Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars will see each other in the 31st match of the competition which will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Hurricanes lost their last game at the hands of Melbourne Renegades by 6 wickets which also halted their 5 matches winning streak. Whereas, Stars are also coming into this encounter after two straight losses at the hands of Perth Scorcher and Adelaide Strikers by 6 wickets and 41 runs respectively.
This would be the second meeting between the two sides this year, the previous fixture between the two took place on 24th December which was comprehensively won by Hurricanes by a margin of 6 wickets.
Match Details: January 14 Monday at 01:45 PM IST, Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Team changes for Melbourne Stars: Michael Beer has been replaced by another spinner Tom O’Connell.
In: Tom O’Connell
Out: Michael Beer
Team changes for Hobart Hurricanes: Hurricanes are playing in with the same squad.
HBH Playing 11: D’ Arcy Short, James Faulkner, Alex Doolan, George Bailey, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith, Matthew Wade, Johan Botha, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Jofra Archer.
Hobart Hurricanes squad: Matthew Wade (C), Jofra Archer, David Moody, Alex Doolan, Simon Milenko, Clive Rose, George Bailey, Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short, Johan Botha, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Riley Meredith.
MLS Playing 11: Liam Plunkett, Dwayne Bravo, Liam Bowe, Ben Dunk, Evan Gulbis, Nic Maddinson, Jackson Bird, Scott Boland, Jonathan Merlo, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch.
Melbourne Stars squad: Nic Maddinson (C), Jackson Bird, Liam Plunkett, Scott Boland, Seb Gotch, Dwayne Bravo, Jonathan Merlo, Liam Bowe, Tom O’Connell, Ben Dunk, Evan Gulbis, Nick Larkin, Lance Morris.
Hobart Hurricanes faced their first defeat of the season against Melbourne Renegades in the previous game after five consecutive wins. Also, they have thrashed Melbourne Stars by 6 wickets when both the sides first met. So, the first favourites will be the Hurricanes.
D Short is in fine form and also the leading run scorer for the side
James Faulkner with ten scalps is the leading wicket-taker for the side
Melbourne Stars have to fight hard to clinch a win against Hurricanes as most the players including Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa are missing out from the squad. Also, they are on a two-match losing streak. But, there’s no harm is taking the risk over Stars.
Nick Larkin and Be Dunk are the top scorers for Stars while Dwayne Bravo has changed courses of many games through his bowling in death over. Bravo hasn’t got much to do with the bat but on his day he can prove out to be one of the best all-rounders in the world.
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So, let’s make a team without these favourite players and bet on potential match winners. In any case, if they fail to perform tomorrow, leaving behind these players can easily give us an upper hand.