HBH vs MLS Match Preview

Matthew Wade showcased his exceptional skills at the top of the batting order, smashing an impressive 82 runs off just 50 deliveries in the previous match. Alongside his opening partner Caleb Jewell, Wade will aim to provide a strong start for the Hurricanes. In the same match, Macalister Wright, who made his season debut, displayed great form by scoring 63 runs.

Wright's partnership with Wade was crucial in the Hurricanes' successful pursuit of a target of 184 runs. However, the middle-order batsmen, namely Sam Hain, Corey Anderson, and Tim David, have not been in their best form. It is imperative for at least one of them to perform well in the upcoming matches.

The bowling department has also not been up to the mark. Nathan Ellis has been the leading wicket-taker with 3 wickets in as many matches, while Chris Jordan, Riley Meredith, and Anderson have collectively taken 5 wickets.

Unfortunately, the spin department is currently lacking in resources, with Patrick Dooley being the only full-time spinner available.

The opening duo of Thomas Rogers and Sam Harper has not been consistently performing well, and it is crucial for the visitors to have a strong start from them. Harper has an average of 6.75 this season, while Rogers has a slightly better average of 16.00. The performances of Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis have also been inconsistent.

However, there are some positive aspects for the team. Hilton Cartwright scored 47 runs in the last match and is currently the leading run-scorer for his team. Beau Webster has proven to be a dependable all-rounder and will play a crucial role for his team. Webster and Usama Mir are the top wicket-takers for the team, both having taken 4 wickets each.

In the last match, Haris Rauf bowled exceptionally well, taking 3 wickets for 38 runs. With the availability of Imad Wasim for this game, the team will receive a significant boost in the middle order and the bowling lineup.


Weather Report

The weather is likely to remain overcast but there isn’t much chance of rain. The temperature will remain below the 20-degree mark. 


Pitch Report

The pitch at the Bellerive Oval is well-balanced. There will be plenty of help for the seamers early on in the match as the ball swings and seams around. The batsmen will need to be careful during the Powerplay and will need to get their eye in.

The average first-inning score on this ground is around 165. But the team batting first will aim for 180 to give the bowlers a fair chance, as the pitch gets easier to bat on in the second half.

Notable stats

Riley Meredith: Dependable Wicket Taker

Riley Meredith is the leading wicket-taker for the Hobart Hurricanes in BBL. He has picked up 82 wickets in 61 matches at an average of 21.95 and a strike rate of 16.28.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


HBH vs MLS Probable 11

HBH Playing 11

  • Caleb Jewell
  • Matthew Wade (Wk)
  • Macalister Wright
  • Sam Hain
  • Corey Anderson
  • Tim David
  • Nikhil Chaudhary
  • Chris Jordan
  • Patrick Dooley
  • Riley Meredith
  • Nathan Ellis (C)

MLS Playing 11

  • Sam Harper (Wk)
  • Thomas Rogers
  • Beau Webster
  • Hilton Cartwright
  • Glenn Maxwell (C)
  • Imad Wasim
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Jonathan Merlo
  • Haris Rauf
  • Usama Mir
  • Joel Paris
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 Stars to win this match. While the team’s performance has been far from perfect, they are still a quality side with plenty of match-winners. Their middle order is stronger compared to that of the Hobart Hurricanes and there is also plenty of variety when it comes to bowling. 


Top Picks

Matthew Wade: Matthew Wade is a consistent performer for the Hurricanes in BBL. In his 66 appearances, Wade has scored 2024 runs at a strike rate of 146.77 and an average of 34.30.

Beau Webster: Beau Webster has scored 98 runs in the last 3 matches and has also picked up 4 wickets.

Hilton Cartwright: Hilton Cartwright has scored 287 runs in his last 10 innings at an average of 41.00 and a strike rate of 136.66. 


HBH vs MLS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Wade

Batters: H Cartwright, T Fraser Rogers

All-rounders: G Maxwell, I Wasim (VC), C Jordan, B Webster (C)

Bowlers: H Rauf, N Ellis, R Meredith, U Mir

HBH vs MLS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction