Big Bash League Predictions 2019: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades
December 24, 2019
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Hobart Hurricanes will welcome defending champions Melbourne Renegades in their first home game of the Big Bash League 2019-20 on Tuesday. It will be the 11th game of BBL 2019-20.
After a successful start to this year’s campaign against Sydney Sixers, Hobart Hurricanes suffered a humiliating 52 runs defeat at the hands of Melbourne Stars. The Hurricanes will be keen to bounce back to the winning ways.
Melbourne Renegades, on the other hand, are still in search of their first point of the Big Bash League 2019-20 after two games. They were 11 runs short while chasing a 197 runs target against Perth Scorchers.
Hobart Hurricanes performance in Big Bash League:
The Hurricanes were let down by their batsmen and were all out at 111 while chasing 164 runs target against Melbourne Stars. Bowler Clive Rose was the Hurricanes most successful batsmen, scoring 32 runs off 18 balls against Melbourne Stars.
Last year’s Big Bash top scorer D’Arcy Short would hope to contribute more along with Caleb Jewell for the Hurricanes. David Miller has been a flop show so far but is likely to continue in the playing XI because of his destructive persona.
George Bailey is likely to return to playing XI to provide more depth in the batting. James Faulkner is likely to come in ahead of Thomas Rogers in his the all-rounder role.
Qais Ahmad, Clive Rose and Nathan Ellis are likely to lead the Hurricanes bowling attack.
Melbourne Renegades performance in Big Bash League:
Skipper Aaron Finch and new signing Shaun Marsh provided a quick start to Melbourne Renegades against Perth Scorchers and Beau Webster’s quick fifty kept them in the chase before they scattered and fell short by 11 runs.
Finch scored 28 runs of 15 balls while Marsh played a well managed 55 runs inning. Webster scored 67* runs off just 37 balls.
The Renegades will hope much more from all-rounders Daniel Christian and Jack Wildermuth – both returned to the pavilion without scoring a run. Meanwhile, Wildermuth leaked 37 runs in his four overs.
Kane Richardson picked four wickets and gave just 22 runs in his 4 overs despite the Renegades conceding 196 runs. He will hope to continue his momentum.
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades Predicted line-up:
D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott (wk), George Bailey, David Miller, James Faulkner, Clive Rose, Simon Milenko, Qais Ahmad, Riley Meredith, Nathan Ellis
Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Tom Cooper, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson, Harry Gurney
Pitch Report for today's Big Bash League (BBL):
It will be the first of four games to be played at Bellerive Oval, Hobart during the Big Bash League 2019-20 season.
3 T20Is have played at the venue and the teams setting up the target have won two of them. 182 is the 1st inning average score while 2nd inning’s average score is 167.
213 is the highest score recorded at the venue while 179 is the lowest target defended.
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades: Today's Match Prediction
- Kane Richardson picked four wickets and gave just 22 runs in his 4 overs against Perth Scorchers despite the Renegades conceding 196 runs.
- Beau Webster scored 67* runs off just 37 balls against Perth Scorchers. His inning included 4 fours and three maximums.
- Shaun Marsh scored 55 runs off 38 balls against Perth Scorchers. He hit four maximums and a four in his inning.
- Riley Meredith picked three wickets while gave 27 runs against Melbourne Stars.
- Clive Rose scored 32 runs off 18 balls and gave just 12 runs in his 3 overs against Melbourne Stars. He scored three maximums and a four in his inning.