2019 Women’s Big Bash League – Melbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Melbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women taking place? Saturday 19th October, 2019 – 04:00 (UK)

Where is Melbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women taking place? CitiPower Centre, Melbourne

What is the expected weather for Melbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women? 14c with some clouds above

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

Where can I stream Melbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes 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 Melbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Hobart Hurricanes Women beat Melbourne Stars Women by 72 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

MELBOURNE STARS WOMEN

  • Melbourne Stars struggled in last year’s Women’s Big Bash League and finished in seventh place on the ladder for the second successive tournament with their home form proving to be problematic last time out.
  • The Stars have never competed in the knockout stages of the competition with their highest finishes coming in the first two editions of the competition when they ended up fifth on the ladder.
  • With their overseas players largely failing to impress last time around, the Stars will hope new signing Elyse Villani can add some runs at the top of the order as her new side attempts to challenge for a place in the semi-finals for the first time.

HOBART HURRICANES WOMEN

  • Hobart Hurricanes will be desperate to produce a better performance in this edition of the Women’s Big Bash League after two consecutive tournaments where they have finished last on the ladder.
  • The Hurricanes have managed just two wins apiece in the last two editions of the WBBL which is a far cry from making the semi-finals in the first two years of the competition with big improvements needed to get back to the knockout stages.
  • If that is to happen, the Hurricanes are likely to rely on England captain Heather Knight to lead the way and new signings Chloe Tryon and Nicola Carey are also going to need to play big roles.

THE PREDICTION

Both Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes struggled for the second consecutive season in the WBBL and finished in the last two spots on the ladder once again. They will hope it can be different this time but both have major improvements to make. This opening game represents a big chance to get off to a strong start and could act as a platform for a better season but it’s the Hurricanes who might be the side to come out on top.

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