BH-W vs HB-W Fantasy Preview: After their last match got abandoned without a ball being bowled, the Brisbane Heat Women will hope that there are no more rain interruptions in their Women’s Big Bash League 2020 matches. The Brisbane Heat Women will take on the Hobart Hurricanes Women in their third fixture of the season.
Both teams made a contrasting start to this season. The two-time defending champions Brisbane Heat Women defeated the Perth Scorchers Women in the first match of the WBBL 2020. Meanwhile, the Hobart Hurricanes Women lost to the Adelaide Strikers Women by eight wickets.
The second matches of both teams did not produce a result. The Brisbane-based team is at the number one position on the standings, with three points in two matches. Meanwhile, the Hobart Hurricanes Women are at the last position with a solitary point to their name.
Hobart Hurricanes Women will expect their batswomen to step up and deliver the goods in this contest. The likes of Rachael Priest, Hayley Matthews, Corinne Hall, and Nicola Carey could manage only 84 runs against Adelaide. They will have to stay wary of Delissa Kimmince and Nicola Hancock and put on a big score on the board.
The defending champs do not have much to worry about. Their bowlers performed brilliantly, whereas Grace Harris scored a half-century with the bat. A better performance will be expected from Maddy Green and Jess Jonassen in the third match.
Brisbane Heat Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women
BH-W vs HB-W: Head to head
The Brisbane Heat Women have battled the Hobart Hurricanes Women ten times in WBBL history. Seven of those matches have ended in Brisbane’s favor, while Hobart have prevailed in three encounters.
BH-W vs HB-W: Probable Teams:
Brisbane Heat Women:
Maddy Green, Georgia Redmayne (wk), Jess Jonassen (c), Laura Harris, Grace Harris, Amelia Kerr, Mikayla Hinkley, Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Prestwidge, Courtney Grace Sippel, Nicola Hancock.
Hobart Hurricanes Women:
Naomi Stalenberg, Rachael Priest(wk), Hayley Matthews, Nicola Carey, Chloe Tryon, Corinne Hall (c), Erica Kershaw, Sasha Moloney, Chloe Rafferty, Brooke Hepburn, Belinda Vakarewa
Picks to consider:
Hayley Matthews will be the player to watch out for from the Hobart Hurricanes Women. She has played 55 T20I matches for the West Indies Women, scoring 986 runs and picking up 51 wickets. She also has a four-wicket haul to her name.
Although Jess Jonassen could not make much in the first match of the season, the Aussie all-rounder has scored 428 runs and scalped 71 wickets in T20Is. Since rain might play a role in this match, it is advisable to pick all-rounders like Jonassen because they can score points in both departments.
1. Jess Jonassen
2. Hayley Matthews
Match Prediction – Who will win today?
The Brisbane Heat Women dominated the Perth Scorchers Women in the first match, while the Hobart Hurricanes Women looked hapless. The two-time defending champions should win this match without breaking much sweat.
Dream11 team for BH-W vs HB-W
Wicket-keeper: Georgia Redmayne
Batters – Maddy Green, Naomi Stalenberg, Corinne Hall
All-rounders – Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen (c), Hayley Matthews (vc)
Bowlers – Nicola Hancock, Delissa Kimmince, Chloe Rafferty, Belinda Vakarewa