Hurricanes have two wins in three Big Bash League matches
Melbourne Renegades come off the back of a hopeless loss against Sydney Sixers when they were bowled out for 60 last week. The Renegades have been below their best despite their line-up promising much in the run into the tournament. The Renegades will have a strong ask in beating Hurricanes who have been one of the teams of the season so far. Their odds of a win in this fixture stand at 2.00
The Hurricanes head into the contest with a shock loss to Adelaide Strikers two days after they had beaten the same outfit. That said, they have been one of the better teams of the season and their performances with the ball have promised much. Against the Renegades, who have a strong batting line-up, their odds of a win stand at 1.68
Hurricanes hold the edge in the last three seasons
Overall records favour the Melbourne Renegades, but records from 2011 or 2012 don’t matter as much in the current scheme of things. The Renegades haven’t had the best of runs in the BBL aside from their season-winning run in 2018. The Hurricanes, on the other hand, may not have titles to show for, but have had the edge over the Renegades in the last few seasons.
RECOMMENDED BET: The Hurricanes have a well-rounded bowling attack and have odds of 1.68 to beat the Renegades
In the last three seasons, the Hurricanes have four wins and two losses against the Renegades. Three of those wins have come since 2019 when they have lost just once to the Renegades. Earlier this year, when these sides met, the Hurricanes had won the game.
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The Renegades batting: With the likes of Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh at the top, the Renegades are super experienced. Add in Rilee Rossouw and the exciting Sam Harper and the Renegades have a top four to rave about. Strong on the batting front, the Renegades will bank on their big batsmen to deliver the goods in this key fixture.
Colin Ingram: With 126 runs in the first three games and the leading run-scorer in the season so far, Colin Ingram has had quite a start at the Hobart Hurricanes. The South African is a massive addition to the side and his batting has been a revelation in the middle overs.
TIP: D’Arcy Short is one of the most consistent players in the league and has odds of 6.50 to win the Player of the Match award.