redmayne
Batters: Meg Lanning, Grace Harris (C), Mignon Du Preez
All-rounders – Jess Jonassen, Amelia Kerr, Annabel Sutherland, Charli Knott (VC), Alice Capsey
Bowlers: Nikola Hancock, Sophie Day