MLSW vs HBHW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 17, 2023

The Melbourne Stars Women and Hobart Hurricanes Women will contest the 42nd match of this season's Women's Big Bash League in Australia. The Hurricanes and Stars currently occupy sixth and seventh position, respectively, on the eight-team WBBL's points table.

Let's see what the betting markets and cricket odds have in store for this key fixture at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

Melbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women head-to-head record

Hobart have four wins to Melbourne's one in their last five WBBL meetings. In that period, the Hurricanes have beaten the Stars batting first twice - and bowling first twice.

Melbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women live streaming and broadcast

You can watch this match and the rest of the 2023 Women's Big Bash League on the FanCode app in India. The WBBL is also being broadcast on the Star Sports Network in India.

MLSW vs HBHW Team Previews

Melbourne Stars Women

The Melbourne Stars had lost four matches in succession before beating the Melbourne Renegades recently. They have the opportunity to build some momentum here, get another win - and remain in contention for a play-off berth later this month.

Meg Lanning and Alice Capsey are the Stars' leading run-scorers this tournament. Lanning has 257 runs in 10 innings to Capsey's 214 in 10. Lanning has struck three half-centuries in this season's WBBL. This includes a fine 75 in defeat to the Hurricanes earlier this month.

Bowling-wise, the Stars have the prolific Annabel Sutherland and Sophie Day in the squad. Both will likely feature in the matchday XI, too. Sutherland and Day have taken 19 wickets each this tournament. They're both averaging in the 13s and each have an economy rate marginally more than seven.

After two losses to the Sydney Thunder and another to the Sydney Sixers, victory over the Renegades was a timely boost for the Stars. But they will be hard pressed for a second consecutive win against a Hurricanes outfit they lost to fewer than two weeks ago.

Melbourne Stars Women Playing 11

Meg Lanning, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Annabel Sutherland, Maia Bouchier, Sophie Reid, Kim Garth, Milly Hall Illingworth, Tess Flintoff, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Day.

Hobart Hurricanes Women

Hobart have not won a WBBL match since beating the Stars on 2 November. They have since slipped to defeats to the Brisbane Heat twice and Sydney Sixers twice - and shared a no-result with the Sydney Thunder. Their ambition to reach the play-off stage of the tournament needs a win - and soon.

Elyse Villani and Lizelle Lee are the Hurricanes' top batters this season. Villani has struck 243 runs in eight innings for an average over 40, while Lee's 210 in nine have come at a strike-rate over 138. Lee's ability to capitalise during the opening powerplay could be particularly key here.

Heather Graham and Shabnim Ismail are Hobart's leading bowlers in the 2023 WBBL. Like Lee, Ismail has brought international experience to the Hurricanes' campaign. Her nine wickets, alongside Graham's 11, have been vital to Hobart's bowling gameplan.

Molly Strano is one of the best spinners on display in the tournament. She has taken eight wickets this tournament, but only one in her last three matches. The last time Hobart played the Stars, Strano took the important wicket of Lanning. She might open the bowling again, too.

Hobart Hurricanes Women Playing 11

Bryony Smith, Lizelle Lee, Elyse Villani, Nicola Carey, Heather Graham, Naomi Stalenberg, Ruth Johnston, Molly Strano, Amy Smith, Shabnim Ismail, Maisy Gibson.

MLSW vs HBHW Toss Prediction

The first four matches of this WBBL season at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane saw the toss-winning captain chose to bowl first. However, winning the toss only resulted in victory once on those four occasions.

The team to win the toss this time, though, will likely decide to bowl first again. Almost regardless of conditions, teams prefer to pursue rather than set targets in the Women's Big Bash League.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The last three WBBL matches at this venue have produced first-innings scores of 150, 192 and 184. Teams have been bowled out twice in the six innings.

In a bid to take pace off the ball, even if not much turn is available, it can be well worth fielding two specialist spinners here.

This match will be the first half of Friday's WBBL double-header in Brisbane. The pitch should be relatively fresh. Some rain is forecast in the area. We could be in for a shortened fixture, which often suits the team batting second.

MLSW vs HBHW Betting Tips

The Melbourne Stars have some momentum after beating the Renegades recently. The Hobart Hurricanes have lost their last four completed WBBL matches.

The Stars should win, despite Hobart's homeground advantage. Melbourne are priced as 1.73 favourites to beat the 2.10 underdogs Hurricanes in this match.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Dafabet


    Shabnim Ismail to be top Hobart Hurricanes Women bowler



Ismail is possibly the quickest bowler at this year's WBBL - and has a masterful slower ball. Conditions could play right into her hands in Brisbane.

  1. Parimatch


    Meg Lanning to be top Melbourne Stars batter



Lanning is the Stars' top run-scorer this tournament. Her last innings was 67 not out against the Renegades. She hit 75 against the Hurricanes earlier this month.

  1. 1xBet


    Lizelle Lee to be Hobart Hurricanes Women's top batter



Like Ismail, Lee adds international experience to the Hurricanes' XI. She is in solid form, having scored 50 against the Sydney Sixers recently.

Today Match Prediction

Melbourne Stars Women To Win the Match, 1.73

Bet Tip Here

Who will win MLSW vs HBHW

Melbourne Stars Women 71.53% (98)
Hobart Hurricanes Women 28.47% (39)
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