The 45th match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers Women at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
The match starts at 7:10 PM local time (8:10 AM GMT) (1:40 PM IST). It can be watched live on Fancode in India.
Preview for Fantasy
Adelaide Strikers have won back to back three games and are ranked 2nd in the league table. And, in the upcoming match, they will have a great chance to grab the top position. Hobart Hurricanes won their previous game against Sydney Sixers by a margin of five wickets. Their batters did well in that game and looked in great touch.
They would like to replicate their previous game performance against Strikers in order to win their third game in this season. Hurricanes horrific run of six consecutive defeat came to an end against Sixers and are on the seventh position in the points table.
Strikers team look settled and the players are performing well in all the departments of the game. Their batter Sophie Devine is currently playing in her top-notch form with bat and bowl. She has amassed 474 runs in 10 games at a brilliant strike rate of 129.86 and has grabbed 14 wickets. The recent performance of Suzie Bates and Co. gives them an edge over Hobart Hurricanes.
It will be a cloudy day in Hobart but there are no chances of rain at all. The temperature is expected to range between 10-17 degree celsius throughout the whole day according to the Accuweather.
Only one match has taken place at the venue this season which also happened on Friday. Brisbane Heat defended 157 against the Hurricanes and similar kind of scores are expected for this game as well.
Average first innings score: 157 (1 match at the venue in WBBL 2019)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News
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Probable Playing XIs for Fantasy
Hobart Hurricanes Women
Erin Fazackerley, Meg Phillips, Heather Knight, Nicola Carey, Fran Wilson, Corinne Hall (C), Chloe Tryon, Emma Manix-Geeves, Maisy Gibson, Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck.
Bench – Katelyn Fryett, Stefanie Daffara, Brooke Hepburn, Sasha Moloney.
Adelaide Strikers Women
Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates (c), Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Lauren Winfield, Katie Mack, Amanda Wellington, Tegan McPharlin, Sarah Coyte, Megan Schutt, Alex Price
Bench –Stafanie Taylor, Tabatha Saville, Annie O Neil, Ellie Falconer, Darice Brown
Sophie Divine is playing really well and has given some best of her all-round performances for the Adelaide Strikers in this season. She is 2nd in terms of scoring runs in WBBL 2019 with 474 runs to her name. So, Divine cannot be neglected from any Fantasy side.
Belinda Vakrewa has been bowling brilliantly for Hobart Hurricanes and has emerged the leading wicket-taker of the team. She has grabbed as many as 15 wickets in nine games and will be an important player to watch out in the game against Strikers.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain – Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Belinda Vakarewa
Vice-Captain – Heather Knight, Lauren Winfield, Bridget Patterson
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Fantasy
Keeper –Tegan McPharlin
Batsmen – Suzie Bates, Bridget Patterson, Erin Fazackerley
All-Rounders – Heather Knight, Nicola Carey, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Devine (C)
Bowlers – Belinda Vakarewa (VC), Maisy Gibson, Amanda Wellington
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Fantasy
Keeper – Tegan McPharlin
Batsmen – Suzie Bates (C), Bridget Patterson, Chloe Tryon, Corinne Hall
All-Rounders – Heather Knight, Nicola Carey, Sophie Devine (VC)
Bowlers – Belinda Vakarewa, Maisy Gibson, Sarah Coyte
Suzie Bates hasn’t given the best of her performances until now in the tournament. She is expected to come up with her best in the upcoming games. However, she would be a risky pick against strong-looking Strikers but would be worth taking a risk in any Grand League side.
Adelaide Strikers are expected to win this match.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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