WBBL M18 Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

WBBL 2018-19, Match 18: Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Sydney Sixers are expected to extend their winning streak to four matches unless a special effort from the Hobart Hurricanes.

Smriti Mandhana of Hobart Hurricanes during the Women’s BBL game against the Melbourne Stars. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Sydney Sixers are on their way to defend the title and are now on a three-match winning streak after starting the season with a defeat. The all-rounders in their squad have stepped up here and there to put them on top of the points table. The Saturday game showed that the Sixers are not depended on their skipper Ellyse Perry who starred in all the first three matches with scores of 58, 102* and 78*. They clinched a 7-wicket win against Hobart Hurricanes in the rain-affected match.

The Hurricanes now have lost three of their four matches and need their top-order to fire every time. In the three matches Smriti Mandhana played for the franchise, they won once when she scored a fifty and lost twice when she failed. Heather Knight has been consistent in all three appearances and her rich vein of form will boost the team’s confidence. They need a special knock from one of these to put them out of the bottom position in the points table.

Match Details:

The 18th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

The match starts at 1:50 PM local time (2:50 AM GMT) (8:20 AM IST).

The game will be live on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. Live streaming available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The second game of every doubleheader has produced higher totals than that of the first in this tournament so far. The same shows the nature of the pitch and how it plays to the advantage of the batsmen under lights. The short square boundaries here will give the advantage to the teams chasing.

Squads:

Hobart Hurricanes:

Sasha Moloney (C), Brooke Hepburn, Stefanie Daffara, Ashley Day, Erin Fazackerley, Katelyn Fryett, Corinne Hall, Alex Hartley, Mikayla Hinkley, Heather Knight, Smriti Mandhana, Meg Phillips, Veronica Pyke, Rhiann O’Donnell, Georgia Redmayne.

Sydney Sixers:

Ellyse Perry (C), Erin Burns, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Marizanne Kapp, Carly Leeson, Sara McGlashan, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Lauren Smith, Dane Van Niekerk, Tahlia Wilson.

Probable XI:

Hobart Hurricanes:

Sasha Maloney (C), Smriti Mandhana, Erin Fazackerley, Heather Knight, Corinne Hall, Stefanie Daffara, Brooke Hepburn, Meg Phillips, Veronica Pyke, Georgia Redmayne, Alex Hartley.

Sydney Sixers:

Ellyse Perry (C), Erin Burns, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Marizanne Kapp, Sara McGlashan, Hayley Silver-Holmes/Carly Leeson, Lauren Smith, Dane Van Niekerk, Tahlia Wilson.

Power Picks:

Erin Burns has produced two quick-fire knocks at crucial stages in the last two matches and she can be a useful pick. Stefanie Daffara played a handy knock in the Hurricanes’ last match to make sure that her team touches the 50-run mark inside the mandatory powerplay.

Best Playing XI:

Alyssa Healy, Erin Burns, Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight, Stefanie Daffara, Meg Phillips, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Brooke Hepburn, Lauren Cheatle, Lauren Smith.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Ashleigh Gardner smashed an unbeaten 50-ball 79 against the Hurricanes to find some form in the batting. She will be a dangerous customer if she gets a chance to bat during the fielding restrictions. One among Heather Knight and Ellyse Perry will be ideal as captain if not for Gardner. The opening batters- Alyssa Healy and Smriti Mandhana can be useful as vice-captain.

Expert Advice:

The Sydney Sixers’ all-rounders, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner and Dane van Niekerk occupy the all-rounders’ category. After the knock Gardner played in the last match, Niekerk might face the wrath given the high price tags of the trio.

Probable Winners:

Sydney Sixers are expected to extend their winning streak to four matches unless a special effort from the Hobart Hurricanes.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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