Hobart Hurricanes defeated Melbourne Stars by a comfortable margin of 20 runs in the first encounter for both the sides in the tournament. The Hurricanes racked up 164 runs whilst batting first and restricted the Melbourne side for 144 and scalped nine wickets in the process. They would be hoping for a repeat of the same performance when the two teams meet again tomorrow.
Women’s Big Bash League
Junction Oval, Melbourne
October 20th, 2019
8:30 AM IST
Cloudy weather with the temperature ranging around 15 degrees Celsius and with 4% chances of rain is expected during the course of the game.
The track on offer at Melbourne Stars’ home ground would be very conducive for the batters, though, the long nature of the boundaries could also mean that wrist-spinners and other slower bowlers could prove out to be very effective for their teams.
Predicted Playing XI:
Lizelle Lee and Elyse Villani constitute a very formidable pair at the top of the order for the Melbourne Stars whilst Katey Martin and Mignon du Preez add further dimensions to the lineup later on. Nicola Hancock and Tess Flintoff are the other key players for the team.
Elyse Villani (C), Lizelle Lee, Annabel Sutherland, Katey Martin (WK), Mignon du Preez, Chloe Rafferty, Erin Osborne, Emma Inglis, Kristen Beams, Tess Flintoff, Nicola Hancock
Heather Knight and Nicola Carey would be the ones upon which the Hurricanes would rely on to do the majority of the scoring early on whilst the likes of Belinda Vakarewa and Chloe Tryon would be equally crucial for the team’s fortunes in this match.
Stef Daffara, Erin Fazackerley, Heather Knight, Nicola Carey, Fran Wilson, Corinne Hall (C), Chloe Tryon, Maisy Gibson, Emily Smith (WK), Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck
Erin Fazackerley accumulated 46 runs at a brisk rate in 33 deliveries and helped the Hurricanes attain a good start in the innings. However, the final flourish was provided by Chloe Tryon who raced away to 46 runs in merely 18 deliveries. Both these players are capable enough of earning points in their own distinctive ways, and hence should be drafted in the Dream XI side. Erin Osborne is another utility player playing for the Melbourne Stars, as her all-round contributions could be extremely vital with respect to earning points in the fantasy game. In the previous match, she notched two wickets whilst opening the bowling and even scored 40 runs including four boundaries from the middle-order. She should be included in the Dream XI team.
Dream XI & Points Projection:
E Inglis, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
L Lee, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
E Fazackerley, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
F Wilson, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
A Sutherland, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
E Osborne, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
H Knight, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
C Tryon, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
M Gibson, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
B Vakarewa, Points: 32-34, Grade: B
N Hancock, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.