Date: January 9, 2023
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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The 35th match of the season will bring Hobart Hurricanes up against Melbourne Stars on January 9 (Monday) at the Bellerive Oval. Both teams are having quite a dismissal season as they have slipped towards the bottom of the table.
Both the teams have one more similarity while coming to this match as both are coming to this match with two defeats on the trot. The upcoming fixture will surely end the losing streak of one, and ahead of the clash let’s look at the match prediction for the match.
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The pitch has been a fairly decent one for batters, but as the match progresses, bowlers do get some assistance from the surface. It is always good to defend at the Bellerive Oval .
Matthew Wade-led Hurricanes have slipped to the sixth spot in the points table owing to back-to-back defeats. Despite putting up 229 on board, Adelaide Strikers destroyed Hurricanes’ pace attack as the former comfortably chased down the target. Sam Harper’s 89 turned the tables as the Hurricanes were handed a shocking defeat.
However, batting performances from Ben McDermott, Caleb Jewell, Tim David and Zak Crawley were the positive takeaways for Hobart. The side needs to tighten their bowling which has leaked too many runs in the death overs would soon make them irrelevant.
Predicted Hobart Hurricanes XI:
Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Zak Crawley, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Tim David, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Wil Parker, Joel Paris, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith
Adam Zampa-led Stars have been pushed to the bottom owing to their constant poor performance in the edition. With just two wins in eight games, Stars haven't been able to tick the right boxes in the season.
They haven’t had much to celebrate and will go into the next game on the back of a six-wicket defeat to the Sydney Sixers. Marcus Stoinis' 52 off 28 helped the side to post 173/5 in the last game, but brilliant batting from James Vince helped Sixers win the game with one ball to spare. The upcoming fixture will be a daunting task for the Stars as Hurricanes will be keen to end up on the right side of the game.
Predicted Melbourne Stars XI:
Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Campbell Kellaway, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa (c)
Although, both the teams lost their previous games, and we should be expecting a blockbuster clash but Hobart Hurricanes is likely to win the upcoming fixture due to a balanced squad. Also, Hurricanes batted brilliantly in the game against Adelaide Strikers, but they seriously need to work on their bowling.
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