Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades will cross paths in the 54th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne on January 18, Tuesday.
Hobart Hurricanes are currently at the fifth position and all they need is to climb up the ladder before it gets too late in order to grab the playoffs spot. They need two crucial wins in the final two league games to stay in the reckoning for the knockouts.
The Matthew Wade-led Hurricanes have been exceptional in bits and pieces and they need sheer consistency to get back on track and start winning. They would be regrouping and hitting the drawing board.
Melbourne Renegades are having a disastrous tournament with three wins and eight defeats, bagging 15 points with one encounter ending without a result. They are the current wooden spoon holders and we can expect them to spoil other teams’ parties in their final two league encounters.
Match: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 54
Date and Time: January 18, Tuesday, 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
HUR vs REN Predicted Playing XI
Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott (wk), Matthew Wade (c), D’Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Jordan Thompson, Thomas Rogers, Mitchell Owen, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Wil Parker
Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson (c), Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper (wk), Jack Prestwidge, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Zahir Khan
The wicket is assisting a lot for the teams batting first. However, batters will have to take extra strides to go for runs in the second innings as the wicket tends to slow down as the innings progresses. Any score above 180 can be defendable.
HUR vs REN Match Prediction
Hurricanes have won six encounters and lost six so far, which makes them a better team than Renegades, who are at the bottom spot on the points table. We can expect Hurricanes to better their position on the points table with a win over Renegades in this crucial encounter.
HUR vs REN Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Matthew Wade, Ben McDermott, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Caleb Jewell, Jake Fraser-McGurk, D’Arcy Short, Jordan Thompson, Kane Richardson, Riley Meredith, Tom Rogers
Captain: Ben McDermott, Vice-captain: D’Arcy Short
Fantasy Team #2: Matthew Wade, Sam Harper, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Jake Fraser-McGurk, D’Arcy Short, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Riley Meredith, Cameron Boyce
Captain: Aaron Finch, Vice-captain: Kane Richardson