Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes BBL T20 Match Prediction

  • Jan 26, 2021
  • 10:40 IST / 5:10 GMT
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne, Australia
2021-01-26 10:40 Match starts in -26898543 secs
Melbourne Renegades MLR Melbourne Renegades
Hobart Hurricanes HBH Hobart Hurricanes
Betting Tips
  • Hobart Hurricanes need to beat bottom-of-the-league Melbourne Renegades in order to secure their Big Bash League 2020-21 play-off place.
  • The Hurricanes have won seven of their 13 matches so far to sit just inside the top four going into the last round of fixtures.
  • The 'Gades, meanwhile, are the only team going into these matches who cannot advance to the play-offs.

Chance of Winning





Our Prediction

Hobart Hurricanes are favorites to win

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

Bottom-of-the-league Melbourne Renegades take on fifth-placed Hobart Hurricanes in the penultimate match of the 2020-21 Big Bash League season. The Hurricanes need a win to secure a top-five place and this match takes place on January 26, starting at 16:10 local time.

The Renegades have won just three of their 13 matches so far and lost to Brisbane Heat last time out for their third defeat in their last four matches. They have lacked any consistency and are outsiders for this match as the only team with no hope of reaching the top five now.

Hobart Hurricanes are favourites for this game then, and need a win themselves to ensure they finish in the top five. That will owe more to good form at the start of the tournament but they did 188/8 in a seven-run win against Sydney Sixers last time out – Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short doing the damage with the bat.

MLR vs HBH 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.

MLR vs HBH Toss Prediction

Hobart Hurricanes were asked to bat first last time out but they were in their element once they were.

Pitch Report 

The MCG saw runs flow last time out. It is a batting track.

Weather Report

Hobart must hope the forecast rain in the morning has cleared by the afternoon when this fixture is scheduled to take place.

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

Melbourne Renegades Team News & Playing 11

MLR Team News

Melbourne Renegades could finish the season with a similar team to that which beat Melbourne Stars in the most recent of their three victories.

MLR Key Players

  • Aaron Finch: With the Australia captain on board, the Renegades should be doing so much more. If he scores runs, the Gades could go big.
  • Mackenzie Harvey: Scored 47* from 21 balls to lead the Renegades to victory in their most recent win – earning Melbourne bragging rights against the Stars.
  • Imad Wasim: An all-rounder with T20 success to his name in the past, he has nine wickets in his last eight matches for the ‘Gades.

MLR Team Form 

Melbourne Renegades have won only three times this season – the most recent of which was a derby win against Melbourne Stars thanks to Mackenzie Harvey’s 47* from 21 balls down the order. They followed that up by being bowled out for 147 despite Sam Harper’s 57 last time out.

Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing 11

Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (c), Sam Harper (wk), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Jack Prestwidge, Mackenzie Harvey, Beau Webster, Imad Wasim, Josh Lalor, Zak Evans, Peter Hatzoglou

Hobart Hurricanes Team News & Playing 11

HBH Team News

Peter Handscomb will return after being subbed off last time out, but Hobart could otherwise stick with a winning line-up as they return to the scene of their most recent victory in BBL 2020-21

HBH Key Players

  • Matthew Wade: In just his second match since returning form international duty, he let loose with a brilliant 86 up the order.
  • D’Arcy Short: Finally getting back to his best BBL batting form too, having hit 72 last time out to follow scores of 54, six and 43 in the previous three innings.
  • Sandeep Lamichhane: Took a tidy 2-24 last time out to follow 2-27 in his previous most match as he finds some form.

HBH Team Form 

Hobart Hurricanes got back to winning ways last time out thanks to their opening partnership. Matthew Wade (86) and D’Arcy Short (72) set the tone, but a batting collapse meant they only posted 188/8. In reply, however, they could only post 181/8.

Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing 11

Matthew Wade (c, wk), D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Dawid Malan, Will Jacks, Peter Handscomb, Nathan Ellis, Nick Winter, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane

MLR vs HBH Team Form in Last Five Matches



Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Head to Head

Hobart Hurricanes have now won their last four consecutive matches against Melbourne Renegades, including their six-wicket win earlier this season. Sam Harper and Rilee Rossouw hit half-centuries for the Renegades, but not quickly enough, and Ben McDermott hammered 89* from 55 balls in Hobart’s dominant six-wicket victory – completed in just 17.4 overs.

MLR vs HBH Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played MLR Won HBH  Won Tie No Result
12 6 6 0 0

Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Betting Odds

Unsurprisingly, Hobart Hurricanes are bookmakers’ favourites for this one.

Melbourne Renegades Bet365 Odds

  • MLR to win: Melbourne Renegades are 2.37 outsiders to win with Bet365.
  • MLR top team batsman: Shaun Marsh is favourite to be Melbourne Renegades’ top team batsman with Bet365 and can be backed at 3.75. Aaron Finch is 4.00 at the top of the order, while Sam Harper is 4.33 after he led the batting last time out. Mac Harvey is 8.00 and top-scored in the ‘Gades last win.
  • MLR top team bowler: Peter Hatzoglou and Josh Lalor are both 4.00 with Bet365 to finish this game as Melbourne Renegades’ top team bowler. Zak Evans is 4.50, while Imad Wasim can be backed at 5.00.

Hobart Hurricanes  Bet365 Odds

  • HBH to win: Hobart Hurricanes are 1.61 favourites to win with Bet365.
  • HBH top team batsman: D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade were in top form last time out and can each be backed at 3.75 with Bet365 to be the Hurricanes’ top team batsman in this game too. Ben McDermott is 4.33, while Dawid Malan is 5.00 as he looks to try and replicate his international record.
  • HBH top team bowler:  Nathan Ellis is 3.60 with Bet365 to be Hobart Hurricanes’ top team bowler, while Sandeep Lamichhane and Scott Boland can both be backed at 4.50. Riley Meredith was expensive last time out, but he is 3.75 to be their top team bowler thanks to his wicket-taking.

Melbourne Renegades Betway Odds

  • MLR to win: Melbourne Renegades are 2.25 outsiders to win with Betway.
  • MLR top team batsman: Shaun Marsh is 3.00 with Betway to be Melbourne Renegades’ top team batsman, while Aaron Finch can be backed at 3.20. Marcus Harris is 4.33, meanwhile, and Sam Harper is 4.50 with Bet365. Mac Harvey is an interesting outsider at 8.00 with Betway.
  • MLR top team bowler: Imad Wasim and Josh Lalor are both 3.75 with Betway to be Melbourne Renegades’ top team bowler, while Peter Hatzoglou is 4.00. Zak Evans is 4.75 with Betway.

Hobart Hurricanes  Betway Odds

  • HBH to win: Hobart Hurricanes are 1.57 favourites to win with Betway.
  • HBH top team batsman: Matthew Wade is 3.60 with Betway to be Hobart Hurricanes’ top team batsman, while fellow opener D’Arcy Short is 3.75 after the two set the tone in their most recent win. Ben McDermott and Dawid Malan are the biggest batting threats after the openers, and they are 4.25 and 4.33 respectively with Betway.
  • HBH top team bowler: Sandeep Lamichhane is 3.75 favourite with Betway to be Hobart Hurricanes’ top team bowler, while Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith and Scott Boland have all been priced at 4.00.

Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Prediction

Hobart Hurricanes are big favourites for this match and it is no surprise given the Renegades’ struggles this season. Hobart need the win to secure their play-off place but they should get exactly that.

Final Verdict

Hobart Hurricanes to beat Melbourne Renegades at 1.61 with Bet365 and 1.57 with Betway.

MLR vs HBH Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Matthew Wade was in outstanding form with the bat last time out to waste no time getting back to his best. He and Ben McDermott are both 9.5 credits and both are key for the Hurricanes and well worth picking. Sam Harper is 8.5 credits, meanwhile, but his 563 points show what he can offer. All three could be good picks

  • Batsmen

    Australia captain Aaron Finch has not delivered his usual performances this season but he may still be worth backing at ten credits, and the same goes for Dawid Malan at 9.5. Limiting it to one of those two could be the safer choice, however, and also leaves space for Shaun Marsh at 9.5 credits and Mac Harvey as an eight-credit option to balance the expense already.

  • All rounder

    D’Arcy Short is a Big Bash icon and he reminded everybody why with his partnership with Matthew Wade last time out. Imad Wasim, meanwhile, is 8.5 credits and a lower-cost all-round option to consider. 

  • Bowlers

    With Kane Richardson not playing last time out, it could be the Hobart bowlers that form your bowling attack. Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane and Nathan Ellis are all 8.5 credits, as is Riley Meredith as an alternative. Ellis has 673 points so far, so he at least is a must-pick.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    D’Arcy Short is never far from consideration when it comes to Dream 11 captains. He remains the key player for Hobart, though Matthew Wade’s availability gives a solid choice for vice-captain alongside him.

MLR vs HBH Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Mac Harvey

  • All Rounder:D Arcy Short, Imad Wasim

  • Wicket Keeper:Matthew Wade (vc), Ben McDermott, Sam Harper

  • Bowler:Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nathan Ellis

Posted On 25th January 2021 03:32:46
Posted by Kavin

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