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? Sunday 20th 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? 16c with plenty of 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 beat Melbourne Stars Women beat by 20 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

MELBOURNE STARS WOMEN

  • Melbourne Stars did not get their Women’s Big Bash League campaign off to the best of starts as they were unable to chase down the total posted by Hobart Hurricanes in their opening game.
  • The Stars were set 165 to win and with only four players reaching double-figures as well as the frequent loss of wickets, it prevented them from building any real momentum and they fell 20 runs short.
  • Captain Elyse Villani was bowled for a golden duck which set the tone for the rest of her side’s innings and she will be hoping for a better effort in this game as well as the rest of the top order.

HOBART HURRICANES WOMEN

  • Hobart Hurricanes brought a five-match losing streak into their opening WBBL game of this fifth edition of the tournament but they were able to snap that as they came out on top of their contest with Melbourne Stars.
  • The Hurricanes got off to a strong start after they were put in to bat with Erin Fazackerley notching a quick-fire 46 from 33 balls which got her side off to a great start on the way to 164/5.
  • With a decent total on the board, the Hurricanes soon got to work and reduced the Stars to 36/4 with Belinda Vakarewa and Maisy Gibson doing the majority of the damage with three wickets apiece as they claimed a 20-run victory.

THE PREDICTION

Melbourne Stars will be hoping to immediately respond to the loss in their first game of the WBBL campaign as they host Hobart Hurricanes for the second game in succession. The Hurricanes were better in all departments in their clash yesterday and will be confident of a repeat performance. The Stars are likely to improve on that effort but they may find it difficult to find enough to overturn the result from yesterday with the Hurricanes able to make it back-to-back wins.

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