Sydney, December 24, Monday at 09:20 AM IST
Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes will reload on Monday at Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney for their second head to head encounter. Both the sides locked horns on Friday at Canberra in which Thunder turned out to be the winner by six wickets. Put into bat, Hobart Hurricanes posted 153-9 on the scoreboard with Erin Fazackerley (35 of 21) contributing the most with the bat. Stafanie Taylor was the pick of the bowler for Thunder finishing with 3-24.
In response, Thunder rode on Rachel Priest’s (40 of 21) and Naomi Stalenberg’s (55 of 39) and chased down the target in 17.2 overs with 6 wickets in hand. Little cameos from skipper Alex Blackwell (20 of 15) and Stafanie Taylor (20 of 15) brought the winning runs for the side.
With 5 wins in six encounters, Sydney Thunder have grabbed the second spot and would be eyeing the top position as they are lagging behind Sixers in net run rate. Hobart Hurricanes, on the opposite, are going through a rough patch and have managed just a single win. They are sitting at the bottom spot with one win in seven encounters.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for –
HB-W Playing 11:
Wicketkeeper- G Redmayne
Batswomen- Stefanie Daffara, Heather Knight, Smriti Mandhana, C Hall
All-rounder- Sasha Moloney
Bowlers- Erin Fazackerley, Alex Hartley, B Hepburn, Rhiann O Donnell, Veronica Pyke
ST-W Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper –Rachel Priest
Batswomen:- Harmanpreet Kaur, Alex Blackwell (c), Naomi Stalenberg, R Haynes
All-rounder:- Stafanie Taylor, Nicola Carey
Bowlers:- Maisy Gibson, Samantha Bates, Rene Farrell, Belinda Vakarewa
Hobart Hurricanes Women –Sasha Moloney (C), Heather Knight, Brooke Hepburn (VC), Stefanie Daffara, Corinne Hall, Alex Hartley, Mikayla Hinkley, Veronica Pyke, Smriti Mandhana, Rhiann O’Donnell, Meg Phillips, Erin Fazackerley, Georgia Redmayne
Sydney Thunder Women- Alex Blackwell (C), Sam Bates, Nicola Carey, Rene Farrell, Maisy Gibson, Lisa Griffith, Rachael Haynes, Harmanpreet Kaur, Rachel Priest, Naomi Stalenberg, Stafanie Taylor, Rachel Trenaman, Belinda Vakarewa
Fantasy picks from Hobart Hurricanes –
H Knight – 222 runs and 7 wickets in 6 innings || S Mandhana – 173 runs in 6 innings || E Fazakerley – 130 runs in 7 innings || G Redmayne – 114 runs in 6 innings
Hepburn – 7 wickets in 7 innings || S Maloney – 6 wickets in 5 innings ||
Fantasy picks from Sydney Thunder
R Priest – 165 runs in 6 innings || H Kaur – 199 runs in 5 innings || A Blackwell – 109 runs in 6 innings
S Taylor – 101 runs and 13 wickets in 6 innings || R Farrell – 9 wickets in 6 innings || S Bates and M Gibson – 7 wickets each