With the hope of winning their second game of the season, Hobart Hurricanes will lock horns against Sydney Thunders – the only team they defeated so far in the season. In the meantime, the Thunders lost both their opening encounters and are desperate to get a win under their belt to kickstart their mission for the playoffs.
However, things will be extremely difficult after an embarrassing defeat in the previous match. Their batting has been extremely poor so far and if it doesn’t change, it’s going to be a long and hard tournament for the Thunders, s
omething they have seen in the previous season as well. Interestingly, the team is decent on paper but the players have failed massively in order to keep up with the show. They already faced defeat at the hands of Hobart earlier in the season and as things stand, they need to pull a massive shift to take revenge.
Hobart, on the other hand, will be relaxed and confident but their recent defeat at the hands of Perth Scorchers will be tough to digest. Their batting collapse will be an eye-opener for the team but they’ll not pay much attention to it after just one defeat. Bowling is one area they would look to improve in the coming match.
Venue: Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney
Date & Time: October 18, 1:35 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv
It will be a balanced wicket at the Blacktown International Sportspark. The pitch gets easier for the batters later on and thus, bowling first will be ideal.
Probable Playing XIs
Elyse Villani(c), Lizelle Lee(w), Rachel Trenaman, Mignon du Preez, Heather Graham, Nicola Carey, Ruth Johnston, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Hayley Jensen, Maisy Gibson
Tammy Beaumont, Phoebe Litchfield, Anika Learoyd, Rachael Haynes(c), Chloe Tryon, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Tahlia Wilson(w), Lea Tahuhu, Lauren Smith, Belinda Vakarewa, Samantha Bates
HB-W vs ST-W Probable Top Performers
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Despite a good start in the last two matches, Tahlia Wilson failed to make it count. The 22-year-old scored a total of 54 runs in the last two matches and is currently the 10th leading run-scorer of the tournament. The young Aussie has shown a lot of promise and it is only time to elevate to the next level.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
The last time these two sides came face-to-face, Molly Strano picked up three wickets giving away just 18 runs in the process. With four wickets from two matches, she currently is the sixth leading wicket-taker in the tournament.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.