WBBL 06 team guide: Hobart Hurricanes - star players, fixtures, strengths and weaknesses

After a disappointingly inconsistent WBBL 05, now is the time for the Tasmanian franchise to make an impression

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Coach: Salliann Briggs 

Captain: Corrine Hall 

Overseas players: Chloe Tryon, Hayley Matthews

Australia internationals: Nicola Carey

Last season: 7th 

How did they do last season?

2019 was a disappointing year for Hobart Hurricanes, finishing seventh, with only Melbourne Stars below them. They only won four matches and will be looking to do better this term.

Key players

Hayley Matthews: The West Indian, Matthews – who is still only 22 – has been around the game for a long time. 

2020 hasn’t been her year so far with best figures of 2 for 25, but she’ll be looking to hit form and has the ability to do so.

Ranked 20th in the T20 Player Index, ranking performances in franchise and international T20 cricket over a three-year period, she is just ahead of West Indies teammate Stafanie Taylor.

Chloe Tryon: Another overseas player in the Hurricanes’ ranks is Tryon. A handy batter, Tryon managed 238 runs in 13 matches last year with a best score of 46 not out. She can also be thrown the ball if needed.

Like Matthews, Tryon hasn’t had the best of years this year with a best score of 34 not out and she failed to pick up a wicket at the T20 World Cup.

Sitting 66th in the T20 player index, Tryon has won less than half of her 45 matches and is just behind England’s Anya Shrubsole.

Nicola Carey: Carey has represented Australia 30 times.

The 27-year-old had an impressive tournament last year, scoring 267 runs at an average of 24.27 - with a best score of 60 not out.

She is ranked 34th in the T20 player index with one tournament win to her name.

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Strengths

Scoring runs was a strength of the Hurricanes last season. They averaged 134.5 runs per innings and will be looking to repeat that again this year.

Weaknesses

Consistency will be something Hobart should improve on this year. 

Far too often last year, they would win one and then lose one before going on a run of defeats. They won four of their matches last year.

England involvement

None

Fixtures

October 25 - Adelaide Strikers; October 26 - Perth Scorchers; October 31 - Brisbane Heat; November 1 - Melbourne Stars; November 3 - Melbourne Renegades; November 7 - Sydney Sixers; November 8 - Sydney Thunder; November 10 - Melbourne Renegades; November 14 - Sydney Sixers; November 15 - Brisbane Heat; November 17 - Adelaide Strikers; November 18 - Melbourne Stars; November 21 - Perth Scorchers; November 22 - Sydney Thunder

Full fixture list

WBBL 06 squad list

 

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