WBBL 2018-19 Melbourne Renegades Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women 52nd Match Prediction. Melbourne Renegades’ winning streak finally came to halt on 8th January at Sydney where they lost an away game to the Thunder in a match which went down till the last over. However, they still are in the driver’s seat as far as the qualification scenarios are concerned.
Melbourne Renegades Women To Win the Match, 1.58
- Melbourne Renegades have performed exceedingly well in their past five games and have the momentum
- Hobart Hurricanes are clearly over-reliant on their top-three batswomen, none of whom have been consistent in scoring runs
- Danielle Wyatt, Sophie Molineux, and Amy Satterthwaite have been in fine form in the last few matches
- Tournament: Womens Big Bash League 2018-19
- Date: Jan 12, 2019
- Format: T20
- Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne, Australia
- Time: 02:00
- Weather: Partly cloudy, 45% Humidity, 22.1℃
ABOUT THE MATCH
They still have two games to go before the league round is concluded, one against the Hurricanes and the other against the Sixers. The first of the two games, against Hobart Hurricanes, is set to be played at Melbourne on 12th January. The Hurricanes are already out of the competition and are reeling at the bottom of the points table. However, they’ll certainly take pride in upsetting Renegades who are desperate for a win. Considering the stakes involved, a high-voltage encounter is certainly on the cards.
MELBOURNE RENEGADES WOMEN
Melbourne Renegades were left heartbroken by Sydney Thunder as the Thunder chased down the set target with five balls to spare. This was Renegades’ sixth loss in the tournament and first in their last five matches – a fact which speaks volumes about their improvement in the second half of the competition.
Batting first on a decent batting surface, Renegades’ women adopted a characteristic steady approach to start their innings as Danielle Wyatt and Sophie Molineux accumulated 41 runs for the first wicket. Satterthwaite couldn’t really contribute much and was the next one to go after adding 18 to the total. Thanks to Wyatts 59 and a little but useful cameo from Jess Cameron, who scored 25, the Renegades scored 139. It was a sort of innings where they couldn’t really step down on the gas pedal.
Defending such a total against an in-form Thunder lineup wasn’t an easy task and the way Renegades’ bowlers fought to deny Thunder an easy win was commendable. Tahuhu, Strano, Brown, and Molineux were all pretty good in their respective spells. However, one poor over from skipper Amy Satterthwaite wherein she conceded 17, turned out to be the turning point of the match as the Thunder overhauled the total with five wickets in hand.
HOBART HURRICANES WOMEN
It hasn’t been a tournament to remember for Hobart Hurricanes from any aspect. With just one game remaining for them, they are at the bottom of the points table with four points and are certain of ending up with the wooden spoon.
They came close to win against Adelaide Strikers a couple of days ago before the two points were snatched by the Strikers in the super over. The Hurricanes went onto lose yet another game, against the same team, taking their tally of losses to 11 this season.
In their last match, they conceded 165 after losing the toss and then failed to chase it down. The contributions from Heather Knight, Georgia Redmayne, and Stefanie Daffara didn’t prove to be enough as they lost the match by 24 runs. Their bowling, too, wasn’t really up to the mark as Alex Hartley, their regular new-ball bowler, conceded 43 runs in her four overs. Although along with Hepburn, Heather Knight picked up a couple of wickets to rock the Strikers, just as it was the case with their batting, no support from the other end meant she just had too much to do.
With tournament done and dusted for the Hurricanes, they’ll be playing for nothing but pride. They have nothing to lose and teams in this kind of situations can sometimes be really dangerous to face. Having said that, Melbourne Renegades are an experienced unit and would certainly not want to be complacent going into the next match.
They’ve had an excellent time of late in the Women’s Big Bash League winning four of their last five matches. Hobart Hurricanes have four points to their name and we think it’s going to remain this way. Melbourne Renegades are better-placed to win the upcoming encounter and maintain their upper hand in the ladder.
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