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Melbourne Stars’ first home game of BBL 12 will be in honour of the late, great Shane Warne. After losing in heartbreaking fashion on the opening night, the Stars will be out to display some of the never-say-die spirit that Warnie displayed throughout his glittering career.

Adam Zampa’s team looks to have a good attack. Trent Boult made an immediate impact with two wickets in is first two overs of BBL, while Nathan Coulter-Nile, Beau Webster, and Zampa himself nearly pulled off the defence of 122 against Sydney Thunder. So, it’s clear what needs attention – the batting.

But, it won’t be easy against what is an excellent Hobart Hurricanes team on paper. The last time the Hurricanes played at the MCG, they had a number of key players out and were on the wrong end of the highest total in T20 franchise history. Now, they will be keen to make amends after that night and what was also a disappointing season for the Hurricanes as they underperformed as a unit.

BBL 2022/23 Match 4: STA vs HUR Possible Playing XI

Joe Burns is out due to a hamstring injury. Marcus Stoinis is in the squad, despite testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. Batsmen Campbell Kellaway, James Seymour and pace bowler Liam Hatcher have been included.

Melbourne Stars: 1. Joe Clarke (wk), 2. Thomas Rogers, 3. Marcus Stoinis, 4. Nick Larkin, 5. Cambpell Kellaway/James Seymour, 6. Hilton Cartwright, 7. Beau Webster, 8. Luke Wood, 9. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 10. Trent Boult, 11. Adam Zampa (c)

Hobart Hurricanes have a strong squad. James Neesham, Asif Ali and Shadab Khan are all available for selection.

Hobart Hurricanes: 1. Ben McDermott (wk), 2. Matthew Wade (c), 3. Caleb Jewell, 4. D’Arcy Short, 5. Tim David, 6. James Neesham, 7. Asif Ali, 8. Shadab Khan, 9. Joel Paris/Chris Tremain, 10. Nathan Ellis, 11. Riley Meredith

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Melbourne Stars:

  • Joe Clarke will be key at the top. In five innings at the MCG, he has struck two fifties with a total of 193 runs at an average of 38.60 and strike rate of 151.97.
  • Also, Clarke struck scores of 52 and 35 at a strike rate of 150.00 vs Hurricanes last season.
  • Can Marcus Stoinis fire after his COVID-positive test earlier this week? He has a magnificent record against Hurricanes, with 371 runs at an average of 61.83 and strike rate of 146.06.
  • Stoinis is the second-highest run-scorer in T20s at MCG: 36 inns, 968 runs, avg. 35.85, SR 136.92.
  • Hilton Cartwright enjoys batting at the MCG: 12 inns, 359 runs, avg. 59.83, SR 144.18.
  • Trent Boult has enjoyed success against Matt Wade in T20s. The left-arm bowler has dismissed Wade four times in just 37 balls, conceding 58 in the process. Three of those wickets came in the powerplay.
  • Adam Zampa has taken the most wickets of any bowler at the MCG (41) at an average of 19.54 and economy of 6.84.

Hobart Hurricanes:

  • Ben McDermott hit the most runs in last season’s BBL. The keeper-batsman scored 577 runs at an average of 48.08 and strike rate of 153.86.
  • Against the Stars, McDermott has struck 395 runs in ten matches at an average of 43.89 and strike rate of 133.00.
  • Matthew Wade has scored the ninth-most runs of any player in T20s at MCG: 21 inns, 594 runs, avg. 39.60, SR 138.46.
  • D’Arcy Short will be aiming for a big season after striking at just 113.26 in the last BBL. In nine matches at at the MCG, Short has struck 373 runs at an average of 62.17 and strike rate of 131.34.
  • Against the Stars, Short has scored 262 runs in 11 matches (average: 29.11, SR: 134.36).
  • Tim David has had an excellent year in T20 cricket: 61 inns, 1,302 runs, avg. 26.57, SR 171.76.
  • Shadab Khan was superb in the recent T20 World Cup in Australia. The legspinner took 11 wickets in seven matches (average: 15.00, economy: 6.34).
  • Nathan Ellis has also had an excellent 2022. In 28 innings, he has taken 38 wickets at an average of 19.16 and terrific economy of 7.63.
  • Against Stars, Ellis has taken seven wickets in five matches at an average of 15.00 and economy of 6.18.

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Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 17, Stars 11, Hurricanes 6.
  • Campbell Kellaway recently scored a century for CA XI against South Africa.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile started the season off in fine fashion with 3/19 vs Thunder. He will be seeking to improve on his record at the MCG: 15 inns, 14 wickets, avg. 30.71, econ. 8.11.
  • Riley Meredith has the most wickets in Hurricanes-Stars matches (13) at an average of 16.15 and economy of 6.89. He also has taken ten wickets in five matches at the MCG.

MCG Pitch Report and Weather

Another cool evening is forecast in the BBL this week. The maximum temperature in Melbourne is just 20 degrees. No rain is expected.

In four matches at the MCG in the recent T20 World Cup, the average first innings score was 159.75, with something in the pitch for batsmen and bowlers. The bowlers here will be looking to bowl into the surface to try force hits to the long square boundaries.

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Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Ben McDermott
  • Batsmen: Hilton Cartwright, Tim David
  • All-Rounders: Shadab Khan, D’Arcy Short
  • Bowlers: Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis

BBL 2022/23 Match 4: STA vs HUR Match Prediction – Who will win?

A score of 160 batting first could be a winning total. Hurricanes look to have better depth and start as favourites.

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