ABOUT THE MATCH
In the 24th Match of WBBL 2019, Melbourne Renegades are going to take on Hobart Hurricanes at the CitiPower Centre, Melbourne on November 9.
Hobart Hurricanes are not in good form as it has lost its last three matches in a row. They have a good record at the CitiPower Center with two wins.
Melbourne Renegades has also lost all of its three previous matches. But both teams desperately need a win to make themselves safe in the tournament.
Whichever team wins the toss might prefer to field first, because the wicket at the CitiPower is a well-balanced track.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The pitch at the CitiPower Centre is a balanced track. The batsman can have a blast on this wicket, though the bowlers do not want favorable wickets.
And the temperature for the matchday is in mid-teens with a 33% chance of rain, according to the forecast.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Melbourne Renegades Women
Sophie Molineux, Danni Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Claire Koski, Jess Duffin (c), Courtney Webb, Josie Dooley (wk), Maitlan Brown, Georgia Wareham, Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Hobart Hurricanes Women
Fran Wilson, Meg Phillips, Heather Knight, Nicola Carey, Erin Fazackerley, Chloe Tryon, Corinne Hall (c), Maisy Gibson, Tayla Vlaeminck, Emily Smith (wk), Belinda Vakarewa
Melbourne Renegades Women
- Melbourne Renegades have lost all their last 3 matches.
- In the last match, Danni Wyatt played a brilliant inning of 74* from 51 balls. But the rain reduced the total play to 15 overs, and so they posted a total of just 134/1.
- After a few showers, Scorchers got a target of 72 runs to win in just 7 overs, but they chased it down with eight wickets in hand.
- They were less unlucky last time out. A score of120/8 against Sydney Sixers at the WACA always looked below par, so it proved that their four-wicket defeat was only sealed with one ball to spare.
Hobart Hurricanes Women
- Hobart Hurricanes are in a bad form, they have lost their last three matches in a row.
- They have not been winning since their back-to-back victories against the Melbourne Stars at the start of the tournament.
- Batting form of Hurricanes key player, Heather Knight, has not helped the team.
- Though Heather scored an unbeaten 61, the team could put on only 123/8 against Brisbane Heat and lost the match by two wickets with a ball to spare.
- Heather scored 77 in a total of 148/6 against Sydney Thunder but the team suffered a six-wicket defeat.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
Both the teams are in bad form right now, but Hobart Hurricanes are better equipped in all the departments and have a slight edge over Melbourne Renegades.
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