The Eliminator match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide on November 23. The game will begin at 1.40 PM IST (6.40 PM LOCAL).
While Brisbane Heat have eight wins in 14 games in this competition, Hobart Hurricanes have seven wins in 14 encounters. In this edition, the two teams have played against each other twice. Brisbane Heat won once by four wickets, and Hobart Hurricanes won once by six wickets.
Brisbane Heat: Jess Jonassen (captain), Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Amelia Kerr, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll, Pooja Vastrakar, Danni Wyatt, Jess Kerr
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 right-handed opening batter of Brisbane Heat struck a delectable half-century in her last game against Melbourne Stars. She smashed 52 off 24, hitting seven fours and clearing the rope twice. The English batter laid a solid foundation for the batters to follow. She played some stunning shots in her entertaining innings.
The dashing all-rounder made valuable contributions with bat and ball for Brisbane Heat in her last appearance against Melbourne Stars. Bowling right-arm leg spin, she accounted for 4/1 in 0.5 overs as the match was called off due to rain. With the bat, she scored an unbeaten 10 off six.
Mignon du Preez:
The right-handed top-order batter of Hobart Hurricanes top-scored with 38 off 29 in her last outing against Sydney Sixers. The South African hammered seven boundaries in her knock. She held the batting innings of her team together and was there till the 12th over.
The promising all-rounder of Hobart Hurricanes was one of the two wicket-takers for her team in the last fixture against Sydney Sixers. The wily right-arm off-spinner claimed 30/1 in 3.5 overs. Besides her bowling, she is a handy right-handed middle-order batter.
It will be the tournament’s seventh match at the venue. Out of the six games played here, the teams batting first have won four, and the teams batting second have won two. With the wicket having undergone a lot of wear and tear, expect a sluggish surface. Scoring runs will take a lot of work. Spinners will come into play.
The weather is expected to be cool with sun and areas of low clouds. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 18 degrees Celsius. There will be a 78 percent cloud cover and a 25 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Lizelle Lee, Grace Harris, Mignon du Preez, Danielle Wyatt, Amelia Kerr, Jess Jonassen, Heather Graham, Ruth Johnston, Nicola Hancock, Molly Strano, Jess Kerr
Date: November 23, 2022
Time: 1.40 PM IST (6.40 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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