Melbourne Stars have come a long way in the ongoing season of BBL and would aim to continue with the flow to ensure a breezy triumph over Wade & Co. in the nerve-wracking contest scheduled at Bellerive Oval. Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, would be looking to plunge into the final stages of the tournament by sealing a comfortable win in the much-coveted duel versus the dark horse of BBL 2018-19. Here’s HBH vs MLS Dream11 predictions featuring the Match Details, Squad Selections, and Fantasy XI Picks (Captain, Vice-Captain, Wicket-Keeper, Batsmen, Bowlers, All-Rounders) for the forthcoming contest at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
HBH vs MLS Dream11 Predictions, BBL 2018-19, 1st Semi-Final: Preview and Predicted XI
Date: February 14, Thursday.
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
Time: 2:00 PM IST, 8:30 AM GMT, 7:30 PM LOCAL.
Head to Heads in BBL
Matches Played: 10
Hobart Hurricanes: 4 Wins
Melbourne Stars: 6 Wins
Form Guide (Last Five Matches)
Melbourne Stars: W-W-L-L-W
Hobart Hurricanes: L-W-L-W-L
Squads to pick from
Hobart Hurricanes Predicted XI
Melbourne Stars Predicted XI
Fantasy XI Suggestions
Matthew Wade’s towering performances in the ongoing edition of BBL makes him an ideal selection for the wicket-keeper batsman’s position. In 12 matches played this season, the 31-year-old has amassed 251 runs while maintaining an average and strike rate of 27.88 and 137.15 respectively. Also, he has been instrumental in affecting 5 dismissals when behind the stumps which could cement his place in the HBH vs MLS Dream11 lineup.
Jofra Archer and Riley Meredith could be the first and second picks respectively taking into consideration their potency in belting crucial wickets at the situation’s behest.
To assist them in the Fantasy XI, one might consider selecting Clive Rose with regards to his economical figures in the concurrent edition of BBL.
As a final pick, one could consider vouching in for T’O Connell as a potential leg-break option for HBH vs MLS Dream11 unit.
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Glenn Maxwell’s robust knock of 82 in 43 deliveries in the recently concluded must-win contest versus the Sixers makes him the foremost pick for the batsmen’s position.
As for the second and third places, one could appoint the duo of George Bailey and Ben McDermott for their congruous exhibitions in BBL 2018-19 wherein they have amassed run tallies of 326 and 323 respectively.
One might also go-in for Nick Larkin as a valuable middle-order batsman for the Fantasy XI unit.
D Arcy Short’s rib-tearing exhibitions in the ongoing season of BBL makes him a definite selection for the HBH vs MLS Dream11 team for the much-coveted contest. In 11 matches played this season, the swashbuckling Hurricanes all-rounder has accumulated a tally of 572 runs while playing at a berserking average and strike rate of 57.2 and 148.57 respectively. Also, he could be a handy option from a bowling point of view as was visible from his figures of 2/27 in the recently concluded game against the Thunders.
As a secondary pick, one might consider going in for Marcus Stoinis with regards to his sublime performances in BBL 2018-19 wherein he has amassed 179 runs when playing at a jaw-dropping average of 44.75. Also, he has been instrumental in affecting 5 dismissals when bowling out the opposition which all the more strengthens his place in the Fantasy XI.
D Short and Marcus Stoinis would be the top picks for the skipper’s position. One could also make a pick among the trio of Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade as they too have been rendering highly consistent performances in the concurrent BBL edition.
HBH vs MLS Dream11 Team
Matthew Wade (wk), G Maxwell, B McDermott, N Larkin, G Bailey, D Short, M Stoinis, J Archer, R Meredith, C Rose, T’O Connell.
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