Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars Betting Tips

The Hobart Hurricanes will host the Melbourne Stars at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on 2nd January 2021 at 11:35 IST. The Stars will be looking to bounce back from a two match losing streak, while the Hurricanes will look to make it two in a row.

Hobart Hurricanes Form & Team News

The Hobart Hurricanes are currently in the third position with 15 points from six matches. After winning the first two matches, the Hurricanes are having an alternate loss and win streak. They weren’t able to take full advantage of the winning momentum. Both the losses came in the reverse fixtures against the Adelaide Strikers and the Brisbane Heat. The Hurricanes haven’t won a single match in a comfortable fashion, all the matches were very close and could have gone either way.

The Hurricanes are looking even more stronger with the addition of the explosive Englishman Dawid Malan. With Malan replacing Will Jacks in the previous match, Ben McDermott had to open along with D’Arcy Short. These three along with Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram and Tim David look like a solid batting lineup. They have an exceptional pace attack including Riley Meredith, Nathan Ellis and Scott Boland. 

Melbourne Stars Form & Team News

The Melbourne Stars are in the fifth position with ten points from five matches, this includes two wins, two losses and no result in one match. The Stars started without dropping points in the first two matches, then the third one was washed out and then they suffered two back to back losses to the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder. They were outplayed by the Thunder in the last match, they were bundled out for 144 while chasing a target of over 200 runs.

A team filled with superstars, the Stars would have fancied their chances to chase 220 runs against the Thunder at the halfway mark. The likes of Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Glenn Maxwell and Hilton Cartwright got decent starts but couldn’t carry on. Nicolas Pooran was exceptional with the bat against the Sixers but couldn’t do much against the Thunder. They need to improve on their bowling, as they conceded over 190 runs in the last two matches.

Odds by Casumo

The Melbourne Stars are the favorites to win the match according to the Casumo sportsbook. The Stars are placed at 1.75 odds, while the underdogs Hobart Hurricanes are placed at 2.05 odds. 

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Our Tipster’s Angle

These two teams are likely to make the playoffs this season. But for that to happen, the Melbourne Stars have to turn their fortunes first and are expected to do so.

Tip 1: Top Run Scorer – Hobart Hurricanes – Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan is currently ranked number one in the T20I men’s ranking with a career best rating of 915. He has scored 6761 runs in 234 T20s at an average of 37.14. He also has an international average of over 53. In the last five T20 innings, Malan scored 227 runs at a massive average of 56.75. Malan was the Hurricanes’ highest run scorer in the last match against the Brisbane Heat, where he scored 39 runs. Considering the average Stars bowling attack, Malan is expected to hit some lusty blows and is more likely to be the highest run scorer for the Hobart Hurricanes at 3.75 odds available on the Casumo sportsbook.

Tip 2: Most 6s – Melbourne Stars

In the last five head to head matches, the Melbourne Stars have hit 22 sixes at an average of 4.4 sixes per match and have conceded 18 sixes at an average of 3.6 per match. The Melbourne Stars have hit 35 sixes in the four matches played this season, while their opponents have hit 30 sixes. On the other hand, the Hobart Hurricanes have hit 26 sixes in six matches and have conceded 30 sixes. Also, the Hurricanes have managed to hit more sixes than the Starts in just one occasion in the last five head to head matches. The Stars have enough firepower to clear the ropes on multiple occasions. So, the Melbourne Stars are likely to hit more sixes than the Hobart Hurricanes at 2.05 odds available on the Casumo sportsbook.


Both the teams are very well balanced in terms of their batting strengths, but the Hurricanes are a bit more confident considering the current form and are likely to win. Summarizing a couple of bets mentioned above

  1. Top Run Scorer – Hobart Hurricanes – Dawid Malan @ 3.75
  2. Most 6s – Melbourne Stars @ 2.05

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