Women BBL 2020 Match 41: HBHW vs. ADSW – Tue, 17th November
Women BBL 2020 Match Prediction
The 41st match of the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL 2020) will see Adelaide Strikers Women squaring off against Hobart Hurricanes at the Hurstville Oval in Sydney. It is the opening match of the quadruple header exciting Tuesday.
The last time these two teams met in the very second game of the season. Adelaide Strikers comfortably thrashed the Hurricanes with an eight-wicket win. The bowlers did an excellent job restricting them to 84, which they went on to chase in barely 14 overs. Since then, the paths of both these teams haven’t been any different.
Our Women’s BBL Match Prediction predicts that HBHW, who comes into this game with winning momentum, shall win this match on 17th November against Strikers.
Adelaide Strikers have picked up nine points from ten matches so far this season, and although they haven’t been consistent, the form is on their side. On the other hand, the Hurricanes also have only nine points from as many games, and they too haven’t managed to stay in the race for the playoffs. These teams need to start with some crucial wins in upcoming matches to be alive in the tournament.
Despite having a decent batting lineup, Rachel Priest led Hobart Hurricanes have scored very low in multiple matches. Their bowling squad isn’t doing any good too. They are yet to click as a unit. A few individual performances by skipper Rachel and Hayley Matthews have helped them win a couple of matches, but that will not be enough if they need to keep their playoff dreams alive. All-rounders Hayley and Nicola Carey have to step up their show, and adding a pinch of Chloe Tryon’s power-hitting to the equation will sweeten the deal for the Hurricanes.
The Strikers have a real concern for them as they push to make the WBBL 2020 playoffs. The form seems to be shifting on their side, with the Megan Schutt-led side having won an excellent game after the two consecutive losses. They have quality and class. Tegan McPharlin was the star with the bat for Adelaide, belting an unbeaten 41 from 26 deliveries. Adelaide Strikers have kept their top-four hopes alive with a thrilling victory over the Sixers.
With both these teams currently placed outside the all-important top four, Tuesday’s battle is a must-win, something sure to be reflected by a bold battle on-field.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The pitch at Hurstville Oval is a batters’ paradise as the ball comes on to the bat easily. The Strikers and Hurricanes boast of strong bowling units, which means that the batting team will need to be wary of the challenge that lies ahead of them. The batters may want to attack in on the powerplay overs, although there could be quite some swing on offer with the new ball for the pacers. Our Women’s BBL Match Prediction predicts that teams will opt to bat first on winning the toss.
Key Players to watch:
- Laura Wolvaardt and Sarah Coyte from Strikersand Rachel Priest and Nicola Carey from Hobart will be key players for this game.