The Hobart Hurricanes Women and Brisbane Heat Women will lock horns in the Match 18 of Women’s Big Bash 2021. The Hobart Hurricanes will require the performances from their players like Rachel Priest and Molly Strano. While the experienced Georgia Redmayne and Jess Jonassen are the crucial players of the Brisbane Heat.
The Brisbane Heat is coming into this game after securing victory by 5 runs in their last fixture against Adelaide Strikers. They are positioned 2nd in the points table with 2 wins in 4 matches. While the Hobart Hurricanes have secured only 1 win in 4 matches. But they were terrific in their last game to win the match by 63 runs against Melbourne Stars.
Brisbane and Hobart have a number of talented players in their squad, and it will surely be a exciting encounter between both of them. Brisbane will be confident of a good start to their season, and will remain confident about it. Hobart have had a sloppy start, but will look to make things alright now. If Brisbane wins, they will top the points table.
Fixture Name: Match 18
Competition: Women’s Big Bash T20 2021
Date: 26 October
Time: 11:20 AM IST
Team Form Guide:
BH-W(recent last): NR W L
HB-W(recent last): W NR W
Venue: Aurora Stadium, Launceston
Pitch Report: The match between Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat team is scheduled to take place in Aurora Stadium, Launceston. The pitch is expected to support the batters in scoring runs easily along the line of the ball. While the bowlers will look to be efficient in their performances to contain and dismiss batters and keep the total below 150.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Perth Scorchers Women 186/2 won by 32 runs against Sydney Thunder women 105/9 in Match 16 of Women’s Big Bash League 2021.
It will be an exciting match between both the teams who will be looking to go up in the points table. The captain pick for your fantasy team will be Rachel Priest, who will be quite confident after hitting a century in the last appearance for Hurricanes. While the all rounder Jess Jonassen will be the vice captain pick due to all round abilities.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Georgie Redmayne, Rachel Priest, Richa Ghosh
BATSMEN: Anneke Bosch, Georgia Voll, Mignon Du Preez
ALL-ROUNDERS: Jess Jonassen, Grace Harris
BOWLERS: Molly Strano, Nicola Hancock, Poonam Yadav
The Brisbane Heat team is expected to win this match due to their performances of the first 2 league matches. Their bowling performances have been spot-on and the batters have responded well. While the Adelaide Strikers also have won all their matches and are a formidable line up. But, their bowling unit lacks a bit of experience, which may be a deciding factor for the match.
Brisbane Heat played a short game of 11 over per side, and did won it by 5 runs. They batted first and scored 104 on the board, which was good enough. Bowling wasn’t that well, but they managed to get the breakthroughs and did their best eventually. They are at the second place in the table, and a win will make them go at the top.
The bowling all rounder has been a terrific performer in the Big Bash League. She has been able to dismiss the batters and can provide quick finish in the final overs. In the last match, Jess picked 2 wickets to help the team in securing their 2nd win of the tournament. In 3 appearances, Jess has scored 46 runs and scalped 6 wickets.
The opener of the Brisbane Heat team will play a critical role to give a good start to the team, which can lay a strong platform for them to keep up the same momentum. Redmayne has scored the most runs for Heat in the tournament, and is expected to use her experience well in benefit of the team. In 3 matches, Redmayne has scored 105 runs.
X-factor: Nicola Hancock was impressive in the first fixture, and can be looked upon as the player who can turn the game in team’s favor.
Player to Watch: The middle order batter Georgia Voll was the top scorer for the team in the last fixture.
BH-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Georgia Redmayne (wk)
2. Grace Harris
3. Georgia Voll
4. Jess Jonassen (c)
5. Anne Bosch
6. Laura Kimmince
7. Mikayla Hinkley
8. Nadine de Klerk
9. Georgia Prestwidge
10. Nicola Hancock
11. Poonam Yadav
Hobart Hurricanes haven’t started any good in this season, but looked brilliant in their last game. Priest scored a century and took the team’s score to a decent total single handedly. Bowling was terrific and Johnston picked up four wickets, giving away just 8 runs. The top picks for the team will be spinner Molly Strano and opener Rachel Priest.
The off spinner has been an effective bowler to contain runs and take quick wickets. She would be looking to continue the brilliance in the tournament, like the last match, where she picked up 2 wickets at an economy of 5. Recently, she was a part of the India Australia women limited overs series as well. In 4 matches, she has 5 wickets to her name.
The experienced player from New Zealand has been a fine performer at the top order. She has the skills to provide a rousing start and capitalize in the middle overs. She scored a century in the last league match and will be upbeat to keep the form going and take the team to the new heights under her leadership. In 4 matches, she has scored 143 runs at an average of 47.66.
X-factor: The middle order player Richa Ghosh is expected to come back to form and contribute in an effective manner.
Player to Watch: The youngster Ruth Johnston can be your radar due to her brilliant performances in the last match.
HB-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Ruth Johnston
2. Rachel Priest (c & wk)
3. Mignon du Preez
4. Richa Ghosh
5. Naomi Stalenberg
6. Nicola Carey
7. Sasha Moloney
8. Molly Strano
9. Belinda Vakarewa
10. Tayla Vlaeminck
11. Amy Smith
Watch Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Brisbane Heat Women Dream11 Live score and streaming on Sony Sports Network. The online streaming of the Women’s Big Bash T20 2021 will be available on the Sony LIV platform. The stats of different players and teams can be viewed on the official website of Big Bash League. While the updates and short videos of the tournament can be watched on WBBL Twitter.
The Sony Six Channel has been telecasting the Women’s Big Bash this year, and the HB-W vs BH-W Match is set to be an exciting encounter between the talented teams who are trying to reach to top of the points table. The viewership will be from TV and streaming platform Sony LIV. While the crowds will not be allowed to enter the stadium due to the covid concerns.