Melbourne Renegades will be up against Hobart Hurricanes in the 55th match to be held at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on Tuesday, January 26.
Melbourne Renegades is all set to come together with Hobart Hurricanes for the second time this season, at their homeground in Melbourne. With Melbourne Renegades placed furthest behind in the points table and Hobart Hurricanes placed at the fifth position, there is very little or no hope at all for Renegades to make it back to the game. Both the teams have played an equal number of matches, out of which the Renegades have lost all 10 matches to their opponent and Hurricanes have won 7 out of the 13 matches played in the ongoing season. Earlier in the 10th match, when the two teams faced each other for the first time, the Hurricanes defeated the Renegades by 6 wickets held at the formers homeground. The next game will decide who makes it to the Eliminator match of this season. I have picked the top three odds from the market, who are likely to win you money.
After David Warner, D'Arcy Short is the next destructive opener from Australia. He is the latest sensation to come out of the Big Bash League playing a total of 74 domestic T20 matches with runs of 2606 and an astounding average of 38.32. His batting throughout the season has been top notch. He has played 13 innings this season and aerages 24.30 with 316 runs to himself, being the second highest run-scorer for his team. His runs from the last few matches playing against his opponents are - 72,43,54,19 - which shows how well he has performed between the wickets so far. The explosive all rounder finished as the highest run-getter in Big Bash League 2018 with 637 runs at an average of 53. Now let's consider his career statistics while playing for home team Hobart Hurricanes in which he has played a total of 55 matches with 2008 runs and an average of 40.86. He has played 6 matches against Melbourne Renegades in his career and, his average against them is 23.83.The left handed batsman has played a total of 4 matches in Melbourne Cricket Ground and averages at 73.00. LeoVegas has offered odds of 1.86 for D'Arcy Short to score over 23.5 runs.
Mcdermott has played 11 innings in BBL 2020-21 so far and averages 40.10 with 401 runs scored in the ongoing season. He is the top run scorer for his team, Hobart Hurricanes hitting 28 big boundaries and 21 sixes. In the first match against Melbourne Renegades, McDermott alone scored 89 runs(not out) from 55 balls with 7 boundaries and 5 sixes leading the team to victory. The 26-year-old grabbed the headlines in the sixth edition of BBL when he smashed a century on 47 balls against his former team Melbourne Renegades, belting 8 boundaries and 9 sixes. He has not looked back ever since. The Australian cricketer has played 59 T20 matches in his domestic career with an average of 35.39 and 1557 runs to his name. He has played 55 matches for the Hobart Hurricanes and scored 1518 runs with an average of 37.02. He has featured in 7 matches against Melbourne Renegades with 415 runs and scored an average of 59.28 from it which shows that he has always been quite a player when against the Renegades. LeoVegas.com has offered odds of 1.86 for Ben Mcdermott to score over 22.5 runs which is a safe bet to put your money on.
In the 12 head-to-head encounters in the past,the Hurricanes and Renegades have won an equal number of matches. The Hobart Hurricanes have won 4 out of the 5 matches played in the past. In the first match against Renegades this season, Hobart Hurricanes racked up a total of 8 sixes whereas the Hurricanes managed only hitting 3 sixes. Hobart Hurricanes have a total of 75 sixes this season from 13 matches played which averages to 5.7 sixes per match, while the Renegades have a total of 52 sixes from the same number of matches played averaging at 4 sixes per match. Renegades have outbeaten their opponents 3 times this season in hitting more numbers of sixes while Hurricanes have scored more sixes in than their opponents eight times this season. With big hitters like Ben Mcdermott who has alone pitched in 21 sixes this season this bet is a definite winner. Sportsbet.io has offered odds of 1.81 for Hobart Hurricanes to hit the most match sixes in the forthcoming match.
D'Arcy Short to score over 23.5 runs - @1.86(LeoVegas.com)
Ben McDermott to score over 22.5 runs - @1.86 (LeoVegas.com)
Hobart Hurricanes to hit the most match 6's - @1.81(Sportsbet.io)