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Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars BBL T20 Match Prediction

2021-01-02 11:35:00
Hobart Hurricanes HBH Hobart Hurricanes
Melbourne Stars MLS Melbourne Stars

Betting Tips

  • Hobart Hurricanes have won 4 off their 6 matches but their batting still looks a bit vulnerable with players like D Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb and Colin Ingram not in the best of form.
  • Hobart Hurricanes are riding on the performance of their bowlers who've been exceptional for them. We expect them to pose a stern challenge to the Stars batsmen.
  • Stars will be without the services of Adam Zampa which is a massive blow to them as he's a key figure in the Stars bowling line up. Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher and Nick Maddinson are not very consistent and can leak runs.
Hobart Hurricanes

Our Pick Hobart Hurricanes are favorites to win

Posted On 1st January 2021 05:17:52
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Posted by Kavin

HBH vs MLS Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020-21

Hobart Hurricanes will take on Melbourne Stars in the 23rd match of the Big Bash League. The match will be played at the Bellerive Oval and is scheduled to begin at 5.05 PM local time.

4 wins in 6 games, Hobart Hurricanes will be very satisfied with their performance in the BBL 2020-21. They’re coming back from a nervy 1 run victory over Brisbane Heat and are placed as the 3rd ranked team in the points table.

Although they will be happy with what has transpired till now, there will be few concerns about the form of their batsmen. 

In D Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, David Malan, Peter Handcomb, Colin Ingram, Tim David, they have pretty solid batting line up but unfortunately, none of them have been consistent. If they don’t start scoring runs collectively, it’ll be very difficult for Hobart Hurricanes to continue their winning run. 

Hobart Hurricanes owe their success to their bowlers who’ve been sensational. Riley Meredith, Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis and all round option of D Arcy Short have performed brilliantly. 

Melbourne Stars with 2 wins and 2 losses are placed at the 5th spot in the points table. They’ve been pretty good in all their matches apart from their last game against Sydney Thunders, where they were thrashed by 75 runs. 

Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Nicolas Pooran are their three top batsmen. All of them have been in good touch too. Players like Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson and Ben Dunk bring in a lot of stability in their batting order. 

The bowling is also doing good with Billy Stalake, Zahir Khan, Adam Zampa and Liam Hatcher. 

Taking about this match, both teams are on par with each other in terms of batting but Hurricanes have a slightly better bowling line up which gives them an edge over the Stars. 

HBH vs MLS Live Streaming 

BBL 2020 can be watched live  in Australia on Fox Cricket. In India, the Sony Network will telecast BBL 2020 live, while in the United Kingdom, the matches will be broadcasted on BT Sport.

Live Streaming: BBL 2020 will be telecasted live in Australia on Kayo and Foxtel GO. In India, Sony Liv has the rights for live streaming, while in the UK, the BTSport app will stream the matches.

HBH vs MLS Toss Prediction

Chasing won’t be easy on this wicket thus both skippers would like win the toss and bat first.

Pitch Report

Hobart offers one of the best surfaces to bat in Australia. The ball will come nicely on to the bat and the batsmen will enjoy batting here. In the second innings though, the pitch will get slightly slower which will bring the spinners into play.

Weather Report

The weather will be clear with temperatures hovering around 15 degrees

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League 2020-21.

Hobart Hurricanes Team News & Playing 11

HBH Team News

Hobart Hurricanes have announced the 17 man squad to take on Melbourne Stars tomorrow. Sandeep Lamichhane who’s finished its quarantine period has been in the squad in place of Keemo Paul.

HBH Key Players

  • David Malan - The no 1 T-20 batsmen looked in decent touch in the last match and scored a gritty 39 of 32 deliveries. With some runs behind him now, he’ll be more fluent and we can expect him to perform even better in the next match.
  • Ben McDermott- Ben McDermott has been very consistent for the Hurricanes. He has not got runs in the last two matches but we still feel he’s in very good form and will deliver a solid performance in the next match.
  • D Arcy Short - D Arcy Short is a very underrated bowler. He’s a very handy spinner and will definitely trouble the Stars. In terms of batting, we all know he’s a top class batter

HBH Team Form

Hobart Hurricanes are having a good tournament with 4 wins in 6 games but there batsmen are not in good form and we don’t know how long they can continue winning without performing well with the bat

Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing 11

D Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott (wk), Peter Handscomb (c), Colin Ingram, Tim David, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Wil Parker, Riley Meredith 

Melbourne Stars Team News & Playing 11

MLS Team Form

Adam Zampa was found guilty of the level 1 offence and has been handed a one match ban by Cricket Australia. Zampa has accepted the ban thus won’t be the part of Stars team that’ll take on Hobart Hurricanes in BBL 2020

MLS Key Players

  • Marcus Stoinis - Marcus Stonis looked in top form against Sydney Thunder and played a lot of shots in his brief knock of 27. He’s been in good touch of late and we expect him to play a longer innings in the next match.
  • Glenn Maxwell - Glenn Maxwell too have been brilliant in this BBL 2020-21. He’s one of the main batsmen of the stars and can be backed to come good against the Hurricanes.
  • Zahir Khan - He’s been very economical in all the matches he’s played but hasn’t picked up many wickets. He’s bowling really well though which means the wickets definitely will come his way.

MLS  Team Form

Apart from their last game against Sydney Thunders, Melbourne Stars have generally been very good. They have two wins and two losses in their 5 matches and are settled as the 5th ranked team in the points table.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11

Ben Dunk, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dilbar Hussain, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan 

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars Team Form in Last Five Matches

HBH : W L W L W

MLS : L L NR W W

HBH vs MLS Head to Head

Melbourne Stars have dominated Hobart Hurricanes in the history of the BBL

HBH vs MLS Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played HBH Won MLS Won Tie No Result
13 4 9 0 0

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars Betting Odds

Hobart Hurricanes Bet365 Odds

  • HBH to win: Hobart Hurricanes are 2.0 to win with Bet365
  • HBH top team batsman: D Arcy Short at 3.5 is the best batsman along with David Malan at 4.0, Be McDermott at 4.33 and Colin Ingram at 5.5
  • HBH top team bowler: Riley Meredith at 3.5 can be backed as the top bowler along with Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane and Nathan Ellis at 4.50 each.

Melbourne Stars Bet365 Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.61 to win with Bet365
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcis Stoinis at 3.25, Glenn Maxwell at 3.60, Hilton Cartwright and Ben Dunk at 5.0 are the best Stars batsmen.
  • MLS top team bowler: At 3.75, Liam Hatcher is getting the best bowler followed by Zahir Khan at 4.0m Billy Stanlake at 4.5 and Lance Morris at 4.50

Hobart Hurricanes Betway Odds

  • HBH to win: Hobart Hurricanes are 1.95 to win with Betway
  • HBH top team batsman: At 3.25, D Arcy Short is the best batsmen along with Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott and Colin Ingram at 3.60, 4.25 and 6.50 respectively
  • HBH top team bowler: James Faulkner at 3.75 along with Riley Meredith and Sandeep Lamichhane at 3.75 are their best bowlers. You can also place your ber on Scott Boland at 4.0, Nathan Ells at 4.33 and Nick Winter at 4.50

Melbourne Stars Betway Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.80 to win with Betway
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcus Stoinis at 3.25 is the best batsmen for Stars along wt Glenn Maxwell, Andre Fletcher and Hilton Cartwright at 4.33, 5.0 and 5.0
  • MLS top team bowler: Billy Stanlake along with Zahir Khan at 4.25 are their top bowlers. Other bowlers that can be backed are Liam Hatcher at 4.5, Jack Coleman at 5.0 and Clint Hinchliffe at 5.5

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars Prediction

In terms of batting both teams are laced with some quality players but Hobart Hurricanes have a slightly better bowling attack which gives them a minor edge over Melbourne Stars. 

Final Verdict

Hobart Hurricanes to beat Melbourne Stars at 2.0 on Bet365 and 1.95 on Betway

HBH vs MLS Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Ben McDermott at 9.5 is a terrific pick. Pooran can be very destructive on his day and has played some fine knocks for the Stars.

  • Batsmen

    David Malan at 9.5, Tim David at 8.5, Hilton Cartwright at 8.5 and Nick Maddinson at 8.0 will be our batsmen. Malan looked good in the last match and we expect him to come good against the Stars. Tim David has played some good knocks down the order while Hilton Cartwright has been pretty decent too. 

  • All rounder

    D Arcy Short at 10, Glenn Maxwell at 10, Marcus Stoinis at 10.5 add a lot of quality in our team. All the three all rounders are some of the finesh T-20 player and can win you matches on their own.

  • Bowlers

    Scott Boland, Riley Meredith and Zahir Khan at 8.5 will complete are team. Boland and Meredith were exceptional in the last match and helped Hobart defend 150. They picked up 5 wickets between them. In the absence of Zahir Khan will be the lead spinner for the Stars.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Glenn Maxwell will be our skipper while we’ll back Marcus Stoinis as his deputy.

HBH vs MLS Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Dawid Malan, Tim David, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Maddinson

  • All Rounder:D Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell (c), Marcus Stonis (vc)

  • Wicket Keeper:Ben McDermott

  • Bowler:Riley Meredith, Zahir Khan, Scott Boland

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