The Hurricanes are placed fifth in the table and their only defeat came against the Stars earlier. Their bowlers have been key to their success so far in this tournament. The Hurricanes have McDermott, Faulkner, Miller, Short, Bailey and Qais Ahmad in their team and will be looking to seek revenge for their loss in the earlier game. On the other hand the Stars are placed second and have lost only one game, that too by a narrow margin. Glenn Maxwell after his return has been in stupendous form and Stoinis, Zampa, Maddinson and Lamichhane have complimented him well. This will be an absolute cracker of a contest and given the slowness of the pitch both the teams have enough tools to combat them.
16th match: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars
Monday, December 30
University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston
The pitch has generally suited the bowlers than the batters but this pitch will be good for batting. The average score batting first is 147 and team’s batting second have won 2 games out of the 3 games played here.
The weather is expected to be cloudy with temperature around 31 degree Celsius. Rain is predicted during the second half
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C Jewell, D Short, S Milenko, B McDermott(c&wk), D Miller, G Bailey, J Faulkner, R Meredith, N Ellis, C Rose, Q Ahmad
M Stoinis, N Maddinson, H Cartwright, P Handscomb, G Maxwell(c), B Dunk, C Hinchcliffe, A Zampa, D Worrall, D Steyn, S Lamichhane
D’Arcy Short has made 120 runs in three games at an average of 40. The southpaw opens the batting and scores at a brisk pace in the power play overs and can also sneak in a few overs if needed.
Riley Meredith has took 7 wickets in three games at an average of 9. He can bowl at express pace in the power play and can vary his pace in the death overs which makes him highly unpredictable.
Marcus Stoinis has scored 130 runs in three games at an average of 65. He opens the batting and is a good player of spin. He can also bowl a few overs in the middle and is known for his off pace deliveries.
Glenn Maxwell has played the finisher role to perfection so far for his side. He has made 128 runs in three games at an staggering strike rate of 191 and also has picked up 2 wickets with his part time spin bowling.
1. Glenn Maxwell
2. Peter Handscomb
3. Marcus Stoinis
4. D’Arcy Short
Fantasy Team & Point Projections
P Handscomb, Grade A, Points:50-60
G Bailey, Grade A, Points:70-80
C Jewell, Grade A, Points:90-100
H Cartwright, Grade A, Points:60-70
D Short, Grade A, Points:40-50,
M Stoinis, Grade A, Points:50-55
J Faulkner, Grade A, Points:50-60
G Maxwell, Grade A+, Points:90-100
A Zampa, Grade A, Points:40-50
N Ellis, Grade B, Points:20-30
R Meredith, Grade A, Points:50-60
The views expressed here are that of the author and not an actual reflection of the number of points that the player will earn.