Hobart Hurricanes are ready to face Melbourne Renegades in the match 52 of the Big Bash League (BBL) in Hobart on Thursday. For the home side, the game is an opportunity to strengthen their position at the top and go four points clear with a win from the second-placed Sydney Sixers. In the previous meeting between both teams earlier in the competition, it was the Renegades who came out on top with six-wicket margin.
In their previous match, Hurricanes suffered a demoralising seven-wicket defeat against Adelaide Strikers in Launceston. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of in-form captain Mathew Wade, his opening partner D'Arcy Short and veteran middle-order batsman George Bailey to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of pacers James Faulkner, Jofra Archer and off-spinner Johan Botha to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, Renegades will come in the match full of confidence after securing an impressive 27-run win against Sydney Thunder in their previous match while playing at their home ground. Therefore, the team will be optimistic of putting another great show which can take them to the second-spot on the league table with a positive result on Thursday. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of captain Aaron Finch, Tom Cooper and Dan Christian to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Mohammad