Match date · 21 Dec 2019 · 00:00 IST

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes match prediction

Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes will both aim for their second win of the season when they lock horns 8th match of the 2019 BBL in Victoria.

The Big Bash League is in full swing and we can’t keep calm. Especially when Hobart Hurricanes are set to cross paths with Melbourne Stars, the temperatures will be soaring to a great extent. Even though there are several players to watch out for, there is one man who can make the difference. Yes, I am talking about Glenn Maxwell. The explosive batsman can win the match for Melbourne Stars single-handedly and guess what, he can win you a lot of money too! Just be patient, read through my article and you will find out how.

Cricket arena and field

Batsman in good form

Glenn Maxwell to top score for Melbourne Stars @ 3.50

We are not alien to Glenn Maxwell’s hard-hitting prowess and his ability to turn the tables within the blink of an eye in T20s. The Victorian has been a stalwart for Melbourne Stars in the BBL and his records glorify it even more. Just a couple of days ago, in the first match of the season, the right-hander scored a blistering 83-run knock to guide his team to a win. Now, he has a special liking for Hobart Hurricanes, having scored 295 runs against them in previous H2H matches at an average of 61.75! (the highest by a Stars player vs Hobart Hurricanes).

If we look at the scores of his last five H2H matches, that is, 43, 47, 48, 56, 12, he was the top scorer for his team on 3 occasions. While his last five scores in the previous edition of the BBL are 1, 43, 82, 5, 61 (top scorer on three occasions). In the last 3 T20Is, he played, his scores read – 62, 113, 56. Maxwell was the top scorer in two of the three matches. There’s no way we can deny that he's going to top the batting charts for his team this Sunday and there’s no denying that you have a chance of winning a handsome reward for it.

83 runs from Maxwell a few days ago

Glenn Maxwell to score over 33.5 @ 1.83

One thing which we are assured when Glenn Maxwell is at the crease is that he will go for the kill, no matter what the situation. This mindset has helped him maintain a remarkable average of 35.02 in T20Is. As informed to you earlier, his average against Hobart Hurricanes skies up to 61.75 which works in favour of the bet. Maxwell’s average of 33.15 in T20s in Australia is also pretty impressive. Let us now, get to the point, In the last 10 T20I innings, he got scored 34 and above on 6 occasions. The scores – 62, 113, 56, 13, 19, 46, 38, 4, 54. In the last five H2H matches, Maxwell have passed the 34-run mark on 4 occasions – 43, 47, 48, 56, 12.

In the last edition of the BBL, the Australian piled up a total of 331 runs in 13 matches at an average of 33.10, which is incredible. Even in Stars’ season opener, Maxwell scored a match-winning 83 run innings to earn his team a 22-run victory over Brisbane Heat. I am pretty hopeful that Glenn Maxwell is going to continue his wrath in the BBL this coming weekend. There’s no other option but to invest on this bet, cause some real cash is waiting on the other side.

Three sixes last home meeting against Hobart

Glenn Maxwell to hit most sixes in the match @ 4.50

This might be a risky bet, but what’s wrong in taking a risk when you can multiply your investment over four times. Maxwell hit a total of 5 sixes in the previous match, the highest by any batsman in that match. Maxwell has the knack of going big from the word go. In the last 3 T20Is, scored a total of 14 sixes (almost 5 per match) and was topped the six hitting chart on 2 occasions. In the last season of the BBL, Maxwell hit a total of 17 sixes and was the top six hitters on 4 occasions in 13 matches.

This proves the fact that, if he hits at least a six, Maxwell is most likely to be the highest six-hitter for the match. Looking at his T20 records, he has struck a total of 293 sixes in just 252 matches, which is more than 1 six per game. The last time Glenn Maxwell played a home match against Hobart Hurricanes, he cleared the ropes 3 times, the most by any batsman in the match. If you miss out on this bet, you will be losing a lot!