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Melbourne Stars, Hobart Hurricanes seek winning momentum - get BBL 2021-22 predictions

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Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) will take on Melbourne Stars (STA) in match 19 of Big Bash League 2021-22 at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart on Friday, December 24.

HUR vs STA Dream11 prediction

Hobart Hurricanes take on Melbourne Stars in the all-important fixture on Friday. Both teams are currently languishing in the bottom half of the points table with one and two wins respectively and need a win to resurrect their campaign. 

Melbourne Stars have had an underwhelming season so far as they have failed to get on a winning roll. Having said that, they have an excellent T20 side at their disposal and are a win away from finding their feet this season. On the other hand, Hobart Hurricanes have failed to put in consistent performances. They are coming on the back of two successive losses and another defeat will further push them back in the standings. 

There is nothing much to separate between the two teams although Melbourne Stars hold a slight advantage given the depth they have in their roster this season. 

HUR vs STA Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22

Top tip: Best batter

Melbourne Stars' Hilton Cartwright is a top batting pick for this match. The right-hander is a consistent middle-order batter with the ability to mix caution with aggression. Cartwright has scored 98 runs in four matches so far at a strike-rate of 136. Selected by 76 per cent of the fantasy users, Hilton Cartwright is a must-have pick for 9 credits. 

Top tip: Best bowler

Joel Paris of Hobart Hurricanes will be the best choice from the bowlers’ category. The left-arm seamer has picked five wickets in three outings so far at an economy of 7.65. Paris has been the fulcrum of Hurricanes’ bowling attack this season and has been the go-to bowler for his captain in crunch situations. Available for 8.5 credits, Joel Paris is the best budget pick for this match. 

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Glenn Maxwell will be an excellent all-round option for this game. The Stars’ captain is coming off a brilliant hundred in the last game against the Sydney Sixers and is in the breathtaking form at the moment. The 33-year-old is also a handy bowler with the knack of breaking crucial partnerships. With 290 fantasy points already in his kitty, Maxwell will be the player to watch out for in this fixture. 

Amongst the wicket-keepers, picking Matthew Wade of Hobart Hurricanes in the fantasy team is a no-brainer. The southpaw has amassed 130 runs in four matches so far at a whopping strike rate of 156. The 33-year-old has been selected by 89 per cent of the fantasy users and is a worthy inclusion for 9.5 credits. 

HUR vs STA probable playing XI

HUR playing XI (probable): Matthew Wade (captain and wicket-keeper), D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Harry Brook, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Thomas Rogers, Sandeep Lamichhane, Joel Paris

STA playing XI (probable): Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wicket-keeper), Glenn Maxwell (captain), Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, Andre Russell, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch

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