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Match preview: Strikers v Hurricanes

22 October 2021

Check out our match preview and squad for our first game in Launceston against the Adelaide Strikers.

The Hobart Hurricanes start their five-game stand in Launceston against the Adelaide Strikers on Saturday, hoping to carry momentum from their excellent win against the Stars into the contest. Unbeaten so far throughout the tournament, the Strikers pose a real challenge to the Hurricanes outfit, who will need to be on song from the very first ball.

After her inspirational century in the previous game, Rachel Priest will no doubt be critical again to the 'Canes chances, and will need contributions from those around her to set a defendable target. Bounce-back innings from players in the top order will go a long way to aiding the 'Canes in this regard.

With the ball, it's a case of rinse and repeat after a flawless bowling performance at Blundstone Arena, with all bowlers firing on all cylinders and playing a vital role. The big wicket for the Hurricanes will no doubt be that of Tahlia McGrath, who has shone with the bat so far throughout the first two games.

The Hobart Hurricanes have named a 13-player squad to face the Strikers:

Nicola Carey
Mignon du Preez
Angelina Genford 
Richa Ghosh
Ruth Johnston
Sasha Moloney
Rachel Priest (c)

Chloe Rafferty
Amy Smith
Naomi Stalenberg
Molly Strano

Belinda Vakarewa
Tayla Vlaeminck

If selected in the final XI, Angelina Genford will make her Hurricanes debut.

The first ball will be bowled at Invermay Park at 10.15am local time on Saturday morning, with the match to be broadcast on Fox Cricket, and available to be watched via livestream on Kayo Sports and

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Adelaide Strikers Women

Hobart Hurricanes Women

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