Stars v Hurricanes betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Match 27 Preview
Welcome to our Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes vetting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 27 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Blundstone Arena on Monday, January 4, 2021.
These teams met just two days ago at the same ground, and the Hurricanes triumphed after withstanding a blistering batting display from Glenn Maxwell. The Stars collapsed in their run chase, with ‘Canes paceman Scott Boland named man of the match for his three wickets.
This game takes on huge importance for the highly-rated Stars as they chase an elusive first title. Another defeat here leaves them a long way behind the top three teams of the Sixers, Thunder and Hurricanes.
The Stars get a real boost for this clash with the availability of star spinner Adam Zampa, who missed the match on Saturday through suspension.
But they need more runs out of opener Marcus Stoinis, West Indian Andre Fletch and hard-hitting Hilton Cartwright. The Hurricanes have an outstanding batting line-up and that Stars trio need to get their team off to a flyer for a change.
Read on for our free Stars v Hurricanes tips ahead of their T20 clash in Hobart on Monday, January 4.
Stars v Hurricanes BBL teams
Melbourne Stars (possible): Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Nic Maddinson, Ben Dunk, Liam Hatcher, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan. Sam Elliott, Lance Morris.
Hobart Hurricanes (possible): D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott (wk), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (c), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane. Mac Wright, Nick Winter.
Stars v Hurricanes BBL odds
Head to head odds: Melbourne Stars $1.95, Hobart Hurricanes $1.85
Man of the match betting:
$7.50 Marcus Stoinis,
$8 Dawid Malan, Glenn Maxwell
$8.50 Darcy Short
$9 Ben McDermott
$10 Colin Ingram, Will Jacks
Top run-scorer Stars odds:
$3 Marcus Stoinis
$3.75 Glenn Maxwell
$4.50 Ben Dunk
$5.50 Andre Fletcher
$6 Hilton Cartwright, Nicholas Pooran
$8 Nic Maddinson
Top run-scorer Hurricanes odds:
$3.60 D’Arcy Short
$3.75 Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott
$5 Colin Ingram, Will Jacks
$6.50 Tim David
$7 Peter Handscomb
Top wicket-taker Stars odds:
$3.50 Adam Zampa
$3.75 Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher
$4 Dilbar Hussain
$4.50 Sam Rainbird, Zahir Khan
Top wicket-taker Hurricanes odds:
$3.50 Riley Meredith
$4 Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis
$5 Sandeep Lamichhane, Wil Parker, Johan Botha
Stars v Hurricanes betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Stars v Hurricanes tips for Monday’s BBL clash.
Marcus Stoinis top run-scorer for Stars
Stoinis is simply too good a player to continue in his present form. He was the player of the series in BBL9 with 705 runs for the tournament and he needs to rediscover some of that magic if the underachieving Stars are to end their title misery. His partner in crime Maxwell is in sublime form and if Stoinis can join in the Melbourne team will surely surge up the table again.
Adam Zampa most wickets for Stars
The leggie owes his team big time after missing a match for an audible obscenity. Zampa is a proven commodity in short-form cricket and it will be no surprise if he is thrown into the attack early. Ben McDermott’s demons against good spin bowler seem to have resurfaced in recent knocks.
Stars v Hurricanes prediction 4/1/2021
We have shied away from the outright market for this match because it looks too close to call. We tipped the ‘Canes to win the clash as outsiders on Saturday night and they did the right thing by our followers, but now they are favourites that great value is gone. The Hurricanes look the more solid team overall but beware the X-factor of the Stars in the likes of Stoinis, Maxwell and Pooran. Our final Stars v Heat prediction: Hurricanes to win a thriller.
Stars v Hurricanes lowdown
Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO, Channel Seven. South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport. India: Sony Sports Network. Live stream: SonyLiv. New Zealand: Sky Sport. Pakistan: Ten Sports. Sri Lanka: Sony Six. West Indies: Sports Max, Flow Sports.
The game starts at 4.05pm local time (10.35am India Standard Time) on January 4, 2021.
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