BBL 2018-19, Match 52, Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
Qais Ahmed is likely to make his BBL debut.
Published - Feb 6, 2019 4:12 pm | Updated - Feb 6, 2019 4:12 pm
The Matthew Wade-captained Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades, led by Tom Cooper, have already qualified for the semi-final of this edition’s Big Bash League (BBL). However, both would be looking to not lose the winning momentum ahead of the knock out stages. They are next scheduled to lock horns in the next match of the T20 tournament at the Bellerive Oval.
The Renegades have won their previous three matches and they would be keen to win their last league match. The Renegades last won against the Sydney Thunder at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne by 27 runs. The Hurricanes, on the other hand, were the first team to qualify for the knockouts and they are also in a positive frame of mind after beating Adelaide Strikers by seven wickets.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch has been a batting paradise, thus far and all three matches in this season’s BBL were a witness to some fairly high scoring encounters. And, in all three instances, the teams, batting second came out trumps, which means that the track gets better in the second half of the game. Hence, it won’t be a surprise if the teams opt to field first after winning the toss.
The Hurricanes made a couple of changes to the squad. Jarrod Freeman has been rested and the 18-year-old spinner Qais Ahmed is likely to make his BBL debut. Qais would partner Rose in the spin department. Simon Milenko is most likely to be selected in place of James Faulkner. The team would again be looking up to the likes of Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short to take them off to a brisk start.
Matthew Wade (C & wk), D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, Jofra Archer, Qais Ahmed, Riley Meredith, Clive Rose, David Moody
Marcus Harris is back from his national services and he may come back in the eleven in place of Beau Webster. He may open with Mackenzie Harvey with Aaron Finch at number three. The likes of Mohammad Nabi and Tom Cooper would need to bring forth all their experience. The visitors have Gurney, Kane Richardson, and Tremain in the fast bowling department. Cameron Boyce is the spinner.
Mackenzie Harvey, Aaron Finch (C), Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (wk), Tom Cooper, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Harry Gurney
Probable Top Performers
Matthew Wade – Hobart Hurricanes | Mohammad Nabi – Melbourne Renegades
TV – Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD
Live Streaming – Sony LIV
Match Timings – 12:00 IST; 19:30 local
The prediction is that the Hobart Hurricanes will win.