HBH vs MLR Match Preview

In spite of possessing a talented group of batsmen, the Hurricanes' batting performance has not been particularly remarkable. The opening pair of Caleb Jewell and Ben McDermott are expected to provide a quick start for the team. The middle order consists of skilled batsmen such as Sam Hain, Nikhil Chaudhary, and Mitchell Owen.

Although Hain has been struggling with his form, Chaudhary showcased an impressive performance in the previous match by scoring 40 runs, even though it was in a losing cause. The team's two finishers, Tim David and Corey Anderson, have yet to fully display their potential. Chris Jordan and Nathan Ellis will commence the batting with the new ball, while Anderson will join as the third seamer.

Left-arm spinner Patrick Dooley, who had a commendable performance in BBL 12, has not managed to take a wicket in the two matches played so far.

Similar to the Hobart Hurricanes, the Melbourne Renegades have yet to secure a victory this season. Despite being in brilliant form during the ODI World Cup, De Kock was dismissed for a duck in his first match of the season on Thursday. Similarly, Clarke has only managed single-digit scores in both of his outings. However, there are a few standout performers in the middle order.

Jake Fraser-McGurk and Will Sutherland have shown consistency with the bat, and it is crucial for the team that at least one of them plays a significant inning. The batting line-up also includes Aaron Finch, Nic Maddinson, and Jonathan Wells.

In terms of the bowling attack, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, and Will Sutherland form the seam attack, while Adam Zampa and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are the team's specialist spinners.


Weather Report

The weather is likely to be clear with temperatures of around 15 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Bellerive Oval is generally good to bat on. The average first-inning score on this ground is close to 170. That said, the seamers will get some help early on in the match as the ball seams around. The batsmen will need to be a bit careful before they can start taking the risks.

Notable stats

Tim David: One to Watch Out For

Tim David is known for his explosive brand of batting and plays the role of a finisher for the Hurricanes. In his last 10 outings, David has scored 232 runs at an impressive strike rate of 165.71.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


HBH vs MLR Probable 11

HBH Playing 11

  • Caleb Jewell
  • Ben McDermott (Wk)
  • Sam Hain
  • Tim David
  • Corey Anderson
  • Chris Jordan
  • Mitchell Owen
  • Nikhil Chaudhary
  • Patrick Dooley
  • Nathan Ellis (C)
  • Billy Stanlake

MLR Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Joe Clarke
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk
  • Nic Maddinson (C)
  • Aaron Finch
  • Jonathan Wells
  • Will Sutherland
  • Tom Rogers
  • Kane Richardson
  • Adam Zampa
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Melbourne Renegades to win this match. While they haven’t performed to their full potential, the Renegades are a quality team that has plenty of match-winners playing for them. That said, the Hurricanes will be desperate for a win and we can expect a close contest. 


Top Picks

Jake Fraser-McGurk: Fraser-McGurk is a consistent performer with the bat. He has scored 103 runs at a strike rate of 219.14.

Will Sutherland: Sutherland has flaunted his all-round credentials in the last two matches by scoring 63 runs and picking up 3 wickets.

Chris Jordan: Jordan scored a half-century in the last match. He has an aggregate of 75 runs at a strike rate of 182.92. He is also the front-line seamer for the team. 


HBH vs MLR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q de Kock

Batters: T David, A Finch, C Jewell, J Fraser-McGurk

All-rounders: C Anderson, C Jordon (VC), N Chaudhary

Bowlers: W Sutherland (C), A Zampa, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman

HBH vs MLR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction