The Hurricanes should be far too good for the Renegades at home on Saturday.
The Renegades are 3-0 to start the season but they have benefited from an extremely friendly draw, with both the Heat and Thunder likely to finish toward the bottom of the ladder this season.
This is a big step up in grade. The Hurricanes may only be 1-2 through their three games but they walked into a white hot Joe Clarke in their loss to the Stars and nearly pinched a win over the Sixers in a rain affected game. Their new strike weapons in Asif Ali and Shadab Khan are starting to show their teeth, while Paddy Dooley continues to impress, taking 11 wickets in his three games.
Matthew Wade is out suspended for the ‘Canes, which opens up a return to the BBL for Tim Paine, while Kane Richardson has been rested by the ‘Gades. Hobart have the batting depth to cover Wade, while the men in red don’t have the same bowling depth with Richardson.
The numbers are all one-way traffic. The Hurricanes have won 6 of the last 7 head-to-head, 5 of the last 7 at Blundstone and the ‘Canes have lost 12 of their last 15 away games. This should be a comfortable win for Hobart,
Short’s record in Tasmania is brilliant. He’s scored 25+ runs in seven straight games at home and in 4 of his last 5 against the Renegades.
The Big Bash veteran has been playing a more considered style to start his innings this season and should continue his hot run on the Apple Isle against a very moderate bowling attack.
Value to clear his runs line, for 50+ and Player of the Match.
Paddy Dooley is a man on the rise in T20 cricket. He’s taken 11 wickets from his 11 overs this season at an outstanding economy rate of just 5.63.
With economy rate the tiebreaker in this market, Dooley should be clear favourite in this market so to see him on the second line of betting looks great value.
Same Game Multi
Hurricanes H2H / D.Short 20+ runs / P.Dooley 2+ wickets