After suffering defeats in their previous matches, the Hurricanes & the Stars will now lock horns at the Bellerive Oval. Being in the bottom half is never a place to be in. This match-up will serve as a fruitful opportunity for both teams to rise from their mistakes.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 9th January 2023, 1:45 PM IST
- Venue: Bellerive Oval
- Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23
Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Hobart Hurricanes to win at 1.62
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars – Big Bash League match prediction
The Hurricanes are currently placed sixth on the leaderboard and played their recent match against the Melbourne Renegades. After being asked to bat, the Hurricanes could only manage cameos out of their batters. Caleb Jewell top-scored with a 17-ball 28 as the Hurricanes struggled their way to 162/8. Kane Richardson was the pick of the bowlers with 2/20. While chasing, Renegades’ Sam Harper took the bowlers to the cleaners. His staggering 48-ball 89 helped his side with a 6-wicket win. In a rather disappointing bowling performance, Nathan Ellis was the only positive with his 1/17 in 3.1 overs.
On the other hand, the Melbourne Stars were involved in a thrilling run-chase against the Sydney Sixers. Sean Abbot’s 3/31 was a fine display of bowling as the Sixers restricted the Stars to 173/5. Marcus Stoinis top-scored with his 28-ball 52. However, the score wasn’t enough to contain the batters as James Vince smashed a phenomenal 59-ball 91* to help chase the total down in 19.4 overs. The Sixers won by 6 wickets and went straight top of the table.
Meanwhile, the Stars have been exceptional against the Hurricanes. They won 12 matches against Hobart as compared to their six wins. However, with respect to the current form, Hobart has an equally good chance. In today’s big bash match prediction, we predict the Hobart Hurricanes to emerge victorious. This encounter will be action-packed and a crucial game for both teams. For this match, we recommend you try three-way, parlays, and in-game betting. These are the best options for exceptional returns on investment. Win exciting cash rewards by trying them out. However, we advise you to do your research before you move forward.
Hobart Hurricanes – BBL match prediction
The Hurricanes have been fantastic with the bat, courtesy of their star batters, Ben McDermott and Matthew Wade. The former has amassed 233 runs in just eight matches while the latter Aussie stalwart has 223 runs in his past nine games. They have been going bonkers with the bat but really need their bowling unit to contribute in key situations. Riley Meredith & Patrick Dooley are the experienced ones and have always stood up and performed. Riley has picked up 13 wickets in 9 matches while Dooley has 12 wickets under his belt in just 7 matches. This win could guide them up the order and these players will be the ones to watch out for.
Squad: Ben McDermott, Caleb Jewell, Matthew Wade(C)(W), Zak Crawley, Mitchell Owen, Tim David, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith
Melbourne Stars – BBL match prediction
As for the Stars, they have the upper hand over the Hurricanes in every aspect of the game. Joe Clarke and Marcus Stoinis have been in sublime form and will be the key players with the bat. Joe has 341 runs in just 10 matches while his latter companion has amassed 250 runs in his nine recent games. While Stoinis comes in handy with the ball as well, the Stars wouldn’t need it courtesy of their magnificent line-up. Skipper Adam Zampa will be accompanied by Luke Wood. The leggie has a solid 10 wickets in 9 matches while Luke has 14 scalps in just eight recent games. Melbourne Stars need to work as a team and this will be a win worth remembering.
Squad: Joe Clarke(W), Tom Rogers, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, Campbell Kellaway, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa(C)
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Pitch and weather Conditions
With as small as 15-20% chances of precipitation, the match won’t be as affected with a heavy downpour. The temperature will fluctuate around 17 to 21 degrees while humidity will stay around 50-70%. As for the pitch conditions, it has been a delight for bowlers at the start. However, it has relatively improved as batters seem to have scored plenty of runs. It will be a balance between batsmen and bowlers with a lightning-fast outfield.
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