Women BBL 2020 Match 45: MLSW vs. HBHW – Wed, 18th November
Women BBL 2020 Match Prediction
The Match 46th of the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL 2020) has the Table Toppers Melbourne Stars Women taking on the Hobart Hurricanes Women at the Hurstville Oval in the second match of the quadruple header Wednesday.
The last time these two teams played against each other this season, the Melbourne Stars thrashed the Hurricanes by an eight-wicket win. Katherine Brunt of the Stars was the top players taking three early wickets, helping them restrict Hobart Hurricanes to a meager total of 89. Our Women’s BBL Match Prediction predicts that MLSW will win this match on the 18th and continue dominating this league.
The Stars have been the team to beat so far in the WBBL with seven wins in eight completed games. Riding on the fortunes of captain Meg Lanning and Natalie Sciver, the Stars have been brilliant with both bat and ball and are just one win away from qualification to the WBBL playoffs. Natalie Sciver being the top wicket-taker of the tournament has led the bowling attack wonderfully. They will aim to seal their spot in the playoffs and consolidate their position at the table’s top. Mignon du Preez and Elyse Villani have stitched a match-winning partnership with their skipper.
The Hurricanes couldn’t get the win in their previous game against the Adelaide Strikers, which leaves them with eight points after eleven games in the WBBL. Despite having the services of Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, and Heather Knight, the Hurricanes have blown hot and cold and will need their stars to fire in the business end of the WBBL. They need to win every game from now onwards if they want to fancy their chances of making it to the top four. They will be in a tough spot against the Stars in this game.
Although both teams look well-matched on paper, the Stars will fancy their chances, given the plethora of experience they can bank on in the form of Meg Lanning and Natalie Sciver, and Elyse Villani. However, this should be a very competitive contest, with both teams looking for the all-important win on Wednesday.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
With this being the second WBBL 2020 game of the day at this venue, the pitch could be on the slower side. Being an afternoon game, we shall not witness any dew. The pace bowlers should also extract a considerable bit of swing under the sun. The batters will look to hit straight and put good numbers on the board. Our Women’s BBL Match Prediction predicts that teams will opt to the ball first on winning the toss. Hence toss will be critical.
Key Players to watch:
• Nicola Carey, Hayley Matthews, and Captain Rachel Priest of the Hobart Hurricanes Women will be key players for this match.
• Captain Meg Lanning, Katherine Brunt, and Mignon Du Preez of the Melbourne Stars Women will be key players to watch out for in this match.