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Big Bash League – Match 26 – Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes – Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details and Updates

By BetBarter Staff

December 29, 2021

Melbourne Renegades are set to cross swords with Hobart Hurricanes in match 26 of the Big Bash League. We're into the halfway stage of the tournament and things are not looking good for Renegades. They have won just one game, while losing four. The Kane Richardson-led side have only managed to beat Adelaide Strikers by two runs. Since then, the team have not been able to get over the winning line and have lost four consecutive games. Also, the margin of defeats have been huge, and their net run rate is not looking good either.

In the batting, only Mackenzie Harvey has looked good. With the ball, Zahir Khan has managed to pick some wickets. The duo though has lacked support. With their back against the walls, the Renegades would be hoping to turn a corner. 

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes have the momentum as they are on a two-match winning streak. The Matthew Wade-led side beat Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers by convincing margins of 24 runs and seven wickets respectively.

On both the wins, the batters stepped up, with opener Ben McDermott leading the charge. He scored 67 and 110 and helped the team post good totals.

Pitch Report

The match is going to be played at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. The surface will be good for batting and given the short boundaries on either side, it is expected to be a high scoring game

Head-to-Head- Record 

Played 13, Renegades 7, Hurricanes 6

Probable Playing XIs for REN vs HUR:

Melbourne Renegades

Mackenzie Harvey, Aaron Finch, Sam Harper (wk), Nic Maddinson (c), Jake Fraser-McGurk/James Seymour, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan

Hobart Hurricanes

Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (c & wk), D’Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Harry Brook, Jordan Thompson, Nathan Ellis, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane

Match Details:

Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 26

Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Date & Time: December 29th at 1:45 PM IST and 7:15 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network