Big Bash League Predictions: Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes
January 21 2020, Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Melbourne Renegades will be looking to continue their good form when they host Hobart Hurricanes in the 47th match of Big Bash League 2019-20 to be played at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Despite a horrific start to this year’s competition, Renegades seemed to have found winning combination in their last two matches. Daniel Christian and co. delivered a splendid performance to beat Heat by 44 runs. The franchise will need to maintain their standards with bat and ball in this home fixture.
On the other hand, Hobart Hurricanes have now lost four matches out of last five games played and will need to raise their game with bat and ball in a bid to end their winless streak. Captain Matthew Wade will need to make changes to the playing XI for this game.
Melbourne Renegades performance in Big Bash League:
Reigning Champions Melbourne Renegades have finally managed to produce their best cricket in the last two games played in the competition. The side is already out of the playoff race and will try to ensure they have something to build on for the next season.
In the batting department, the team will be depending on in-form opener Shaun Marsh, who is franchise’s leading run-scorer with 393 runs in 11 matches at an average of 35.73. All-rounder Samit Patel’s form with the bat lately is being really impressive as well to say the least.
In the bowling department, the focus will be once again on leg-spinner Cameron Boyce, who has claimed 11 wickets in 11 matches. In the game against Brisbane Heat, he delivered a match-winning performance with the ball and picked up five wickets. He was well supported by Samit Patel and Daniel Christian, who have claimed two wickets each.
Melbourne Renegades predicted XI:
Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (wk), Beau Webster, Will Sutherland, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Samit Patel, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Andrew Fekete
Hobart Hurricanes performance in Big Bash League:
Hobart Hurricanes have failed to register a win in the last five matches played in the Big Bash League. The side will be desperate to turn things around and register a much-needed win to improve their standings in the league table.
The biggest letdown this season has been the form of Matthew Wade, who has only scored 85 runs in 5 innings at an average of 21.85 with one half-century to his name.
The return of form of David Miller turned out to be big positive for the side moving forward, as he scored 90 not out off 48 balls with the help of eight fours and five sixes against Adelaide Strikers. The left-hander found hard till the end but it wasn’t enough to see Hurricanes concede their seventh defeat of the competition.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Scott Boland, Clive Rose and Qais Ahmed to make crucial breakthroughs.
Medium-pacer Scott Boland has been outstanding with the ball for Hurricanes, as he claimed 10 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 23.41.
Hobart Hurricanes predicted XI:
Matthew Wade, Caleb Jewell, Jake Doran, Ben McDermott (wk), David Miller, George Bailey, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland
Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Predictions
- 295 runs were scored when thes e two sides faced each other earlier this season. 26 boundaries were in that game.
- Nathan Ellis and Riley Meredith both picked 3 wickets each against Melbourne Renegades earlier this season.
- Shaun Marsh has scored 393 runs in 11 innings and is 2nd highest run-getter in Big Bash League 2019-20 so far.
- Melbourne Renegades are leading the head to head clashes with 6-4 in their 10 games so far.
- Matthew Wade needs 77 more runs to complete his personal 1000-run mark with Hobart Hurricanes.