WBBL 2023: Match 42, MS-W vs HB-W Match Prediction – Who will win today’s WBBL match between Melbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women?

Melbourne Stars Women and Hobart Hurricanes Women will take on each other in Match 42, on Friday, November 17, at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane

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Melbourne Stars Women's Team.
Melbourne Stars Women's Team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Melbourne Stars Women are gearing up for a showdown against the Hobart Hurricanes Women in the 42nd Women's Big Bash League match at Allan Border Field, in Brisbane, this Friday. Positioned in the lower half of the league table with three victories in ten games, the Stars, under the leadership of Meg Lanning, aim to display prowess across batting, bowling, and fielding. Lanning's focus is on instilling discipline across all facets to secure a strong performance.

The Hobart Hurricanes faced a comprehensive defeat from the Brisbane Heat across batting, bowling, and fielding. Skipper Elyse Villani seeks a rebound, urging her team to glean lessons from their errors for a better display against the Melbourne Stars. Having secured a convincing six-wicket victory in their prior clash at Hobart earlier this season, the Hurricanes aim to replicate that success, leveraging their previous win as motivation for a strong performance.

MS-W VS HB-W Match Details

Particulars Details
Match Melbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women, Women's Big Bash League 2023
Venue Allan Border Field, Brisbane 
Date & Time Friday, November 17, 10:00 AM (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Star Sports Network and FanCode

Allan Border Field Pitch Report

The pitch promises a high-scoring affair, favoring batters with its bounce and carry while offering an edge to fast bowlers. However, thundery showers are expected during the match's initial phase. Melbourne Stars women previously suffered a defeat at this venue, intensifying the toss importance. Both teams aim to bat first, aiming for a formidable total, given the ground's average first innings score of about 180 runs at Allan Border Field.

MS-W vs HB-W Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played 16
Melbourne Stars Women Won 6
Hobart Hurricanes Women Won 10

Probable Playing XI:

Melbourne Stars Women (MS-W)

Maia Bouchier, Meg Lanning (c), Alice Capsey, Annabel Sutherland, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Reid (wk), Kim Garth, Milly Illingworth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Day

Hobart Hurricanes (HB-W)

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

Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter

Meg Lanning (Melbourne Stars)

In a gripping showdown against Melbourne Renegades, Meg Lanning orchestrated a masterclass performance, sculpting a stellar innings of 67 runs off a mere 49 deliveries. Her bat orchestrated a symphony of 6 boundaries and a towering six, resonating at a strike rate of 136. With finesse and precision, she solidified her prowess, steering the team with an elegant yet forceful display at the crease.

Probable Best Bowler

Annabel Sutherland (Melbourne Stars)

Annabel Sutherland emerged as the game-changer in the clash against Melbourne Renegades. With precision and guile, she dismantled the opposition, scalping a remarkable 4 wickets while conceding a mere 22 runs in her spell of 4 overs. Her economy of 5.5 reflected a seamless blend of control and aggression, undeniably turning the tides in favour of her team.

                  Today's Match Prediction: Melbourne Stars Women to win the Match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decisions.

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