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The Eliminator match of the eighth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League will take place between Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes at Adelaide at the Karen Rolton Oval as the tournament is just a couple of days away from getting its champion. Despite finishing two points ahead of Hobart Hurricanes, Brisbane Heat struggled as the group stage came to an end.
Due to their inability to win three of their past five games, they were denied a position in the challenger and now face the additional risk of an elimination game against a team that has already defied expectations and a recent trend to reach this point. Since the second edition of the competition, Hurricanes have been eliminated in the group stage every year, thus this is already progress.
After suffering a hamstring injury, Georgia Redmayne is back following a successful recovery, giving Brisbane a massive benefit. Grace Parsons might make her WBBL debut, while pacer Courtney Sippel also returns. Both teams will be desperate to win this contest so as to increase their chances of facing Sydney Sixers in the summit clash.
Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Date & Time: November 23, 01:40 pm IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network & SonyLiv
The Karen Rolton Oval’s pitch appears to be favorable for batting. Once they have spent some time in the center, the hitters can play their shots flexibly. As the game goes on, the ball might uphold a little bit on the surface, and the spinners will be crucial.
Predicted Playing XIs for BH-W vs HB-W
Brisbane Heat Women
Danni Wyatt, Georgia Redmayne, Georgia Voll, Grace Harris, Amelia Kerr, Jess Jonassen, Ellie Johnston, Charli Knott, Nicola Hancock, Jess Kerr.
Hobart Hurricanes Women
Lizelle Lee, Rachel Trenaman, Mignon du Preez, Elyse Villani, Heather Graham, Nicola Carey, Ruth Johnston, Naomi Stalenberg, Hayley Jensen, Amy Smith, Molly Strano.
Probable Best Performers from BH-W vs HB-W
Probable best batter: Mignon du Preez
Mignon du Preez is among the leading run-scorers of the tournament and has scored the most runs for her side, Brisbane Heat. She has carried the load of the team’s batting unit and will be expected to repeat some similar heroics in the crucial fixture against the Hurricanes.
Probable best bowler: Nicola Hancock
Nicola Hancock is among the leading wicket-takers in the tournament. She has 22 wickets from 14 games and is currently ranked second in the list of highest wicket-takers. Though her economy rate has been on the higher side, she will be looking to masking the most of the upcoming game.
Today’s Match Prediction: Brisbane Heat Women to win the match