Cricket Prediction Big Bash League – Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars – Melbourne Stars look to open their win account against Hurricanes

Cricket match date: 24th December 2018

Cricket match time10:15 am IST

Cricket match location: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament: Big Bash League

Team A: Melbourne Stars

Team B: Hobart Hurricanes

Team A Captain: Glenn Maxwell

Team B Captain: Matthew Wade

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Cricket Match Preview:

The runners-up of last year, Hobart Hurricanes, will take on Melbourne Stars in their second game of cricket. Both teams would have played the second game of cricket post this game. While Melbourne Stars lost their last game of cricket against Sydney Thunder by 15 runs via D/L method, Hobart has not played their first game of cricket yet by the time this piece is being written.

Every side in the tournament would have now played their first game of cricket and is slowly beginning to get the idea of right combinations. Hobart Hurricanes will not have to think too much about it though as their squad have fine players in D’Arcy Short, Jofra Archer, Matthew Wade, Ben McDermott and James Faulkner. This is the prime reason why they will once again begin the tournament as strong favourites.

Melbourne Stars, led by Glenn Maxwell, will be all about all-rounders. In Dwayne Bravo, Marcus Stoinis and Maxwell, they have three superstars and their journey in this cricket tournament will largely dependent on their performances. In their first cricket game against Thunders, none of them could perform to their potential and Stars found themselves struggling.

Stars bowlers could not apply pressure on Thunders batting and everyone proved to be expensive. The revised D/L score always proved to be steep and with failures of Ben Dunk, Maxwell at the top of the order sealed the deal for them. For Hurricanes, skippers Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short will take the responsibility at the top of the order, whereas the middle order responsibility will be handled by Alex Doolan and George Bailey.

However, it is their bowling led by upcoming superstar, Jofra Archer, who is going to provide lots of excitement. There are lots of discussions going on about his selection procedure being escalated in England and if he has another good season here, it will escalate it even further.

Cricket Match Information:

Melbourne Stars will take on Hobart Hurricanes in their second game of cricket. Stars lost their first game of cricket against Sydney Thunder by a margin of 15 runs by D/L method. By the time this piece is being written, Hobart Hurricanes had not played their first game of cricket.

Melbourne Stars

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Melbourne Stars, led by Glenn Maxwell in this season, lost their first game of cricket. However, our prediction is they will go with the same playing eleven as their last game of cricket.

Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:

  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Ben Dunk
  • Adam Zampa
  • EP Gulbis
  • Sandeep Lamichhane
  • Jackson Coleman
  • NCR Larkin
  • Travis Dean
  • MA Beer

Hobart Hurricanes

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Hobart Hurricanes will be led by Matthew Wade this time around. Our prediction is they are likely to go with James Faulkner as their all-rounder in the first game of cricket.

Here is our prediction of Hobart Hurricanes’ playing XI:

  • D’Arcy Short
  • Ben McDormett
  • Matthew Wade
  • Jofra Archer
  • James Faulkner
  • Alex Doolan
  • George Bailey
  • CA Rose
  • Riley Meredith
  • Johan Botha
  • S Milenko

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Jofra Archer will be in action in Big Bash League once again. He had a fantastic time last year when he picked up lots of wickets and impressed one and all. Our prediction is he is going to give a fantastic performance once again and light up the league with his performances.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

The last International T20 cricket game was played here between England and Australia in 2018. In that game of cricket, England scored 155 runs while batting first and could not defend it. Our prediction is once again a score of around 160 while batting first and that should prove to be a match-winning one. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

Hobart Hurricanes will begin this game of cricket as favourites. Even though in the last three games of cricket between these two sides they have come second every time, their lineup looks more balanced on the paper and it looks like they have their base covered for all conditions. Our prediction is of a Hobart Hurricanes’ win.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

D’Arcy Short (HH) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Jofra Archer (HH) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

D’Arcy Short (HH)

LOGO 2 Odds

Hobart Hurricanes – 1.74

Melbourne Stars – 1.90

*odds may change anytime

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