The 55th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Melbourne Renegades Team Updates:
The Renegades are having a poor season and have only managed to win just three games out of the thirteen they have played.
Their Captain, Aaron Finch, has struggled with the bat at the top.
They are out of contention for the knockouts and would only be playing for their pride.
Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch will probably open the inning for the REN team.
Beau Webster, Imad Wasim will take care of the lower order of the team.
Sam Harper (wk), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey will form the middle order of the team.
Aaron Finch will lead the REN team as a Captain. He is also good Batsman.
Sam Harper will do the wicket keeping for REN team.
Imad Wasim and Peter Hatzoglou will take care of the spin attack.
Zak Evans and Josh Lalor will lead the pace attack of the team.
Hobart Hurricanes Team Updates:
Hobart Hurricanes have had a mixed season so far in the BBL.
They have blown hot and cold throughout but have managed to win enough games to stay in the league.
They are currently placed fifth and would want to end the league stage on a high.
DArcy Short and Matthew Wade will probably open the inning for the HUR team. Both are well known inning openers.
Ben McDermott (wk), Dawid Malan, Will Jacks will take care of the middle order of the team.
Peter Handscomb will lead the HUR team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Ben McDermott will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his HUR team.
Sandeep Lamicchane will lead the spin attack of the team.
Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith and Scott Boland will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Head to Head:
Melbourne Renegades: 1 Won Hobart Hurricanes: 4 Won
Matthew Wade scored a brilliant 86 off just 44 balls in the last game with 10 fours and 3 sixes.
Ben McDermott has been in really good form throughout this season, scoring 401 runs at an average of over 40 and a strike rate of over 140.
D’Arcy Short played a fantastic knock of 72 off 52 balls in the last game against the Sixers. He has scored a total of 316 runs and has also picked up 7 wickets with his leg-spin.
Sam Harper have been the best batsman of the team for Renegades, he has scored 332 runs.
Shaun Marsh would be hoping for a good game , he has had a good season but would not be much happier, he has scored 300 runs so far.
In wicket keeping, Matthew Wade will be best choice.
Top order batsman may play major role on this pitch.
Captain Options – Matthew Wade, D’Arcy Short
Vice-Captain Options – Ben McDermott, Sam Harper.
REN Squad :
Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch(C), Sam Harper(WK), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey, Beau Webster, Imad Wasim, Jack Prestwidge, Will Sutherland, Zak Evans, Peter Hatzoglou, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Noor Ahmad, Marcus Harris, Rilee Rossouw, James Pattinson, Jon Holland, Mitchell Perry, Cameron Boyce, Brody Couch, Brayden Stepien(WK)
HUR Squad :
DArcy Short, Matthew Wade(WK), Ben McDermott(WK), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb(C), Will Jacks, Nathan Ellis, Nick Winter, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tim Paine(WK), Jake Doran, Keemo Paul, David Moody, Charlie Wakim, Mac Wright, Tim David, Mitchell Owen, Johan Botha, Wil Parker, Caleb Jewell