|Big Bash 2014-15|
| Hobart Hurricanes
||vs|| Melbourne Renegades
ScheduleWednesday, 7 January 2015 at 08:40 GMT / 08:40 UK / 14:10 IST
VenueBellerive Oval, Hobart
Hobart Hurricanes got back in the Big Bash League, 2014-15, while chasing a hefty target of 209 runs successfully against Brisbane Heat. The former has played four matches, won two, lost two and gathered four points at a run rate of -0.043. Melbourne Renegades, on the other hand, surrendered cheaply vs. Melbourne Stars in their previous game and recorded the lowest total of the tournament by scoring 57 while chasing 170 runs. Melbourne Renegades managed just two points from four matches and are currently placed at no.8 on the points table. They will take over Hobart Hurricanes in the next game and both teams will be putting their best efforts to grab another two points.
Ben Dunk and Tim Paine established a match winning opening partnership of 120 off 9 overs for Hobart Hurricanes vs. Brisbane Heat with their individual contributions of 67 and 55 runs. Alex Hales and George Bailey were the other two batsmen with reasonable contribution which can put their confidence back for the remaining games. Cameron Boyce was star performer with three wickets while Joe Mennie, Xavier Doherty and Darren Sammy are bowling well.
Tom Cooper was the only batsman who entered the double figures for Melbourne Renegades against Melbourne Stars by scoring 10 runs. Callum Ferguson, Matthew Wade and Aaron Finch scored a few runs in the previous matches whereas Andre Russell is doing justice as an all-rounder. Dwayne Bravo, James Pattinson and Nicolas Winter are improving with the ball.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 @ 08:40 GMT, 19:40 local at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
A mixture of cloud and occasional sunshine during the day with the temperatures around 19-29ᵒC.
Hobart Hurricanes always prefer to bat and Melbourne Renegades will most probably field first subject to winning the toss.
The wicket is full of runs and the batsmen enjoy playing their shots at will.
Hobart Hurricanes – George Bailey (C), Ben Dunk, Alex Hales, Tim Paine, Jonathan Wells, Darren Sammy, Travis Birt, Joe Mennie, Xavier Doherty, Cameron Boyce, Jake Reed.
Melbourne Renegades – Aaron Finch (C), Matthew Wade, Callum Ferguson, Tom Cooper, Dwayne Bravo, Ben Rohrer, Andre Russell, Fawad Ahmed, Nathan Rimmington, James Pattinson, Nicolas Winter.
Hobart Hurricanes look favourite to win the encounter.