Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes, Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips: The eighth match of the Big Bash League will take place between Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes at the Ted Summerton Reserve in Moe.
The match starts at 9:15 AM IST (13:15 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.
After registering a thumping victory in their Big Bash League 2019-20 opener, Melbourne Stars will look to continue their momentum when they lock horns with the Hobart Hurricanes at home. Glenn Maxwell’s splendid performance had inspired the Stars to a victory in the game against Brisbane Heat.
Talking about their rivals, Hobart Hurricanes, the purple franchise defeated Sydney Sixers by 24 runs thanks to a magnificent bowling spell from Qais Ahmed. Hurricanes will try to register their second consecutive victory but their batsman will have to improve their game against the Stars.
Both the teams have the momentum by their side thus, the fans will witness a battle of equals at Moe.
The temperatures would be in the mid-20s with no chance of rain on the 22nd of December.
This venue is yet to host a T20 match hence, it is unknown how the pitch will play at the Ted Summerton Reserve.
Injury and Availability News:
The Australian Test players from both sides will not be available for this encounter. Dale Steyn is likely to return and make his BBL debut for Melbourne Stars.
Probable Playing XIs:
Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Dale Steyn, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Bench – Pat Brown, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter Nile, Seb Gotch, Haris Rauf, Nich Larkin, Jonathon Merlo, Lance Morris, Tom O’ Connell.
D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, David Miller, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmed, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith
Bench – Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Jarrod Freeman, David Moody, Thomas Rogers, Aaron Summers
Top Picks For Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
D Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis would be the important players to be picked in your Fantasy side. The young leg-spinner Qais Ahmed can be the dark horse pick.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks For Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Ben Dunk
Vice-Captain – Adam Zampa, James Faulkner and Riley Meredith
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicketkeeper – Peter Handscomb
Batsmen – Ben Dunk (C), David Miller, Simon Milenko, Hilton Cartwright
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell (VC), D’Arcy Short, James Faulkner
Bowlers – Qais Ahmed, Adam Zampa and Daniel Worrall
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben McDermott
Batsmen – Ben Dunk, David Miller, George Bailey, Caleb Jewell
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis, D’Arcy Short (VC)
Bowlers – Qais Ahmed, Sandeep Lamichhane, Riley Meredith
Expert Big Bash Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
Glenn Maxwell made a glorious return to the cricket field in his team’s opening BBL match. Hence, he will be the player to watch out for. Adam Zampa, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Qais Ahmed will be amongst the wickets because of their leg-spinning talent. Besides, the seasoned pros David Miller and George Bailey will be the centers of attraction in the batting sections.
Hobart Hurricanes will enter as the favorites because Glenn Maxwell is known for his inconsistency. Also, Qais Ahmed looks in red hot form and he can turn the game with his spin.