In Match No. 1, the Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes are scheduled to battle it out. on December 16 of the Big Bash League (BBL). This exciting match is scheduled to take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After losing by one wicket to Sydney Thunder on Tuesday, December 13, at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, the Stars, led by Adam Zampa, did not have the best start.
The match came down to the wire, and the Stars were defeated by Gurinder Sandhu’s cameo. The Stars struggled to 122 for the loss of eight wickets after being put in to bat first. A few of their batters reached double digits, but they were unable to score. The Stars won despite the efforts of Nathan Coulter-Nile, who took three wickets.
On the other hand, the Hurricanes will want to get off to a fast start. For the upcoming match, they have already chosen their team members. Powerful players like Asif Ali, Tim David, James Neesham, and Shadab Khan make up their middle order.
It would be reasonable to expect a lot from their batting tandem, which includes Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short. Ben McDermott must maintain his stellar performance from the previous season. The Hurricanes’ pace attack will be spearheaded by Riley Meredith and Nathan Ellis.
The Stars have every chance of making a comeback, despite their inability to win their most recent match. At home, the Stars are difficult to beat. Additionally, their bowlers are in good shape. In the Stars’ backyard, the Hurricanes must perform at their highest level to defeat the Stars.
Prediction: Melbourne Stars to win this encounter.
By any stretch of the imagination, the pitch in Melbourne is not expected to be absolutely phenomenal. The fast bowlers at the T20 World Cup received a lot of bounce and pace. Finding scores above 160 can be challenging. After winning the toss, the best course of action should be to bat first.
The playing conditions will be pleasant, and for the time being, it won’t rain. The temperature will hover around 17 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be around 50 percent.
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sony LIV App
Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek were crowned ITF world champions following a stellar 2022 campaign