WBBL 2018-19, Match 49, Strikers vs Hurricanes, Dream11 Fantasy Tips

WBBL 2018-19, Match 49: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Adelaide Strikers are expected to once again win unless it is another impressive batting performance from Hobart Hurricanes.

Hobart Hurricanes women
Hobart Hurricanes women. (Photo by James Elsby/Getty Images)

Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes witnessed the 3rd highest aggregated game in the WBBL history as the Strikers made 189 before the Hurricanes finished with the same to Tie the game. In the Super Over, the Hobart side made 12 runs which the Strikers chased down in three deliveries as Sophie Devine started the over with back to back sixes. She made an unbeaten 99 while batting first and kept her 100% win record while playing in the Super Overs of the WBBL.

The two teams will once again face off on Wednesday with same squads that too at the Karen Rolton Oval. The Hurricanes are placed at the bottom of the points table with two wins from 12 matches while the Strikers have won three of the 11 matches that includes a washout. They still have an outside chance to finish in the final four but not without a miracle. Strikers need to win their remaining three matches and hope they will get a chance to sneak through with only 13 points.

Match Details:

The 49th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide.

The match starts at 1:40 PM local time (3:10 AM GMT) (8:40 AM IST).

Streaming of this game will be available on cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia Live apps and WBBL Facebook Page.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Karen Rolton Oval nearly witnessed the highest run chase in WBBL history but might not see another 180+ game. This venue hosted only one WBBL game earlier this season. Batting first, the Strikers managed only 144/7 while the Melbourne Stars chased it down in 19.3 for the loss of six wickets. Once again, scores over 150+ can be expected.


Adelaide Strikers:

Suzie Bates (C), Sophie Devine, Megan Schutt, Tahlia McGrath, Katelyn Pope, Danielle Hazell, Sarah Coyte, Tegan McPharlin, Bridget Patterson, Alex Price, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Tabatha Saville, Samantha Betts.

Hobart Hurricanes:

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

Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Meg Phillips is the joint leading wicket-taker for the Hurricanes in this BBL season with 12 wickets. Phillips has taken those 12 wickets in only eight matches. She picked up 3-wicket hauls in back to back matches against the Brisbane Heat in the last round.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Sophie Devine and Mandhana will be key yet again after a good game on Tuesday. These two have to be the first preferred multiplier options. Among the bowlers, Schutt and Phillips can be considered as vice-captain. Knight’s performances have been poor of late but is worth the risk.

Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Georgia Redmayne

Batters – Smriti Mandhana (VC), Suzie Bates, Corinne Hall, Stefanie Daffara

All-Rounders – Tahila McGrath, Sophie Devine (C), Heather Knight

Bowlers – Danielle Hazell, Meg Phillips, Sarah Coyte

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Georgia Redmayne

Batters – Smriti Mandhana (C), B Patterson, Corinne Hall, Stefanie Daffara

All-Rounders – Sasha Moloney, Sophie Devine, Tahila McGrath (VC)

Bowlers – Megan Schutt, Meg Phillips, Sarah Coyte


Expert Advice:

To pick all of Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Heather Knight, Megan Schutt, Smriti Mandhana and Georgia Redmayne at a go, more players with 8 credits have to be considered. Which comes at a cost as the less priced players usually turn out ineffective.

Probable Winners:

Adelaide Strikers are expected to once again win unless it is another impressive batting performance from 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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