MATCH PREVIEW (STA vs HUR)
⏺️⏺️PROBABLE PLAYING XI
HWR Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Tom Rogers, James Seymour, BJ Webster, JM Clarke, Trent Boult, NM Coulter-Nile, L Wood, A Zampa(C), T O’Connell
Asif Ali, Tim David, CP Jewell, Faheem Ashraf, SH Khan, DJM Short, James Neesham, BR McDermott, MS Wade(C), Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith
The pitch at Melbourne Cricket Ground has a batting-friendly surface for the shortest format of the game. The average first innings score here is around 180 runs and teams batting second have won more games in the past BBL seasons.
Melbourne Stars will be facing Hobart Hurricanes in the fourth match of the Big Bash League 2022-23 (BBL) at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday. Melbourne Stars started this season with a narrow one-wicket defeat against Sydney Thunder in their opening match. They were restricted on just 122/8 with Nick Larkin scoring the highest 25 runs. Then Nathan Coulter-Nile took three wickets to drag the game to the last ball but the Thunder survived with a one-wicket win.
Hobart Hurricanes finished the last season in the fifth position with only seven wins from 14 group-stage matches. Ben McDermott finished the last edition of the tournament as a leading run-scorer with 577 runs from 13 innings while Riley Meredith took 16 wickets from 11 innings. Melbourne Stars have won three of their last five BBL clashes against Hobart Hurricanes and are favorites to win this match.
⏺️⏺️PLAYER PICKS FOR THIS MATCH:-
⏺️👉 Main Picks:-
Ben McDermott HUR | WK
The star wicketkeeper batter was the leading run-scorer with 577 from 13 innings at an average of 48.08 and a strike rate of 153.86 with the help of two hundreds and three fifties.
Joe Clarke STA | WK
Melbourne Stars’ wicketkeeper scored 11 runs off 11 balls against Sydney Thunder in the last match. He scored 419 runs from just 13 innings at an average of 32.23 and at an impressive strike rate of 151.26 last season.
⏺️👉 Hot Picks:-
D’Arcy Short HUR | ALL
The experienced batting all-rounder took only five wickets but scored 444 runs from 15 innings at an average of 37.00 and a strike rate of 113.26 with the help of two fifties last season.
Riley Meredith HUR | BOWL
The star Australian pacer was in excellent form for the Hurricanes last season with 16 wickets from just 11 innings at an economy rate of 7.94.
⏺️👉 Differential Picks:-
Shadab Khan HUR | ALL
The in-form Pakistani all-rounder enjoyed a good T20 World Cup 2022 with 98 runs and 11 wickets from seven innings, including 52 runs off 22 balls knock with two wickets against South Africa.
Trent Boult STA | BOWL
The star New Zealand pacer took two big wickets while conceding just 21 runs against Sydney Thunder in the first match. He has taken eight wickets from his last five T20 innings and will be a key bowler for the Stars in this fixture.