Docklands Stadium pitch report: REN vs HUR pitch report of Docklands Melbourne batting or bowling

Rishikesh Sharma
|Published 06/01/2023

The 32nd league match of the Big Bash League 2022-23 will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. BBL 12 has reached its halfway stage and every match from now on will be of utmost importance.

Melbourne Renegades won their last match, and they would want to start a winning streak. This is the last BBL12 match of Akeal Hosein and Mujeeb ur Rahman, so both of them would want to make an impact in this match. Shaun Marsh will miss this match due to an injury.

Hobart Hurricanes managed to score their highest-ever BBL score in the last match, but they still lost the match. The batters of the side are in great form at the moment, and this is a huge bonus for the side. If the bowlers can get in a rhythm, it will be a boost for the side.

Docklands Stadium pitch report

The Docklands Stadium in Melbourne is set to host its 3rd match of the ongoing Big Bash League season. This is the home ground of Melbourne Renegades. This pitch has been a good track for T20 matches, as there is help for both batters and bowlers. This is a closed stadium as well, so the weather won’t be an issue.

This is a flat track, and there is an even amount of bounce as well on this track. The batters can trust the bounce here and can play their shots on merit. With a faster outfield, the job of the batters becomes even easier. One side of the boundary is on the bigger side, but the rest of the dimensions are batter-friendly.

This track gets a little slow as the match progresses, and it is tough for the batters to pick the spinners in the 2nd half of the match. The average 1st innings score in 2 games played here is 165 runs, and they are won by the chasing teams. Both captains may opt to chase upon winning the toss.

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Rishikesh Sharma

Rishikesh Sharma

An engineering graduate and an ardent Sports fan. Rishikesh Sharma is writing about cricket for 3 years now as corporate life didn't suit him. Sourav Ganguly made him fall in love with the game, and players like Brendon McCullum and Gautam Gambhir enhanced it. Apart from cricket, Rishikesh is a huge fan of Liverpool FC. When not watching sports, you will find him riding around Jaipur.

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