Melbourne Renegades
Hobart Hurricanes

Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, 26th Match BBL 2021/22

29 Dec 2021, Marvel Stadium, Big Bash League 11
Hobart Hurricanes win by 85 runs
Home TeamMelbourne Renegades
Away TeamHobart Hurricanes
SeriesBig Bash League 11
UmpiresMichael Graham-Smith
Nathan Johnstone
Daryl Brigham
Match RefereeRobert Parry

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Match Prediction – Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, 26th Match BBL 2021/22

Melbourne Renegades will be up against Hobart Hurricanes in the 26th match of the Big Bash League 2021. While Hurricanes have gotten off to another fantastic start in BBL11, Renegades are rooted to the bottom of the table.

Five seasons into a new season of Big Bash League and Melbourne Renegades are already at the bottom of the table – the same place where they finished last season and the year before. That says enough about the persistent problems plaguing the franchise. Following their narrow victory in the first match against Adelaide Strikers where they won by two runs, Renegades have lost all their matches. They’ve been played out of the park by Perth Scorchers in recent games and haven’t even come close to competing.

With just one win and four points, Renegades are stuck at the bottom of the table. They are three points behind Adelaide Strikers in seventh. Renegades have the worst net run rate in the league of -1.240.

Hobart Hurricanes have had a pretty great campaign so far. They snatched an important win against the defending champions Sydney Sixers. Although the game was interrupted by rain and Hurricanes had the upper hand, they ended up defeating their opponents by 44 runs. However, they suffered consecutive hammerings at the hand of Perth Scorchers who are still unbeaten in the competition. Hobart Hurricanes got back to winning ways with a 24-run victory over Melbourne Stars in their most recent game and followed that up with another win against Adelaide Strikers.

As a result, they are third in the table with 14 points. Hurricanes are seven points behind Perth Scorchers at the top and trail Sydney Sixers in second position by four points. They have a Net Run Rate of -0.237.

Despite their poor performances in recent seasons, Melbourne Renegades have the historical advantage against Hobart Hurricanes. Renegades have won seven games while Hurricanes have won on six occasions. However, Hobart Hurricanes have been extremely successful in recent seasons winning the last four of the five matches between the two teams.

Head-to-head record

Wins: Melbourne Renegades 7, Hobart Hurricanes 6

Last 5 matches: Melbourne Renegades 1, Hobart Hurricanes 4

Who will win today’s match?

Melbourne Renegades have been woeful in their matches so far this season whereas Hobart Hurricanes have discovered a winning formula. They are on a two-match winning streak after defeating Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers and would like to extend it to three games in a row with a comfortable win here.

Team News

Melbourne Renegades have desperately missed the services of Shaun Marsh who has missed the first five matches after sustaining an injury in a Sheffield Shield match in November. The 38-year-old is being touted for a return in early January and his arrival may bolster the struggling batting order of Renegades.

Scott Boland continues to be unavailable after being included in Australia’s extended Ashes squad. Hobart Hurricanes will also miss Joel Paris because of injury.

Cricket Tips

Matthew Wade and Ben McDermott opened the batting for Hobart Hurricanes for the first time in the match against Melbourne Stars. The pair got off the blocks extremely quickly and haven’t looked back since. Hurricanes stuck to the same combination against Adelaide Strikers and McDermott converted his strong start into an unbeaten century!

Game changers for Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, 26th Match BBL 2021/22

All eyes will be on Hobart Hurricanes’ Matthew Wade and Ben McDermott in this match. Both players have stamped their authority with fine performances in recent games. McDermott has scored a century already while Wade’s highest score this season is 93. It will be interesting to see whether they can snatch a win here for Hobart Hurricanes.

Who will be the best match bowler?

Kane Richardson has had an instant impact on Melbourne Renegades’ performances this season. Despite playing just four matches this season, he has already collected nine wickets. Richardson has an average of 12.77 and has maintained a strong economy rate of 7.66.

Who will win today’s man of the match?

Matthew Wade and Ben McDermott are the contenders for the Man of the Match award from the Hobart Hurricanes camp. Melbourne Renegades’ Nic Maddinson and Aaron Finch would also like to have a major say in proceedings.

Who will be the best batsman for Melbourne Renegades?

Aaron Finch is the second highest run-scorer in Big Bash League history. In 78 matches, Australia’s T20 World Cup winning captain has scored 2507 runs at an average of 34.34. Finch has a strike rate of 135.07 in the competition and he chalked up yet another fabulous half-century recently.

Who will be the best batsman for Hobart Hurricanes?

Ben McDermott has climbed to fourth position in the top-scorers’ chart this season with a trailblazing knock in the last match against Adelaide Strikers. He smacked 110 runs off 60 deliveries with the help of 12 fours and five sixes! The 27-year-old has amassed 226 runs in just four matches at an average of 75.33 and at a strike rate close to 160.

Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Matthew Wade c Jake Fraser-McGurk b Reece Topley 0 3 0 0 0
    Ben McDermott run out (Sam Harper) 127 65 9 9 195.38
    D’Arcy Short c Sam Harper b Reece Topley 5 7 0 0 71.43
    Harry Brook c Mackenzie Harvey b Nic Maddinson 11 16 0 0 68.75
    Peter Handscomb c Kane Richardson b Jack Prestwidge 24 20 2 0 120
    Tim David not out 30 9 1 4 333.33
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 10.3) 206/5
    Reece Topley 4 0 17 2 4.25 0 0
    Mohammad Nabi 1 0 6 0 6 0 0
    Kane Richardson 4 0 63 0 15.75 0 0
    Zahir Khan 3 0 37 0 12.33 3 0
    James Pattinson 3 0 31 0 10.33 3 0
    Nic Maddinson 2 0 13 1 6.5 0 0
    Jack Prestwidge 3 0 36 1 12 0 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Sam Harper run out (Matthew Wade) 57 35 4 3 162.86
    Aaron Finch c Jordan Thompson b Tom Rogers 1 2 0 0 50
    Nic Maddinson c D’Arcy Short b Tom Rogers 3 7 0 0 42.86
    Mackenzie Harvey c Riley Meredith b Tom Rogers 0 1 0 0 0
    Jake Fraser-McGurk c D’Arcy Short b Sandeep Lamichhane 21 13 1 1 161.54
    Mohammad Nabi c D’Arcy Short b Sandeep Lamichhane 2 3 0 0 66.67
    Jack Prestwidge c Harry Brook b Riley Meredith 10 13 0 0 76.92
    James Pattinson run out (Sandeep Lamichhane) 0 1 0 0 0
    Kane Richardson c Peter Handscomb b D’Arcy Short 0 1 0 0 0
    Reece Topley not out 14 11 1 1 127.27
    Zahir Khan st Matthew Wade b Sandeep Lamichhane 3 8 0 0 37.5
    Total (15.5 Ov, RR: 7.8) 121/10
    Riley Meredith 3 0 31 1 10.33 2 0
    Tom Rogers 3 0 24 3 8 0 0
    Nathan Ellis 3 0 14 0 4.66 1 0
    Sandeep Lamichhane 3 0 32 3 10.66 1 0
    Jordan Thompson 1 0 7 0 7 0 0
    D’Arcy Short 2 0 11 1 5.5 0 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamMelbourne Renegades
    Away TeamHobart Hurricanes
    SeriesBig Bash League 11
    UmpiresMichael Graham-Smith
    Nathan Johnstone
    Daryl Brigham
    Match RefereeRobert Parry

Team Lineup

Melbourne Renegades Hobart Hurricanes
Aaron Finch
Mackenzie Harvey
Sam Harper
Nic Maddinson
Jake Fraser-McGurk
Mohammad Nabi
Jack Prestwidge
James Pattinson
Kane Richardson
Reece Topley
Zahir Khan
Ben McDermott
Matthew Wade
D’Arcy Short
Harry Brook
Tim David
Peter Handscomb
Jordan Thompson
Nathan Ellis
Tom Rogers
Riley Meredith
Sandeep Lamichhane

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