Who will win Renegades Women vs Hurricanes Women, WBBL 2019?
Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes are both in need of a win as they prepare to go head-to-head at the CitiPower Centre, Melbourne, in the Women’s Big Bash League on November 9. The match gets underway at 13:00 local time.
The Hurricanes started their WBBL|05 campaign with two wins at the CitiPower Centre, though that was against Melbourne Stars and not the Renegades. They have lost three in a row since, however, with a further game rained off in between.
Melbourne Renegades have also lost their last three, however, and both teams need to arrest their slide quickly to stay on track in this competition.
MLRW vs HBHW, WBBL 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
Live streaming: Cricket Australia Network, Kayo
MLRW vs HBHW Toss Prediction
Teams seem to prefer to field first at the CitiPower Centre. Hobart did it when they won the toss against the Melbourne Stars and they could the same against the Renegades.
MLRW vs HBHW Weather Report
Temperatures will be in the mid-teens in Melbourne on Saturday and there is a 33 per cent chance of rain given when this game is set to get underway.
MLRW vs HBHW Pitch Condition
The CitiPower Centre is well-balanced. The batsmen can score well here, but the bowlers do not want for favourable wickets either.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Melbourne Renegades Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women, WBBL 2019
Melbourne Renegades Women Team News & Playing 11
MLRW Team News
Courtney Webb returned to the team last time out and replaced Claire Koski, but lacked fluency in her 30-ball 25. Nevertheless, it is a platform and the Renegades’ selectors could stick with the same 11.
MLRW Key Players
Maitlan Brown: The 22-year-old took four wickets in the first two games and has five in her last three after taking 2-18 in the defeat to Sydney Sixers last time out.
Danni Wyatt: Unlucky to be on the losing team in the rain-affected loss to Perth Scorchers last week, when she scored 74* - her second half-century of the tournament. Her part-time bowling has also brought two wickets.
Lea Tahuhu: Less prolific with the ball than in the past, but her 1-26 last time out took her to four wickets for the tournament, and continued her generally good economy rate too.
MLRW Team Form
Melbourne Renegades have lost their last three in a row, though they were hugely unlucky to lose to the Perth Scorchers in a rain-hit match. Danni Wyatt had hit 74* from 51 balls in a rain-reduced 15-over total of 134/1. More rain meant the Scorchers were eventually set 72 to win in seven overs, but they chased it down to win by eight wickets.
They were less unlucky last time out, however. A score of120/8 against Sydney Sixers at the WACA always looked below par and so it proved – albeit their four-wicket defeat was only sealed with one ball to spare.
Meg Phillips came into the team last time out and slotted into the top of the order but both she and new opening partner Fran Wilson scored slowly early on and there may be more tweaks the Hurricanes’ batting order to come.
HBHW Key Players
Heather Knight: Whatever the cause of the Hurricanes’ poor form, it is certainly not the England captain’s batting. She has scored 61* and 77 in her last two innings and 183 runs in total. She has also picked up three wickets.
Nicola Carey: As an all-rounder, she has proved her worth so far with 135 runs – including twice top scoring for the Hurricanes – as well as picking up six wickets. In her last match in Melbourne she hit 60* and took 2-27.
Maisy Gibson: Has taken eight wickets in five games so far this season, including four in the two wins at the CitiPower Centre.
HBHW Team Form
Hobart Hurricanes have not won since their back-to-back victories against Melbourne Stars at the start of this year’s tournament. Most recently, Heather Knight’s fine batting form has not counted for anything results-wise. She scored 61* but the team could only hit 123/8 against Brisbane Heat and they lost by two wickets with a ball to spare. Then, she scored 77 in a total of 148/6 against Sydney Thunder and suffered a six-wicket defeat.
Hobart Hurricanes Women Predicted Playing 11
Fran Wilson, Meg Phillips, Heather Knight, Nicola Carey, Erin Fazackerley, Chloe Tryon, Corinne Hall (c), Maisy Gibson, Tayla Vlaeminck, Emily Smith (wk), Belinda Vakarewa
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
MLRW : L L L W W
HBHW : L L L W W
MLRW vs HBHW Head to Head
Melbourne Renegades won both matches against Hobart Hurricanes last season but have still won just three out of eight in total. Hobart won the first four in a row, but just one of the most recent four. The Renegades’ first win was fairly dominant but the second one was a thrilling match. Amy Satterthwaite top-scored with 66 in a total of 146/6 and Erin Fazackerley’s 52 was not quite enough for the Hurricanes, who finished on 143/6.
MLRW vs HBHW Head to Head Stats
Melbourne Renegades Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women Betting Odds
Melbourne Renegades are 1.90 to beat Hobart Hurricanes with Bet365.
MLRW Bet365 Odds
MLRW to Win the Match: MLRWistan remain 1.40 favourites to beat Sri Lanka with Bet365 in this final game of the series.
MLRW Top Batsman: Danni Wyatt is 3.00 favourite to be the Renegades’ top batsman with Bet365, while England team-mate Tammy Beaumont is 4.33. Sophie Molineux, Wyatt’s opening partner, is 5.00, while Jess Duffin is 7.00 after she top-scored last time out.
MLRW Top Bowler: Georgia Wareham has starred in this fixture before and she is 4.33 to be Melbourne Renegades top bowler. Lea Tahuhu can be backed at the same price, while Molly Strano is 4.50 and in-form Maitlan Brown is well worth backing at 5.00.
HBHW Bet365 Odds
HBHW to Win the Match: Hobart Hurricanes Women are 1.90 to win against Melbourne Renegades Women.
HBHW Top Batsman: Heather Knight is in fine batting form for Hobart Hurricanes and the England captain is 2.75 to be their top batsman as a result. Erin Fazackerley is next on the list at 5.00, while Nicola Carey – who has top-scored twice already this season, is 6.00 with Bet365.
HBHW Top Bowler: Tayla Vlaeminck is 3.75 favourite to be Hobart Hurricanes’ top bowler with Bet365, while Nicola Carey can be backed at 4.50, as can Heather Knight. Maisy Gibson has been the bowler in the form, however, so she is worth backing at 5.00 with Bet365.
Melbourne Renegades Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women Prediction
Neither team is in particularly good form, but Heather Knight has been excellent for Hobart Hurricanes and she only needs a couple of team-mates to step up with her for the Hurricanes to get back to winning ways.
Back Hobart Hurricanes to beat Melbourne Renegades at 1.90 with Bet365.
Josie Dooley is eight credits but she is the stand-out choice ahead of Emily Smith, given how far down the order the latter currently bats.
That means you can afford to risk a little on Tammy Beaumont’s form – she is an outstanding batting option but her scoring rate has been low this season. Erin Fazackerley is good value at nine credits, while Jess Duffin is excellent value and in good form too at 8.5 credits.
The all-rounders are where most of your credits should be taken up, with England duo Heather Knight and Danni Wyatt in fine form leading the way. Nicola Carey is 9.5 credits and has also had an excellent season so far (on a personal level). You could afford to select Sophie Molineux too, and still have enough for a wide choice on the bowlers.
You can not just pile straight in on the expensive bowlers, given what has been spent on the all-rounders, but there is still plenty of flexibility available for these three places. That is because Belinda Vakarewa is just eight credits, while in-form Maitlan Brown and Maisy Gibson are 8.5 credits each. Depending which way you pick your combination of two of those (unless you pick all three), it leaves enough for Lea Tahuhu or Tayla Vlaeminck, or both if you desire. Georgia Wareham (8.5 credits) is worth considering too, as is Molly Strano (nine credits).
The England all-rounders are in fine form and hard to overlook for captain and vice-captain as a result. Heather Knight has been in top batting form in recent matches, putting her slightly ahead of Danni Wyatt. Neither are front-line bowlers, but both have proved they can complement their runs with wickets too.