Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 12:35 PM IST
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
The Melbourne Renegades will take on the Hobart Hurricanes in another entertaining BBL 12 fixture. The hosts enter this fixture after ending a four-game losing streak against local rivals, the Melbourne Stars. Whereas the Hurricanes haven’t looked great so far this season and come to the Docklands Stadium after suffering a heartbreaking defeat against the Adelaide Strikers.
The Docklands Stadium in Melbourne has presented both balanced pitches where the batters and bowlers have equal opportunity. The average 1st innings for domestic T20 games have been 160.
A promising start to the 2022-23 season hit a massive roadblock for the Melbourne Renegades after their in-form captain Nic Maddison suffered a major injury. Since then, the Renegades have been treading water as the fifth-placed team on the table. Before their previous game, Melbourne lost four straight games. However, they defeated the Stars with an all-around display and would hope to continue this form against the Hurricanes.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Melbourne Renegades
Martin Guptill, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Jonathan Wells, Mackenzie Harvey, Will Sutherland, Akeal Hosein, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
On the other hand, the Hobart Hurricanes have been able to put out consistent performances over their last few games. They have lost two and won two fixtures in their last four games. Their batters have been on song as they have managed to score big runs but the bowlers have cost them wins with a sub-par display.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Hobart Hurricanes
Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade(w/c), Zak Crawley, Tim David, Asif Ali, Mitchell Owen, Faheem Ashraf, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith
Melbourne Renegades are looking like the favourites to take the victory against Hobart Hurricanes as they have a more well-rounded team with star players in each department.
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