Hobart Hurricanes have traded their opening batsman Ben Dunk to the Adelaide Strikers and his spot will be taken up by the Sri Lankan batting legend Kumar Sangakkara. The team has also signed English paceman Stuart Broad for this season.
Hobart Hurricanes Predicted XI
- KC Sangakkara, TD Paine (c), DT Christian, Cameron Boyce, Shaun Tait, Stuart Broad, Jonathan Wells, Simon Milenko, Clive Rose, Sam Rainbird and Dom Michael.
Melbourne Stars have retained majority of their players from last season except that they have lost fast bowler John Hastings to a serious knee injury. The rest of the team is reported to be fit and ready to take on the Hurricanes.
Melbourne Stars Predicted XI
- Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Ben Hilfenhaus, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, David Hussey (c), Rob Quiney, Evan Gulbis, Daniel Worrall and James Faulkner.