Hobart Hurricanes look to overcome Brisbane Heat - get WBBL 2021 fantasy tips
Hobart Hurricanes women (HB-W) play Brisbane Heat women (BH-W) in match 18 of Women's Big Bash League 2021 at the University Oval in Hobart on Tuesday, October 26.
HB-W vs BH-W Dream11 prediction
Hobart Hurricanes will take on a confident-looking Brisbane Heat, who are currently placed towards the top of the standings. A win over Hobart Hurricanes will boost their playoff prospects and give them more confidence going ahead.
Meanwhile, Hobart Hurricanes are coming off a 63-run win over Melbourne Stars in their last completed encounter. They will be hoping to climb up the table with a win over Brisbane. That said, the match is expected to be a fiercely contested battle with Hobart Hurricanes holding a slender advantage owing to their recent form.
HB-W vs BH-W Dream11 team tips for Women’s Big Bash 2021
Top tip: Best batter
Mignon du Preez of HB-W is a top pick for this clash. The South African international scored a measured 39 in the last game against Adelaide Strikes before rain played spoilsport. Although du Preez has been far from her best this season, she is expected to get amongst the runs given her invaluable experience in T20 cricket. Selected by 91 percent of fantasy users, Mignon du Preez is a valuable choice for 9 credits.
Top tip: Best bowler
Molly Strano of HB-W is the best option amongst the bowlers. The right-arm off-spinner is currently the leading wicket-taker for her side with five scalps in three innings at an economy of 5.50. The 29-year-old has been providing crucial breakthroughs for her team in crunch situations and has been the go-to bowler for her skipper. Selected by 94 percent of fantasy users, Molly is a steal for 9 credits.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Jess Jonassen of BH-W is a worthy all-round option for this encounter. The 28-year-old is amongst the leading wicket-takers in the tournament with six scalps at an economy of 5.22. The southpaw is also a good striker with the willow in the lower order and played a 6-ball 19 not out against Perth Scorchers earlier in the tournament. An all-round package for the T20 format, Jess Jonassen cannot be ignored despite her high price of 10 credits.
Amongst the wicket-keepers, picking Rachel Priest of HB-W is a no-brainer. The New Zealand batter is the leading run-getter in the ongoing tournament with 143 runs in 4 games at a strike-rate of 127. Priest has scored a hundred and she will be hoping for a repeat of similar displays with the bat. The 36-year-old has been selected by 80 percent of fantasy users and is a must-have pick for 9 credits.
HB-W vs BH-W probable playing XI
HB-W playing XI (probable): Rachel Priest (captain and wicket-keeper), Ruth Johnston, Mignon du Preez, Richa Ghosh, Nicola Carey, Naomi Stalenberg, Sasha Moloney, Molly Strano, Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck, Amy Smith
BH-W playing XI (probable): Grace Harris, Georgia Redmayne (wicket-keeper), Georgia Voll, Laura Kimmince, Anne Bosch, Mikayla Hinkley, Jess Jonassen (captain), Nadine de Klerk, Georgia Prestwidge, Nicola Hancock, Poonam Yadav
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