First up, they will be taking on the ladder-leading Brisbane Heat on Tuesday, in a highly anticipated clash at University of Tasmania Stadium. The last time the two teams met – in November last year – the Heat came out resounding 10-wicket winners, something a new-look Hurricanes squad will be eager to overturn. Their main priority will be to contain Hurricane-turned-Heat player, Georgia Redmayne, who in the teams’ last meeting was named Player of the Match, after smashing an unbeaten 66 runs off just 33 balls.
On Wednesday, the Hurricanes will have their first re-match of the season against the Melbourne Stars. Just over a week on from their resounding win over the Stars at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, the Hurricanes will be looking for a rinse and repeat result. After romping home over last year’s finalists by 63 runs, the ‘Canes will be looking to restrict the Stars’ top-order danger players - such as Elyse Villani, Annabel Sutherland and Meg Lanning – in a similar fashion.
The Hobart Hurricanes have named a 14-player squad as they prepare to take on the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars in back-to-back mid-week games at Launceston's University of Tasmania Stadium:
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Launceston-based all-rounder, Meg Radford, will join the squad as a local replacement player for Maisy Gibson. If selected in the final XI, Radford and Angelina Genford will make their Hurricanes debuts.
The first ball of Tuesday’s game will be bowled at 4.50pm local time. For those who can’t make it to the venue to watch the match live, it will be broadcast on Fox Cricket, and livestreamed via Kayo Sports and cricket.com.au.