With the WNBL season less than a week away, we take a look at the five most anticipated matches to pencil in the WNBL calendar for this season. Dandenong Rangers vs Melbourne Boomers Round 1, October 5, Dandenong Stadium There is no better way to kick off the season than with the cross town rivals Dandenong and Melbourne. The off-season period will make this one even more highly anticipated, with the likes of Liz Cambage and Jenna O’Hea returning to the WNBL to launch the league being back on our screens. It will be interesting to see how the Rangers try and stop Cambage, with Carley Mijovic and Kayla Pederson having to rotate through the tough task. Jenna O’Hea and Stephanie Blicavs (nee cumming) will be the match-up to watch in this game, with these scoring machines expected to expected to dominate. Melbourne’s Brittany Smart had a stellar 16/17 season, but will have her work cut out for her in this one coming up against Spain’s veteran point guard in Laia Palau who is Dandenong’s newest recruit.