Melbourne Stars will take on Hobart Hurricanes for the 2nd time in the season and will be looking for taking revenge when they will be up against each other on 14th January at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Hobart Hurricanes are at No.1 spot in the points table with 5 wins in the 6 matches they played. They are the most consistent team pf the season. Wade and Short scored a great knock of 52 and 34 in previous match against the Stars and sealed the match for their team. Bailey was also outstanding who provided good finish to the team. Short was also amazing with bowling and provided 2 wickets to the team and was also declared as player of the match. Jofra Archer also took 3 wickets and stopped the Stars batting at mere 155 runs.
Players to watch out for: D’Arcy Short, Jofra Archer and George Bailey.
Melbourne Stars currently stand on 6th position with 3 wins in the 7 matches they played. Nick Larkin scored 45 runs in 33 balls in the previous encounter against Hurricanes. Maxwell also played 47 runs quick inning but will not be available for this match due to International duties. Dwayne Bravo will be most important player for the Stars along with Nabi and will contribute with both batting and bowling. Stars will be looking to take the revenge in this match.
Tom O’Connell comes in for Michael Beer in the 13 men squad.
Players to watch out for: Nic Maddinson, Dwayne Bravo and Liam Plunkett.
Head To Head
Match Played: 9
Hobart Hurricanes: 3 Won
Melbourne Stars: 6 Won
Hobart Hurricanes: D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (C & wk), Ben McDermott, Alex Doolan, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith.
Melbourne Stars: Ben Dunk, Evan Gulbis, Nic Maddinson (C), Seb Gotch (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Jonathan Merlo, Liam Plunkett, Nick Larkin, Scott Boland, Jackson Bird, Liam Bowe.
My PlayerzPot XI
Wicket Keeper: Matthew Wade
Batsman: Ben Dunk, Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short and Nic Maddinson.
All-Rounders: Dwayne Bravo and James Faulkner.
Bowling: Jackson Bird, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett and Riley Meredith.
My PlayerzPot Prediction
The Hobart Hurricanes appear to be the better of the two sides. They are the best team on the tournament this season.