We take a look at Saturday afternoons BBL Big Bash clash between the Melbourne Stars and the Hobart Hurricanes. We give our tips as well as a preview of the match. View our Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes tips below.
When: 16:10 | Saturday 27/01/2018
Where: MCG, Melbourne
The Stars’ horror season comes to a close but with Kevin Pietersen set to play his final match for the franchise they have plenty of motivation to perform.
Despite winning just one of their nine matches, the Stars have provided the highest match run scorer on five occasions with Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb and Pietersen himself the men to potentially profit from.
Bowling wise, the Stars have wanted for penetration and only taking a total of 10 wickets in their past three matches has contributed towards a maiden wooden spoon.
The Hurricanes control their own destiny and will play finals if they can win this.
With 504 runs at 63, D’Arcy Short has been the standout batsman of the tournament and will look to give the Apple Islanders one more explosive start before linking with Australia’s T20 squad.
Jofra Archer has impressed in patches but opposition teams appear to be sitting on him a little with the Canes another side struggling with the ball.
They’ve conceded at least 165 runs in every match to date.
Melbourne hold a 5-2 advantage in career meetings but the lure of finals might be enough to get Hobart over the line.
Melbourne Stars at $2.25
Hobart Hurricanes at $1.65
Tip: Melbourne Stars at $2.25
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