The second day of Women’s Big Bash League T20 will see three matches taking place at different venues. The first match of the day will be played between Hobart Hurricanes Women and Melbourne Stars Women at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
The Hurricanes women had a disastrous show in the last edition where they finished last on the points table. This time around, they would be looking for a better show.
On the other hand, Melbourne Stars Women were no different as they finished just one place above the Hurricanes Women. Both teams will be looking to put up a much better show this time around and for that, the start matters the most.
Here is the HB-W vs MS-W today match prediction.
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Date and Time: 19th October at 08:30 AM IST
Hobart Hurricanes women
The Hurricanes Women have announced a 14-member squad for the opening weekend.
Corinne Hall will lead the side, whereas, wicket-keeper Emily Smith has returned to the squad after representing Perth Scorchers women for the last two years.
Heather Knight and Chloe Tryon are the two overseas picks in the squad.
Corinne Hall (c), Nicola Carey, Stef Daffara, Erin Fazackerley, Maisy Gibson
Brooke Hepburn, Heather Knight, Sasha Moloney, Meg Phillips, Emily Smith
Chloe Tryon, Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck, Fran Wilson.
Melbourne Stars Women
The Melbourne Stars women have also announced a 13-member squad for this game.
Experienced batter Elyse Villani will lead the side which consists of other familiar names as well.
Madeline Penna and Tess Flintoff are the new faces in the squad.
Alana King and Lucy Cripps are the injured players who have been replaced by Chloe Rafferty and Madeline Penna.
Elyse Villani (c), Kristen Beams, Mignon du Preez, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Nicola Hancock, Emma Inglis, Lizelle Lee, Katey Martin, Erin Osborne, Madeline Penna, Chloe Rafferty, Annabel Sutherland.
Hobart Hurricanes Women Playing 11-
E Smith, Stef Daffara, Corinne Hall, Fran Wilson, Chloe Tryon, Heather Knight, Sasha Moloney, Nicola Carey, Tayla Vlaeminck, M Gibson, M Phillips.
Melbourne Stars Women Playing 11-
Katey Martin, Lizelle Lee, Elyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Erin Osborne, Annabel Sutherland, M Penna, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling, Kristen Beams, Chloe Rafferty.
Fantasy picks from Hobart Hurricanes women
The England Women skipper Heather Knight has amassed 707 runs in T20I from 53 innings. She has got scores of 22, 3, 17 and 23 in her last 4 T20I innings.
Fran Wilson has scored 152 runs from 12 innings in T20Is.
Proteas all-rounder Chloe Tryon has 672 runs to her name from 47 T20I innings and also has scalped 19 wickets.
Nicola Carey has taken 4 wickets from 3 T20Is so far, She made her debut in the recently concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka.
Fantasy picks from Melbourne Stars Women
Skipper Ellyse Villani has an experience of 62 T20Is from wherein she has managed 1369 runs at a strike rate of 118.22.
Lizelle Lee will open the innings for Melbourne Stars. She has got 200 runs from her last 5 T20I innings.
Another Proteas recruit Mignon du Preez has amassed 1569 runs from 88 T20I innings.
Wicket-keeper: E Smith
Batters: Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee (vc), Elyse Villani, Fran Wilson, Corinne Hall
All-rounders: Heather Knight (c), Chloe Tryon
Bowlers: H Ferling, N Hancock, N Carey
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