MLSW vs ADSW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 16, 2019
The Melbourne Stars women have fallen so far behind in WBBL 05 as compared to the other teams that they don’t have any chance of qualifying for the playoffs anymore. IN fact, the best they seem likely to be able to achieve is second from last place finish.
They are going to be playing against the Adelaide Strikers women, who are currently locked in a fight for the top-spot with three other teams. The competition in the top-half of the WBBL league table is brutal and teams cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.
This is going to be the second time these two teams have played against each other in the previous week.
Melbourne Stars Women vs Adelaide Stars Women WBBL 05 is going to be played at the Nuriootpa Centennial Park, Nuriootpa on the 16th of November 2019.
MLSW vs ADSW Team Previews
Melbourne Stars Women
The Melbourne Stars played pretty well in their previous match against Brisbane Heat but were at the receiving end of a brilliant batting performance. Mignon du Preez scored 88 from just 51 balls for the Melbourne Stars and helped them reach a competitive total of 165. This is an above-par total for the WBBL and gave the Stars a very good chance of winning.
Unfortunately, the weak Melbourne Stars bowling attack was not able to defend it and could pick just one wicket.
This has been the story for the Melbourne Stars this entire WBBL. They have depended on some brilliant performances from its batters to give it a chance or even lead it to victory. Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez have been able to provide those moments of brilliance sporadically and turn the Stars into a competitive side whenever they do.
The rest of the times appear to be a big struggle for the Melbourne Stars team.
Mignon du Preez is in excellent form with two big scores in the previous two matches while Lizelle Lee is pretty dangerous as well. It is unfortunate that Ellyse Villani has struggled to join the run-scoring this season otherwise the Melbourne Stars could have had a very good batting side.
Erin Osborne, Annabel Sutherland, Nicola Hancock, and Holly Ferling lead a weak bowling attack. The players are talented but don’t have the experience on their side and seem to crumble under pressure.
Melbourne Stars Women Playing 11
Elyse Villani, Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Annabel Sutherland, Katey Martin, Erin Osborne, Alana King, Maddie Penna, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling, Kristen Beams.
Adelaide Strikers Women
This is going to be the second consecutive match that the Adelaide Strikers are going to be playing against the Melbourne Stars. They won the previous match by 17 runs thanks to a strong batting performance.
Sophie Devine continued to lead from the front with 85 not out in the previous match She is in excellent form and her brutal assault in the last over is something that everyone watching is going to remember for a very long time.
With batters like Suzie Bates, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, and Lauren Winfield in the side, the Adelaide Strikers are capable of matching the Melbourne Stars with the bat quite easily.
The real advantage that the Adelaide Strikers have is in their bowling attack. Megan Schutt, Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Sarah Coyte, Tahlia McGrath, and Amanda Wellington all make for a brilliant bowling unit
There is variety, experience, and a proven ability to perform when it matters the most.
If the Adelaide Strikers bowling unit can pick up a few early wickets then it may be very difficult for the Melbourne Stars to make a comeback into the match.
Adelaide Strikers Women Playing 11
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, T McGrath, B Patterson, Lauren Winfield, Katie Mack, Amanda Wellington, T McPharlin, S Coyte, Megan Schutt, A Price.
MLSW vs ADSW Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first to get an idea of what the pitch is going to be like.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
There is little to no chance of rain that has been predicted for this match and so we should have a full game to enjoy. Nuriootpa Centennial Park is not a regular venue for top-notch cricket and that is why we worry about the pitches at such venues. Usually, these pitches tend to lack pace and are quite difficult for scoring.
A score of around 140 may b a winning total at the venue.
MLSW vs ADSW Dream11 Prediction
Dream11 team and Dream11 prediction for Melbourne Stars Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women is obviously going to include the big-hitting top-order batters from both sides. There are also some opportunities to make some value buys and include the front line bowlers as well. A couple of smart moves could give you a good chance of winning some money in this match.
MLSW vs ADSW Playing 11
- K Martin
- S Bates
- M Preez
- L Lee (vc)
- K Mack
- T McGrath
- S Devine (c)
- M Penna
- S Coyte
- M Schutt
- A Wellington
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
MLSW vs ADSW Betting Tips
We don’t think the Melbourne Stars are going to have too much zip left in their squad after winning just one match so far in WBBL 05. The Adelaide Strikers are a better-balanced unit with a far superior bowling attack.
Bet on the Adelaide Strikers Women to win.