MLSW vs BHW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 19, 2023
The Brisbane Heat W will be looking to get back to winning ways as they take on the Melbourne Stars W in match number 47 of the ongoing WBBL. The match will be played at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
Melbourne Stars W vs Brisbane Heat W head-to-head record
Both teams have played 15 matches against each other to date. The Brisbane Heat w have an advantage with 9 wins, while the Melbourne Stars have won 6.
Melbourne Stars W vs Brisbane Heat W Live-streaming and Broadcast
This match can be live-streamed on the FanCode App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network.
MLSW vs BHW Team Previews
Melbourne Stars Women
The Melbourne Stars haven’t been in the best of forms this season. With just 3 wins in 11 matches, they are 7th on the points table and have no chance of making it to the playoffs.
Meg Lanning has been the top performer with the bat, scoring 284 runs at an average of 28.40. Her knocks include 3 half-centuries in 11 innings. However, the other batters in the top order haven’t done well. Maia Bouchier, Sophia Dunkley, and Sophie Reid have all struggled to get going.
Alice Capsey has got a couple of good starts but she will need to play a big inning to turn things around. Annabel Sutherland has once again emerged as a dependable all-rounder, picking up 19 wickets and also scoring 206 runs. Sophie Day is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 20 wickets.
However, the bowlers at the other end haven’t been able to provide them with the required support.
Melbourne Stars Women Playing 11
Sophia Dunkley, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Annabel Sutherland, Sophie Reid, Nicole Faltum, Kim Garth, Olivia Henry, Sasha Moloney, Milly Hall Illingworth, Sophie Day.
Brisbane Heat Women
The Brisbane Heat are currently third on the points table with 14 points from 11 matches. However, with a cluttered mid-table, they are still not sure about their place in the knockouts and will need to win here.
Grace Harris, who was going through a lean patch of late, came back strongly in the last match to score a half-century. She will look to give the team a strong start alongside Georgia Redmayne. Mignon du Preez and Georgia Voll will be the key performers in the middle order.
The Brisbane Heat has two quality all-rounders in the form of Jess Jonassen and Charli Knott, both of whom are capable of adding valuable runs at the death. Jonassen is the leading wicket-taker for the team with 14 wickets. Nicola Hancock bowled a brilliant spell in the last match, picking up 4 wickets.
She will lead the pace attack alongside Courtney Sippel.
Brisbane Heat Women Playing 11
Grace Harris, Georgia Redmayne, Amelia Kerr, Mignon du Preez, Charli Knott, Georgia Voll, Bess Heath, Mikayla Hinkley, Nicola Hancock, Courtney Sippel, Lucy Hamilton.
MLSW vs BHW Toss Prediction
The team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The surface at the Junction Oval has some grass early on and the ball skids and comes onto the bat nicely. The quicker bowlers will be able to generate a good amount of pace and bounce but there are no alarming movements, allowing the batters to play their shots.
A score of around 160 is a par score here. However, as the match progresses, the surface dries out and gets a bit difficult to bat on, as there will be some turn for the spinners.
The weather will be clear with no forecast of rain.
MLSW vs BHW Betting Tips
Both the teams haven’t been in the best of forms in this tournament but we feel that the Brisbane Heat has an edge in this contest. They have a stronger batting line-up compared to that of the Stars and have a wider variety in the bowling attack.
Bet on Brisbane Heat W to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Only one of the last 5 matches played on this ground has seen an aggregate of over 312 runs being scored. As the batting line-up for both teams isn’t the strongest, we are predicting a low-scoring encounter.