Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BBL- Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes
The winning spree of Hobart Hurricanes came to a halt against Melbourne Renegades as they lost a match after 5 straight wins.
Melbourne Stars have got a lot weaker following the ODI recall of players like Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa. This is the reason why the team has lost both of its last two matches and has slipped out of top four.
Scott Boland has not been able to pick up a wicket in the last two matches and his spot could be under jeopardy. He might be replaced with Michael Beer who himself had to make way for pacer Jackson Bird. Ben Dunk has been scoring consistently while Evan Gulbis also has two 30s from the last two matches.
The Stars would be captained by Nick Maddinson who has recovered from injury. All-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Liam plunkett would have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders.
As for the Hobart Hurricanes, they have been led beautifully by Matthew Wade in the absence of Tim Paine. D'Arcy Short has not been included in the ODI squad and he will open the batting along with Matthew Wade.
The two openers have done quite well. With scores of 67, 34, 58, 34 and 64 from his last five innings, Short is one of the highest run-getters of the BBL. Wade also has top scores of 85 against Sydney Thunder and 52 against Melbourne Stars.
James Faulkner and Jofra Archer went wicketless in the last match but they would be the key to the bowling of Hobart Hurricanes.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Melbourne Stars- Ben Dunk, Evan Gulbis, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Seb Gotch, Dwayne Bravo, Nick Larkin, Liam Plunkett, Liam Bowe, Jackson Bird, Michael Beer
Hobart Hurricanes- Matthew Wade, D'Arcy Short, Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Clive Rose, Jofra Archer, Riley Meredith
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Hobart Hurricanes
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – D'Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Ben Dunk (Melbourne Stars)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jofra Archer
(Hobart Hurricanes), Liam Plunkett (Melbourne Stars)
Most Sixes – D'Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Ben Dunk (Melbourne Stars)
Team Scores Batting First – Hobart Hurricanes 160+, Melbourne Stars 145+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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