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BBL 2019-20, Match 8: Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Glenn Maxwell is in red-hot form with the bat. He played a magical knock of 83 runs in just 39 balls in the previous match against Brisbane Heat.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Getty Images)

Match Details

The 8th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes at the Ted Summerton Reserve, Moe in Victoria.

The match starts at 2:45 PM local time (9:15 AM IST) (3:15 AM GMT). This game can be viewed on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.

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Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The Melbourne Stars will host the Hobart Hurricanes in the match 8 of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 season. Both the sides have got off to a brilliant start to their campaign. Stars were led by Glenn Maxwell with his exceptional 83-run knock against the Brisbane Heat. But the rest of the batsmen will have to step up and make sure that they don’t leave it to him every time.

The Hurricanes defended 129 comfortably against the Sydney Sixers in Alice Springs. D’Arcy Short continued his golden run in the T20 format while the bowlers did a very good job on a slow pitch. Qais Ahmad was the star bowler for them picking four wickets for just 12 runs.

Weather Report/Condition

There is no chance of rain in this match if the weather forecast is to be believed. The temperature will hover around 21-25 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

A solitary match was played at the venue last season between the Stars and the Adelaide Strikers. Chasing was a bit tough in that game and the team winning the toss might opt to bat first. The pitch, to start with, is expected to be a belter and post that, it might slow down a bit.

Average first innings score: 167 (1 T20 match played at the venue in BBL 2018-19)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News

Nathan Coulter-Nile has been sidelined with an ankle injury. Jonathan Merlo replaces him in the Melbourne Stars squad.

For the Hurricanes, George Bailey and James Faulkner will not play this game. Jake Doran and David Moody replace them.

Probable Playing XIs

Melbourne Stars

Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Peter Handscomb (WK), Glenn Maxwell (C), Ben Dunk, Clint Hinchcliffe, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane.

Bench – Nick Larkin, Jonathan Merlo

Hobart Hurricanes

D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott (C & WK), David Miller, Jake Doran, Simon Milenko, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith, David Moody/Thomas Rogers.

Bench – Macalister Wright, David Moody/Thomas Rogers.

Top Picks

Glenn Maxwell is in red hot form with the bat. He played a magical knock of 83 runs in just 39 balls in the previous match against Brisbane Heat and will be a wise pick for any Dream11 Fantasy Side. D’arcy Short also looked in good touch with the bat, who scored a brilliant fifty in the opening game for his side. He can play an important role in any Fantasy team. Qais Ahmad, the leg spinner will be an important player, who took four wickets for Hurricanes in their season opener.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis

Vice-Captain Options – David Miller, Qais Ahmad, Hilton Cartwright

Suggested playing XI no.1 for fantasy cricket:

Keeper – Peter Handscomb,

Batsmen – Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, David Miller

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis, D’Arcy Short

Bowlers – A Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Riley Meredith, Qais Ahmad (VC)

Suggested playing XI no.2 for fantasy cricket:

Keeper – Peter Handscomb (C)

Batsmen – David Miller, Hilton Cartwright (VC), Simon Milenko, Ben Dunk

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers – A Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Riley Meredith, Qais Ahmad


Expert Advice

Marcus Stoinis failed to perform well in the opening match of BBL 2019-20. He was struggling to score runs with the bat as well as looked uneffective with the ball. There is no doubt about the fact that he is a brilliant all-rounder, who has won several games for his national side. So, looking forward to Stoinis form, he could be a risky pick but will be worth for any Grand League Side.

Probable Winners

Melbourne Stars are expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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