England international Georgia Elwiss is set to make her debut for the Melbourne Stars in the second instalment of the Rebel WBBL Border Bash.
Elwiss is the only change to the Stars squad as they head into their second game of the Rebel WBBL|03 season.
The allrounder’s performance in the recent Women’s Ashes Test, where she scored 41 off 190 balls, helped deny Australia victory and kept England in the hunt for the Ashes.
She’ll bring some international experience to the Stars who lost Meg Lanning in the off-season and are chasing their first win of the season after their lost to the Sixers on Saturday night.
The Stars meet the Sydney Thunder who have also made one change to their squad ahead of the clash tomorrow. Belinda Vakarewa has come into the squad and hopes to play her first game of the season for the Thunder.
The Thunder come into the Border Bash after a weekend of mixed results. They had an 11-run win against the Renegades on Saturday but were defeated by the Sixers on Sunday by six wickets.
Captain Alex Blackwell was a standout with the bat hitting her first half-century of the season.
In Tuesday's early game, Wollongong will be treated to a grand final rematch between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers. Both teams will go in unchanged after each recorded wins in their opening matches.
The Sixers stole the limelight on Saturday night when they smashed record after record. They scored the highest ever total of the WBBL and Ash Gardner lit up North Sydney Oval with her record-breaking century.
The Scorchers will be looking for redemption after losing the WBBL|02 grand final to the Sixers earlier this year in Perth, but will be feeling confident after a convincing win against the Brisbane Heat.
New recruit Natalie Sciver earned player of the match honours for her huge 84 off 46 balls.
Fixtures: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers, Wollongong, 12noon; Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder, Albury, 2pm.
Melbourne Stars: Kristen Beams (c), Makinley Blows, Hayleigh Brennan, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Elwiss, Nicole Faltum, Emma Kearney, Alana King, Anna Lanning, Lizelle Lee, Katie Mack, Erin Osborne, Gemma Triscari
Sydney Thunder: Samantha Bates, Alex Blackwell (c), Nicola Carey, Belinda Vakarewa, Rene Farrell, Maisy Gibson, Lisa Griffith, Rachael Haynes, Harmanpreet Kaur, Rachel Priest, Naomi Stalenberg, Stafanie Taylor, Rachel Trenaman
Sydney Sixers: Ellyse Perry (c), Sarah Aley, Erin Burns, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Alyssa Healy, Jodie Hicks, Marizanne Kapp, Emily Leys, Sara McGlashan, Angela Reakes, Lauren Smith Dane Van Niekerk
Perth Scorchers: Elyse Villani (c), Nicole Bolton, Katherine Brunt, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Lauren Ebsary, Heather Graham, Katie Hartshorn, Mikayla Hinkley, Emma King, Thamsyn Newton, Natalie Sciver, Emily Smith.