BBL 2022: Match 35, HUR vs STA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars?
Both sides currently stand in the bottom half of the table and will look for wins to stay in contention for the elimination rounds.
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Match 35 of the Big Bash League (BBL) season 12 will see the clash between Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) and Melbourne Stars (STA) at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on January 9.
Both sides are coming off from back-to-back losses from their previous fixtures in the league phase and will aim to get back to winning ways. While the competition has come down to the point where the standings on the points table have started to matter, winning the fixtures will be the only way ahead.
Stars have got the better of Hurricanes in their last five meetings as they registered wins on three occasions with their most recent win coming in December in the first leg. However, playing at home, Hobart could still turn things around and climb up the table which will be the main thing on their agenda.
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Date & Time: January 09, 1:45 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv App
The surface at the Bellerive Oval tends to become a batting paradise as the match progresses, however, the wicket has provided bowlers with early movement. Spinners will look to make use of the longer boundary of one side in the middle-overs to get the breakthroughs. Otherwise, a competitive total can be expected in the forthcoming contest in Hobart.
Predicted Playing XIs for HUR vs STA
Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Zak Crawley, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Tim David, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Wil Parker, Joel Paris, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith
Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Campbell Kellaway, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa (c)
Probable Best Performers from HUR vs STA
Probable best batter: Ben McDermott
Ben McDermott has amassed 233 runs in eight matches at an impressive strike rate of 158.50 for the Hurricanes this season. The batter will look aim to maintain his fine form and score the vital runs for the side against Melbourne in their upcoming fixture.
Probable best bowler: Riley Meredith
The pacer has been an integral asset for the Hobart franchise as he has claimed 13 wickets in nine matches thus far. While there is still room for improvement in terms of restricting the batters from scoring big, Meredith will be on the hunt for the important breakthroughs which can tilt the momentum in his team’s favour.
Today's Match Prediction: Hobart Hurricanes to win the match
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