The final game of the Wednesday triple header and the entire BBL11 regular season sees the Melbourne Stars hosting the Hobart Hurricanes from 7.50pm at the MCG. Mr. Cricket has his full preview and betting tips for the clash below.
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BBL11 Stars vs Hurricanes Betting Tips
MCG, Wednesday 19th January, 7.50pm (AEDT)
Predicted XI: Joe Clarke, Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ahmed Daniyal, Sam Rainbird, Brody Couch, Adam Zampa
It’s been an extremely tough season for the Melbourne Stars, who were officially eliminated from finals contention on Tuesday night as the Hurricanes defeated the Renegades. They were arguably the most effected by the COVID pandemic, at one stage having nine of their first team players out of action at the same time.
Their line-up at the moment finally resembles the one that we thought would help them be a contender at the start of the season, and it showed on Sunday night when they pumped the Brisbane Heat, chasing down 149 just two wickets down with a whopping 37 balls in hand. Unfortunately, they’ll only be playing for pride on Wednesday night but no doubt that they’ll want to end the season on a high note and potentially show what could have been the Canes fate had the Renegades caused the upset on Tuesday night.
Predicted XI: Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade, D’Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Jordan Thompson, Scott Boland, Tom Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane
The Canes looked shaky at times, particularly in their bowling innings, but got the job done in the end over the Renegades to secure their spot int he BBL11 finals. They are still awaiting the return of some key players in the likes of Joel Paris and Nathan Ellis from injury, but they will get some much needed bowling depth back in the sheds on Wednesday night as Ashes star Scott Boland is set to be inserted in to the line-up.
There’s no doubt that the Canes bowling is their weakness at the moment, so getting Boland back in the side along with the potential return of Ellis for the final game of the regular season or the first final will be a massive boost and makes them a real threat from the 5th position.
I think the two favourites will get the job done in the first two games of the Wednesday triple header but I’m leaning towards an upset in the marquee fixture. With the win over the Gades on Tuesday, the Hurricanes are now locked into a first final against the Strikers regardless of what happens on Wednesday night, so they might take their foot slightly off the pedal here.
I like the value of the Stars here. They finally have all of their big names playing at the same time in Maxwell, Clarke, Stoinis, Zampa and Coulter-Nile, and the new role at the top of the order for Maxy seems a winner. Back the Stars to get the job done as underdogs at home.
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Glenn Maxwell seemed to really enjoy his new role at the top of the order, belting 37 off 30 balls in the win over the Heat a few nights ago. He is seeing them pretty well lately, coming off quick fire 68 off 45 balls in the previous match. With the field up and the rock hard new ball in the first few overs, I think odds of $1.72 for him to hit 1+ six is very generous.
Combine that with his opening partner Joe Clarke to score 10+ runs, a feat he has achieved in six of his last seven games, and you have a tasty little two-legger at $2.60
Maxwell 1+ Six
Clarke 10+ Runs
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