Match Prediction KFC Big Bash League 2019-20 - Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars
The 16th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars at the Aurora Stadium in Launceston.
Hobart Hurricanes are placed at the 5th spot in the Big Bash League 2019-20 points table with two wins and one loss from three games. They have four points and a net run rate of - 0.342.
They will be up against Melbourne Stars who are placed just above them with similar figures of two wins and one loss from three games. The Stars also have four points but a way better net run rate of + 1.150.
All-rounder Marcus Stoinis has scored the most runs for Melbourne Stars with 130 runs from 3 innings at an average of 65 and a strike rate of 125. He has the best of unbeaten 81. Skipper Glenn Maxwell has been in the fifth gear since his mental health break and has scored 128 runs at 42.66 at an amazing strike rate of over 190.
Dale Steyn had an expensive start to the season, conceding 29 runs from his 3 overs while picking up one wicket. However, he came back well after his unimpressive first over and will look to to improve from here on.
Adam Zampa has been good for the Stars with 6 wickets from 3 innings. It has been mouth watering to see him bowling along with another leggie Sandeep Lamichhane.
As expected, opener D Arcy Short has scored the most runs for Hobart Hurricanes at an average of exactly 40. Qais Ahmad and Riley Meredith have been their top bowlers.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Melbourne Stars - Dale Steyn, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Peter Handscomb (wk), Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichhane
Hobart Hurricanes - 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
Who will win the toss? - Melbourne Stars
Who will win? – Hobart Hurricanes
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – D'Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Qais Ahmad (Hobart Hurricanes), Adam Zampa (Melbourne Stars)
Most Sixes – D'Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars)
Player of the Match – D'Arcy Short
Team Scores Batting first – Hobart Hurricanes 180+, Melbourne Stars 165+
Match Handicap Hobart Hurricanes
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*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, so stay tuned.
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