The 10th match of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL)|07 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes on October 23 at Invermay Park, Launceston. While Adelaide Strikers have won two out of their two matches, Hobart Hurricanes have won one and lost two.
Adelaide Strikers: Dane van Niekerk, Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Tahlia McGrath(c), Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna, Amanda Wellington, Tegan McPharlin(w), Sarah Coyte, Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Nell Bryson Smith, Tess Cooper, Ella Wilson
Hobart Hurricanes: Rachel Priest(w/c), Ruth Johnston, Mignon du Preez, Richa Ghosh, Nicola Carey, Naomi Stalenberg, Sasha Moloney, Molly Strano, Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck, Amy Smith, Angelina Genford, Chloe Rafferty
Players to watch
The Australian all-rounder was the player of the match in her previous outing against Melbourne Renegades. She scored an unbeaten 50 to help her side chase 127 in 17.3 overs.
The right-arm seamer was the pick of the bowlers in her last match against Melbourne Renegades. She struck with 3-20 in her four overs.
The New Zealander smashed a scintillating century to help her team score 152-4 in 20 overs. The right-hand opening bat plundered 107 runs in just 68 balls, hitting 10 boundaries and seven sixes.
The right-arm quick was the pick of the bowlers for Hobart Hurricanes in her last match against Melbourne Stars. She scalped 4-8 in her 3.2 overs and was the most economical bowler for the Hurricanes.
The weather is expected to be cloudy with a 61% chance of rain and 98% cloud cover in the latter half of the match. The average temperatures are expected to be between 11 and 12 degrees Celsius. Wind will blow from south-southwest.
This will be the first match of the tournament at this venue. Till date, only one official match has been played at this venue (in 2019). Since it will be a fresh wicket, expect the batters to have a gala time in the middle. However conditions being alien, the team winning the toss may look to have a bowl first.
Fantasy playing XI
Rachael Priest, Richa Ghosh, Naomi Stalenberg, Bridget Patterson, Laura Wolvaardt, Tahlia McGrath, Ruth Johnston, Nicola Carey, Molly Strano, Sarah Coyte, Amanda Wellington
Venue: Invermay Park, Launceston
Date: October 23, 2021
Time: 4.45 am IST
Live streaming: Sony LIV
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