Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: WBBL 2021 - Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes - Match 2: 16th Oct
The 2nd match of the Women's Big Bash League 2021 will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes at Blundstone Arena, Hobart in Australia.
Hobart Hurricanes finished Eighth (3 wins, 9 losses, 3 no results) in the last season of Women's Big Bash League. The team has Salliann Beams as their head coach.
Hurricanes have made several changes to their squad with Molly Strano (Renegades), Mignon du Preez (Stars), Rachel Trenaman (Thunder), Angelina Genford, Richa Ghosh, Ruth Johnston coming in and Corinne Hall (Thunder), Emma Flint (maternity leave), Chloe Tryon (SA), Brooke Hepburn (retired), Hayley Matthews (WI), Erica Kershaw going out.
Mignon du Preez is a proven gun batter and will be a key player for them. India's wicketkeeper batter Richa Ghosh also has some big hitting ability.
Home-bred Nicola Carey and Tayla Vlaeminck will add to their pace bowling battery. Tearaway Vlaeminck in particular will be the centre of attraction.
Melbourne Renegades finished 7th (4 wins, 8 losses, 2 no results) in the last season of Women's Big Bash League. The team has Simon Helmot (replacing Lachie Stevens) as their head coach.
Renegades have bagged a couple of big Indian stars in Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues. Rodrigues recently finished The Hundred as the second highest scorer.
Eve Jones, Holly Ferling (Stars), Ellen Falconer (Strikers), Poppy Gardner, Rhiann O’Donnell also come into the side in place of Molly Strano (Hurricanes), Maitlan Brown (Sixers), Lizelle Lee, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu, Erin Fazackerley, Courtney Neale.
The absence of Lizelle Lee, Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu who have pulled out is bound to hurt the team. Australian spinners Sophie Molineux and Georgia Wareham will have to do something special for the team to excel in the competition.
Hobart Hurricanes - Rachel Priest (c)(NZ), Nicola Carey, Tayla Vlaeminck, Mignon du Preez (SA), Richa Ghosh (Ind), Angelina Genford, Maisy Gibson, Ruth Johnston, Sasha Moloney, Chloe Rafferty, Amy Smith, Molly Strano, Naomi Stalenberg, Belinda Vakarewa, Rachel Trenaman (injured - ACL)
Melbourne Renegades - Sophie Molineux (c), Georgia Wareham, Eve Jones (Eng), Harmanpreet Kaur (Ind), Jemimah Rodrigues (Ind), Makinley Blows, Josie Dooley, Jess Duffin, Ellen Falconer, Holly Ferling, Poppy Gardner, Ella Hayward, Carly Leeson, Rhiann O’Donnell, Courtney Webb
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Melbourne Renegades
Who will win? – Melbourne Renegades
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Jemimah Rodrigues (Melbourne Renegades), Mignon du Preez (Hobart Hurricanes)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Georgia Wareham (Melbourne Renegades), Tayla Vlaeminck (Hobart Hurricanes)
Most Sixes – Harmanpreet Kaur (Melbourne Renegades), Mignon du Preez (Hobart Hurricanes)
Player of the Match – Jemimah Rodrigues
Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Renegades 160+, Hobart Hurricanes 150+
Match Handicap Melbourne Renegades
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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