Date: December 29
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Melbourne will be up against Hobarts in the 26th match of the KFC Big Bash League on December 29 at Docklands Stadium. Hobarts will be favourites in the game as Renegades have registered just one win this season while suffering four losses due to which the team is at the bottom of the points table. Hobarts defeated Adelaide Striker by 7-wickets, while Melbourne suffered yet another embarrassing defeat by mighty Perth Scorchers.
Hobarts’ Ben McDermott century knock against Adelaide Strikers speaks volumes of the player’s talent and what he can do on any given day. Ben McDermott, Mathew Wade and D Arcy Short should be picked for the fantasy team as all three batters are in great form and can score some good points. Amongst bowlers, Riley Meredith and Thomas Rogers give a good option as both are wicket-taking bowlers and quite economical too.
On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades are having a nightmare in the campaign. The team is struggling to get back to a winning streak and have suffered four successive losses in their last four matches. Their players failed to perform collectively and haven’t been able to take the team to a winning mark.
Mackenzie Harvey, Aaron Finch, Nic Maddinson (c), Sam Harper (wk), Jake Fraser, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Jack Prestwidge, James Pattinson, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan
Matthew Wade (c & wk), Ben McDermott, D Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Harry Brook, Jordan Thompson, Nathan Ellis, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane
Wicketkeepers: Sam Harper (wk), Mathew Wade
Batters: Peter Handscomb, Aaron Finch, Nic Maddinson, Ben McDermott, Mackenzie Harvey
All-rounders: D Arcy Short, Jack Prestwidge, James Pattinson
Bowlers: Reece Topley, Zahir Khan, Riley Meredith, Thomas Rogers
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