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Two sides looking for redemption. Both Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes are looking to improve on last season, and have worked hard on their recruitment to do so.

Hobart’s snap lockdown reportedly won’t affect the WBBL matches, so the two sides will get their chance to make a strong start to the season on Saturday afternoon. The Renegades welcome the in-form Jemimah Rodrigues and experienced Harmanpreet Kaur of India to help guide the Renegades side possessing some fine talent in their ranks.

On the other side, the Hurricanes welcome Aussie speedster Tayla Vlaeminck after missing WBBL 06 due to a foot injury, headlining a bowling attack that now includes the WBBL’s most prolific bowler – former Renegade Molly Strano.

Two important points are up for grabs for teams looking to build confidence early in the tournament.

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Melbourne Renegades:

  • Jemimah Rodrigues has been in fine form of late, and has the potential to spark great things for the Renegades. She was the second-highest run-scorer in The Hundred earlier this year (249, avg. 41.50, SR 150.90), and looked solid in the T20Is against Australia (49*, 7, 23).
  • Skipper Sophie Molineux has a half-century vs Hurricanes, but only averages 12.80 against them in 12 matches overall. She has nine wickets in these 12 matches at an average of 23.33 and economy rate of 6.18.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur has struck eight double-figure scores in a row across the T20Is vs England, Hundred and T20Is vs Australia (31, 36, 29, 49*, 26, 12, 28, 12). Can she make an impact right away here?
  • Georgia Wareham will be aiming to improve on her bowling average of 35.50 in seven matches against the Hurricanes (four wickets). She took a wicket in each of the three T20Is against India.
  • Holly Ferling is another strong addition for the Renegades, who has shifted from cross-city rivals Melbourne Stars. She has five wickets in eight matches vs Hurricanes at an economy rate of just 5.38.

Hobart Hurricanes:

  • Skipper Rachel Priest scored 42 and 34 against the Renegades in WBBL 2020. Also, Priest has scored 108 runs at Bellerive Oval at an average of 54.00 and strike rate of 145.95.
  • Mignon du Preez is a terrific addition to the Hurricanes squad. The South African will be aiming to build on her record vs Renegades, which reads: 10 inns, 229 runs, avg. 22.90, SR 108.53.
  • Nicola Carey was player of the match in the first of two meetings vs Renegades last season (3/14). She has 16 wickets against the Renegades in her 12 career games against them, as well as 108 runs (avg. 18).
  • Richa Ghosh could prove to be a very handy signing for the Hurricanes. The Indian keeper-batter looked in fine touch across formats against Australia (32*, 44, 0, 17*, 2, 23*).
  • No bowler has more wickets in WBBL than Molly Strano (104). Her first game after leaving the Renegades will be her former team, so it will be interesting to see how she performs.
  • Strano has taken six wickets in as many games at Bellerive Oval at an economy rate of just 5.11.
  • Belinda Vakarewa has 12 wickets to her name in eight matches vs Renegades, including eight in four when playing for the Hurricanes. She took 2/12 and 2/20 against them last season.
  • Tayla Vlaeminck makes her long-awaited WBBL return. The pace bowler hit good speeds in the T20Is vs India, and will be looking to build on her two wickets in that series.

Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 12, Renegades 5, Hurricanes 7.
  • Hurricanes beat Renegades twice in WBBL 06.
  • Both teams have won a game against each other at Bellerive Oval.

Possible Playing 11

Melbourne Renegades: 1. Sophie Molineux (c), 2. Jemimah Rodrigues, 3. Eve Jones, 4. Harmanpreet Kaur, 5. Jess Duffin, 6. Courtney Webb, 7. Josie Dooley (wk), 8. Carly Leeson, 9. Georgia Wareham, 10. Holly Ferling, 11. Ella Hayward/Ellen Falconer

Rachel Trenaman will not be available due to a serious knee injury. Also, Lizelle Lee won’t participate in the WBBL for personal reasons.

Hobart Hurricanes: 1. Rachel Priest (c & wk), 2. Naomi Stalenberg, 3. Mignon du Preez, 4. Nicola Carey, 5. Richa Ghosh, 6. Molly Strano, 7. Maisy Gibson, 8. Belinda Vakarewa, 9. Chloe Rafferty, 10. Tayla Vlaeminck, 11. Amy Smith

Bellerive Oval Hobart Pitch Report and Weather

The track looked a good one for batting on the opening night of the tournament, with Alyssa Healy slamming 57 off 27 balls to guide Sixers to their target of 100 in less than 11 overs vs Stars. Ellyse Villani also struck a quick half-century.

Showers are forecast for the morning in Hobart, and will hopefully ease by the afternoon. A cool and cloudy day is forecast, with a top of about 15 degrees.

Dream11 Prediction

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Note: Teams below are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these teams in time after the final playing XIs have been announced.

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  • Wicket-keepers: Rachel Priest
  • Batters: Jemimah Rodrigues, Mignon du Preez
  • All-rounders: Harmanpreet Kaur, Sophie Molineux, Nicola Carey
  • Bowlers: Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck

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Match Prediction

The Hurricanes look a balanced team, even with key personnel missing. Hurricanes to win at home.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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