STA vs HUR Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes – 4 January 2020 (Hobart). The Stars would like to bounce back after three defeats in a row.
Melbourne Stars will take on Hobart Hurricanes in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart.
Melbourne Stars have lost their last three games in the tournament. Stoinis & Fletcher are struggling, whereas Maxwell has been their sole performer in batting. Liam Hatcher has been bowling well, whereas Zampa will also return for this game. This game is going to be an important one for the Stars.
Hobart Hurricanes have won five of their seven games in the tournament so far. The bowlers are in brilliant form, whereas Malan proved his batting class in the last game. This side looks very balanced, and they can certainly challenge for the title.
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: 7; Bat 1st Won: 5; Bat 2nd Won: 2.
Match Details :
Time:- 10:35 AM IST, Live on Sony Six
Probable XI for both sides:-
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk, Adam Zampa, Zahir Khan, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher.
Hobart Hurricanes – Ben McDermott, D’arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Scott Boland.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
D’arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Riley Meredith, Glenn Maxwell, and Scott Boland.
STA vs HUR Team Wicket-Keeper
Ben McDermott (Price 9.5) and Nicholas Pooran (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. McDermott has scored 186 runs this season, whereas his average has been 46.50. Pooran has scored one half-century this season, whereas his T20 strike-rate is 145.11.
STA vs HUR 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 scored 129 runs in three games here in BBL. Ingram has scored 211 runs this season at an average of 30.14. Both of them are brilliant players in this shortest format of the game.
Hilton Cartwright (Price 8.5) will be our batsman from the Melbourne Stars. Cartwright scored 230 runs last season at an average of 38.33 whereas, he has been selected to complete mandatory three batsmen.
STA vs HUR Team All-Rounders
D’arcy Short (Price 10) 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 114 runs this season. Short has scalped three wickets in his bowling too.
Glenn Maxwell (Price 10) will be our all-rounder from the Melbourne Stars. Maxi has scored 249 runs this season at an average of 62.25, whereas his strike-rate has been 156.60. He has scalped some wickets as well in the powerplay overs.
STA vs HUR Team Bowlers
Riley Meredith (Price 8.5) and Scott Boland (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Hobart Hurricanes. Meredith scalped ten wickets last season whereas, Boland picked fifteen. Boland has scalped nine wickets this season, whereas Meredith has scalped ten. Both of them are bowling some lethal spells this season.
Adam Zampa (Price 9) and Liam Hatcher (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Melbourne Stars. Hatcher has scalped nine wickets in just five games, whereas Zampa has scalped seven in four games. Both of them are genuine wicket-takers.
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 Adam Zampa
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