The Melbourne Stars and the Hobart Hurricanes will lock horns in the 56th match of the Big Bash League.
The Melbourne Stars are placed in the sixth position, with six wins and seven defeats in 13 matches. Hobart, on the other hand, have won seven games and lost six games and are in fifth place.Hobart defeated the Stars by 24 runs earlier this season. They scored 180 runs batting first thanks to Ben McDermott who scored 67 runs. Andre Rusell picked up three wickets while Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up two for the Stars.
The Stars fell short by 24 runs while chasing the target. Joe Clarke scored 52 runs while none of the other batters got going. Hilton Cartwright scored 26 runs and Joe Burns scored 22. Riley Meredith and Thomas Rogers picked up three wickets each for the Hurricanes.
The 56th match of Big Bash League 2021-22 will be played between the teams of Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars. The match will start on 08:15 AM GMT. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne will host the match. So far, 16 matches have been played between both the teams in which Hobart Hurricanes have won in 6 matches while Melbourne Stars have won in 10 matches.
Both the teams will play their second match against each other of the BBL 2021-22. In the first match, Hobart Hurricanes beat Melbourne Stars. This match is very important for both the teams, whoever loses the match, they will be out of the tournament. The winning team will clash with Adelaide Strikers in the Eliminator match who already reached the playoffs after winning back to back matches.
Hobart Hurricanes have played 12 matches in which they have won in six matches and lost in six matches. Heat is on the 5th spot of the points table with 24 points. Melbourne Stars have played 13 matches in which they have won in six matches and lost in seven matches. Stars is on the 6th spot of the points table with 22 points.
Melbourne Stars will be a favorite to win the match. They will also take advantage of the home ground and the past record is also excellent against Hobart. There will be tremendous competition between the two teams. Matthew Wade will be lead of Hobart Hurricanes team and Glenn Maxwell will be captain of Melbourne Stars.
MELBOURNE STARS VS HOBART HURRICANES MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 56, Big Bash League 2021-22
Date and Time: 19th January 2022, 2:20 PM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
MELBOURNE STARS VS HOBART HURRICANES PITCH REPORT
The pitch at the MCG has been slightly slow. Spinners and slow bowlers or bowlers with variations will get assistance off this wicket especially in the second half of the match. The average 1st innings score here is 157 runs. Chasing teams have won 32 games out of 62. The team winning the toss will look to bat first.
MELBOURNE STARS VS HOBART HURRICANES WEATHER FORECAST
It will be a sunny day in Melbourne with the temperature at around 24-27 degrees Celsius during the game.
MELBOURNE STARS VS HOBART HURRICANES PROBABLE XIS
The Stars have had a mixed tournament so far and it will be a must-win game for them if they are to proceed to the playoffs. Marcus Stoinis hasn’t been fired till now and the team will expect him to do well when it’s needed the most.
It’s a do-or-die game for Hobart as well. If they win, they will proceed to the play-offs. Scott Boland is available for this game. The Hurricanes will expect their senior players in Matthew Wade, Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short to perform in this game.
MELBOURNE STARS VS HOBART HURRICANES MATCH PREDICTION
Both teams are equally balanced but Melbourne batsmen have been more consistent than the Hobart’s and this may tilt the game in their favor. The Stars have many big players and they won’t be an easy team to face.
PREDICTION: MELBOURNE STARS TO WIN THE MATCH.