Hobart, February 7 at 2:00 PM IST
Melbourne Renegades would look to round off the league stage with a win when they meet table toppers Hobart Hurricanes in a BBL tie at Bellerive Oval on Thursday. The Renegades come into this fixture on the back of a hattrick of wins and would want to make it four in a row.
Hobart Hurricanes have looked a class above but have struggled in the last few games. In the last three fixtures, Hurricanes have managed only one win. With two games remaining for them before the semi, Hurricanes would want to regain the best form heading into the business end. Hobart would be looking for their 10th win of the competition, becoming the only team to reach the double-digit wins this edition.
Head-to-head (last five BBL T20 fixtures)
Melbourne Renegades – 1, Hobart Hurricanes – 4
Form guide (last five fixtures, recent first)
Melbourne Renegades – W W W L W
Hobart Hurricanes – L W L W W
Hobart Hurricanes Team News: Qais Ahmad and Riley Meredith come into the squad. Jarrod Freeman and James Faulkner miss out.
Melbourne Renegades Team News: Marcus Harris comes into the squad. Will Sutherland misses out
HBH Playing 11: Matthew Wade, Jofra Archer, George Bailey, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, D’Arcy Short, Qais Ahmad, Simon Milenko
Doubtful – Alex Doolan, David Moody, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose
MLR Playing 11: Aaron Finch, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Harry Gurney, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth
Doubtful – Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland
Team 1, 2: Hobart openers rule the roost
– Hurricanes boast the top-two batsmen in the BBL 2019 by some distance, in D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade.
– Take a chance on them.
Team 3, 4: Clinical Renegades’ performance
– Melbourne Renegades have in the ranks match-winners like Aaron Finch, Dan Christian, Mohammad Nabi, Sam Harper, Tom Cooper and Kane Richardson who swing the game in their favour.
– Pick more Renegades’ players.