2019-20 Big Bash League – Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes taking place? Tuesday 21st January, 2020 – 08:10 (UK)

Where is Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes taking place? Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

What is the expected weather for Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes? 20c in sunny and clear skies

What television channel is Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to BBL09 matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes in the UK? If televised, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Hobart Hurricanes beat Melbourne Renegades by 7 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

MELBOURNE RENEGADES

  • Melbourne Renegades look like they are going to go down swinging after making it back-to-back wins in the Big Bash as they were impressive winners thanks to a huge effort with the ball against Brisbane Heat.
  • Nobody genuinely stood out with the bat for the Renegades but they managed to score 164/6 and it was with the ball where they really shone as Cameron Boyce took 4-15 to help his side remove the Heat for 120 but that is only half the story.
  • The Heat were 84/0 into the sixth over but a huge collapse followed with Boyce taking the key wicket of AB de Villiers as the Renegades fought back magnificently with an unchanged side likely to be named although Nathan McSweeney has been called into the 13-man squad.

HOBART HURRICANES

  • Hobart Hurricanes now have a huge task ahead of them if they are to make the BBL finals after they failed to come away with a win for the fifth game in succession when suffering a narrow loss to Adelaide Strikers last time out.
  • Chasing 187 for the win, the Hurricanes looked in trouble until David Miller’s onslaught gave his side a real chance but his unbeaten 90 off just 48 balls proved in vain as the Strikers were able to cling on to win by 10 runs.
  • Despite the loss, the Hurricanes have opted against making any changes to their squad ahead of this game and are likely to trust the same side that was named against the Strikers to turn their poor run of form around.

THE PREDICTION

After losing nine matches in a row to start the defence of their title, Melbourne Renegades have now won their last two. They look free of any pressure and despite looking set for a big loss to the Brisbane Heat in their last game, they produced some brilliant bowling to take 10 wickets as they bowled their opponents out for 120 despite being 84 without loss. They face a Hobart Hurricanes side that are struggling for form and their hopes of making the finals are likely to be all but ended by the Renegades here.

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