After another tough cricket between Heat and Stars, Big Bash, now moves from Gabba to Hobart. In this third match, Hobart Hurricane will face Melbourne Renegades in a home match and Bellerive Oval will host this match. Last time when these two teams met, it was a thriller that went down to the wire. Some bad news for Hobart Hurricane before the start of the game as they have won only one out of last six matches played at the Bellerive Oval. Melbourne Renegades have beaten Hobart Hurricane four times in the last six matches. This will be a strong blow for Hobart before the start of the tournament. Let us see how they will start the tournament.
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
The toss-winning team might want to have a bowl first here.160 should be a par first-innings score on this wicket. This is an excellent batting track.
Team News : Hobart Hurricane
With just only 3 wins they finished the table at 7th position last year. With fresh thoughts they will start this new season. .Tim Paine was the captain for this team but he is on national duty so this time Bailey will this side. 13 members squad has been announced and it will be lead by George Bailey.For Hobart undoubtedly this is massive loss at top of the batting order because they are missing Tim Paine. Wade will stand behind the stumps and he is completely out of form. Their batting is going to depend a lot on the likes of skipper George Bailey and Reardon. Daniel Christian is an experienced player and his innings will be crucial. Alex Doolan is a prolific domestic run scorer and he was added. They have a sharp bowling attack in likes of Tyle MIlls, Boyce, Archer.
Bailey (c), Summers, Boyce, Rose, Short, Reardon, Archer, Christian, Mills, Wade, Kingston, McDermott, Doolan
Team News : Melbourne Renegades
They finished the table at 5th position last year. 13 members squad has been announced and it will be lead by Finch. Finch and White are key players for them at top of the order. Both these batsmen are very dangerous and Finch is averaging 43.25 and 1561 runs in BBL of all seasons. Dwayne Bravo is now fully fit and he will be another key man for the Renegades due to his allround abilities. A huge addition to the Renegades in this season is Richardson who is a bowler. He represented Adelaide Strikers in previous seasons. Nabi replacing Narine and he is another important all rounder for Renegades. Richardson, Tremain are their good bowlers.
Finch (c), crone, Harris, Hodge, Hogg, ludeman, Nabi, Richardson, tremain, white, wildermuth, bravo, cooper
Hobart Hurricane Probable XI
Melbourne Renegades Probable XI
Prediction : Renegades has good record over Hurricane. They have powerful batting line up and good all rounders in their team. Backing Melbourne Renegades they are favourites.