It’s time for the 17th match of the Big Bash League, featuring a face-off between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars. Are you eagerly anticipating this match? Dive into this blog to gather comprehensive details and keep yourself updated with timely sports-related information on &

Key details of the match:

Name of the teams:

Hobart Hurricanes & Melbourne Stars

Date & Time:

The match will played on 28/12/2023 at 1:45 PM / 8:15 AM (GMT) / 7:15 PM (local)


The venue of the match is Blundstone Arena, Hobart

Streaming partners:

The match will be available on Sky Sports Cricket, Fox Sports, Seven Network and the Star Sports Network.

Pitch report:

Blundstone Arena in Hobart boasts a pitch that favors batsmen, offering the ideal level of support. A proficient batting team, particularly in terms of quality batters, can significantly capitalize on the conditions. In the 11 T20 matches held on this ground, the team batting first emerged victorious on six occasions. The highest recorded score on this pitch stands at 213/4.

Weather report:

As per the weather forecast, anticipate a peak temperature of approximately 20 degrees Celsius and a minimum of around 9 degrees Celsius on the day of the match. The expected precipitation rate is 25%, with a humidity level of 59% and a wind speed of approximately 19 km/hr. Additionally, the forecast suggests a possibility of light rain during the match day.

Hobart Hurricanes & Melbourne Stars probable XI

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing XI:

Sam Harper (wk), Beau Webster, Glenn Maxwell (c), Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Imad Wasim, Jonathan Merlo, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Joel Paris, Thomas Rogers.

Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing XI:

Caleb Jewell, Matthew Wade (wk), Sam Hain, Corey Anderson, Tim David, Nikhil Chaudhary, Chris Jordan, Patrick Dooley, Nathan Ellis (c), Riley Meredith, Macalister Wright.

Our prediction & analysis:

The Hobart Hurricanes currently occupy the 6th position on the points table with a total of 3 points, whereas the Melbourne Stars hold the 7th position with 4 points.

After facing two initial defeats, the Hobart Hurricanes secured their inaugural win of the season in the recent match against Melbourne Renegades. They successfully chased a target of 184 with one over to spare and six wickets in hand. Conversely, the Melbourne Stars also clinched their first win of the season, overcoming three consecutive losses to beat Sydney Sixers by four wickets on Boxing Day, chasing a total of 155. Hilton Cartwright has been a standout performer for the Melbourne Stars. As per our sports experts, the Melbourne Stars are predicted to win this match, thanks to their effective batting performance.

Final words:

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