HUR vs STA Dream11: The 23rd match of this season’s BBL will be between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder. Hobart Hurricanes are having a decent season so far having won 4 out of 6 so far. They will need some runs from D’Arcy Short who has been short of runs recently and Ben McDermott at the top. The middle order looks pretty solid with English recruit Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb and Colin Ingram in the middle. Meredith has bowled with good pace and is looking in great wicket taking form along with Scott Boland. With former Stars players Handscomb and Lamichhane playing against their former team, Hurricanes will look to build a winning momentum.
Melbourne Stars, though started the season on a high but their form dipped with the losses suffered in the last 2 games. The batting looks threatening with quality T20 players like Fletcher, Stoinis, Maxwell and Pooran who have the ability to take the attack to the opposition. Liam Hatcher has been the rising star of the season so far. With Adam Zampa and Zahir Khan, Stars have one of the best spin duo this season. The heavy loss suffered in the last game had an adverse attack on their NRR and Stars will look to go up on the points table by getting a win here.
HUR vs STA Dream11 match details
Fixture name: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars
Competition: Big Bash League 2020-21
Date: 2 January, 2021
Time: 11:35 AM IST
Ground: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sydney Sixers 177/5 beat Adelaide Strikers 139/7 by 38 runs on December 20, 2020.
Pitch Report: The pitch will be good for batsmen with some help expected for seamers during the initial overs. Teams batting first have scored more than 150 runs in the 32 games out of 39 games played here. Expect some sixes towards the short boundaries. The weather will be clear for the match but it will get cloudy towards the night time.
HUR vs STA Playing 11
HUR Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Sandeep Lamichhane becomes available to play and is included in the squad in place of Keemo Paul. Tim Paine and Matthew Wade are unavailable due to national duties.
Expected team changes- Lamicchane is expected to replace Keemo Paul from the last match. Offspinner Johan Botha can replace Wil Parker to boost the batting.
Short and wicketkeeper McDermott will open with Dawid Malan at No.3.
Handscomb and Ingram will hold the middle order spots with Tim David and to finish off the innings.
Meredith and Boland will be the frontline fast bowlers. Sandeep Lamichhane comes in the eleven to boost the bowling line-up.
HUR Playing 11 (probable)
B McDermott (wk)
P Handscomb (C)
STA Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Will Pucovski remains unavailable due to international commitments. It is not yet clear Nathan Coulter-Nile is available or not.
Expected team changes- Ben Dunk can replace Lance Morris from the last match’s eleven given his quick innings down the order.
Fletcher and Stoinis will open with Cartwright expected to bat at No.3.
Wicketkeeper Pooran, skipper Maxwell and Maddinson will hold middle order spots.
Stanlake and Hatcher will be the frontline quicks with Zampa and Zahir Khan being the spinners.
STA Playing 11 (probable)
H Cartwright (C)
N Pooran (wk)
HUR vs STA Today Match Prediction: Who will win HUR vs STA Dream11 match today?
The match is expected to be a close one. Melbourne Stars will start the match as favorites as they have a no. of destructive players in their side who can post a huge total on the board. Despite losing the last couple of games, they have the ability to bounce back from any situation. Hurricanes have already registered 4 wins in a row but Short’s form is a cause of concern. They will need him to fire and get back to scoring form. Expect a close game in the HUR vs STA Today Match Prediction.
HUR vs STA Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
B McDermott- McDermott has looked confident in every innings he has played so far. He can be a dangerous batsman during the powerplay and has the ability to play a long innings.
T20 Career: Runs 1413, Avg. 31
McDermott in BBL 10: Runs 155, Avg. 51
D Malan- The world No.1 T20I batsman Dawid Malan, has been a revelation in this format in international cricket where he averages close to 55. He can score quick runs by playing orthodox cricket shots.
T20 Career: Runs 5906, Avg. 33
Malan in BBL 10: Runs 54, Avg. 27
S Lamichhane- The Nepalese legspinner is set to play his first match of the season. He is a wicket taker in the middle overs and has a deceptive googly. He can be a great addition in the fantasy team.
T20 Career: Wkts 117, Bowl Avg. 18
G Maxwell- Maxwell is one of the most dangerous batsmen in world cricket and has been in superb form this season. Expect another blistering innings from him in the middle order.
T20 Career: Runs 6381, Bat Avg. 27, Wkts 102, Bowl Avg. 32
Maxwell in BBL 10: Runs 179, Avg. 59
M Stoinis- Stoinis is a very dangerous batsman whenever he opens the innings. He can play the powerful shots and has the ability to play a big innings despite not being fit enough to bowl. His hitting ability at the top makes him a top pick in the HUR vs STA Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Runs 2974, Avg. 31
Stoinis in BBL 10: Runs 92, Avg. 23
A Zampa- The legspinner can be expensive but picks up crucial wickets in the middle overs. He has displayed some excellent bowling this season and will be an important bowler against a strong Hurricanes batting lineup.
T20 Career: Wkts 184, Bowl Avg. 22
Zampa in BBL 10: Wkts 7, Bowl Avg. 18
D Short- Short hasn’t been in a kind of form that we are used to see in every BBL season. But he is one of the consistent performers in the BBL with bat. This might be the game where he gets to his own.
T20 Career: Runs 3106, Bat Avg. 37, Wkts 43, Bowl Avg. 29
Short in BBL 10: Runs 102, Bat Avg. 17, Wkts 3, Bowl Avg. 27
N Pooran- Regarded as one of the most talented batsmen in the world in this format and the future of WI cricket, Pooran can play devastating knocks in the middle order. If he stays on the wicket, he can play the fast bowlers and spinners with ease.
T20 Career: Runs 3058, Avg. 25
Pooran in BBL 10: Runs 71, Avg. 35