For match no. 38 of the ongoing 09 edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers will face off at Blundstone Arena, Hobart, on the 13th of November, 2023, at 12:40 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Hobart Hurricanes – Nicola Carey, Julia Cavanough, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Shabnim Ismail, Ruth Johnston, Lizelle Lee, Emma Manix-Geeves, Tabatha Saville, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Bryony Smith, Molly Strano, Elyse Villani (C), Naomi Stalenberg
Sydney Sixers – Chloe Tryon, Jess Kerr, Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Maitlan Brown, Mathilda Carmichael, Erin Burns, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Emma Hughes, Ellyse Perry (C), Linsey Smith, Kate Pelle, Kate Peterson, Gabby Sutcliffe
Players to watch out:
The 30-year-old all-rounder has scored 1302 runs and taken 114 wickets in 119 appearances, with a highest score of 60* and best bowling figures of 4/12. Nicola has had only three outings with the bat, scoring a fine 41* in one of them, and has also picked up a couple of wickets while being consistently economical. Nicola had a tuff last outing departing for a duck and returning figures of 1/34, but will be backed to stage a quick comeback.
The 27-year-old leg-spinner has taken 65 wickets from 68 bowling innings, with the best being 4/24, maintaining an economy rate of 6.83. In 5 outings this WBBL season, Gibson has picked up 3 wickets, and twice when she has completed her bowling quota, she has finished with figures of 1/29 and 2/34. Riding high on confidence, Maisy will be banked on to deliver the goods.
The 35-year-old all-rounder has scored 1696 runs, including the highest of 71, from 104 innings. In 55 bowling innings, she has taken 40 wickets, with the best being 3/5. Erin has had an ordinary season thus far with a best of 32 with the bat, and her only other double-digit score is a 29 from early in the season. She hasn’t bowled a lot as well, and with the race to the knockouts heating, it’ll be expected of the seasoned all-rounder to rediscover her form.
The 29-year-old all-rounder has scored 716 runs, including the highest of 46*, from 41 innings, while also striking 16 wickets from 33 bowling innings. Chloe has been exceptional with the bat for the Sixers this season, contributing consistently with valuable late runs and her previous 3 scores read 26*, 13, and 40. She has also been among the wickets and has produced figures of 0/14, 3/2, and 2/26 in her recent outings.
The Blundstone Arena dishes a quick track, one that poses challenges for batters and provides an advantage to pacers. The average score in the 110s indicates the demanding conditions and the need for careful batting on this wicket.
It will be a pleasant day for cricket at the Blundstone Arena, Hobart, with no rain interruptions and partly cloudy skies. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 13°C with light winds and humidity of 64%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Lizelle Lee, Ellyse Perry, Elyse Villani, Suzie Bates, Erin Burns, Ashleigh Gardner, Chloe Tryon, Maitlan Brown, Molly Strano, Lauren Cheatle, Linsey Smith
Date – November 13, 2023
Time – 12:40 PM IST
Venue – Blundstone Arena, Hobart
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.