Melbourne Stars are going to clash with Hobart Hurricanes in the 56th match of the Big Bash League. Both sides are in a must-win situation, considering their position in the standings. Melbourne Stars kept their playoffs hope alive by defeating Brisbane Heat in the previous encounter. They are currently placed at the sixth spot with 22 points in their bag.
Talking about Hobart Hurricanes, they are trying their best to get back their rhythm in this tournament. They won their previous battle against Melbourne Renegades by defending a total of 182 runs in the allotted 20 overs. With 7 wins from 13 matches, they are relying on the fifth spot with 27 points. Hence, we can expect a thrilling contest between these two teams on Wednesday.
Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 56
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Date & Time: 19th January, at 2:20 PM IST and 7:40 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
It’s a well-suited surface for the batters to score runs at a higher rate, though the boundaries are very too big. The bowlers need to work hard in this format of the game to pick wickets. Having said that, players will get the results accordingly to their efforts.
Probable Playing XIs for STA vs HUR:
Joe Clarke (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Joe Burns, Brody Couch, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ahmad Daniyal
Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott (wk), Matthew Wade (c), D’Arcy Short, Tim David, Peter Handscomb, Jordan Thompson, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Josh Kann