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BBL 2018-19, Match 52, Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades: Fantain Fantasy Cricket Tips

While the Hurricanes appear set to qualify as table-toppers, the Renegades will look to win and progress with a higher table position.

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Chris Tremain
Melbourne Renegades (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Just five more matches to go before the 1st Semi-Final on February 14. Hobart Hurricanes sit pretty at the top of the table with 18-points and two matches still to play. They can breathe easy as they’ve long secured their Semi-Final berth.

The Melbourne Renegades are through as well; they have 16-points with the game against the Hurricanes being their final one. While this might appear a dead-rubber on the surface, there’s a psychological victory to be achieved and also, the Renegades seek a better Semi-Final fixture with a higher placing in the points table.

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Venue:

Bellerive Oval, Hobart.

Here are some data points that will hand you an idea about the scores at this venue:

Avg 1st inn score: 182

Avg 2nd inn score: 167

Highest Total: 213/4 (20 Ov) by AUS vs Eng

Highest Chased: 161/5 (18.3 Ov) by AUS vs Eng

Lowest Defended: 179/8 (20 Ov) by AUS vs WI.

Team news–Melbourne Renegades

Note that Marcus Harris is back in the squad

Aaron Finch is finding form and could explode anytime.

Likely Playing XI – Melbourne Renegades

Finch(C), Harris, Harper(WK), Cooper, Nabi, Harvey/Webster, Christian, Boyce, Richardson, Wildermuth and Gurney.

Hot Picks – Melbourne Renegades

With 22-wickets in the tournament, Kane Richardson is in top bowling form.

Christian and Nabi are the perfect all-rounders for your lineup.

Harper is a good bet for wicket-keeper batsman in your Fantain XI.

Team News –Hobart Hurricanes

  • Note that Riley Meredith come back into the squad after recovering from his injury
  • Meanwhile, James Faulkner is ill and out of the squad
  • Also, Qais Ahmed is the leg-spinner that comes in to replace Tymal Mills.

Likely Playing XI – Hobart Hurricanes

Wade(C&WK), Short, Jewell, McDermott, Bailey, Milenko, Archer, Qais, Rose, Meredith and Moody.

Hot Picks – Hobart Hurricanes

Ben McDermott’s only Big Bash ton was against the Renegades. Therefore, you could pick him and hope that he gets going once again.

Wade and Bailey are two players to count on.

D’Arcy Short has to be a permanent fixture in your line-up every time the Hurricanes play. He has amassed over a thousand BBL runs over the past couple of years and is a consistent performer.

Jofra Archer has put in strong performances with the ball, so you could look to bolster your Fantain XI with his bowling capabilities.

Fantain Fantasy XI

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