HUR vs STA Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars – 2 January 2021 (Hobart). The Stars would want to avoid a hat-trick of defeats.
Hobart Hurricanes will take on Melbourne Stars in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart.
Hobart Hurricanes have won four of their six games in the tournament so far. Riley Meredith and Scott Boland are bowling brilliantly, whereas Tim David has been a surprise in batting. The team will expect Dawid Malan and Short to fire in batting, whereas Ellis needs to cover the all-rounder role in this game. Sandeep Lamichhane will make his Hurricanes debut in this game.
Melbourne Stars have lost both of their last two games in the tournament. Stoinis & Fletcher are struggling, whereas Maxwell has been their sole performer in batting. Nathan Coulter-Nile is currently injured, whereas Zampa has been banned for this game. This game is going to be a difficult game for the Stars.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been good for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score at this ground in BBL10 is 170 runs.
Total BBL 10 Games Played: 6; Bat 1st Won: 4; Bat 2nd Won: 2.
Match Details :
Time:- 11.35 AM, Live on Sony Six/HD
Probable XI for both sides:-
Hobart Hurricanes – Ben McDermott, D’arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, David Moody, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Scott Boland.
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Clint Hinchcliffe, Zahir Khan, Lance Morris, Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher.
Note:- The overall Stats mentioned are prior to the BBL.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
D’arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Riley Meredith, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis.
HUR vs STA Team Wicket-Keeper
Ben McDermott (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. McDermott scored 265 runs last season, whereas he has scored 155 runs in four games this season. He will open the innings in this game, and his average has been 51.67.
HUR vs STA Team Batsmen
Dawid Malan (Price 9.5) and Colin Ingram (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Hobart Hurricanes. Malan is the no.1 T20I ranked batsman, whereas he has 54 runs in a couple of games here in BBL. Ingram has scored 185 runs this season at an average of 30.83. Both of them are brilliant players in this shortest format of the game.
Hilton Cartwright (Price 8.5) and Nic Maddinson (Price 8) will be our batsmen from the Melbourne Stars. Cartwright scored 230 runs last season at an average of 38.33 whereas, he has been decent this season. Maddinson has scalped three wickets in a couple of games and is a handy batsman in the lower-order.
HUR vs STA Team All-Rounders
D’arcy Short (Price 10.5) will be our all-rounder from the Hobart Hurricanes. Short is a machine in the Big Bash League. He scored 357 runs in the last season whereas, he has scored 102 runs this season. Short has scalped three wickets in his bowling too.
Marcus Stoinis (Price 10.5) and Glenn Maxwell (Price 10) will be our all-rounders from the Melbourne Stars. Maxi has scored 179 runs this season at an average of 59.67, whereas he bowls his overs as well. Stoinis has not impressed this season, but he was the highest run-scorer of the last season with 705 runs. Both of them are champion players.
HUR vs STA Team Bowlers
Riley Meredith (Price 8.5) and Sandeep Lamichhane (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Hobart Hurricanes. Meredith scalped ten wickets last season whereas, Sandeep picked fifteen. Lamichhane is going to play his first BBL 10 game, whereas Meredith has scalped ten wickets this season.
Liam Hatcher (Price 8) will be our bowler from the Melbourne Stars. Hatcher has scalped nine wickets in just four games. He has been on fire this season.
Match Prediction: Hobart Hurricanes are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Glenn Maxwell and D’arcy Short
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Dawid Malan and Marcus Stoinis
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