The 50th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes at North Sydney Oval in Sydney on November 18. The game will begin at 10.10 AM IST (3.40 PM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their 13th game of the competition. While Hobart Hurricanes have won seven, Adelaide Strikers have won six. In this edition, the two teams have played against each other already, with Hobart Hurricanes beating Adelaide Strikers by 23 runs.
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
Adelaide Strikers: Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Deandra Dottin, Tahlia McGrath (captain), Tegan McPharlin, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Laura Wolvaardt, Ella Wilson, Anesu Mushangwe, Meagan Dixon, Katie Mack
Players to watch
Mignon du Preez:
The right-handed top-order batter of Hobart Hurricanes won the player of the match award in her last outing against Melbourne Stars. The South African batter scored an unbeaten 50 off 48, including three boundaries and a six. She came into bat in the fourth over and anchored the innings well.
The right-arm quick of Hobart Hurricanes was the pick of the bowlers in her last fixture against Melbourne Stars. The New Zealander opened the bowling and scalped 24/2 in three overs. She struck in her first over. She bowled well inside the powerplay and in death overs.
The right-handed opening batter of Adelaide Strikers led the run chase from the front with a delectable 45 off 38 in her last game against Brisbane Heat. The South African smashed half a dozen boundaries. She laid the foundation and was there in the middle till the 15th over.
The right-arm speedster of Adelaide Strikers was the most successful bowler for her team in her last appearance against Brisbane Heat. She opened the bowling with Jemma Barsby and struck with 38/3 in four overs. She provided a breakthrough to her side whenever she was introduced into the attack. With the bat, she muscled 18 not out off 12.
It will be the tournament’s fourth match at the venue. Out of the three games played here, the teams batting first have won two, and the teams batting second have won one. The average first innings score is 171, and the average second innings score is 159. A high-scoring contest could be on the cards.
The weather is expected to be pleasant with brilliant sunshine. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 22 degrees Celsius. There will be a seven percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south.
Fantasy Playing XI
Lizelle Lee, Katie Mack, Mignon du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt, Elyse Villani, Nicola Carey, Deandra Dottin, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Molly Strano, Megan Schutt, Hayley Jensen
Date: November 18, 2022
Time: 10.10 AM IST (3.40 PM LOCAL)
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.