Hobart Hurricanes women (HB-W) will lock horns with Melbourne Stars women (MS-W) in the 20th match of Women’s Big Bash League 2021 at the Aurora Stadium in Launceston on Wednesday, October 27.
The Stars will head into their upcoming fixture high on confidence after securing a 12-run win against Sydney Thunder in a low-scoring WBBL encounter on Tuesday. With two wins, two losses and one match abandoned due to rain, the Meg Lanning-led MS-W are currently placed fifth in the standings with five points from as many matches.
Hobart Hurricanes women, on the other hand, have secured just a solitary win in five WBBL matches this season. Led by New Zealand cricketer Rachel Priest, the HB-W are seventh in the eight-team T20 League.
HB-W vs MS-W Dream11 prediction
Hobart Hurricanes have a superior head-to-head record against Melbourne Stars in the Women’s Big Bash League, winning eight of the 13 matches that they have played so far. While Hurricanes might have struggled in the ongoing edition, they will have a definite psychological edge over the Stars due to their better head-to-head record, especially considering the fact that they have already beaten the Stars once this season.
HB-W vs MS-W Dream11 team tips for Women’s Big Bash League 2021
Top tip: Best batter
Elyse Villani has been one of the standout batters in the ongoing edition of the Women’s Big Bash League. The Melbourne Stars opening batter has scored 116 runs in four matches at a decent average and strike rate of 38.66 and 113.72 respectively. Villani will look to add more runs to her tally against Hobart Hurricanes.
Top tip: Best bowler
In the bowling department, right-arm medium pacer Kim Garth has been the destroyer-in-chief for Melbourne Stars women in WBBL 2021. The 25-year-old has picked seven wickets in four matches at an impressive economy of 5.26. Garth could trouble the Hobart Hurricanes batting line-up on Wednesday.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
In terms of the all-rounders on show, one must pick Melbourne Stars’ Annabel Sutherland in your fantasy cricket team. The 20-year-old has bagged five wickets as well as scored 76 runs in four matches this season.
Meanwhile, Hobart captain Rachel Priest will be the overwhelming favourite for the wicket-keeper spot, edging Stars keeper Nicole Faltum. Priest has already scored 143 runs in five matches along with fulfilling her wicket-keeping responsibilities.
HB-W vs MS-W probable playing XI
HB-W playing XI (probable): Rachel Priest (captain and wicket-keeper), Ruth Johnston, Mignon du Preez, Nicola Carey, Sasha Moloney, Richa Ghosh, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Tayla Vlaeminck, Amy Smith, Chloe Rafferty
MS-W playing XI (probable): Elyse Villani, Annabel Sutherland, Meg Lanning (captain), Maia Bouchier, Kim Garth, Erin Osborne, Nicole Faltum (wicket-keeper), Tess Flintoff, Maddy Darke, Linsey Smith, Sophie Day
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