Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes BBL Tips

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Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Match Details

  • Date: 2022-12-16
  • Start Time: 11:35
  • Location: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23
  • Format: Big Bash League
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary


  • Hobart Hurricanes will be kick-starting their campaign in the Big Bash League on Friday under the leadership of Matthew Wade.
  • Melbourne Stars are coming into the encounter following a one-wicket loss against Sydney Thunder.
  • Stars are ruling the head-to-head records against Hurricanes. They have secured a win in 11 out of 17 league matches. 

In the fourth match of the Big Bash League 2022-23, Hobart Hurricanes will be playing their first game against Melbourne Stars. The two teams are scheduled to lock horns with each other at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 16, Friday.

Under the leadership of the new captain, the Stars got off to an underwhelming start in the competition. They were up against Sydney Thunder in the season opener. The team was let down by the batters. Batting in the first innings, they could manage only 122 runs in their allotted 20 overs. No Stars player could score even 30 runs. Irrespective of the below-average score, the likes of Adam Zampa, Trent Boult and Nathan Coulter-Nile gave a tough fight to the Thunder. Despite the brilliant bowling performance, Melbourne Stars suffered a heartbreaking defeat by just one wicket.

Speaking of Hobart Hurricanes, they have donned a new colour this season. The team has added a lot of fresh faces. The Hurricanes were decent last season. They finished fifth in the league round with seven wins and as many losses. However, the team ended up losing the eliminator game against Adelaide Strikers by 22 runs. Hobart Hurricanes look all set to make an impact this year.

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Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Tips

Player of the Match: Marcus Stoinis

Player Of The Match
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23
  • Date: 2022-12-16
  • Best Odds: 5.0 @ Indibet

Just like all the other Melbourne Stars batters, Marcus Stoinis also had a forgettable outing in the first game against Sydney Thunder. He bagged a golden duck after losing his wicket to Chris Green. However, a failure in a match does not make Stoinis out of form. He is one of the best Australian all-rounders of the present time. The flamboyant batter is expected to be the lead run-scorer for Stars in the competition as they will be missing the hard-hitter Glenn Maxwell this year due to injury. The 33-year-old has an above-average record in the T20 Internationals. So far for Australia, he has donned the yellow jersey in the shortest format of the fame a total of 51 times. The seasoned all-rounder has 803 runs to his belt at an astounding strike rate of 147.34. Thus, we are backing Marcus Stoinis to play a match-defining knock on Friday and take Melbourne Stars to their first win.

Top Hobart Hurricanes Batter: Ben McDermott

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23

Hobart Hurricanes will have high hopes from their opening batter, Ben McDermott, as they will be aiming for a winning start to Big Bash League. The wicketkeeper-batter had a breakthrough season last year. He emerged as the highest run-scorer in BBL 2021-22. In 12 matches, Ben amassed a whopping 557 runs at an average of 48.08 and a strike rate of 153.87. The batter also registered a high score of 127 runs off 65 balls while slamming three fifties and two hundred throughout the season. Ben McDermott is one of the finest players in Hobart Hurricanes’ batting line-up and thus the best option to place your money on.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Trent Boult

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23
  • Date: 2022-12-16
  • Best Odds: 5.5 @ 10Cric

Undoubtedly, Trent Boult is one of the best seamers playing the Big Bash League 2022-23 at the moment. The New Zealand Stalwarts’ talent and international and franchise experience are unmatched. He was at his best in the first game as well. While defending 123 runs, Boult picked two wickets of opening batter Matthew Gilkes and left-hander Rilee Rossouw. His economy rate of 5.2 almost won the match for the Stars. The veteran is expected to continue his carnage on the match field on Friday as well as Stars will be aiming for their first win in BBL.