BH-w vs HB-w Match Preview: After the thrilling 56 matches that made up the group stage, the Women’s Big Bash League’s final three games will determine who will be the league’s champion this year.
Beginning on November 23 at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide, the elimination match between the Brisbane Heat and the Hobart Hurricanes will serve as the first step in determining the winner.
Both Brisbane and Hobart finished third and fourth, respectively, in the group stage. As a result, the two teams will now face off in the eliminator game, and the winner will face Adelaide Strikers in the challenger game on Thursday.
In their 2 meetings in this season WBBL, both teams claimed success in 1-1 game each. Talking about head to head battle between the two teams then it is the Brisbane side who is above Hobart with 11 wins in 15 games.
BH-w vs HB-w Match Preview: Players to watch out for:
Mignon du Preez: One of the tournament’s most consistent hitters, Mignon Du Preez has tallied 366 runs in 13 games at an average of 33.27 and a strike rate of 123.65.
Georgia Redmayne: The wicketkeeper batter Georgia Redmayne is currently sixth on the list of most runs in the league with 333 in 10 games at an average of 41.62. She is a consistent performer for her side and will continue to play in her style.
Heather Graham: Graham has been playing some fantastic cricket and has racked up 237 runs in 11 games, average 122.16. She will be play destructively in the eliminator game too in order to put her side closer to the trophy.
Amelia Kerr: Kerr is the standout performance and one of the most important players in the tournament, having taken 19 wickets in 14 games.
Molly Strano: A key player and the backbone of team Hobart’s bowling department, she has bowled outstandingly well so far in the multi-team competition, providing wickets when they were most needed. She so far has bagged 18 wickets in 13 matches.
BH-w vs HB-w Playing 11 (Predicted)
Brisbane Heat women 11
Georgia Redmayne (wk), Danielle Wyatt, Grace Harris, Georgia Voll, Amelia Kerr, Laura Harris, Charli Knott, Jess Jonassen (c), Pooja Vastrakar, Nicola Hancock, Courtney Sippel
Hobart Hurricanes women 11
Elyse Villani (c), Lizelle Lee (wk), Rachel Trenaman, Mignon du Preez, Heather Graham, Nicola Carey, Ruth Johnston, Naomi Stalenberg, Hayley Jensen, Maisy Gibson, Molly Strano
BH-w vs HB-w Match Preview: Pitch Report
The venue hasn’t historically hosted many games with high scores. The batters will initially benefit from it, but later on it slows down. Here, the first innings average score is 148.
BH-w vs HB-w Match Preview: Who will win?
Brisbane Heat is comparatively a more strong side on paper, and will likely to dominate in the eliminator game. Considering their players’ current form and recent results it is highly possible that they might win this game and play the challenger on Thursday against Adelaide Strikers.