The Hobart Hurricanes will take advantage of home conditions to hand over a loss to the Melbourne Renegades who have won 3 matches on the trot.BET NOW
The Melbourne Renegades after a 4th successive win while the Hobart Hurricanes are eyeing a guaranteed top spot finish when the two teams meet for the 52nd fixture of the Big Bash League 2018/19. The match will be played at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on the 7th of February and live action is set to start at 7.30 pm local time. The Big Bash Betting Tips by Premium Cricket is happy to bring you the cricket win tips on this match. Read our prediction here!
Hobart Hurricanes strength lies in their top-order batting. The opening pair of D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade is going great guns for the Hurricanes. Short is the tournament’s leading run-getter with 567 runs and Wade is in 2nd place with 487 runs. Short has hit 6 half centuries while Wade has made 5. George Bailey and Ben McDermott struck a half-century apiece when the two teams met earlier in the season at Melbourne. Bailey is the impact player in the side who can really up-the-anti when the side needs quick runs. The batting unit also consists of Caleb Jewell and Simon Milenko who will relish the opportunity to bat alongside the marauding top-order.
The Hobart Hurricanes have signed-up Afghan spinner Qais Ahmad and we expect him to make his BBL debut in this match. We expect Clive Rose to give way for the young leg-spinner. James Faulkner is the leading wicket-taker in the side with 18 wickets from 12 matches. Jofra Archer is the key bowler during the power-play overs having taken 14 wickets from 12 games. The Hurricanes have lost 2 out of the last 3 BBL games and their bowling has been the prime reason for the same. They will be determined to get back into winning ways and win the two remaining matches to go into the playoffs with a positive frame of mind.
The Melbourne Renegades are a team on the rise. They have won 6 out of the last 7 matches they have played this season. The Renegades batting and bowling honors have been shared around with multiple players standing up to be counted when needed. Sam Harper is the leading run-scorer for his side having made 279 runs in 13 matches. Aaron Finch will open the batting for the Renegades and he may have Marcus Harris who is returning from test duty joining him at the top of the order. Tom Cooper has not been in good form this season and he will have stiff competition from Cameron White for a place in the playing 11. White was left out of the side for the match against Sydney Thunder due to a hamstring injury where Beau Webster played instead. Webster may have to sit out if White is fully fit. Mohammad Nabi and Daniel Christian have contributed with the bat this season and will be expected to be the finishers for the Renegades. Both have a top score of 49 and will be hoping to go on to make a fifty if the situation demands so. Cricket win tips hope that the Renegades top order consisting of Finch and co can fire to match the Hurricanes shot for shot.
Kane Richardson is the trump card with the ball for the Renegades. He has captured 22 wickets from 11 games and is the leading wicket-taker in BBL season 8. He took 3 wickets against the Hobart Hurricanes during the previous meeting between the two teams and also captured 3 for 27 against Sydney Thunder during the previous outing. Chris Tremain and Harry Gurney form a 3-prong pace attack that is supported by Dan Christian as the 4th seam bowling option. The all-round capabilities of Nabi and Christian add more balance to the side allowing the Renegades to play leg-spinner Cameron Boyce as a genuine leg-spinner. Boyce and Christian have captured 12 wickets apiece and are conceding runs at fewer than 7 runs per over.
The 4 Big Bash Matches played this year at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart have been won by the side batting 2nd. Hence, the team winning the toss would definitely be looking to bat 1st. A guaranteed top spot finish looms for the Hobart Hurricanes while a possible top two finish beckons for the Melbourne Renegades. Both teams have qualified for the playoffs and will play with a certain amount of freedom. Thus we expect to see a high-scoring encounter. Our cricket win tips predict that the Hobart Hurricanes will record their 5th consecutive win at the Bellerive Oval by winning this match.