The 23rd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
Hobart Hurricanes Team Updates:
The Hurricanes are sitting pretty at the third position at the moment with 15 points and four wins from six matches to their name.
DArcy Short and Ben McDermott will probably open the inning for the HUR team.
Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (C), Colin Ingram will take care of the middle order.
Peter Handscomb will lead the HUR team as a Captain. He is also good Batsman.
Ben McDermott will do the wicket keeping for HUR team.
Sandeep Lamichhane will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Nathan Ellis, R Meredith and Scott Boland will lead the pace attack of the team.
Melbourne Stars Team Updates:
Melbourne Stars have lost their way after registering twin victories to start their season.
They have lost their last two matches while the other one was abandoned due to rain.
They are currently at the fifth place in the points table with 10 points and a win here will take them close to the fourth spot.
Marcus Stoinis and Andre Fletcher will probably open the inning for the Melbourne Stars team. Both are well known inning openers.
Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK) will take care of the middle order.
Nic Maddinson, Ben Dunk will take care of the lower order.
Glenn Maxwell will lead the Melbourne Stars team as a Captain. He is also a good Alrounder.
Nicholas Pooran will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Melbourne Stars team.
Zahir Khan nd Glenn Maxwell will lead the spin attack of the team.
Liam Hatcher, Bily Stanlake will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Last 5 Head to Head:
Hobart Hurricanes: 2 Won Melbourne Stars: 3 Won
Glenn Maxwell is in amazing form with the bat having scored 179 runs in four innings at a strike-rate of 146.72.
Nicholas Pooran’s recent innings of 65 was brilliant and he is a definite contender to become a top pick. His strike-rate of 208.82 in a couple of innings makes him a dangerous batsman.
Tim David has scored 181 runs at a strike-rate of more than 160 and average of more than 45.
Dawid Malan is yet to unleash himself having mustered only 54 runs at a strike-rate of 112.50.
Riley Meredith has 10 wickets at an economy of only 7.17. He has been brilliant througout.
In wicket keeping, both the wicket keepers are good. However Nicholas Pooran will be better choice.
Allrounders may play major role on this pitch.
Captain Options: Glenn Maxwell, Dawid Malan
Vice-Captain Options: Marcus Stoinis, D’Arcy Short
HUR Squad :
DArcy Short, Ben McDermott(WK), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb(C), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Tim Paine(WK), Mitchell Owen, David Moody, Nick Winter, Jake Doran, Will Jacks, Matthew Wade(WK), Charlie Wakim, Mac Wright, James Faulkner, Wil Parker, Caleb Jewell
Melbourne Stars Squad :
Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell(C), Nicholas Pooran(WK), Nic Maddinson, Ben Dunk(WK), Liam Hatcher, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan, Jackson Coleman, Lance Morris, Adam Zampa, Will Pucovski, Tom OConnell, Seb Gotch(WK), Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Sam Elliot