The Hobart Hurricanes will face Melbourne Stars on this Saturday in Big Bash League (BBL). It will be a mid-table clash between two teams looking to move upwards with a win.
Hobart Hurricanes are ranked at the third position in the points table in this season of BBL. They won four games and lost two games this season. English batsman Dawid Malan and Singapore batsman Tim David played well in the last match against Brisbane Heat. Malan scored 39 runs off 32 balls while David scored 36 runs off just 17 balls. David smashed two fours and three sixes in his blistering knock.
David is the highest runs-scorer in this season of BBL for Hobart Hurricanes. He amassed 181 runs from six BBL matches in this season with a healthy average of 45.25 and staggering strike rate 163.06. Aussie Wicket-keeper batsman scored 155 runs form four matches in this season of BBL. Ben McDermot and Aussie batsman D’ Arcy Short are opening for Hobart Hurricanes. Aussie wicketkeeper Peter Handscomb and Macalister Wright couldn’t make many runs in this season. Aussie pacer Riley Meredith bagged 10 wickets from six matches. They would look forward to winning this match against Melbourne Stars.
Melbourne Stars are ranked at fifth position in the points table. They won two matches and lost two matches, one match didn’t yield any result. They lost their last match against Sydney Thunder by a big margin of 75 runs. No batsmen of Stars could reach 30 runs in that match. Thunder’s Chris Green bagged four wickets and demolished batting line-up of Melbourne Stars.
Skipper Glenn Maxwell scored 179 runs from five matches in this season of BBL with an average of 59.67 and strike rate of 146.72. Aussie pacer Lian Hatcher dismissed 9 batsmen in four matches in this season of BBL while Leggie Adam Zampa bagged seven wickets from four matches. Their openers Andre Fletcher and Marcus Stoinis couldn’t score many runs in this season of BBL. Aussie allrounder Hilton Cartwright and Caribbean wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran failed to deliver in recent games. Melbourne Stars would hope to win this match against Hobart Hurricanes.
These two teams played each other 13 times in which Melbourne Stars won nine games while Hobart Hurricanes won four games.
Hobart Hurricanes are more likely to win this match as many batsmen of Melbourne Stars are not in-form.
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Date and Time:
Saturday, January 02, 2020, 11.35 AM
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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