The Melbourne Stars (STA) are ready to be at odds with Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) in the 38th match of Big Bash League at the beautiful Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
Melbourne Stars are currently placed fifth in the points table as they have won 4 of their last 9 matches.
Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, have won 3 of their last 9 matches as they are still struggling to find that winning combination.
So, this will be a good battle to see between two strong teams who are fighting to make space in the top four teams.
STA vs HUR Match Details
- Match – STA vs HUR, 38th Match
- Format – 20 overs
- Venue – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
- Date & Time – January 15, 2024 & 1:45 PM
STA vs HUR Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne is often considered good for batters. Bowlers struggle to find their momentum on this pitch. The weather is expected to be cloudy with almost no chances of rain. Temperature is expected to be around 20° Celsius.
STA vs HUR Head-to-Head Records
In the last five matches played between these two teams, Hobart Hurricanes have won only 2 matches while Melbourne Stars have won the remaining 3 matches.
STA vs HUR Toss Prediction
Hobart Hurricanes are expected to win the toss in STA vs HUR’s 38th match.
STA vs HUR Predicted Playing XI
Melbourne Stars: Thomas Rogers, Dan Lawrence, Beau Webster, Glenn Maxwell ©, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Imad Wasim, Peter Handscomb (wk), Jonathan Merlo, Joel Paris, Scott Boland
Hobart Hurricanes: Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott (wk), Macalister Wright, Sam Hain, Corey Anderson, Tim David, Nikhil Chaudhary, Chris Jordan, Patrick Dooley, Nathan Ellis (c), Riley Meredith
STA vs HUR Probable Best Performers
Top Batter: Ben McDermott (HUR)
Ben McDermott has been the standout performer from Hobart Hurricanes having smashed 211 runs in just 7 innings.
His ability to play aggressively in the top order makes him the best batter pick for today’s STA vs HUR match.
He played an aggressive innings of 95 runs in just 61 balls in the match against Adelaide Strikers.
Top Bowler: Nathan Ellis (HUR)
Nathan Ellis has impressed everyone with his superb bowling skills as he has taken 10 wickets in her last 9 matches.
He has taken a wicket in almost every match he has played. He took 2 wickets in the match against Adelaide Strikers in just 4 overs.
Top All-Rounder: Glenn Maxwell (STA)
With so many good all-rounder options in today’s match, choosing one is always difficult. But if one has to be chosen, then Glenn Maxwell is no doubt the best option.
He is the key player in the Melbourne Stars squad and is amongst the top contenders for the player of the series award.
He has smashed 211 runs and taken 7 wickets in the last eight matches. He bats in the upper-middle order and also bowls 3-4 overs.
STA vs HUR Best Betting Odds Comparison
|STA vs HUR , Big Bash League 2023, 38th Match, Betting Sites
|Melbourne Stars (Odds)
|Hobart Hurricanes (Odds)
STA vs HUR Who will win?
Melbourne Stars are expected to win the 38th match since they have a better current form and head-to-head record. They are likely to crush Hobart Hurricanes who are still struggling to find that winning momentum.