Womens Big Bash League 2021 will start from 14 Oct and the first match will be played between Sydney Sixers Women and Melbourne Stars Women. The 1st match of WBBL T20 2021 will be played at Bellerive Oval, Hobart, and will start from 2:10 PM IST/08:40 AM GMT. Melbourne Stars Women are the runners-up of last season but Sydney Sixers Women is a strong team in this season. Sydney Sixers Women had a poor tournament last season as they won just 6 of their 14 league games. But they will look to turn things around in the 2021 season and target a win in the first match against Melbourne Stars Women.
Sydney Sixers Women Preview
Sydney Sixers Women have some star players in their batting lineup. Alyssa Healy bothered all bowlers in the WBBL 2020 season as she scored a total of 400 runs last year. She is coming into the tournament with a lot of confidence and good form. She would look to push her further by scoring runs in this 1st match also.
Shafali Verma from the Indian Women team has also joined Syndey Sixers Women for this season, she is a top-class batsman and will definitely boost up the lineup of Sixers who already have other top-class players like Nicole Bolton, Ellyse Perry in their squad.
The bowling of Sydney Sixers looks a little bit weak and they have to deal with the bowling issues. With the addition of Radha Yadav, they have improved their bowling strength. Radha Yadav is more than a good left-arm spinner. The main onus of bowling for Sydney Sixers Women will be on Ellyse Perry who is providing her bowling services at her best.
Melbourne Stars Women Preview
Meg Lanning scored 491 runs in the last season and she was the second-highest run-getter last year. She makes the Melbourne Stars Women batting side looks strong with Elyse Villani also in the team. Stars Women lineup has weakened a lot as the experienced players like Natalie Sciver and Katherine Brunt are not playing for them in this season. So it will be interesting to see can the batsmen like Meg Lanning and Elyse Villani fill up their place with some notable innings.
Melbourne Stars Women bowling is also needed attention as they don’t have any big names in the bowling lineup. Annabel Sutherland and Tess Flintoff are the only two bowlers who are looking a pretty good bowling options for the team. Other bowlers to have to come up and look to get some wickets and keep the Stars Women batsmen under pressure.
Sydney Sixers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women Playing 11
Sydney Sixers Women Playing 11
Dane van Niekerk, Alyssa Healy (wk), Ellyse Perry (c), Angela Reakes, Erin Burns, Marizanne Kapp, Sarah Aley, Lisa Griffith, Hayley Silver-holmes, Jodie Hicks, Stella Campbell
Melbourne Stars Women Playing 11
Shafali Verma, Allysa Healy, Erin Burns, Ellyse Perry, Matilda Lugg, Ashleigh Gardner, Radha Yadav, Nicole Bolton, Lauren Cheatle, Stella Campbell, Hayley Silver-holmes.
Sydney Sixers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women Prediction
Although Melbourne Stars Women finished at the top in the last season of Women Big Bash League 2020 and they were the runners up but due to the absence of some senior and experienced players who have changed the franchise this season, Melbourne Stars Women are not looking like what they were in the last season.
So Sydney Sixers Women are the favorites to win 1st T20 match of WBBL 2021 against Melbourne Stars Women
Sydney Sixers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women Dream11 Prediction
Allysa Healty is a good option for the wicketkeeper for your Dream11 team. As mentioned above Meg Lanning was the 2nd highest run-scorer in the last season, so she is always the best choice in the batting list and she is our selection for the vice Captain also. Ellyse Perry due to his top class all-rounder capabilities is the Captain for the Dream11 Fantasy team for this 1st match of WBBL T20 2021.
- Wicket-Keeper: Allysa Healy
- Batsmen: Elyse Villani, Meg Lanning(vc), Erin Burns, Shafali Verma
- All-Rounders: Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry (C)
- Bowlers: Erin Osborne, Lauren Cheatle, Radha Yadav, Stella Campbell