On Saturday (19th December), Hobart Hurricanes will face Melbourne Renegades in the 10th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10) at Bellerive Oval (Hobart).
While Hurricanes will play their fourth game in this tournament, Renegades will play their third game in this BBL season. Hurricanes are currently in the second position in the points table with 7 points while Renegades are in the fifth position with 4 points.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 10: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Match Preview
Hobart Hurricanes have started this season in a positive way by winning both their first two matches (against Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers) before suffering their first defeat in this season in the last game (against Adelaide Strikers).
Colin Ingram (126 runs in 3 matches), Tim David (103 runs in 3 matches) and D’Arcy Short (74 runs in 3 matches) all have already scored one half-century each in this season. Also, in the last game, when Hurricanes were struggling at the early situation, Ben McDermott played an important knock of 46 runs and set up a crucial 4th wicket partnership of 75 runs with Colin Ingram.
On the other hand, James Faulkner has bagged 7 wickets and Riley Meredith has scalped 4 wickets.
While Caribbean cricketer Keemo Paul has joined the squad, Mitchell Owen is now available for the selection after proving his fitness.
Scott Boland, Johan Botha, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb (C), Colin Ingram, Will Jacks, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Mitchell Owen, Wil Parker, Keemo Paul, D’Arcy Short, Charlie Wakim, Nick Winter, Macalister Wright
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Won, Won and Lost
Playing their first two matches in this season, Melbourne Renegades won their first game against Perth Scorchers (by 7 wickets) but then suffered a thrashing 145 runs defeat against Sydney Sixers after getting bundled out for just 60 runs.
In the absence of regular captain Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh will lead Melbourne Renegades side. He also scored one match-winning half-century (62) during their tournament opener.
On the other hand, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou and Josh Lalor all have taken 4 wickets each after playing two matches in this tournament.
In the meantime, Afghanistan cricketers Mohammad Nabi and Noor Ahmed both are now available for the selections.
Shaun Marsh (C), Brody Couch, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Peter Hatzoglou, Jon Holland, Josh Lalor, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ahmad, Mitch Perry, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Rilee Rossouw, Will Sutherland, Beau Webster
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Won and Lost
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 10: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Match Prediction
Though they have the competitive head-to-head records, Hobart Hurricanes won all the last three matches against Melbourne Renegades. Despite the availability of Mohammad Nabi and Noor Ahmad, the absence of Aaron Finch in the Renegades squad will bring more advantage for the Hurricanes.