MLSW vs HBHW Match Preview

The Melbourne Stars women will depend on batters such as Alice Capsey, skipper Meg Lanning, all-rounder Annabel Sutherland, and Maia Bouchier to score most of the runs for their team. In her last encounter, Meg Lanning led the team from the front for Melbourne Stars women with the bat. She hammered 67 runs from 49 balls with one six and 6 boundaries. She was helped in her endeavor by Alice Capsey and Annabel Sutherland who played little cameos scoring 23 and 24 runs respectively.

As far as the Melbourne Stars bowling attack is concerned, the team will rely on Sasha, Moloney, Kim Garth, Alice Capsey, Annabel Sutherland. and Sophie Day to pick up significant breakthroughs. In their last game, the seamer Annabel Sutherland was the pick of the bowlers for Stars women. She picked up 4 wickets for 22 runs from her 4 overs. The Melbourne team management together with their skipper will be expecting a good all-round performance from their team in all the departments of the game.

As far as the Hobart batting department is concerned the onus will lie with batters such as Bryoni Smith. Lizelle Lee, Nicola Carey, Naomi Stalenberg, and the skipper Elyse Villani. These batswomen are expected to do well with the bat for Hobart Hurricanes. In her last game, Bryoni Smith displayed good touch with the bat for Hobart Hurricanes women to score 28 runs from 19 balls. Apart from Smith, the Hobart opener Lizelle Lee also put together 24 runs from 18 balls with a couple of sixes and two boundaries.

As far as the Hobart bowling department is concerned, the team will depend on bowlers such as Heather Graham, Molly Strano, Amy Smith, Ruth Johnston, and Shabnim Ismail to pick up crucial breakthroughs. In her last encounter in WBBL, the seamer Shabnim Ismail was the leading bowler for Hobart. She picked up 2 wickets for 22 runs from her 4 overs.

Weather Report

There is every chance that we will get a cloud cover during the game. It is likely to get cold during the day. Some thunderstorms are also expected in some areas of the ground. The temperatures during the day will remain close to 30 degrees.

Pitch Report

The wicket on offer at the Allan Border Field in Albion will assist the batters for the most part. There is every opportunity here that spinners will do well and it might be a good idea to field a couple of them. We might get rain interruptions and a shortened game as a result. This is always helpful to the side batting second.

Notable stats

Annabel Sutherland has had a great time bowling in recent games for Melbourne Stars Women.

Sutherland has picked up 19 wickets from her last 10 games with a strike rate of 11.26.

Elyse Villani has a great record for Hobart in recent matches.

Elyse Villani has scored 243 runs from her 9 games with an average of 40.5 and a strike rate of 117.96.

Team News

There are no injury worries at the moment for either of these two sides. 

MLSW vs HBHW Probable 11

MLSW Playing 11

  • Maia Bouchier
  • Meg Lanning (C)
  • Alice Capsey
  • Annabel Sutherland
  • Sophia Dunkley
  • Sophie Reid (Wk)
  • Kim Garth
  • Milly Illingworth
  • Rhys McKenna
  • Sasha Moloney
  • Sophie Day

HBHW Playing 11

  • Elyse Villani (C)
  • Heather Graham
  • Lizelle Lee (Wk)
  • Bryony Smith
  • Nicola Carey
  • Naomi Stalenberg
  • Molly Strano
  • Amy Smith
  • Shabnim Ismail
  • Ruth Johnston
  • Hayley Silver-Holmes
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Hobart Hurricanes have lost their last 4 games in WBBL while Melbourne Stars women managed a win in the same period against Melbourne Renegades. So, we will bet with Melbourne Stars to win this contest although Hobart is playing at home.

Top Picks

Elyse Villani: Villani has scored 243 runs in her last 9 matches with an average of 40.5 and a strike rate of 117.96.

Sophie Day: Sophie Day is the go-to bowler for Melbourne Stars women. She has collected 19 wickets from her last 10 appearances for Melbourne with a strike rate of 11.36.

Anabel Sutherland: Sutherland has picked up 19 wickets from her last 10 contests with a strike rate of 11.26.

Alice Capsey: Capsey is a consistent batter for Melbourne Stars scoring 214 runs from her last 10 games with a strike rate of 113.82.

MLSW vs HBHW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Lee

Batters: M Lanning, E Villani, M Bouchier

All-rounders: A Sutherland (C), H Graham (VC), K Garth, A Capsey

Bowlers: M Strano, S Ismail, S Day

MLSW vs HBHW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction