On Sunday, November 26, 2023, Hobart Hurricanes will take on Adelaide Strikers in match 55 of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. Both these sides are going into this match after a win under their belts. This can be a close game of cricket as a result.
Hobart Hurricanes displayed a really great performance in their last game. They beat Melbourne Renegades by a huge margin of 93 runs. Stellar performances from Lizelle Lee, Heather Graham, Amy Smith and Maisy Gibson propelled them to a dominant victory. Hobart Hurricanes will need to emerge victorious in their last league match to have any chance of qualifying for the playoffs of the competition. Hurricanes are currently at fifth position on the WBBL points table with 13 points. They have won six of their 13 matches so far.
On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers have secured a comfortable five-wicket win over Perth Scorchers in their recent game. This victory may have boosted their momentum. The collective efforts of Darcie Brown, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Danielle Gibson and Madeline Penna ensured their lead at the top of the points table. The Strikers are currently at the top with 20 points. They have won ten out of their 13 games so far. Adelaide Strikers will aim to continue their winning momentum against the Hobart Hurricanes.
Hobart Hurricanes will hope to win this match and hope for Sydney Thunder’s defeat immediately after with a net-run-rate swing. Whereas Adelaide Strikers are already guaranteed to take the top place in the group stage, a win in this match will solidify their position heading into the playoffs.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 55, Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Match Details
Date and Time: November 26, 2023, Sunday, 04:40 AM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and FanCode
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 55, Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Pitch Report
The pitch at this venue may assist the fast bowlers initially. With an early morning start, there could be some early movement for the quick bowlers. The historic SCG often sets the stage of an interesting clash demanding adaptability from both batters and bowlers. The first innings score of 155 plus will be a competitive total at this ground.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 55, Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Weather Report
The weather forecast for this fixture is partially cloudy. There might be some rain during the game in the afternoon. The wind is expected to be a bit strong around 20 km/h. The temperature is likely to be around 24-degree Celsius with 58% humidity.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 55, Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Probable Playing XIs
Hobart Hurricanes: Elyse Villani(c), Nicola Carey, Lizelle Lee(wk), Bryony Smith, Heather Graham, Naomi Stalenberg, Ruth Johnston, Molly Strano, Amy Smith, Shabnim Ismail, Maisy Gibson.
Adelaide Strikers: Tahlia McGrath(c), Bridget Patterson(wk), Laura Wolvaardt, Katie Mack, Madeline Penna, Danielle Gibson, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Jemma Barsby, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown, Anesu Mushangwe.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 55, Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Head-to-Head Records
Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers have met 14 times in WBBL history with Adelaide Strikers completely dominating the Hurricanes. Strikers have won nine matches whereas Hurricanes have won five games. Earlier in this edition of WBBL, Hobart Hurricanes emerged victorious with a convincing seven-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers in a rain-affected game.
Prediction: Adelaide Strikers to win the match
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 55, Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Key Players
- Lizelle Lee: She has been in outstanding form throughout the tournament. Lee showcased her prowess with a brilliant century in the last game. She smashed twelve fours and four sixes in her unbeaten 101 knock. Opener Lizelle Lee has now hit scores of 50, unbeaten 77 and 101 across her last five innings. She will be a key player for the Hurricanes in this crucial match.
- Maisy Gibson: Leg spinner Gibson will be in good spirits as she picked four wickets in the previous match against the Renegades. The bowling responsibility will rest on her shoulders alongside other bowlers. Hobart Hurricanes will be depending on Gibson to deliver timely breakthroughs in a must-win game.
- Tahlia McGrath: She is the leading run-scorer for Adelaide Strikers and will look to continue her stellar form. McGrath is a fabulous all-rounder as she has made a notable contribution with both bat and ball in ongoing competition. She helps the Strikers in timely breakthroughs and will be a crucial player to watch out for against the Hurricanes.
- Darcie Brown: In the previous game, Darcie Brown was the pick of the bowlers for Adelaide Strikers. She bowled brilliantly as she finished with figures of 3/18. Her impressive performance will make her a key asset for the Strikers against the Hobart Hurricanes.
Women’s Big Bash League 2023, Match 55, Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-Keeper: Lizelle Lee(c)
Batters: Katie Mack, Elyse Villani, Laura Wolvaardt
All-rounders: Heather Graham, Tahlia McGrath, Nicola Carey
Bowlers: Amanda-Jade Wellington, Megan Schutt, Maisy Gibson, Darcie Brown