The Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades made similar starts to their 2020-21 Big Bash League campaign. Both teams began with a victory, keeping their eyes set on what could be their first BBL crown.
Hobart then went on to beat the Adelaide Strikers, but in their third game, they suffered a loss against the same opposition. The joy of the Renegades was also short-lived, as the Sydney Sixers gave them a thrashing in their second game. Both teams will be desperate to get their campaigns back on track, coming on the back of losses.
In Hobart, the weather will be cold, with a forecast temperature of around 14 C. The chances of precipitation are just 10%.
A good batting track awaits the two sides at the Bellerive Oval. The batsmen will ideally want the ball to come onto the bat, although the pacers can get some extra speed and bounce off the field.
The spinners would need to be cautious against the batsmen in what should be a decent contest, given the shorter square boundaries. The pitch shouldn’t change much over the match.
Peter Handscomb (c&wk), D’Arcy Short, Will Jacks, Colin Ingram, Ben McDermott, Tim David, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Keemo Paul, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith
Shaun Marsh (c), Sam Harper (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ahmad, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Peter Hatzoglou, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Beau Webster
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades Dream 11:
Colin Ingram (c), Sam Harper (wk), Shaun Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short, James Faulkner, Mohammad Nabi, Riley Meredith, Josh Lalor, Noor Ahmed, Kane Richardson
The two teams have come out of the loss they suffered in their last game. So they’re going to look at getting their campaign back on track. The way Renegades folded out for 60 in just over 10 overs would give plenty of headaches to the team. From another side, hurricanes already have 2 wins, which will provide them with confidence. To get back to winning tones, renegades will need to step up and challenge a solid Hurricanes side. We’re backing the Hobart Hurricanes to win this match as they are overall a better team than their opponent. If you are looking to earn some cash for this festive season, let’s bet with baji.live now to win big!
Who will win the toss? – Hobart Hurricanes
Who will win? – Hobart Hurricanes
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades), Colin Ingram (Hobart Hurricanes)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kane Richardson (Melbourne Renegades), James Faulkner (Hobart Hurricanes)
Most Sixes – Shaun Marsh (Melbourne Renegades), Colin Ingram (Hobart Hurricanes)
Player of the Match – Colin Ingram
Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Renegades 170+, Hobart Hurricanes 180+
Match Handicap Hobart Hurricanes