Hobart Hurricanes take on Sydney Thunder in the 19th match of the Women’s Big Bash League 2019. After starting the campaign with consecutive triumphs over the Melbourne Stars Women, the Hurricanes have somewhat lost their way in the competition with two losses in their last two matches. On the contrary, Sydney Thunder has bounced back brilliantly from their opening day defeat against the Sydney Sixers by winning three games in a row and come into his game with real momentum on their side.
Women’s Big Bash League 2019
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder
2nd November 2019
8:30 AM IST
West Park Oval, Burnie
Rain Showers are predicted throughout the day with temperature ranging around 16 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
Due to the overcast conditions, sufficient help will be available for the pacers whilst the surface will slow down considerably as the match progresses bringing the spinners into play.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Things have gone downhill for the Hurricanes since their bright start to the campaign and they will need to urgently arrest their recent slump to get their season back on track. Erin Fazackerley and Heather Knight will be central to their side’s fortunes of notching a victory in this contest whilst Maisy Gibson and Belinda Vakarewa are crucial bowlers for the team.
Nicola Carey, Stefanie Daffara, Erin Fazackerley, Fran Wilson, Heather Knight, Corinne Hall(c), Maisy Gibson, Chloe Tryon, Tayla Vlaeminck, Emily Smith(w), Belinda Vakarewa
No changes are expected to be made to the side that lined up in the close victory over Melbourne Stars. In the last game, Rachel Priest(45) and Alex Blackwell(45) were the star performers in the batting unit and will look to carry their good form in this match. Shabnim Ismail is their most potent threat with the bowl and should be among the wickets in this upcoming encounter.
Rachel Priest(w), Naomi Stalenberg, Rachael Haynes(c), Alex Blackwell, Phoebe Litchfield, Nida Dar, Hannah Darlington, Rene Farrell, Samantha Bates, Shabnim Ismail, Lisa Griffith
Heather Knight notched an unbeaten 49-ball 61 in the previous game to help her side post a respectable total and picked up a wicket with the bowl in hand. She is a must-have ahead of this contest. Nicola Carey also deserves a place in the Dream11 Team as she has accumulated 130 runs at a healthy average of 43.33 in this campaign. Alex Blackwell has put in commendable performances with the willow in hand and thus is included in the fantasy side whilst Phoebe Litchfield, Rachel Priest, and Shabnim Ismail too warrant a place in the team.
1: Heather Knight
2: Alex Blackwell
3: Nicola Carey
R Priest, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
A Blackwell, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
P Litchfield, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
E Fazackerley, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
N Dar, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
N Carey, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
H Knight, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
M Gibson, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
B Vakarewa, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
R Farrell, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
S Ismail, Points: 56-58, Grade: A