Key Players to Watch/Key Stats
- Glenn Maxwell scored 37-ball 70 against the Hurricanes a few days ago and was the best batsman for his side. Overall, Maxwell has scored 249 runs at an average of 49.80 and SR 160.65 vs Hurricanes.
- Marcus Stoinis has scored 174 runs vs Hurricanes at an average of 43.50.
- Sandeep Lamichhane in his first match of the season was a bit expensive as he gave away 38 runs in his 4-over spell but picked 2 wickets. It will be interesting to see how he goes in this match.
- Tim David has scored at SR of 160 and an average of 47 in BBL 10 so far and will be a key player for the Hurricanes.
- Nicholas Pooran has a SR of 173 in BBL 10 this season.
- David Malan scored a half-century and was the backbone of the Hurricanes batting against the Stars. He will be key once again.
- Colin Ingram scored a quickfire knock of 27 runs and has scored at SR in excess of 150 in the death overs this season.
- Scott Boland (3/22) was man of the match a few days ago vs Stars. Nathan Ellis was also superb, with 2/11.
Stats and Facts
- The head-to-head record is pretty lopsided in the favour of the Stars as the BBL 09 runners-up have won 9 matches while the Hurricanes have won just 4.
- Hobart Hurricanes last won while chasing against the Stars in 2017.
- D’Arcy Short is averaging just 16.28 so far in BBL 10. Can he deliver today?
Possible Playing 11
Adam Zampa will be expected to make the cut after serving his one match suspension while the Hurricanes will go unchanged.
Melbourne Stars: 1. Andre Fletcher, 2. Marcus Stoinis, 3. Hilton Cartwright, 4. Glenn Maxwell (c), 5. Nicholas Pooran (wk), 6. Ben Dunk, 7. Liam Hatcher, 8. Lance Morris, 9. Adam Zampa, 10. Billy Stanlake, 11. Zahir Khan
Hobart Hurricanes: 1. D’Arcy Short, 2. Ben McDermott (wk), 3. Dawid Malan, 4. Peter Handscomb (c), 5. Colin Ingram, 6. Tim David, 7. Johan Botha, 8. Nathan Ellis, 9. Scott Boland, 10. Riley Meredith, 11. Sandeep Lamichhane
Bellerive Oval Hobart Pitch Report and Weather
A total in surplus of 165 is the average first innings score at the Bellerive Oval this season and 5 out of the 7 matches have been won by the team batting first.
There are chances of rain throughout the day but they reduce when at match time and hence a rain-interruption might come as a surprise.
Hurricanes have been the better of the two sides as Stars need to address their lower-order batting. So the Hobart-based side will fancy their chances going into this encounter.