The action-packed saga of Australia T20 League 2019-20 continues with the 47th match that features the bottom-dwellers of the points table – Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes. The fixture is scheduled on 21 January and will kick-start at 1:40 PM at Docklands Stadium (popularly known as Marvel Stadium). The defending champions Renegades have been struggling throughout the season with only 2 wins out of 11 matches they have played so far. However, their latest victory in their previous clash against Brisbane Heat reignited the spirit of their squad. Hobart Hurricanes are also in the same fray as Renegades, as they have only won three out of 11 matches.
While Renegades stand at the last (eighth) position on the points table with 4 points, Hurricanes have occupied the seventh spot with 7 points. After suffering a loss against Adelaide Strikers, Hurricanes have shattered the hopes of their fans of making up to the finals. But with the likes of George Bailey, David Miller, and Matthew Wade, they can expect a miracle.
Renegades, on the other hand, seem confident after their last victory. By winning their last encounter, they may have fulfilled their desperate need for revival but they will look to turn the fate in their favour with this match. Skipper Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh and Beau Webster will be the key to their fortunes against the Hurricanes.
Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The pitch at the Marvel Stadium has been on the slower side at times and is likely to assist the bowlers. Teams will find it difficult to post competitive targets and therefore, 145-155 total score could the highest one can expect.
According to the weather forecast, it will be partially cloudy with 10% chance of precipitation and high levels of humidity up to 64%. The temperature is expected to be around 22 degree Celsius.
Probable Playing XI
Aaron Finch (c), Sam Harper (wk), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Beau Webster, Tom Cooper, Daniel Christian, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson/Joe Mennie, Harry Gurney
Matthew Wade (wk), Caleb Jewell, Jake Doran, George Bailey, Ben McDermott (C), David Miller, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland.