Pawan ∙ Updated: Nov 18 2023, 4:26 PM | 4 Min Read

WBBL 2023 | MR-W vs HB-W, Match 46 - Top Captain and Vice-captain Picks

image-lp3vhliwLizelle Lee is an important part of Hobart Hurricanes team (Source: X)

Melbourne Renegades Women (MR-W) collide with Hobart Hurricanes Women (HR-W) in the ongoing ninth season of the Women's Big Bash League. Match No. 46 will be played on a doubleheader Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Junction Oval in Melbourne. Both sides will meet again in a few days' time in the reverse fixture on Thursday, the 23rd at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Before the game goes live, here is a look at the top captain and vice-captain choices for the fantasy contests of this encounter.

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MR-W vs HB-W, Match 46: Venue Analysis

Chasing has been difficult at the Junction Oval in Melbourne in this WBBL 9.  The surface has been supportive to both batters and bowlers. The track is expected to remain the same for this fixture as well.

MR-W vs HB-W, Match 46 - Toss Factor

Sides batting first have managed to win seven out of the nine games played so far at he venue in this edition of WBBL. The captain winning the toss will look to bat first and put runs on the board.

Scenario: If Melbourne Renegades Fields First

Sarah Coyte and Hayley Matthews have been picking up the majority of the wickets for the Renegades so far this season. The former has snared 12 scalps while Matthews has 11 wickets to her name. Harmanpreet Kaur and Georgia Wareham are always in the mix for Melbourne as all these four players will again be vital against the Hurricanes.

Scenario: If Hobart Hurricanes Fields First

Heather Graham and Molly Strano have managed to pick up 13 and 11 wickets respectively for the Hurricanes so far in WBBL 9. Elyse Villani and Lizelle Lee are the leading run-getters for Hobart in this competition. These four will be crucial for their side if they fielding first against the Renegades.

MR-W vs HB-W, Match 46 - Top Captain and Vice-captain choices

Scenario: If Hobart Hurricanes Fields First

Lizelle Lee (HB-W)

As mentioned above, Lizelle Lee has struck the most runs for Hobart in this campaign. The right-handed South African has 287 runs to her name in ten innings at an average of 32 which includes three half-centuries with the highest score of 91. 

Heather Graham (HB-W)

All-rounder Heather Graham has managed to score 107 runs with the highest score of 36. Graham is the leading wicket-taker for her side with 13 scalps in ten innings at an average of 22.00. She plays a vital role in this Hobart Hurricanes side and will look to deliver her all-round performance against the Renegades.

Scenario: If Melbourne Renegades Fields First

Harmanpreet Kaur (MR-W)

India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is leading the batting charts for the Renegades. The right-handed middle-order player has struck 319 runs so far in 11 innings at an average of 35.44. She has smashed one half-century in this campaign. Harmanpreet is a perfect pick for this category. Notably, she has also snared seven scalps in eight innings.

Georgia Wareham (MR-W)

Georgia Wareham has managed to amass the third-most runs for her side so far. She has racked up 274 runs in ten innings at an average of 39.14 with one half-century to her name. The all-rounder Wareham has also picked up nine wickets in 11 innings in this WBBL.

MR-W vs HB-W, Match 46 - Big Risk, Big Return Choices

Tammy Beaumont (MR-W)

England international Tammy Beaumont has hit the second-most runs for her side this season. The right-handed opening player is yet to score a half-century. She has smashed 276 runs in 11 innings and is averaging 25.09 with the highest score of 43. This might be the fixture in which she finally get to the landmark of a fifty.

Nicola Carey (HB-W)

Nicola Carey has scored 116 runs in six innings so far. The left-handed player is averaging 29.00 with the highest score of 41*. Carey is yet to hit a half-century in this campaign. The middle-order player looks a risky but a worthy pick for this contest.