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GameDay Squad AUS Cricket Round 33 Preview: Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes

GameDay Squad AUS Cricket Round 33 Preview: The Melbourne Stars take on the Hobart Hurricanes in the 38th match of BBL13 in Melbourne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday the 15th of January.

Here's everything you need to know ....

Round Preview

Predicted Teams

Melbourne Stars: 1. Tom Rogers, 2. Dan Lawrence, 3. Beau Webster, 4. Glenn Maxwell, 5.  Marcus Stoinis, 6. Hilton Cartwright, 7. Peter Handscomb, 8. Imad Wasim, 9. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 10. Joel Paris, 11. Scott Boland

Hobart Hurricanes: 1. Matthew Wade, 2. Caleb Jewell, 3. Ben McDermott, 4. Macalister Wright, 5. Corey Anderson, 6. Tim David, 7. Nikhil Chaudhary, 8. Chris Jordan, 9. Patrick Dooley, 10. Nathan Ellis, 11. Billy Stanlake


Start Vs Sit

Batters - Tom Rogers vs Caleb Jewell

Both these players have had disappointing seasons in the fantasy sense. In the batsmen ranks for AUS Cricket, Rogers is ranked 25th with an average of 28 points and Jewell is ranked 29th with an average of 25 points. Rogers has ranked as one of the top three batsmen in a match in four of his nine matches. Jewell has ranked as one of the top three batsmen in a match in five of his nine matches. As you can see, there isn't really anything separating these two batsmen. I have Jewell ranked slightly ahead of Rogers for this match and this is solely because opening batsmen have had a lot of success against the Stars this season. Opening batsmen have averaged 51 points against Stars.

Start: Caleb Jewell

Game 4 Preview

All-Rounder - Nathan Coulter-Nile vs Hilton Cartwright

NCN made his return from injury in the Stars last match against the Renegades. In this match the Stars were well beaten but NCN managed to get through his four overs and pick up two wickets for a score of 49 points. Cartwright has been going ok this season and averages 30 points. He has ranked as one of the top four all-rounders in a match in five of his nine matches. I was impressed with what I saw from NCN against the Renegades and I think there is more chance of him taking 2+ wickets than there is for Cartwright scoring 30+ runs.

Start: Nathan Coulter-Nile

Bowler - Nathan Ellis vs Joel Paris

Ellis has been a little disappointing in my opinion this season. I was expecting to average 40+ points but he is only averaging 32 points. Paris has looked impressive at times but he hasn't taken more than one wicket in any of his matches. I like Ellis as I believe he offers a higher ceiling and is more likely to take multiple wickets.

Start: Nathan Ellis


Matchup Matrix

Key Takeaways:

  1. Opening batsmen have scored well against the Stars

  2. Pace bowlers have scored well against both teams

  3. Spin bowlers haven't scored well against the Hurricanes

Ground Matrix

Key Takeaways:

  1. Middle order batsmen in the first innings struggle to score

  2. Spin bowlers have some success at the MCG

  3. Both pace and spin bowlers score more points when bowling in the first innings


Hot Take

Jewell will finally find some form and score his first fifty of BBL13.


Who to play in your GDS starting XI

  1. BAT - Ben McDermott

  2. BAT - Macalister Wright

  3. BAT - Caleb Jewell

  4. ALL - Glenn Maxwell

  5. ALL - Beau Webster

  6. ALL - Nikhil Chaudhary

  7. ALL - Nathan Coulter-Nile

  8. WK - Matthew Wade

  9. BWL - Chris Jordan

  10. BWL - Scott Boland

  11. BWL - Nathan Ellis


Game 4 Preview


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