The 35th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on November 7. The game will begin at 1.40 PM IST (7.10 PM LOCAL).
Melbourne Renegades will play their ninth game in the tournament, having won two and lost six. On the other hand, Hobart Hurricanes will feature in their eighth game, having won and lost three games each, with one fixture not producing a result. In this edition, the two teams have played against each other, with Hobart Hurricanes pipping Melbourne Renegades by four wickets.
Melbourne Renegades: Sophie Molineux (captain), Sarah Coyte, Josie Dooley, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward, Shabnim Ismail, Carly Leeson, Hayley Matthews, Rhiann O’Donnell, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Georgia Prestwidge, Erica Kershaw, Eve Jones
Hobart Hurricanes: Nicola Carey, Julia Cavanough, Mignon du Preez, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Ruth Johnston, Lizelle Lee, Emma Manix-Geeves, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman, Elyse Villani (captain), Hayley Jensen
Players to watch
The captain of Melbourne Renegades won the player of the match in her last game against Sydney Thunder. The left-handed middle-order batter smashed an unbeaten 55 off 45, including eight boundaries, to guide her team to a five-wicket win chasing 122. The left-arm spinner also bowled her full quota of four overs, conceding 22 runs.
The wily right-arm off-spinner of Melbourne Renegades was one of the most successful bowlers for her team in her last fixture against Sydney Thunder. She opened the bowling and scalped 14/2 in four overs. She was also the most economical bowler for her side.
The talented right-arm off-spinner of Hobart Hurricanes accounted for 17/2 in four overs in her last outing against Brisbane Heat. She opened the bowling with Hayley Jensen and struck in her first over, getting rid of the dangerous Danielle Wyatt. She bowled well with the new ball inside the powerplay.
Mignon du Preez:
The prolific batter from South Africa starred with the bat for Hobart Hurricanes in her last appearance against Brisbane Heat. The right-handed middle-order batter muscled an undefeated 73 off 54, including four boundaries and three sixes. She played some good-looking shots and ran well between the wickets.
It will be the tournament’s fifth and final match at the venue. Out of the four games played here, the teams batting first have won one, and the teams batting second have won three. The highest total scored is 168, and the lowest is 121. Expect batting-friendly conditions. The game will be played under lights, and the bowlers may get some assistance.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 21 degrees Celsius. There will be a 68 percent cloud cover and a four percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east.
Fantasy Playing XI
Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Courtney Webb, Chamari Athapaththu, Sophie Molineux, Hayley Matthews, Heather Graham, Nicola Carey, Shabnim Ismail, Molly Strano, Ella Hayward
Date: November 7, 2022
Time: 1.40 PM IST (7.10 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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