The Hobart Hurricanes will travel to the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne to take on the Renegades in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash. The Hurricanes sit pretty at the top of the table with victories in all of their five matches so far. The Renegades, on the other hand, have fallen behind and are currently placed at sixth on the points table with two victories from five matches.
The Renegades won both of their opening encounters, but they lost the plot soon, losing the next three. Their problems have predominantly been the failure of their top order. That has been aggravated by the failure of their middle and lower order as well during the last three games. However, they will be bolstered by the return of Aaron Finch at the top of the order and hence will be looking for a change in their fortunes.
The Hurricanes, however, have been in rampaging form with no problem whatsoever. Their openers Mathew Wade and D'Arcy Short have been in sublime form and their middle order consisting of the likes of Ben McDermott, Alex Doolan and George Bailey have chipped in too. Their bowlers have been exceptional as well and that has been the reason for their success so far this season. Having said that, their middle and lower order remains largely untested. It would be interesting to see how they react if the Renegades are able to get rid of their openers early.
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