Aaron Finch
Finch and Co. will be looking for a win at home Reuters

Match: Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes

Date: 12 January, Thursday

Time: 4:40pm SGT/2:10pm SGT/8:40pm GMT

Competition: Big Bash League 2016/17

Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

TV Channel: Star Cricket will provide live TV coverage in Singapore.

Live Streaming: Hotstar

Overview

Hosts Melbourne Renegades have slipped out of the top-four after losing back-to-back matches on Saturday and Monday. Aaron Finch-led squad have tinkered with their combination but have not been able to get settled after they lost West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.

The Renegades, despite having two world class spinners of the likes of Sunil Narine and Brad Hogg, conceded 200 runs in their 46-run defeat to Stars on Saturday in their Melbourne derby They roped in Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera for their last game against Sixers and the all-rounder responded with two crucial wickets in their six-wicket loss.

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For the hosts, the main concern has been their inconsistent batting displays. They have been trying Narine at the top of the order but the move has not worked well for them. Perera struggled with the bat in his maiden match of the season and the burden will fall again on Aaron Finch and Cameron White.

Tom Cooper and Callum Ferguson, who smashed quickfire 30s on Monday, will be looking to contribute to the team's cause in an all-important home game. Also, they have added opening batsman Marcus Harris and fast bowler Nathan Rimmington to the squad.

On the other hand, Hobart Hurricanes, who are struggling at the seventh spot with four points from six games, cannot afford another defeat in their ongoing season. Ben Dunk has been the pillar of their batting unit but the likes of captain Tim Paine, George Bailey and Kumar Sangakkara have had an ordinary tournament.

They have replaced Shaun Tait and Clive Rose with Sam Rainbird and Jake Reed in order to find better support for England import Stuart Broad. Hobart are also on a two-match losing streak and they have to get back to winning ways if they are to keep their chances of making the semi-final alive.

TV Schedule

Singapore: Star Cricket

India: Star Sports

US: Willow TV

UK: BT Sport 2

Australia: Network 10

South Africa: Supersport

Team News

Renegades

Squad: Finch (c), Ferguson, Cooper, White, Harris, Hogg, Narine, Nevill (wk), Rimmington, Short, Doherty, Siddle, Wade, Winter, Pattinson

Hurricanes

Squad: Paine (c), Short, Sangakkara (wk), Bailey, Christian, Michael, Kingston, Rainbird, Boyce, Broad, Reed, Webster, Wells