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HB-W vs MS-W Dream11 Prediction for WBBL 2021-22: Playing XI, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Team, Weather Updates and Pitch Report

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Preview for HB-W vs MS-W Dream11 Contest:

Hobart Hurricanes will be taking on the Melbourne Stars in Match 20th of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 2021 in Australia. The two teams will be locking horns for supremacy at the Aurora Stadium, Launceston on Wednesday (October 27).

Heading into the contest, both sides are placed in the bottom half of the eight-team WBBL points table.

But the Stars are positioned fifth with two wins, two losses and one no-result in their five outings. The Hurricanes are ranked seventh at this stage with a solitary win out of four games, including two losses and one no-result.

However, the Hurricanes will be taking a lot of confidence from the fact that they defeated the Stars in their previous game, winning by a huge margin of 63 runs at the Bellerive Oval.

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Probable Playing XI:

Hobart Hurricanes – Ruth Johnston, Rachel Priest (c & wk), Mignon du Preez, Richa Ghosh, Naomi Stalenberg, Nicola Carey, Sasha Moloney, Molly Strano, Tayla Vlaeminck, Amy Smith, Chloe Rafferty

Melbourne Stars – Elyse Villani, Annabel Sutherland, Meg Lanning (c), Maia Bouchier, Kim Garth, Erin Osborne, Nicole Faltum (wk), Tess Flintoff, Maddy Darke, Linsey Smith, Sophie Day

Weather Update: 12 degrees C; wind 9 km/h; rain% – 43

Pitch Report: In what has been a low-scoring WBBL so far, the surface in Launceston has played quite bowler-friendly, making it diffcult for batters to consistently hit the ball to the boundary ropes. The HB-W vs MS-W fixture is expected to be no different. Pacers and spinners both shall relish their time out in the middle.

HB-W vs MS-W Dream11 Prediction

HB-W vs MS-W

Can Hurricanes come out on top in the HB-W vs MS-W encounter?

Playing in Tasmania, one would expect the Hobart Hurricanes to be more aware of the conditions on offer and be touted as the favourites by many. But so far in the competition, they have not been upto the mark. Although Hurricanes defeated the Stars in their previous clash with the Melbourne-based side, they are placed in two different halves of the points table. Stars also defeated the Sydney Thunder in their last game and do look the better of the two sides approaching this contest.

HB-W vs MS-W Dream11 Captaincy Picks

1. Rachel Priest (9 credits)

Priest, the Hobart Hurricanes skipper, has led her team from the front so far. Even though the results haven’t gone in her favour, nobody can doubt Priest’s contribution with the willow. The opening batter has been her team’s top scorer of the tournament so far with 143 runs with an average of 35.75 and strike-rate of 125.43.

2. Kim Garth (9 credits)

Garth, the Stars allrounder, has been an exceptional performer for her team. The right-arm quick and right-hand batter has had a major contribution in keeping the Stars afloat in the competition so far. More so with the ball, as she has taken 7 wickets from her 4 outings while maintaining a fantastic economy rate of 5.26.

3. Annabel Sutherland (9 credits)

Another of Stars’ star cricketer Sutherland has contributed valiantly in both the departments. Sutherland is only second to Garth in the list of top wicket-takers for the Stars with 5 scalps and an economy rate of just 6.23. She has also made useful runs, including a knock of 57 versus the Sydney Sixers. Like Priest and Garth, Sutherland is also an attractive captaincy choice.

HB-W vs MS-W Dream11 Budget Picks

1. Linsey Smith (8.5 credits)

Smith, the left-arm orthodox spinner, hasn’t been among the wickets too much but she has managed to keep things tight. The 26-year-old has taken 3 wickets from her 3 outings, but more impressively has gone for only 6 runs per over while bowling her complete quote each time.

2. Belinda Vakarewa (8.5 credits)

Aged 23, the right-arm fast medium bowler Vakarewa has been an effective bowler for the Hobart Hurricanes. She has had an economy rate of only 6.27 after three innings and 11 overs worth of bowling in the tournament so far. Vakarewa will be hoping to continue her form and rhythm against the Stars.

3. Maia Boucher (8.5 credits)

The player with the second-best strike-rate among the Melbourne Stars women batters for the season so far is Boucher, the right-hander, who has gone at 105.79 in what has been a low-scoring competition so far. She is also averaging 36.50 for the tournament with a best of unbeaten 32.

Mega League Team for HB-W vs MS-W Dream11 Contest

Rachel Priest, Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Naomi Stalenburg, Annabel Sutherland (c), Kim Garth (vc), Nicola Carey, Molly Strano, Belinda Vakarewa, Linsey Smith, Tayla Vlaeminck

Small/Head to Head Team for HB-W vs MS-W Dream11 Contest

Rachel Priest (c), Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Maia Boucher, Annabel Sutherland, Kim Garth (vc), Nicola Carey, Ruth Johnston, Molly Strano, Belinda Vakarewa, Linsey Smith

 



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