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Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars, free match prediction 30 Dec 2019

30 Dec 2019 | 13:40 | Aurora Stadium, Launceston, Australia
69/5 in 11.0 6.27
55/3 in 7.3 7.33

Hobart Hurricanes Vs Melbourne Stars betting odds

HBH

2.50

MLS

1.48

Toss Winner - Melbourne Stars won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Melbourne Stars beat Hobart Hurricanes by 14 runs

Hobart Hurricanes eye revenge against Melbourne Stars!

  • Hobart Hurricanes registered a comfortable win over Melbourne Renegades in a game played at Hobart
  • Riley Meredith, Nathan Elis and Ben McDermott delivered crucial performances for Hobart Hurricanes in the game played against Melbourne Renegades
  • Melbourne Stars suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Adelaide Strikers in a game played at Queensland

Expect Hobart Hurricanes to edge out Melbourne Stars in a close contest!

  • Tournament: BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Aurora Stadium, Launceston, Australia
  • Toss: To Bowl

BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Adelaide Strikers 4 3 0 0 1 7 0.638
Sydney Sixers 5 3 2 0 0 6 0.192
Sydney Thunder 4 2 1 0 1 5 0.562
Melbourne Stars 3 2 1 0 0 4 0.5
Hobart Hurricanes 3 2 1 0 0 4 -0.29
Brisbane Heat 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.05
Perth Scorchers 4 1 3 0 0 2 -1.353
Melbourne Renegades 4 0 4 0 0 0 -0.524
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
7 0.638 4 3 0 0 1
6 0.192 5 3 2 0 0
5 0.562 4 2 1 0 1
4 0.5 3 2 1 0 0
4 -0.29 3 2 1 0 0
2 -0.05 3 1 2 0 0
2 -1.353 4 1 3 0 0
0 -0.524 4 0 4 0 0
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hbh vs mls Match Prediction & Analysis

Hobart Hurricanes will be looking to move up the league table when they face Melbourne Stars in the 16th match of 2019 Big Bash League at Aurora Stadium in Launceston on Monday. Having lost their previous game, Melbourne Stars will be keen to get back to winning ways in this fixture. Captain Glenn Maxwell and co. will need to play their best cricket in order to challenge a strong unit like Hobart Hurricanes.

On the other hand, Hobart Hurricanes are currently lying at the bottom half of the league table with 4 points to their name. Captain Ben McDermott will be hoping that can maintain their winning streak at home against Melbourne Stars.

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Melbourne Stars registered a 52-run win over Hobart Hurricanes, courtesy splendid performances from Marcus Stoinis, Haris Rauf and Nic Maddinson

Teams Preview

Hobart Hurricanes Preview

In their previous match, Melbourne Stars suffered defeat at the hands of Adelaide Strikers. With this result, Melbourne Stars are still lying in the top half of the league table with four points to their name. Glenn Maxwell and co. will have to learn from their mistakes and make a strong comeback against Hobart Hurricanes. Melbourne Stars came up short in their game against Adelaide Strikers, as the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Ben Dunk failed to take the side across the finish line.

The biggest concern for Melbourne Stars will be the new-ball pair of Daniel Worrall and Dale Steyn, who conceded a lot of runs in the initial Powerplay overs. The team management will be hoping that Steyn can put in a strong performance in this game.

There seems to be over-reliance on the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis to do the bulk of the scoring. Glenn Maxwell was once again standout performer in the batting department for Stars and finished the innings with the top-score of 43 runs off 25 balls with the help of one four and four sixes. Opening batsman Marcus Stoinis also played well and scored 33 runs off 31 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes. Ben Dunk and Nathan-Coulter-Nile chipped in with crucial cameos to take the game down to the wire. The side fell four runs short of victory against Adelaide Strikers Middle-order Peter Handscomb also delivered a decent inning for Stars against Strikers. He scored 34 runs off 28 balls with the help of three fours and one six.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Dale Steyn, Adam Zampa and Sandeep Lamichhane to make crucial breakthroughs with the ball. Sandeep Lamichhane was the standout bowler against Adelaide Strikers and finished with figures of 1 for 15 in his three overs.

Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing XI:

Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Peter Handscomb (wk), Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Dale Steyn, Sandeep Lamichhane

Hobart Hurricanes Actual Playing XI:

Riley Meredith, Nathan Ellis, Clive Rose, Ben McDermott, Caleb Jewell, David Miller, Simon Milenko, D'Arcy Short, George Bailey, James Faulkner, Qais Ahmad

Melbourne Stars Preview

Hobart Hurricanes managed to pull off a spectacular win against Melbourne Renegades, courtesy splendid performances from Riley Meredith, Ben McDermott and D’Arcy Short. Against Melbourne Renegades, the top order players like Caleb Jewell and Simon Milenko perished for low scores to see Hurricanes placed in a precarious position at 25 for 2 after 3.4 overs. D’Arcy Short and Ben McDermott led the fightback for Hurricanes and put on a 74-run partnership to stabilize the innings.

Opening batsman D’Arcy Short played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 60 runs off 45 balls with the help of seven fours and one six. He was well supported by Ben McDermott, who remained unbeaten till the end and scored 51 not out off 48 balls with the help of one four.

McDermott put on an unbeaten 49-run partnership with David Miller to see Hurricanes complete the target in the final overs of the innings. David Miller played well and scored 25 not out off 15 balls with the help of two sixes.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of James Faulkner, Riley Meredith and Nathan Elis to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest. Faulkner, Meredith and Elis delivered excellent performance against Melbourne Renegades. They claimed nine wickets between them to restrict Renegades to a modest score.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing XI:

George Bailey, David Miller, James Faulkner, Clive Rose, Ben McDermott (c & wk), Simon Milenko, D Arcy Short, Qais Ahmad, Caleb Jewell, Riley Meredith, Nathan Ellis

Melbourne Stars Actual Playing XI:

Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, DW Steyn, N Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, D Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ben Dunk

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will provide an interesting contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Monday is expected to have clear skies with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Aurora Stadium in Launceston is going the 16th match of 2019 Big Bash League between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars.

Hobart Hurricanes will be keen to make amends for their poor record at Launceston. The side has lost two out of three BBL games played at this venue. On the other hand, Melbourne Stars have an excellent head-to-head record against Hobart Hurricanes in BBL.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and exploit the newly prepared wicket. The average score at the ground is around 120 to 130 runs.

HBH vs MLS Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, Hobart Hurricanes will be expected to win their home fixture against Melbourne Stars. Bowling has been consistent for Hurricanes so far this season and would be keen to deliver another disciplined performance against Melbourne Stars. D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott delivered excellent batting performances for Hurricanes in the previous game.

Meanwhile, Stars will need to improve their bowling performance in order to overcome Hurricanes in this game.

Expect Hobart Hurricanes to edge out Melbourne Stars in a close contest!

Author: Shoaib Z.