Melbourne Renegades will today (Tuesday) take on Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League match, which has been reduced only to academic interest. Defending champions Melbourne Renegades, who are effectively out of the Big Bash League 2019-20 title race will host Hobart Hurricanes at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.
In the sole encounter of the day, the two teams will play to salvage some pride as there is precious little left for them to gain in terms of any hope for this BBL season. After having played 11 games each, Melbourne continue to languish at the bottom of the eight-team table. They have lost nine games and won only two.
Hobart Hurricanes are slightly better, finding them in the 7th position following three wins and a split point from the match that has ended with no result.
Led by Daniell Christian in the absence of Matthew Wade, hosts Melbourne Renegades for once will be high on confidence as they go into the match on the back of an inspiring victory over Brisbane Heats. Renegades in their last match had inflicted a 44-run defeat on the Brisbane outfit, who were skittled out for 120 after the openers had put up an 84-run stand in chase of the 165d-run target.
The optimism in the camp has come a little too late, but Melbourne Renegades will like to continue that.
The encounter will have some inspiring performers from both the sides with the likes of veteran Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, Samit Patel, Matthew Wade, David Miller and George Bailey.
Melbourne Renegades: Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Sam Harper(w), Beau Webster, Will Sutherland, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian(c), Samit Patel, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Andrew Fekete, Tom Cooper, Nathan McSweeney.
Hobart Hurricanes: Matthew Wade(c), Caleb Jewell, Jake Doran, David Miller, Ben McDermott(w), George Bailey, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland, Jake Reed, Macalister Wright.
The match scheduled to start at 1:40 pm will be b broadcast LIVE and Exclusive on Sony Ten 3 SD & HD channels. The feed will also be streamed LIVE on SonyLIV.