MLS vs HBH Dream11 Prediction, BBL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 38 of BBL 2023-24

In the 38th match of the BBL 2023-24, Melbourne Stars (STA) and Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) will lock horns in a clash that marks the end of their BBL campaign. With both teams already eliminated, this encounter at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday, January 15, is more about pride and bidding farewell to the season.

Current Standings:

  • Melbourne Stars: 5th place, 4 wins in 9 matches.
  • Hobart Hurricanes: 6th place, 3 wins in 9 matches.

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Recent Performances:

Melbourne Stars: In their last outing against Melbourne Renegades, Stars fell short as the Renegades chased down a target of 138 runs with ease. Hilton Cartwright’s 38 runs were the only notable contribution, and despite posting 137/8, Renegades sealed the victory. Shaun Marsh’s unbeaten 64 earned him the Player of the Match title.

Hobart Hurricanes: Hurricanes faced Adelaide Strikers in their previous game, setting a target of 168 runs. Macalister Wright top-scored with 37 runs, but Strikers, led by Jake Weatherald’s explosive 80, cruised to victory in just 15.5 overs. Hurricanes faced their fourth defeat, concluding a challenging season.

Pitch Report:

Melbourne Cricket Ground is expected to favor bowlers, as indicated by an average first innings score of 126 runs in the last five matches. The team winning the toss might opt to bowl, considering the recent trends.

Probable Playing XI:

Melbourne Stars: Tom Rogers, DW Lawrence, BJ Webster, GJ Maxwell (C), MP Stoinis, HWR Cartwright, IM Wasim, PSP Handscomb (wk), NM Coulter-Nile, JS Paris, SM Boland.

Hobart Hurricanes: MS Wade (wk), CP Jewell, M Wright, BR McDermott, Corey Anderson, N Chaudhary, Tim David, CJ Jordan, Patrick Dooley, Nathan Ellis (C), Riley Meredith.

Fantasy Cricket Picks:

  • Captains: Glenn Maxwell (STA), Nikhil Chaudhary (HUR), Beau Webster (STA).
  • Top Picks: Dan Lawrence (STA), Ben McDermott (HUR), Nathan Ellis (HUR).
  • Budget Picks: Chris Jordan (HUR), Macalister Wright (HUR), Corey Anderson (HUR).

Avoid Having in Fantasy Team:

  • Tim David (HUR) – Inconsistent performance with just 96 runs in eight outings.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile (STA) – Featured in only two matches, making him a less reliable choice.

Fantasy Team Prediction:

Head to Head:

  • Wicketkeeper: Ben McDermott.
  • Batters: Hilton Cartwright, Macalister Wright, Dan Lawrence.
  • All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Beau Webster, Chris Jordan, Imad Wasim.
  • Bowler: Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis.

Mega League:

  • Wicketkeeper: Ben McDermott.
  • Batters: Tom Rogers, Macalister Wright, Dan Lawrence.
  • All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Beau Webster, Chris Jordan, Imad Wasim, Nikhil Chaudhary, Corey Anderson.
  • Bowler: Scott Boland.

As both teams bid farewell to the season, fantasy cricket enthusiasts can expect an engaging contest where players will strive to leave a lasting impression.

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