Hobart Hurricanes’ battle to end the jinx against Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers Women to win
|Melbourne Stars Women||10||6||1||0||0||15||1.253|
|Perth Scorchers Women||10||5||3||0||0||12||0.397|
|Adelaide Strikers Women||11||5||5||0||0||11||0.285|
|Brisbane Heat Women||10||4||4||0||1||10||0.324|
|Sydney Sixers Women||10||4||4||0||0||10||-0.003|
|Sydney Thunder Women||10||4||4||0||0||10||-0.007|
|Hobart Hurricanes Women||11||3||6||0||0||8||-0.9|
|Melbourne Renegades Women||10||2||6||0||1||6||-1.082|
The 41st game of the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 would see a battle for survival between the Hobart Hurricanes Women and the Adelaide Strikers Women. The two sides are currently placed 6th and 7th on the points table and need to win this game to be in the hunt for the playoffs. A loss in this game would make it nearly impossible for either of the sides to finish in the top 4.
Hobart Hurricanes lost the last game against Brisbane Heat Women by a huge margin and this would have dented their confidence. Adelaide Strikers come into this contest with a confident win against the Sydney Sixers Women. The Strikers have an enviable record against the Hurricanes and have won the last 8 games between them. They had last lost against Hurricanes in 2015-16. It will thus require a huge effort from Hurricanes to win this game.
Corinne Hall’s side had a bad day at the office as they went down by 10 wickets in the last game against Brisbane Heat Women. It was a disastrous effort with the bat as they bundled out for mere 82 runs on the board. They had lost to Adelaide Strikers in the last game and will have to come up with a great show in this game.
Their batters failed in the last game and they will have to come up with an improved show in this game. Naomi Stalenberg and Rachel Priest as the most experienced batters will have to provide the side with a good start here. Nicola Carey and Hayley Matthews will need to play well in the middle order and create the perfect platform for Sasha Moloney, Chloe Tryon and Emma Thompson to do the big hitting towards the end.
Their bowlers haven’t been consistent and this is the area they will have to improve. Belinda Vakarewa and Hayley Matthews have to strike early for the side to win. Carey, Amy Smith and Brooke Hepburn need to bowl tight lines as they haven’t bowled in the right areas in the last few games.
Corinne Hall (c), Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Priest (wk), Hayley Matthews, Nicola Carey, Chloe Tryon, Sasha Moloney, Emma Thompson, Amy Smith, Brooke Hepburn, Belinda Vakarewa
Naomi Stalenberg, Emma Thompson, Brooke Hepburn, Corinne Hall, Hayley Matthews, Amy Smith, Chloe Tryon, Nicola Carey, Belinda Vakarewa, Rachel Priest, Sasha Moloney
Megan Schutt’s side has kept its hopes of making it to the next round alive with a win in the last game against the Sydney Sixers Women. It was a comprehensive win for the side as their bowlers were able to defend a low total winning the game by 14 runs. They had defeated the Hobart Hurricanes earlier in the season and Schutt would want her girls to take inspiration from that win.
Their batters have struggled this season and the side would be looking at Tahlia McGrath and Katie Mack to get them off to a good start in this game. Laura Wolvaardt will have to hold the innings together and allow the likes of Bridget Patterson and Stafanie Taylor to play their strokes. Tegan McPharlin who played a match winning knock in the last game would look to do the big hitting towards the end.
It was a great effort by their bowlers in the last game and the side would look for a similar start with the new ball from Schutt and McGrath. Sarah Coyte also bowled well in the last game and so did Amanda Wellington. The side has good variety in its bowling with Taylor and Alex Price in the side.
Megan Schutt (c), Tahlia McGrath, Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Bridget Patterson, Stafanie Taylor, Amanda Wellington, Madeline Penna, Tegan McPharlin (wk), Sarah Coyte, Alex Price
Katie Mack, Darcie Brown, Tegan McPharlin, Megan Schutt, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Sarah Coyte, Amanda Jade Wellington, Laura Wolvaardt, Stafanie Taylor
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||20||0 mm.||4.83 k/h||From: SE||30%|
|03h||20||0 mm.||5.87 k/h||From: ESE||53%|
|06h||19||0 mm.||5.78 k/h||From: ESE||68%|
|09h||18||0 mm.||4.09 k/h||From: ESE||67%|
|12h||18||0 mm.||4.36 k/h||From: ESE||83%|
|15h||18||0 mm.||3.8 k/h||From: E||100%|
|18h||17||0 mm.||3.28 k/h||From: E||100%|
|21h||18||0 mm.||3.14 k/h||From: ENE||83%|
The skies over Sydney would be cloudy on November 17 and this would make batting slightly difficult. There would be some assistance for the bowlers during this game and batters will have to choose their shots carefully. The side that bats first will feel happy to reach a score in the range of 140 runs.
Hurstville Oval, Sydney is a small venue. The square boundaries are shorter and this allows plenty of room for the batters to score quickly on this pitch. There is also assistance for the bowlers who pitch it in the right areas. It is a difficult venue for the spinners due to the shorter boundaries.
There are chances of rains during the game and this would play in the minds of both the skippers at the toss. The side chasing the score would have an advantage in such an eventuality. Hence we see the side winning the toss opting to bowl first on this surface.
Hobart Hurricanes Women come into this game with a massive loss. Their poor show with the bat would have definitely hurt their confidence going into this game. The side needs to regroup and come up with a better show in this game. Adelaide Strikers are looking in much better form and their impressive record against the Hurricanes would make them favorites here in this game.
Adelaide Strikers Women to win