The 49th match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes at Harrup Park in Mackay on November 19. While Melbourne Renegades are sitting at the top of the table with eight wins from 12 matches, Hobart Hurricanes are right at the bottom of the table with just three wins from 12 matches.
Melbourne Renegades: Sophie Molineux (captain), Makinley Blows, Josephine Dooley, Jess Duffin, Holly Ferling, Ella Hayward, Jonathon Webb, Ellie Falconer, Evelyn Jones, Carly Leeson, Rhiann O Donnell, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur
Hobart Hurricanes: Maisy Gibson, Rachel Priest, Chloe Rafferty, Amy Smith, Molly Strano, Naomi Stalenberg, Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck, Nicola Carey, Mignon du Preez, Rachel Trenaman, Richa Ghosh
Players to watch out for
The star all-rounder has been in her best form this WBBL season. She has been incredible with both bat and ball. The right-hand bat has muscled 390 runs in 10 innings at an average of 78 and strike rate of 139.29. She is the second leading run-getter in the tournament so far. She has hit 18 sixes, which is the most by any batter in this WBBL season. With the ball, the right arm off-spinner has picked up 13 wickets and is among the top 10 wicket-takers of the tournament.
The southpaw from England had a good outing with the bat in her last match against Sydney Thunder as she scored 42 runs off 33 balls, including six boundaries and a six. The opening bat also stitched a 91-run partnership with Harmanpreet Kaur which helped the side post a competitive score on board.
The right arm-off spinner was the pick of the bowlers for Hobart Hurricanes in her previous match against Adelaide Strikers. She scalped 2-23 in her four overs. She picked up the key wickets of Dane van Niekerk and Laura Wolvaardt. She bowled tight lines and lengths to keep the batters at bay.
Mignon du Preez:
The South African bat top-scored in her last match against Adelaide Strikers. She mustered 21 runs off 24 balls, including four boundaries. She was responsible for holding the Hurricanes’ innings together. The Hurricanes will hope that she continues to score big for them going into the next match.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and pleasant. The average temperature is expected to be around 29 degrees Celsius. There is 0% chance of precipitation with 40% cloud cover. The wind is expected to blow from the east-southeast.
Out of the last five matches that have been played at this venue, teams batting first have won twice, while teams batting second have won thrice. The average first innings score has been 140 and the average second innings score has been 133. Batters have enjoyed batting at this venue. The last match was a high-scoring encounter in which 346 runs were scored. The bowlers will have to stick to their basics to reap any yields from the wicket.
Fantasy playing XI
Rachael Priest, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mignon du Preez, Courtney Webb, Harmanpreet Kaur, Nicola Carey, Evelyn Jones, Molly Strano, Tayla Vlaeminck, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward
Date: November 19, 2021
Time: 10.10 am IST
Venue: Harrup Park, Mackay
Live streaming: Sony LIV
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