Hobart Hurricanes are set to host Melbourne Stars for the first semi-final of the Big Bash League 2019 at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart. The stage is set for the grand opening of the semi-final phase after the end of league fixtures. Both the teams will lock horns for the third time in this season. Hobart Hurricanes won both the previous games comprehensively. The home side won the first encounter at the same venue by 6 wickets. While they defeated the Stars by 57 runs in the second meeting at the MCG.

The table toppers, Hobart Hurricanes would be eyeing to maintain the same kind of dominant performance as they have maintained throughout the series. The onus will be yet again on the Bash Brothers to deliver in a do-or-die situation. Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short have scored the majority of runs for the Hurricanes in this campaign so far. They will surely arrive all guns blazing to put their opponents on the back foot from the word go.

While the visitors would be hoping for an act of revenge in the must-win match. Having lost both the previous encounters, Melbourne Stars have a score to settle when they take on Hobart Hurricanes in the first semi-final. Maxwell & Co will definitely come out with a plan to spoil Hobart’s party in the upcoming contest. Both the sides will do whatever it takes to book their berth in the finals.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time: 2 PM IST

Venue Bellerive Oval, Hobart

League: Big Bash League 2018-19

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com

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Hobart Hurricanes: L W L W L

Melbourne Stars: W W L L W

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Hobart Hurricanes

  • They have announced 13-player squad for this match and made on change.
  • James Faulkner returns to the squad to replace Tom Rogers.

 

Melbourne Stars:

  • Melbourne Stars has announced their 13-player squad for this match and made one change.
  • Jackson Coleman has been left out from the squad due to injury.
  • Nick Larkin comes in to replace him.

 

SQUADS

 

Hobart Hurricanes:

Matthew Wade (C), Qais Ahmad, Jofra Archer, George Bailey, Alex Doolan, James Faulkner, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, David Moody, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short

Melbourne Stars:

Glenn Maxwell (C), Jackson Bird, Dwayne Bravo, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbi, Peter Handscomb, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Dan Worrall, Adam Zampa

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

Hobart Hurricanes

  • Matthew Wade(w/c)
  • D Arcy Short
  • James Faulkner

 

Melbourne Stars

  • Ben Dunk
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Nic Maddinson

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Hobart Hurricanes:

Matthew Wade(w/c), D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, James Faulkner, Riley Meredith, Qais Ahmad

Melbourne Stars:

Ben Dunk, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb(w), Glenn Maxwell(c), Nic Maddinson, Dwayne Bravo, Seb Gotch, Jackson Bird, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Lamichhane, Daniel Worrall

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

 

 

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