STA vs HUR Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – BBL 2020-21, Match 27

Retribution is not on the cards as Hobart Hurricanes are expected to beat Melbourne Stars again.

Retribution is not on the cards as Hobart Hurricanes are expected to beat Melbourne Stars again.

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Match Details:

The 27th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

This match will start at 10:35 AM IST (4:05 PM local time). It will be live on Sony Sports Network and can be streamed live on Sony LIV.


The gap between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars was a slender one prior to yesterday. However, a win against this very opposition has allowed the Hurricanes not only to increase the gap with them, but has also strengthened their place in the top 4.

Melbourne Stars will be provided with an excellent opportunity to settle scores in the span of just a couple of days. A win will also allow them to get into top 4, as the currently fourth-placed side Adelaide Strikers suffered a defeat against Sydney Sixers. Hurricanes, on the other hand, might go second with a win tomorrow.

STA vs HUR Weather Report for Match 27:

Rain is expected in Hobart from 7 to 9 AM, but things are expected to get better post 10 AM. Sun is expected to out during the game time, with the temperature being around 20 °C.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Bellerive Oval is a batting-friendly one, where anything less than 170 should be easily chased down. The team winning the toss should opt to bat first.

Average first innings score:

175 (Last 5 BBL 2020-21 matches played this season)

Record of the chasing teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 4

Injury & Availability News:

Adam Zampa is likely to return after serving his 1-match ban. Nic Maddinson is nursing a sprained ankle and might not feature, though the decision will be taken prior to the game.

STA vs HUR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Melbourne Stars:

Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Nic Maddinson, Ben Dunk, Zahir Khan, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa.


Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris, Clint Hinchliffe.

Hobart Hurricanes:

D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott (WK), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (C), Colin Ingram, Johan Botha, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane, Riley Meredith.


Wil Parker, David Moody, Mitchell Owen, Charlie Wakim, Nick Winter, Macilister Wright.

STA vs HUR Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Melbourne Stars has mostly been a one-man team in this season, and a look at their run-scoring chart will tell you that. Glenn Maxwell is their highest run-scorer with 249 runs to his name, more than twice the score of the second-highest run-scorer.

For Hobart Hurricanes, wicketkeeper-batsman Colin Ingram has been brilliant with the bat. He has scored 211 runs at an average of over 30 and a strike rate of nearly 135.

D’Arcy Short has also done a decent job with the bat for the Hurricanes, having scored 114 runs at a strike rate of over 130. He has also picked up 3 wickets.

Ben McDermott is another in-form batsman from the Hurricanes camp. He has scored 186 runs, which includes a magnificent knock of unbeaten 89.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options – Glenn Maxwell, D’Arcy Short

Vice-Captain Options – Colin Ingram, Ben McDermott

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for STA vs HUR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Nicholas Pooran, Ben McDermott

Batsmen – Tim David, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram (VC), Hilton Cartwright

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

Bowlers – Nathan Ellis, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for STA vs HUR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben McDermott (VC)

Batsmen – Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Colin Ingram

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

Bowlers – Riley Meredith, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake

Expert Advice:

Though his spell went in vain, Billy Stanlake bowled well in the last fixture against Hurricanes. The lanky speedster has picked up 8 wickets in this season’s BBL and can be included in both of your Dream11 Fantasy teams.

STA vs HUR Today’s Probable Winners:

Hobart Hurricanes are expected to win the match.

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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.