As Renegades moved up the ladder with an emphatic win, the Hurricanes faced a horrific defeat against the Strikers. This loss has kept them below the Renegades in 6th place. Only one will emerge victorious in this battle and move up the proceedings.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 7th January 2023, 12:35 PM IST
- Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
- Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23
Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Hobart Hurricanes to win at 1.69
Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes – Big Bash League match prediction
The former BBL Champions haven’t had the best season so far, but they manage to bag a win against their derby rivals. Being asked to bat first, the Renegades managed to put up a below-par total of 141/7. Mackenzie Harvey, Martin Guptill, and Shaun Marsh scored an identical score of 32, with Harvey being the fastest in 23 balls and staying unbeaten. Defending a low total is never easy but pacer Tom Rogers had other plans. His mind-boggling spell of 5/16 helped restrict the Melbourne Stars to 108/9. A 33-run win and two valuable points were rightfully earned by the Renegades in their Melbourne derby.
Meanwhile, Hobart Hurricanes faced a traumatizing loss in their previous match-up. Being asked to bat first, the Hurricanes did everything right with the bat. Twin fifties from Caleb Jewell (54 off 25) & Zak Crawley (54* off 28) and a 30-ball 57 by Ben McDermott set the tone for a ginormous score. However, yet again, it was Tim David, who with his 20-ball 39* shot up the scoreboard to 229/4. It was next to impossible to chase such a mammoth total. Although, cricket is an unpredictable game. Chris Lynn’s staggering 29-ball 64 and a fantabulous 59-ball 100* by Matt Short helped chase down the total with 3 balls to spare.
Meanwhile, the head-to-head stats between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades is pretty well-balanced. Hobart has won on nine occasions while Melbourne has bagged seven wins. In their last five encounters, Hobart has won four. Hence, in today’s big bash match prediction, we predict Hobart Hurricanes to win. It’s encounters like these create several opportunities for cricket fanatics to win exciting rewards. We recommend you choose from three-way, parlays, or in-game betting as they provide the best return on investment. Although, we advise you to do your research on the pitch conditions and several other factors before placing a bet.
Melbourne Renegades – BBL match prediction
Skipper Aaron Finch will be the key prospect with the bat going into this encounter. He has amassed 394 runs in his past 10 matches. He will be accompanied by the likes of Shaun Marsh, who has 165 runs in his past 5 matches. Their bowling has just recently started to reward, and their spinners will come in handy in this encounter. In their past 8 matches, Akeal Hosein has bagged 12 scalps while Mujeeb Ur Rahman has 8 wickets in his bag. The Renegades need this win to keep their hopes alive in the competition.
Squad: Martin Guptill, Sam Harper(w), Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch(C), Jonathan Wells, Mackenzie Harvey, Will Sutherland, Akeal Hosein, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Hobart Hurricanes – BBL match prediction
The Hurricanes will be very disappointed going into this encounter but in this big bash league match prediction, we believe they have the stronger hand. Tim David has been sublime and amassed 254 runs in his past 10 matches, striking 166. He will be accompanied by skipper Matthew Wade who has 251 runs to his name in the past 9 games. They leaked plenty of runs in the previous game and their pace duo will have plenty to work on. In 9 games, Riley has 13 scalps while Patrick Dooley has 12 wickets in just 7 matches. The Hurricanes look in sublime form with the bat and with the likes of Ben McDermott and Caleb Jewell, this could be a one-sided contest.
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
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Pitch and weather Conditions
There are no chances of precipitation on match day as the temperatures will stay high and mighty at 29 degrees for the most of the game. Humidity will keep fluctuating between 30-50% as the match progresses. As for the pitch conditions, it’s a batting paradise with the average first innings scores being 174. Teams batting first have won the most matches at this venue. Pacers get plenty of bounce from the pitch but the faster outfield makes it easier for the batters. Spinners will come in to play in the later part of the match and will hugely impact the game's outcome.
Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes – Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Hobart Hurricanes to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – Hobart Hurricanes||D'Arcy Short||4.40||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Hobart Hurricanes||1.70||Check Odds on Crickex|