Cricket Prediction Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash League 22.12

Cricket Match Information:

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes will be the eighth cricket game of the tournament. This will be the second game for both Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes in the ninth season of Big Bash League. Both teams have won their first game of Big Bash League. Our prediction expert reckons it is going to be a high-scoring game of cricket between two batting sides.

  • Tournament: Big Bash League
  • Cricket Match format: T20
  • Cricket match time9:15 am IST
  • Cricket match date22.12.2019
  • Venue: Carrara Oval, Queensland
  • Weather: Pleasant, Temperature: 26 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0% 
  • Team A: Melbourne Stars
  • Team B: Hobart Hurricanes
  • Team A Captain: Glenn Maxwell
  • Team B Captain: BR McDermott

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars are going to be led by Glenn Maxwell in this season of Big Bash League. They finished up at the runners-up spot last year after losing the derby against Melbourne Renegades.

Melbourne Stars will once again be dependent on their star performer of last year, Marcus Stoinis. They have two International stars with Stoinis and Maxwell and their journey in this cricket tournament will be largely dependent on their performances.

In their first game riding on Maxwell’s brilliant 83 off 39 balls, Stars won the game against Brisbane Heat. On batting first, Stars posted 167 runs on the board and then defended the total easily by 22 runs.

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game

Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:

  • NJ Maddinson
  • MP Stoinis
  • HWR Cartwright
  • PSP Handscomb
  • GJ Maxwell
  • Haris Rauf
  • BR Dunk
  • CD Hinchliffe
  • A Zampa
  • DJ Worrall
  • S Lamichhane

Hobart Hurricanes

Hobart Hurricanes are going to be led by BR McDermott in the first few cricket games. Matthew Wade is currently busy with an International commitment and as a result, McDermott has got the opportunity to lead the side.

Hobart Hurricanes have a unique mixture of youthful exuberance and experience. They have the list of match-winners in their line up. The presence of David Miller and James Faulkner provide them with experience, whereas they have one of the best openers in limited overs international of Australia in D’Arcy Short.

Qais Ahmad’s remarkable spell of three wickets in four balls in the second over made it quite an easy win for the Hobart Hurricanes in their first match. Hobart would be hoping for similar performances from their players.

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of Hobart Hurricanes’ playing XI:

  • BR McDermott
  • DJM Short
  • Riley Meredith
  • James Faulkner
  • George Bailey
  • David Miller
  • CP Jewell
  • S Milenko
  • NT Ellis
  • Qais Ahmad
  • CA Rose

Expert Prediction: MS vs HH

The ninth season of the Big Bash League is underway. The tournament will be played over a period of 42 days and a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams. 

As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike in previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.

The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.

Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes are going to lock horn in this game of cricket. In the last five encounters between the two sides, Stars has been the winner on three occasions while Hurricanes have won two matches.  

Our prediction is of a win for Melbourne Stars as they seem to have more variety in their squad while Hurricanes are still trying to find the right fit under a new skipper.


Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first

Who will win? – Melbourne Stars

Top Batsman – Glenn Maxwell (MS), DJM Short (HH)

Top Bowler – Sandeep Lamichhane(MS), Qais Ahmad (HH)

Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (MS), DJM Short (HH)

Man of the Match Glenn Maxwell (MS)

Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Stars (170+), Hobart Hurricanes (160+)


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Melbourne Stars – 1.60

Hobart Hurricanes – 2.15

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