Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 43
Date: 18th January 2021
Place (venue): Manuka Oval.
Tournament: Big Bash League 2020
Caption: Can Sydney Thunder register a win against Hobart Hurricanes to continue their claim on the second spot in the points table?
- Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes, both have played 14 matches against each other, out of which Sydney Thunder have won 6 matches and Hobart Hurricanes have won 8.
- Alex Hales is the current leading scorer for Sydney Thunder and scored 323 runs from 10 games while for Hurricanes, BR McDermott has scored 301 runs from 8 matches only.
- In the last 5 encounters, Sydney Thunder have won 4 matches while Hobart Hurricanes have won just 1 match.
This is the 43rd match of the season going to play at Manuka Oval, on Monday between Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes. Both teams have started their campaigns well and on Monday they will be looking to continuing hat forms at Manuka Oval also.
Currently, Sydney Thunder have lost 4 matches from 10 games and they are in 2nd place in the points table with 23 points. On the other hand, Hobart Hurricanes have won 5 matches and they have lost 5 matches out of a total of 10 games and are in 6th place in the points table.
This match will be important for both sides as both teams will be looking for booking their spot in the top 5 in the tournament, which will turn Monday’s game into a thriller one.
Sydney Thunder Preview
Sydney Thunder have started their campaign with good form as they have won 6 matches out of 10, they have played and currently in second place in the points table. They lost their previous game against Sydney Sixers.
Thunder scored 166 runs on the board against Sixers with the help of Alex Hale’s 54 from 33 balls and Daniel Sam’s attacking 50 in 37 balls. But they were not on the marks in the bowling department as Sydney Sixers easily chased down the target. Sam’s again managed to pick up 2 wickets and showed his all-round performance again in the match.
Currently, Alex Hales in the opening order is in good form for the Thunders and scored 323 runs from 10 matches. To help him, captain Callum Ferguson also scored 247 runs from 10 matches. Daniel Sams also is a key player for the team and delivered some all-around performances so far. Spinner, T Sangha had a wonderful season and he picked up 16 wickets from 10 matches only.
The overall team is looking strong in all fields and they will be looking for securing that second spot in the points table.
Key players for ST:
Sydney Thunder Probable Playing XI:
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(c), Sam Billings(wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Jonathan Cook/CJ Green, T Sangha.
Hobart Hurricanes Preview
Hobart Hurricanes also started their season well and won their initial matches with good margins but later on, they have lost momentum, and currently, they have won 5 matches from a total of 10 matches to claim the 6th spot in the points table.
In the last match against Perth Scorchers, they have collapsed down to put 139 runs on the board. Only D’Arcy Short scored a fighting inning of 54 from 47 balls to settles down the team’s inning. Scorchers have easily chased down the target in 16 overs and claimed a big win by 9 wickets against Hurricanes.
For HH, Ben McDermott is in good form up in the batting order and scored 301 runs from 8 matches only. To help him Colin Ingram delivered some fine performances in the middle order by scoring 258 runs from 10 matches. In the bowling department, Riley Meredith had a good season who picked up 12 wickets from 9 matches.
HH will be searching for their winning momentum and will try to execute those things at Mauka Oval on Monday against Sydney Thunder.
Top players for HH:
Hobart Hurricanes Probable Playing XI
Ben McDermott (wk), D’Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (c), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Mitchell Owen, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane.
The venue for this match is Manuka Oval. This picturesque ground has a capacity of 12,000. It is one of the most famous grounds in Australia which has conducted many famous International as well as domestic games.
The ground has conducted just 2 T20I games and offers an advantage equally to batsmen as well as bowlers. The team who has batted first won 1 game and the team who bowled the first won 1 game too. It will be good for the team to win the toss and choose to ball first on this ground.
Pitch and Weather Report
The weather is mostly sunny on match day and there is a 0% chance of precipitation. The maximum and minimum temperature of the ground will be in the range of 29°C-13°C respectively.
By looking at both teams and their current form, both teams have good squads but in terms of bowling department, Sydney Thunder have a slight edge over Hobart Hurricanes. Similarly, Sydney’s opening and middle-order batsmen were looking in good form. Hurricanes’ death bowling remained a problem for them which might help Thunders to claim a win against them on Monday.
We predict that the Sydney Thunder will defeat Hobart Hurricanes.
Disclaimer: Our match previews are fully researched but as per the nature of the game, anything is possible on the match day. You are advised to decide for yourself when betting on a team. Thanks.