December 20, 2018
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HB-W vs ST-W Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Team News & Playing 11

By Yash Mittal

HB-W vs ST-W Dream11 Prediction

Womens Big Bash, 2018 | Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Sydney Thunder Women, Match 22 Preview | HB-W vs ST-W Who Will Win

The Big Picture

The 22ns match of the 2018 Womens Big Bash League will see Sydney Thunder square off against the Hobart Hurricanes at the picturesque Manuka Oval in Canberra. Both sides have had contrasting fortunes in the tournament thus far. While the Thunders find themselves locked at eight points with defending champions Sydney Sixers at the second spot in the points table, the Hurricanes are at the bottom of the pile with just a solitary win in six games.

The Thunders aim to make it four in a row

The Thunders have been in rollicking form ever since they suffered a 36-run loss at the hands of defending champions Sydney Sixers. Since that defeat, they have proceeded to beat Brisbane Heat [by 28 runs] and followed it with back-to-back wins over the weekend against the Adelaide Strikers [by 6 & 5 wickets]

While Rachael Priest [58] and the bowlers- Rene Farell [3-12], Steffanie Taylor [3-36], Maisy Gibson [3-23] spearheaded the first of the two wins of the Strikers, the second match showed their depth with the bat as Taylor [55] and Harmanpreet Kaur [52 not out] helped them chase down 146 in 18.2 overs.

Coming into the fixture against Hobart Hurricanes, the squad is further bolstered by the addition of Rachael Haynes who makes her way back into the squad after being rested last weekend.

The Hurricanes aim to stem the rut

The Hurricanes, after three back-to-back defeats, will be desperate to stem the rut and get back to winning ways as the tournament meanders to its half-way stage. After having lost twice to Sydney Sixers [by 7 wickets & 17 runs], the Hurricanes suffered the ignominy of losing out to the Scorchers via a Super Over.

Batting first, the Hurricanes, on the back of steady contributions from Mandhana [38], Fazackerley [36] and Daffara [31]  looked prime to post a score in excess of 190, but a lower-order collapse meant they posted 7-173 after 20 overs.

Defending 173, the Hurricanes looked prime for a win but a late assault by all-rounder Heather Graham, who scored a riveting 30-ball-44, meant the scores were tied at the end of 20 overs forcing the game into the Super Over. The Scorchers batted first in the Super over and on the back of a six and four from Nicole Bolton posted 0-16.

Chasing 17, the Hurricanes were dealt with a body blow when Mandhana holed out on the second ball, falling short by six runs eventually.

Match Details

Venue:- Manuka Oval, Canberra

Match Timing:- Friday, December 21, 2018, 08:20 AM IST

HB-W vs ST-W Team News

  • The Hurricanes have named a 13-player squad for the next two fixtures in Canberra and Sydney.

  • Sydney Thunder will welcome back Aussie International Rachael Haynes in their 13-member squad.

HB-W vs ST-W Squad

Hobart Hurricanes Women-

Sasha Moloney (c), Brooke Hepburn, Stefanie Daffara, Erin Fazackerley, Katelyn Fryett, Corinne Hall, Smriti Mandhana, Mikayla Hinkley, Rhiann O’Donnell, Veronica Pyke, Heather Knight, Georgia Redmayne, Meg Phillips

Sydney Thunder Women

Alex Blackwell (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Maisy Gibson, Lisa Griffith,  Stafanie Taylor, Nicola Carey, Rachel Haynes, Rene Farrell, Rachel Priest, Naomi Stalenberg, Belinda Vakarewa, Rachael Trenaman, Sam Bates

HB-W vs ST-W Playing 11

Here’s how both sides might line-up:-

Hobart Hurricanes Women

Batswomen-  Heather Knight, Corinne Hall, Smriti Mandhana, Steffanie Daffara

Wicketkeeper- Georgia Redmayne

All-rounder- Sasha Moloney, Erin Fazackerley

Bowlers-    Brooke Hepburn, Rhiann O Donnell, Veronica Pyke, Alex Hartley

Sydney Thunder Women

Batters –  Harmanpreet Kaur, Rachael Haynes, Naomi Stalenberg, Alex Blackwell

Wicket-keeper – Rachel Priest

All-rounder – Stafanie Taylor, Nicola Carey

Bowlers – Rene Farrell, Lisa Griffith, Samantha Bates, Maisy Gibson [D:- Belinda Vakarewa]

HB-W vs ST-W Dream11 Team

Batters + Wicket-Keeper

Smriti Mandhana, Steffanie Taylor and Rachael Priest are great choices for the opening slot. Apart from scoring brisk runs, as she did in the last game, Taylor can be a handy component with the ball as well, She will also take up the all-rounder’s spot.

Picking Rachael Priest is also a good option as she bats in the top-order and selecting her as a wicket-keeper will beef up your chances of gaining Fantasy points.

Heather Knight, Alex Blackwell and Harmanpreet Kaur will spearhead the middle-order.

Other Options:- Steffanie Daffara, Coronie Hall and Naomi Stalenberg

All-rounder

Sasha Moloney and Nicole Carey will take up the all-rounder’s spot along with Steffanie Taylor.

Bowlers

Veronika Pyke, Rene Farrell, Brooke Hepburn and Alex Hartley will spearhead the bowling department.

Captain/Vice-Captain Picks

Rachael Preist, Harmanpreet Kaur, Steffanie Taylor, Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight

Team 01 & 02

Disclaimer- This HB-W vs ST-W  Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 as per your discretion from the squad listed above basis HB-W vs ST-W Team News.

Yash Mittal

Just a Cricket lover!!

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