The 47th match of the 2019-20 Big Bash League will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.
The match starts at 07:10 PM local time (08:10 AM GMT) (01:40 PM IST). This match will be live on Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 3 HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV. The
Match Preview for Fantasy
It is incredible really how things can change after a win. The defending champions, Melbourne Renegades, couldn’t win a game in their first nine fixtures, but now they have won two in a row.
Their second win was championed by the all-round bowling performance- led by Cameron Boyce 4-15 and ably supported by Dan Christian [2-9] and Samit Patel [2-22]- which proceeded to inflict a collapse for the ages as Brisbane Heat lost their last seven wickets for 7 runs.
They will now face Hobart Hurricanes, who despite a whirlwind 48-ball 90 from David Miller, fell to a 10-run defeat at the hands of Adelaide Strikers, after none of their batsman barring ‘Killer Miller’ could post a substantial score in their run-chase of 187.
It is expected to be an overcast day in Melbourne on Tuesday. According to the weather report, spells of sunshine followed by overcast conditions is set to be the order of the day in Melbourne on Tuesday. While the temperature is set to be between 14 and 21 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 66%. Chance of rain- 10%.
If you look at the past three games played at the Docklands Stadium, the spinners have ruled the roost, while the fast bowlers too have had a good time. With Tuesday expected to be an overcast day, the same could be the case when the Renegades lock horns with the Hurricanes.
Average first innings score:– 158 [In the last 3 games at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability:
The Renegades have made one change to their line-up. Nathan McSweeney comes into the squad in place of Joe Mennie, who has been omitted.
The Hurricanes have named an unchanged squad for tomorrow’s fixture.
Probable Playing XIs
Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (WK), Shaun Marsh, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian (C), Samit Patel, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Andrew Fekete, Jack Wildermuth
Bench: Tom Cooper, Nathan McSweeney
Matthew Wade (C), Caleb Jewell, Jake Doran, George Bailey, Ben McDermott (WK), David Miller, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland.
Bench – Mac Wright, Jake Reed
Melbourne Renegades- The trio of Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper, and Beu Webster have been the bedrock of the Renegades’ batting-unit, and they will once again be the key to their fortunes. Cameron Boyce’s four-wicket-haul broke the back of the Heat batting unit in the last game. These players should be picked in your Fantasy side.
Hobart Hurricanes- David Miller scored a whirlwind 90 in the last game but none of the other batsmen in Matthew Wade, Caleb Jewell, Jake Doran, and Ben McDermott could kick on and post a substantial score, paving way for a ten-run defeat. Scott Boland [2-26] and Nathan Ellis [1-33] were the pick of the bowlers for Hobart in their last game.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Shaun Marsh, David Miller, Dan Christian, Matthew Wade
Vice-Captain – Cameron Boyce, Beau Webster, Ben McDermott
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben McDermott, Sam Harper
Batters – David Miller (VC), Shaun Marsh (C), Beau Webster, Marcus Harris
All-Rounders- Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian
Bowler- Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Boyce
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (VC)
Batters – Caleb Jewell, George Bailey, David Miller, Shaun Marsh
All-Rounders- Samit Patel, Dan Christian
Bowler- Thomas Rogers, Qais Ahmed, Cameron Boyce [C]
Both sides have good T20 batsman in the form of Shaun Marsh, David Miller. Hence opting for them as captain/vice-captain of your Fantasy side can be a good punt.
Melbourne Renegades are expected to come out as the winners.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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