ABOUT THE MATCH
The 19th fixture of the Women’s Big Bash League 2019 between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder will be played on November 2 at the West Park Oval in Burnie.
As there are expectations of rain, the teams won’t be having much idea of how the pitch would behave. So, the toss-winning team may opt to bowl first.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The pitch is expected to be on the slower side and should favor the bowlers more. Spinners are likely to find more support from the surface.
The weather is expected to be rainy throughout the day with temperatures likely to be around 15 degrees Celsius.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Hobart Hurricanes Women
Erin Fazackerley, Meg Phillips, Heather Knight, Nicola Carey, Fran Wilson, Chloe Tryon, Corinne Hall (c), Maisy Gibson, Tayla Vlaeminck, Belinda Vakarewa, Emily Smith (wk)
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Sydney Thunders Women
Rachel Priest (wk), Naomi Stalenberg, Rachael Haynes (c), Alex Blackwell, Phoebe Litchfield, Nida Dar, Hannah Darlington, Rene Farrell, Samantha Bates, Shabnim Ismail, Lisa Griffith
Hobart Hurricanes Women
- Hobart Hurricanes are placed fourth in the points table with two wins and as many losses from four matches.
- Both their wins were against Melbourne Stars.
- Later on, they have faced two defeats in their last two matches, one against Adelaide Strikers and another against Brisbane Heat.
- The opening batter Stefanie Daffara has been dropped from the squad for the clash against Sydney Thunder.
- Daffara, who is going through a poor form after scoring only 14 runs from her four innings this WBBL season, was replaced with experienced pace bowler Brooke Hepburn.
- The team is likely to go with a new opening combination of Erin Fazackerley and Meg Phillips in this match.
Sydney Thunders Women
- Sydney Thunder is placed at the second position on WBBL 2019 points table with three wins from four matches played.
- Initially, they suffered a big 49-run loss in the opening match of the tournament against Sydney Sixers.
- However, Thunder has bounced back strongly after that defeat and has won three fixtures back to back in the tournament.
- They are likely to come up with an unchanged eleven this time as well.
- Rachel Priest and Naomi Stalenberg will continue to open the batting while Rene Farrell and Shabnim Ismail will be leading the Thunder’s bowling attack.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
Thunders, who registered back to back wins with their powerful batting, also have a more than a decent bowling attack which makes them the favorites to win the match.
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