Cricket match date: 04th January 2019
Cricket match time: 01:45 pm IST
Cricket match location: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Big Bash League
Team A: Hobart Hurricanes
Team B: Sydney Sixers
Team A Captain: Matthew Wade
Team B Captain: Moises Henriques
Cricket Match Preview:
Hobart Hurricanes have begun this tournament exactly where they finished it off last year. They ended up as runners-up in the Big Bash League edition of 2017-18 and look well on their way to better their feat from last year. Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, are also going about their business in an understated manner. They have had their shares of wins and losses so far in the tournament but seem to be getting closer to their right combination more than ever.
Hobart Hurricanes have begun to scare their opponents. They are winning games of cricket by posting huge totals and defending them. They are winning the games of cricket by chasing a huge total. It just seems to be falling in place for them all the time and when you have many players in form, you will win games more often than not.
Sydney Sixers had begun their campaign in this cricket league with a win against Perth Scorchers. However, in their next two games of cricket, they had to succumb to defeats. Just when it seemed like their campaign was going to be derailed, they pulled it back and registered two consecutive wins against two class teams in Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat.
In their last cricket game, Hobart Hurricanes restricted Perth to a low total of 107 runs. Their fast bowling comprising of now back in form James Faulkner and Jofra Archer, who is fast climbing up the ladder of fearsome fast bowlers in this format, are doing their job in every cricket game. Their spin bowling consisting of experienced Johan Botha and part-timer D’Arcy Short have also not allowed their opposition freebies in middle overs.
Hobart’s batting has also come to the party with skipper Matthew Wade looking in sublime form and D’Arcy Short scoring runs. They seem to have all the bases covered at the moment. Sydney Sixers also have their bowlers in reasonable form but their batting, led by skipper Moises Henriques, and bowling spearheaded by England’s Tom Curran have helped them to do just enough to win 3 cricket games out of 5 games played.
Cricket Match Information:
Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers will be taking on each other in their fifth and sixth cricket game respectively. So far, Hobart Hurricanes have remained unbeaten in the four cricket games that they have played. They look by far the best team in the tournament. Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, have registered second with the most number of wins behind Hurricanes, although they have played one extra cricket game than any other team.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Hobart Hurricanes, led by Matthew Wade, have been in good form in this league. They have beaten all the sides they have faced so far in the league. Our prediction is they will continue with the same playing eleven as they played in their last game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of Hobart Hurricanes’ playing XI:
- D’Arcy Short
- Ben McDormett
- Matthew Wade
- Jofra Archer
- James Faulkner
- Alex Doolan
- George Bailey
- CA Rose
- Riley Meredith
- Johan Botha
- S Milenko
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Sydney Sixers have come back with a win after losing two consecutive games of cricket. Our prediction is they will go with the same playing eleven as their last game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of Sydney Sixers’ playing XI:
- JL Denly
- Daniel Hughes
- Moises Henriques
- J Avendano
- Josh Philippe
- Tom Curran
- Stephen O’Keefe
- JC Silk
- Sean Abbott
- Ben Dwarshuis
- BAD Manenti
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Tom Curran has been very special for Sydney Sixers so far in the tournament. He has been picking up wickets, scoring runs and probably doing everything he can to help Sixers win the cricket game. Our prediction is he will continue with his good performance in the remaining cricket games as well.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in Hobart has produced good games of cricket in the tournament so far. It has had something for both bowlers and batsmen. Our prediction is of a score of around 160 by the team batting first. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Hobart Hurricanes will begin the game of cricket as favourites. They have been the in-form team in the tournament so far. Our prediction is they will continue their winning momentum.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
D’Arcy Short (HH) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Tom Curran (SS) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
D’Arcy Short (HH)
Hobart Hurricanes – 1.52
Sydney Sixers – 2.25
*odds may change anytime