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Big Bash League 2018-19, Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades: Preview & Predicted XI

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2.28K   //    06 Feb 2019, 18:39 IST

Hobart Hurricanes are the most in-form team this season
Hobart Hurricanes are the most in-form team this season

Hobart Hurricanes are all set to host Melbourne Renegades in the 52nd fixture of BPL 2019 edition at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.

We are now at the business end of the league and all the teams will go full throttle to qualify for the playoffs. The table toppers Hobart Hurricanes are just a win away from securing their berth in the playoffs.

These two teams will be locking horns for the second time in this campaign. Melbourne Renegades won thr previous encounter by six wickets at the Docklands Stadium, Melbourne.

Hobart Hurricanes have grabbed the top spot with 18 points in 12 games. They have been the most consistent side this season, having won the most number of games (9).

That said, the Hurricanes would be hoping to bounce back from their defeat to the Adelaide Strikers by 7 wickets. They need to win one more game out of the remaining two to qualify for the semi-finals.

On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades have secured the third spot in the points table with 16 league points. They have emerged victorious in 8 encounters while losing 5 games in their 13 outings this season.

The Renegades won their last match against Sydney Thunder by 27 runs. Aaron Finch has led his side well under tough circumstances. 

GAME DETAILS

Date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Time: 2:00 PM IST

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Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

League: Big Bash League 2018-19

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com

Recent form

Melbourne Renegades – W, W, W, L, W

Hobart Hurricanes – L, W, L, W, W

Head-to-head (last five fixtures)

Melbourne Renegades – 5, Hobart Hurricanes – 0

TEAM NEWS

Hobart Hurricanes

- They have named a 13 man squad for this match with two changes.

- Qais Ahmad joins the squad while Riley Meredith also returns from illness.

- James Faulkner has been rested for this match.

- Qais Ahmad will be in the playing 11 in place of Jarrod Freeman.

- Riley Meredith could replace James Faulkner in the playing 11.

 Melbourne Renegades

- They have also announced a 13-man squad and made one change.

- Marcus Harris has joined the squad, replacing Beau Webster.

SQUADS

Hobart Hurricanes:

Matthew Wade (C), Qais Ahmad, Jofra Archer, George Bailey, Alex Doolan, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, David Moody, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short.

Melbourne Renegades:

Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Harry Gurney, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth.

KEY PLAYERS

Hobart Hurricanes

Matthew Wade(w/c)

D'Arcy Short

Ben McDermott

Melbourne Renegades

Aaron Finch (c)

Sam Harper

Daniel Christian

Probable Playing XI

Hobart Hurricanes

Matthew Wade(w/c)

D'Arcy Short

Caleb Jewell

Ben McDermott

George Bailey

Simon Milenko

Riley Meredith

Jofra Archer

Clive Rose

Qais Ahmad

David Moody 

Melbourne Renegades

Mackenzie Harvey

Aaron Finch (c)

Marcus Harris

Sam Harper (w)

Mohammad Nabi

Tom Cooper

Daniel Christian

Cameron Boyce

Kane Richardson

Harry Gurney

Chris Tremain

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