Launceston, December 30 Sunday at 08:20 AM IST
Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat will face each other in back to back encounters at Aurora Stadium, Launceston on Sunday and Monday morning. Placed at the bottom, Hobart Hurricanes have managed to secure just one win out of eight encounters while Brisbane Heat are placed third in the ladder with five wins and three defeats in eight encounters.
After facing 36 runs loss against Adelaide Strikers in the opening encounter, Heat bounced back to register 7 wickets win over Perth Scorchers and are on a two-match winning streak. They would be looking for their third win in a row when the face low-steamed Hurricanes tomorrow.
Hobart Hurricanes are going through a rough patch this season and have a solitary win against Melbourne Stars by 72 runs in their third encounter. Since then, Hurricanes have faced five defeats with very feeble hope of advancing to the next round. Hurricanes desperately need a couple of quick wins to bring their journey back on track.
Here’s how both the sides may line up for the clash-
Batswomen- Smriti Mandhana, Stefanie Daffara, Mikayla Hinkley, Corinne Hall,
All-rounder- Heather Knight, Sasha Moloney (c), Erin Fazackerley
Bowlers- Alex Hartley, Brooke Hepburn, Meg Phillips
Brisbane Heat –
Wicketkeeper- Beth Mooney
Batswomen- Laura Wolvaardt, Kirby Short (c), Laura Harris, Josephine Dooley
All-rounder- Grace Harris, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Jess Jonassen
Bowlers- Delissa Kimmince, Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett
Hobart Hurricanes Women: Sasha Moloney (C), Heather Knight, Erin Fazackerley, Brooke Hepburn (VC), Stefanie Daffara, Alex Hartley, Mikayla Hinkley, Smriti Mandhana, Rhiann O’Donnell, Meg Phillips, Veronica Pyke, Corinne Hall, Georgia Redmayne
Brisbane Heat Women: Kiby Short (c), Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett, Josie Dooley, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Sammy Jo Johnson, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Sune Luus, Beth Mooney, Georgia Prestwidge, Laura Wolvaardt
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Fantasy picks from Hobart Hurricanes-
HC Knight – 257 runs in 7 innings || S Mandhana – 208 runs in 7 innings || S Daffara – 135 runs in 8 innings
B Hepburn & H Knight – 8 wickets each || S Maloney – 6 wickets in 6 innings || M Phillips – 6 wickets
Fantasy picks from Brisbane Heat –
G Harris – 233 runs in 8 innings || B Mooney – 210 runs in 8 innings || J Jonassen – 155 runs in 6 innings
S Johnson – 11 wickets || J Barsby and J Jonassen – 9 wickets each || D Kimmince – 6 wickets