The 48th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars at Latrobe Recreation Ground in Latrobe on November 16. The game will begin at 9.30 AM IST (3 PM LOCAL).
While Hobart Hurricanes have won six out of their 11 matches in this competition, Melbourne Stars have four wins in 11 outings. In this edition, the two teams have played against each other already, with Melbourne Stars beating Hobart Hurricanes by four wickets.
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
Melbourne Stars: Alice Capsey, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum (captain), Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Reid, Jemimah Rodrigues, Annabel Sutherland, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Hasrat Gill, Olivia Henry
Players to watch
The left-handed middle-order batter of Hobart Hurricanes top-scored in her last outing against Melbourne Stars. The southpaw mustered 31 off 33. She ran hard between the wickets. She held the innings together, having batted between the fifth and 17th overs. With the ball, the right-arm quick claimed 33/2 in four overs.
The wily right-arm off-spinner of Hobart Hurricanes was the most successful bowler for her team in her last fixture against Melbourne Stars. She scalped 17/3 in four overs. She opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball. She was also the most economical bowler for her side.
The English all-rounder, who plays for Melbourne Stars, won the player of the match award in her last game against Hobart Hurricanes. The right-handed top-order batter smacked an unbeaten 80 off 52, including three boundaries and five sixes. With the ball, the right-arm off-spinner picked up 15/1 in three overs.
The dashing all-rounder of Melbourne Stars made valuable contributions with bat and ball in her last appearance against Hobart Hurricanes. The right-arm speedster was the pick of the bowlers, with 18/3 in four overs. With the bat coming in at number four, the right-handed scored 25 of 30, including a couple of boundaries.
It will be the tournament’s second match at the venue. The last game saw 262 runs being scored. 14 wickets fell in the process. The wicket looks good for batting. However, the cloudy conditions may assist the fast bowlers. Expect an exciting contest between bat and ball.
The weather is expected to be cloudy. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 16 degrees Celsius. There will be an 89 percent cloud cover and a two percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Lizelle Lee, Alice Capsey, Mignon du Preez, Elyse Villani, Annabel Sutherland, Heather Graham, Kim Garth, Nicola Carey, Sasha Moloney, Molly Strano, Sophie Day
Date: November 16, 2022
Time: 9.30 AM IST (3 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Latrobe Recreation Ground, Latrobe
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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