Women's Big Bash League, 3rd Match: MS-W vs HB-W: Dream11 Fantasy

Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 3, Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Elyse Villani is quite consistent when it comes to T20 format and hence will be the perfect choice as vice-captain.

Chloe Tryon of South Africa
Chloe Tryon of South Africa. (Photo by Dave Thompson-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 3rd match of the 2019 Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST).

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


Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes will clash off in their respective first game of WBBL 2019 on Saturday. Elyse Villani switched to Melbourne Stars from Perth Scorchers and get the chance of leading the team. The presence of the overseas stars inform of Lizelle Lee, Katey Martin and Mignon du Preez will help the Stars to maintain consistency throughout the season which went missing from them during the last edition.

On the other hand, the Hobart Hurricanes are will the worst record in the WBBL history. Their fortunes couldn’t turn despite the presence of Heather Knight and Smriti Mandhana at the top last. This time, they miss the services of Mandhana but the in-form England batter Fran Wilson will join Hurricanes. The big-hitting Chloe Tryon is also part of the Hobart franchise for the 2019 edition.

Weather Condition/Report:

Most part of Saturday is expected to be under clouds at the Junction Oval. Showers are predicted in the weather forecast around 4 PM local team which will be around the innings break.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Junction Oval can be said as a chasing venue in the WBBL. During the previous edition, the teams chasing a target won four out of six instances including a successful chase of the 166-run target. There will be a hint of spin at this venue during the second innings.

Average first innings score: 146 (WBBL games in 2018/19)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 2

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Melbourne Stars:

Elyse Villani (C), Lizelle Lee, Annabel Sutherland, Katey Martin, Mignon du Preez, Nicole Faltum, Erin Osborne, Emma Inglis, Kristen Beams, Tess Flintoff, Nicola Hancock.

Bench: Madeline Penna, Chloe Rafferty.

Hobart Hurricanes:

Corinne Hall (C), Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Sasha Moloney, Erin Fazackerley/Emily Smith, Nicola Carey, Chloe Tryon, Maisy Gibson, Brooke Hepburn, Meg Phillips, Tayla Vlaeminck.

Bench: Belinda Vakarewa, Stef Daffara, Erin Fazackerley/Emily Smith.

Top Picks:

Annabel Sutherland succeeded whenever she batted up the order. She earns big points as she gets to bowl her full quota more often than not. Fran Wilson was as consistent with the bat as any other batter during the KSL while Mignon du Preez put on some inspired batting performances. Heather Knight was successful with both bat and ball in the same competition. Chloe Tryon is well known for her big-hitting and could chip in with a couple of wickets regularly.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Heather Knight, Annabel Sutherland, Erin Osborne, Nicola Carey

Vice-Captain – Elyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Fran Wilson, Chloe Tryon,

Elyse Villani is quite consistent when it comes to T20 format and hence will be the perfect choice as vice-captain.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Katey Martin

Batters – Lizelle Lee, Corinne Hall, Fran Wilson, Elyse Villani (VC)

All-Rounders – Heather Knight (C), Annabel Sutherland, Chloe Tryon

Bowlers –Brooke Hepburn, Kristen Beams, Nicola Carey

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper –Katey Martin

Batters – Fran Wilson (VC), Mignon du Preez, Elyse Villani

All-Rounders –Heather Knight, Annabel Sutherland (C), Erin Osborne, Chloe Tryon

Bowlers – Meg Phillips, Tayla Vlaeminck, Nicola Hancock


Expert Advice:

With Georgia Redmayne’s exit, the Hurricanes are bulked with all-rounders but missed a keeper. This leaves only one place for Stef Daffara, Erin Fazackerley and Emily Smith. Hence, we have not picked any of them in our Suggested XIs.

Probable Winners:

The Hobart Hurricanes could get better of the Melbourne Stars on Saturday.

*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.