2019 Women’s Big Bash League – Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Brisbane Heat Women Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Brisbane Heat Women taking place? Friday 22nd November, 2019 – 08:10 (UK)

Where is Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Brisbane Heat Women taking place? Blundstone Arena, Hobart

What is the expected weather for Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Brisbane Heat Women? 17c in mostly cloudy skies

What television channel is Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Brisbane Heat Women on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to WBBL05 matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Brisbane Heat Women in the UK? If televised, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Brisbane Heat Women? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Brisbane Heat Women beat Hobart Hurricanes Women by 5 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

HOBART HURRICANES WOMEN

  • Hobart Hurricanes showed great character to not only end their long wait for a win but also put their off-field drama behind them following the banning of Emily Smith with her teammates doing a great job in her absence to defeat Sydney Sixers.
  • After seven matches without a victory which included a heavy loss to the Sixers in their previous game, the Hurricanes were solid with both bat and ball as they restricted the Sydney side to 134/7 thanks in part to a superb bowling performance from Belinda Vakarewa who took 4-19.
  • The Hurricanes’ response got off to an awful start and they were looking down the barrel of yet another defeat as they found themselves at 22/4 but an unbeaten 55 from Nicola Carey steadied the innings and her knock played a big role in leading her side to the five-wicket victory.

BRISBANE HEAT WOMEN

  • Brisbane Heat continued their superb run of form as they held off a determined chase by the Melbourne Renegades with the defending champions doing just enough to seal a narrow victory which was their sixth in a row.
  • The Heat were struggling to put together a good score and when Mandy Green fell midway through the 11th over, her side were only on 60/3 but a sensational display of power hitting from Jess Jonassen changed the course of the game.
  • The Australian struck a magnificent 63* off just 29 deliveries to help her side to 153/5 and despite the Renegades managing to make a good fist of the chase, some great fielding to secure three run-outs towards the end of the innings secured the six-run win for the Heat.

THE PREDICTION

Hobart finally ended their winless streak but their joy could be short-lived as they host Brisbane. The Heat have now won six games in a row and sit top of the ladder as they continue to flourish in the defence of their Women’s Big Bash League crown. They were given a scare last time out but that could be what they needed to refocus after several dominant displays and with Jess Jonassen starting to come into form with both bat and ball, the Heat look set to continue their winning streak.

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