PERW vs MLSW Match Preview

The Perth Scorchers W have been one of the most consistent teams in this tournament. With 8 wins in 12 matches, they have already booked a spot in the playoffs. However, as it is an extremely close fight between 4 teams to finish in the top spot, the Scorchers cannot afford to slip in this match.

The team will once again depend on Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine to give them a good start. The two are among the top 3 run-getters for this tournament and it will be important for at least one of them to play a big inning. The middle order hasn’t had much to do this season.

Nevertheless, the team has some quality players Amy Jones, Nat Sciver-Brunt, and Maddy Drake who are capable of scoring some quick runs. Coming to the bowling, Amy Edgar and Chloe Ainsworth make up for a potent new-ball attack as the duo has picked up 33 wickets between them.

Sophie Devine plays an excellent supporting role. The spin department does feel a bit underwhelming as Alana King is the only quality spinner on the squad.

With just 4 wins from 12 matches, the Melbourne Stars are ready out from the race to the playoffs. However, they still have 2 more games to go and are quite capable of spoiling the party for the others.

The Stars have a quality batting line-up at their disposal. Meg Lanning, Maia Bouchier, and Alice Capsey have all done decently well at the top of the order. But despite their good performances, it hasn’t translated into points for the Stars. Annabel Sutherland is in brilliant all-round form, scoring 243 runs and picking up 21 wickets.

Sophie Day bowled yet another brilliant spell in the last match, picking up 3 wickets. She is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 23 wickets. However, the other bowlers have struggled and that has been one of the main reasons for the team’s poor performance. Kim Garth has just 6 wickets in 12 matches, while Sasha Moloney has just 1. 


Weather Report

While there is no forecast of rain in Perth on Wednesday, we may see some clouds dotting the sky. The weather is likely to remain warm with temperatures of between 30 to 35 degrees Celsius and there will be quite a breeze blowing through the ground. 


Pitch Report

The pitch at the WACA is well-balanced and we can expect an even contest between the bat and the ball. There is plenty of help for the seamers early on in the game. The ball seams around and the batters will need to see off the new ball. A score of around 150 is a par score on this ground.

As the match progresses, the surface evens out and gets easier to bat on. 


Notable stats

Amy Edgar: Reliable Pick

Amy Edgar has been a consistent performer for the Perth Scorchers this season. She has picked 19 wickets at an average of 13.57 and a strike rate of 12.50.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


PERW vs MLSW Probable 11

PERW Playing 11

  • Beth Mooney (Wk)
  • Sophie Devine (C)
  • Maddy Drake
  • Nat Sciver-Brunt
  • Chloe Piparo
  • Amy Edgar
  • Piepa Cleary
  • Alana King
  • Chloe Ainsworth
  • Taneale Peschel
  • Amy Jones

MLSW Playing 11

  • Sophia Dunkley
  • Maia Bouchier
  • Annabel Sutherland (C)
  • Nicole Faltum
  • Sophie Reid (Wk)
  • Alice Capsey
  • Kim Garth
  • Olivia Henry
  • Sasha Moloney
  • Sophie Day
  • Milly Illingworth
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

While the Perth Scorchers have been far more consistent compared to the Melbourne Stars this season, the latter played well in the last match and we feel that they have a good chance of creating an upset here. The Stars have some quality all-rounders who are in good touch.

They have already defeated the Scorchers earlier this season and have the capacity to do so again. 


Top Picks

Sophie Devine: Sophie Devine is 3rd on the list of top run-getters for this season with 446 runs and has also picked up 11 wickets.

Annabel Sutherland: Annabel Sutherland is one of the most consistent all-rounders of this season. She has scored 243 runs at a strike rate of 120.29 and also picked up 21 wickets.

Sophie Day: Sophie Day is the leading wicket-taker of this tournament with 23 wickets. She has a strike rate of 11.20 and an average of 12.95. 


PERW vs MLSW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: B Mooney

Batters: S Dunkley, M Bouchier

All-rounders: N Sciver-Brunt, S Devine (VC), A Sutherland (C), A Capsey, A Edgar

Bowlers: A King, S Day, C Ainsworth

PERW vs MLSW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction