On Thursday, November 2023, Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades will face off in match 51 of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 at Blundstone Arena in Bellerive. Hurricanes will aim to keep up their momentum and secure a top-four spot.
Hobart Hurricanes are currently placed in seventh position on the WBBL points table with 11 points. The back-to-back wins against Melbourne Star and Melbourne Renegades have kept their hopes alive for the knockouts. A shining performance from the bowling unit followed by the calculative run-chases from the batters have given Hurricanes a new life after the last two wins. They won their last match by eight wickets against the Renegades. The openers are in good form for the Hurricanes this season and the team will expect them to give a good start in batting.
Melbourne Renegades are presently at the bottom of the points table with just four points. The Renegades had a close win against Brisbane Heat by two runs in the last fixture. The win has raised their hopes for a strong finish. But their loss against Hobart Hurricanes earlier this Sunday was tough. Melbourne Renegades will keep their hopes on Georgia Wareham who has been brilliant with both bat and the ball to help the team finish strongly to a disappointing season. The whole team will need to raise their game to be competitive in this game.
It is a do-or-die game for Hobart Hurricanes. They need to win this match to keep their playoff hopes alive as they face bottom-placed Renegades. On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades are already eliminated and are set to finish in the last position. They will be playing for pride to end this edition of WBBL on a good term.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 51, Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Match Details
Date and Time: November 23, 2023, Thursday, 01:40 PM IST
Venue: Blundstone Arena, Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and FanCode
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 51, Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Pitch Report
The pitch at this venue will assist the bowlers. A good score for the first innings might be around 145 runs. The nature of pitch has undergone an interesting change, so it may give a slower pace in starting and progressively will become more even. This transformation will create a balanced contest between bat and ball.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 51, Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Weather Report
The weather forecast for this fixture is good with open skies. The match day is expected to be a sunny day with no chance of rain. The temperature will be around 15-degree Celsius with 68% humidity.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 51, Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Probable Playing XIs
Hobart Hurricanes – Lizelle Lee (wk), Bryony Smith, Elyse Villani (C), Nicola Carey, Heather Graham, Naomi Stalenberg, Ruth Johnston, Molly Strano, Amy Smith, Shabnim Ismail, Maisy Gibson.
Melbourne Renegades – Hayley Matthews (C), Tammy Beaumont, Courtney Webb, Harmanpreet Kaur, Georgia Wareham, Josephine Dooley (wk), Georgia Prestwidge, Sarah Coyte, Emma de Broughe, Ella Hayward, Sara Kennedy.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 51, Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Head-to-Head Records
Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades have faced each other 17 times. Hobart Hurricanes have been the dominant team with eleven victories while the Melbourne Renegades have six wins.
Prediction: Hobart Hurricanes to win the match
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 51, Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Key Players
- Lizelle Lee: She is the leading run-scorer for Hobart Hurricanes this season with 298 runs at a strike rate of 141. Lizelle Lee has already made some big scores in this year’s tournament. She will be the batter to look out for against the Melbourne Renegades.
- Heather Graham: She will lead the Hurricanes bowling attack. Graham has 16 wickets in 11 innings – the best from Hobart Hurricanes bowling unit. She is in prime form currently as she took three wickets in the last game. Heather Graham will be the bowler to watch out for in this game.
- Hayley Matthews: She has been in fabulous form in the ongoing WBBL with bat and especially with the ball. Matthews helped the Renegades in tough situations. She is the Melbourne Renegades leading wicket-taker with 12 wickets at an economy of 7.72. She has also contributed 224 runs with the bat in this season.
- Sarah Coyte: She is the only bowler who has performed better this season for Melbourne Renegades. Coyote has taken 12 wickets at an economy of 8.07. She can be effective on this pitch against Hobart Hurricanes as she can produce pace and movement at this surface troubling the batters.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 51, Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-Keeper : Lizelle Lee
Batters: Ellyse Villani, Tammy Beaumont, Harmanpreet Kaur
All-rounders: Hayley Matthews (C), Georgia Wareham, Heather Graham (VC), Nicola Carey
Bowlers: Molly Strano, Shabnim Ismail, Sarah Coyte