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With Adelaide Strikers losing to Sydney Thunder, the equation now reduces to one slot and four teams. As we move into the last day of Big Bash League's league stage, things are looking mighty interesting. Much to the fans' delight, it is not going to get clear which team is going to qualify until the last match of the league stage is played. Unlike the other leagues, five teams qualify for the playoffs in BBL and all three matches are going to govern who goes through to the next round.
The second match of the big day is to be played between Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes on 26th January 2021 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. There are no ifs and buts as far as qualification scenarios for the two sides are concerned. Melbourne Renegades are already out of the equation and Hobart Hurricanes just need to register a win here. With stakes running high, this promises to be a high-voltage encounter.
Melbourne Renegades have been the worst-performing side in the competition and the points table is evidence enough of that. Out of 13 completed games, Melbourne Renegades have won just three matches out of thirteen played. They have a total of 13 points to their name with a terrible net run-rate of -1.911. The fact that the Renegades have almost half the number of points as the team on the seventh spot on the ladder speaks volumes about how the tournament has been for the men in red.
Melbourne Renegades scored an inspiring win just a couple of days ago, but that kind of days happened far and few for them. Chasing a total of 158 against the Stars, the Renegades' batsmen went around their business by adopting the aggressive route. Mackenzie Harvey and Beau Webster got them home after they looked all set to add another loss to their tally.
In the previous match, the Renegades failed to be of any match to Brisbane Heat, losing the match by 26 runs. Chasing a total of 173, the Renegades' batting crumbled like a house of cards. The major reason for this poor condition of Renegades has been their batting lineup, which looks terrific on paper but has been terrible in execution. Aaron Finch is yet to score a fifty and Shaun Marsh has punched way below his reputation.
This is the last match for the Renegades and they still can make a huge impact. A win for them will most likely keep Hurricanes out of the knockouts and that is what the Renegades will be looking for. This is going to be the last match of the tournament for them and they'd want to end their campaign on a happy note. If they can deliver what they promise, the Hurricanes might not find it as easy as it seems.
Aaron Finch, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Peter Hatzoglou, Shaun Marsh, Jack Prestwidge, Will Sutherland, SI Wasim, BJ Webster.
With a fantastic win over Sydney Sixers in their last match, Hobart Hurricanes still have their destiny in their own hands. It is impossible for them to finish among the top two teams, qualifying for the playoffs is particularly easy for them as they do not depend on any other results. A win over Melbourne Renegades here will take them to 31 points and that will ensure their qualification.
While it is possible that Hurricanes qualify without winning the upcoming match, it is a distant possibility. Hobart Hurricanes scored a splendid win in their last match and that pushed them closer to the knockouts. The return of Matthew Wade immediately made a difference as he smashed a quick-fire fifty at the top of the order. The opening pair of D'Arcy Short and Matthew Wade added 145 runs together to take Hurricanes to a good position. They could not sustain the momentum they had, losing eight quick wickets, but still managed to put 188 runs on the board.
Against a team that has an excellent bowling attack, the Hurricanes' bowlers did a pretty good job of keeping Sixers out of the game. Even though the bowlers gave away runs at a fast click, they picked up wickets at regular intervals and that proved to be the difference between the two sides. Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, and Sandeep Lamichhane picked up seven wickets between them.
With Wade back and bowlers doing well, Hobart Hurricanes seem to be having all bases covered. This is a relatively easier match for them, but they would not want to be complacent. If Hurricanes manage to put their best foot forward, they will cruise to occupy the fourth spot on the points table.
D'Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Ben McDermott, Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb, Will Jacks, Nathan Ellis, Nick Winter, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane.
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This match is of massive importance for both sides, albeit for different reasons. While the Hurricanes have everything hinging on this match, the Renegades would want to register a win here to dismiss their poor performances this season. On paper, there's little to choose between the two as both sides have some extraordinarily talented players. However, going by how the players and the two teams have done in the tournament so far, picking a winner here couldn't be easier. Hobart Hurricanes have a motivation to do well and with the momentum they have, they are firm favorites to win this match.
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