The T20 cricket extravaganza in Australia is expected to accentuate even more when Hobart Hurricanes will play host to the Melbourne Renegades on December 24th. The match is scheduled to begin at 9:15 AM IST at Bellerive Oval, Hobart. Melbourne Renegades will look to kickstart their campaign after two false starts. Hobart Hurricanes would look to get back to winning ways after a setback in their previous match.
Hobart Hurricanes had given a winning start to the 2019-20 edition of the Australia T20 League, rolling over the Sydney Sixers by 25 runs, but the team suffered a defeat against Melbourne Stars. Hurricanes failed to chase a modest target of 163 and got bundled out for 111. The Hurricanes were poor in the field and their decision to exclude James Faulkner and George Bailey from the playing XI backfired badly. The team will look to rectify some errors before their next match.
Melbourne Renegades, on the other hand, are still looking for their first win. The team so far has bagged two losses and are sitting at bottom of the table. They struggled in the middle overs against the Scorchers after a strong start and in the end failed to chase the target. Shaun Marsh and Beau Webster were good in the last match and the team will put their faith on them in this match as well.
It will be fascinating to see if Hurricanes make the most of the home conditions or will the Renegades reign supreme in Hobart.
Head to Head
The pitch in Hobart offers a good batting track as the venue is known for high-scoring encounters. Scores of 170 will be a good total on this pitch.
The weather in Hobart will be fine on Tuesday with no chances of rain whatsoever. The temperature will be around 18-22 degree Celsius.
Probable Playing XI
D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott (C & WK), David Miller, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith.
Aaron Finch (C), Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Tom Cooper, Dan Christian, Beau Webster, Cameron Boyce, Richard Gleeson, Jack Wildermuth, Kane Richardson, Harry Gurney.