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Cricket Match Information:
Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes cricket match is going to take place on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Sydney Sixers have been good in this season with six wins out of nine cricket games. Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, have been struggling in this season and are currently on the lower half of the table. Our prediction is of yet another convincing win for Sydney Sixers in this game of cricket.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 01:40 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 16.01.2020
- Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
- Weather: Pleasant, Temperature: 29 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Sydney Sixers
- Team B: Hobart Hurricanes
- Team A Captain: Moises Henriques
- Team B Captain: Matthew Wade
Sydney Sixers are being led by Moises Henriques in this season. He did not lead the side in a couple of cricket games due to the birth of his child.
Sydney Sixers are currently well placed at the number two spot on the points table. They lost their last game against Perth Scorchers by a huge margin and would like to recover quickly from that loss.
Englishmen Tom Curran and James Vince have been terrific for Sydney Sixers and carrying the team on their shoulders.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Sydney Sixers’ playing XI:
- DP Hughes
- JR Philippe
- JM Vince
- J Avendado
- JC Silk
- Moises Henriques
- TK Curran
- Steve O’Keefe
- BJ Dwarshuis
- Jackson Bird
- L Pope
Matthew Wade is back leading the side for Hobart Hurricanes. Due to his Australian test team commitments, he was not available to lead the side initially. Captaincy has not proven to be auspicious so far for Wade as Hobart have lost three consecutive games of cricket.
Hobart Hurricanes were the group topper last year but have been far from it through the season. Despite the return of Matthew Wade, they have not managed to get going. As a result, they currently find themselves at the second last spot on the points table.
With just a handful of games remaining before the playoffs, Hurricanes would like to get back into the top five soon. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Hobart Hurricanes’ playing XI:
- BR McDermott
- Matthew Wade
- David Miller
- CP Jewell
- S Milenko
- NT Ellis
- Qais Ahmad
- George Bailey
- TS Rogers
- SM Boland
- CA Rose
Expert Prediction: SS vs HH
A game consisting of two teams, Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes, with contrasting fortunes this season will take on each other in the next cricket game. While Sydney Sixers are currently on the second spot, Hobart find themselves at the second last spot on the points table.
The change in the format this year means even the team at the fifth position has the chance to qualify for the playoffs. This year, the tournament will be played over a period of 42 days and a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams.
As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike in previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.
The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.
In the last five encounters between Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes, Sixers have been the winner on only one occasion while Hurricanes have won the four games.
Our prediction is of a win for Sydney Sixers. They have more match-winners in form compared to Hobart Hurricanes at the moment.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Sydney Sixers
Top Batsman – James Vince (SS), CP Jewell (HH)
Top Bowler – Tom Curran (SS), TS Rogers (HH)
Most Sixes – James Vince (SS), CP Jewell (HH)
Man of the Match – James Vince (SS)
Team Scores Batting first – Sydney Sixers (160+), Hobart Hurricanes (140+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes
Sydney Sixers – 1.52
Hobart Hurricanes – 2.25
*odds may change anytime