Who will win Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, BBL 2020?
Melbourne Renegades will aim to register their third win in a row when they host Hobart Hurricanes in this 47th fixture of the Big Bash League 2019-20. The Docklands Stadium in Melbourne will be the venue for this game to be played on January 21. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM local time.
Melbourne Renegades finally seem to be getting things right, albeit a little too late. With four points from eleven matches and with only three more to go, their chances of qualifying for the playoffs appear bleak even if they manage to win all their remaining fixtures. Hobart Hurricanes’ playoffs hopes are also hanging by a thread having collected only seven points from eleven matches. They need to win all their three remaining games and hope for a few other results to go their way in order to advance beyond the league stage.
MLR vs HBH Toss Prediction
Since the pitch is likely to remain good for batting throughout the match and the fact that the last two matches at this ground have been won by the side batting second, the toss-winning team will probably want to bowl first.
MLR vs HBH Weather Report
A clear weather has been forecast for this game with temperatures expected to fluctuate between 16 and 19 degrees Celsius. Humidity could be between 63% and 76% during the match.
MLR vs HBH Pitch Condition
150+ has been scored on five occasions in the three matches that have been played at this venue this BBL season, showing how good the wicket has been for batting. The previous match here between Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars saw plenty of runs being scored and one can expect another high-scoring contest on Tuesday.
It took a while for Daniel Christian’s side to gain form but in the last two games, the side has been absolutely brilliant. While the defending champions have hit form late they will anyways take it and look to finish the season on a high. It was a good win for them against the Brisbane Heat in the last game where they finished on the winning side by 44 runs. It was an all-round effort from the side in the game. Playing at home Christian would be confident going into the game knowing the Hurricanes have had a bad run in their last few games. A win will offer their fans lots to cheer about in a season that hasn’t gone their way.
Their openers Shaun Marsh and Marcus Harris have been among the runs this season and the duo will look to provide the side with a positive start in the game. In Sam Harper and Beau Webster, they have found two dependable middle-order batsmen and these players will look to do well. Will Sutherland and Mohammad Nabi’s form down the order will give a lot of confidence to the side going into this game. Their bowling attack is looking in good form especially Cameron Boyce and Daniel Christian who have done well in the last couple of games. The side will look up to Andrew Fekete and Samit Patel to pick early wickets and Nabi to contain the runs in the middle overs.
It was another loss in the last game for Matthew Wade’s side against the Adelaide Strikers. The side looked good for a run chase but loss of quick wickets resulted in their loss by 10 runs. What is more concerning is the form the side has displayed in the last few games. They have lost four out of their last five games while the other one was washed away due to rain. The side has almost lost all its chances of making it to the playoffs and shall play to restore their pride and confidence. It will require a good effort from the side as they go into playing the next game.
Their batsmen have had a good run so far with Matthew Wade looking in good form. Caleb Jewell will have to do well at the top of the order in the next game. Jake Doran, David Miller, and Ben McDermott are looking in good form in the middle order. With George Bailey and Clive Rose down the order, they have good strength in their batting. It is their bowling attack that has been giving the side a lot of headaches. Qais Ahmed who has been their best bowler this season will need to keep the line tight. Clive Rose and Thomas Rogers will have to bowl well with the new ball. They will also need the likes of Scott Boland and Nathan Ellis to do well in the next game.
Our Prediction for MLR vs HBH
The next clash in the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be an interesting one. Both Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes have had a bad season and the sides have lost their opportunity of getting into the playoff stage. While the Renegades look in good form with back to back wins after nine losses the Hurricanes haven’t won a game in their last five outing. They will need to come up with an impressive performance in the next game to win it. Renegades playing at home will look to make good use of the home conditions and win the game.
It is a tough call to make as both the sides have been inconsistent but Renegades playing at home will start slightly ahead.