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Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League 2020-21, Today Match Prediction

07 Jan 2021 | 12:40 | Perth Stadium, Perth
128/8 in 20.0 6.40
167/5 in 20.0 8.35 winner

Hobart Hurricanes Vs Sydney Thunder betting odds

HBH

1.90

SYT

1.83

Toss Winner - Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Sydney Thunder beat Hobart Hurricanes by 39 runs

Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder are both coming off losses and will be eager to get a win.

  • Hobart has a good all-round unit but their batting hasn’t been consistent.
  • Sydney has one of the best batting units in the tournament and they will again pose a threat.
  • Sydney has had a good record against Hobart in recent years and will have an edge.

Sydney Thunder are the likely to be the winners of this clash.

  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2020-21
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
  • Toss: To Bat

Big Bash League 2020-21

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Sydney Sixers 8 5 3 0 0 21 0.553
Sydney Thunder 7 5 2 0 0 19 1.538
Hobart Hurricanes 8 5 3 0 0 18 0.156
Adelaide Strikers 8 4 4 0 0 17 0.384
Melbourne Stars 7 3 3 0 0 15 -0.327
Perth Scorchers 7 3 3 0 0 13 0.814
Brisbane Heat 7 3 4 0 0 12 0.054
Melbourne Renegades 8 1 7 0 0 5 -2.909
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
21 0.553 8 5 3 0 0
19 1.538 7 5 2 0 0
18 0.156 8 5 3 0 0
17 0.384 8 4 4 0 0
15 -0.327 7 3 3 0 0
13 0.814 7 3 3 0 0
12 0.054 7 3 4 0 0
5 -2.909 8 1 7 0 0
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hbh vs syt Match Prediction & Analysis

The No.2 and No.3 ranked teams of the current Big Bash League will clash this Thursday in what should be a fascinating contest. Sydney Thunder has easily been one of the better teams of this season and is at the 2nd place on the table with 5 wins and 2 losses. Hobart Hurricanes haven’t been far behind and are 3rd on the table with 5 wins and 3 losses. Both the teams are coming off a defeat in their last games and would be eager to get back into winning form. It will be interesting to see who blinks first.

Teams Preview

Hobart Hurricanes Preview

Hobart Hurricanes has had a good season so far, but they would have liked to have been a little more consistent. They are coming off a 10-run loss in their last game against the Melbourne Stars which would have really hurt them. Chasing a target of 184, the Hurricanes managed 173-6 courtesy of a special 91 off 58 balls by opener Ben McDermott. Unfortunately, others couldn’t finish the job. 

D Arcy Short has been off-color and his lack of form is a concern. Dawid Malan, however, has been in good touch and his knock of 75 against Melbourne Stars showed that. Colin Ingram will have to be a little more assertive in the middle and Peter Handscomb, who has produced some amazing cameos down the order, will be eager to make a mark again.

There really aren’t too many issues with Hobart’s bowling. In Riley Meredith and Scott Boland, they have two dependable seamers, even though Boland was expensive in the last game. Spinner Johan Botha has shown how valuable he can be with his experience while Sandeep Lamichhane continues to impress. Nathan Ellis has shown a good knack for picking up wickets regularly too. Expect this bowling unit to deliver in this game.

Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing XI:

Ben McDermott (wk), D Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (c), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane

Hobart Hurricanes Key Players From Previous Game Of Big Bash League 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B McDermott 91 58 8 5 156.9
D Malan 26 22 2 1 118.18
P Handscomb 22 9 1 2 244.44
Bowlers O M R W Econ
N Ellis 4.0 0 31 3 7.75
R Meredith 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
S Lamichhane 4.0 0 36 1 9
Bowlers O M R W Econ
N Ellis 4.0 0 31 3 7.75
R Meredith 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
S Lamichhane 4.0 0 36 1 9

Hobart Hurricanes Actual Playing XI:

Riley Meredith, Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane, Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis, Tim David, D'Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Johan Botha, Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott

Sydney Thunder Preview

After winning 5 games in a row, Sydney Thunder’s amazing streak was finally broken in the last game when they were beaten by 5 wickets by Brisbane Heat. After posting 174-8 on the board, Sydney couldn’t stop Brisbane from chasing the target down comfortably with 5 balls to spare. However, they won’t be too disheartened with this performance. Their batting unit continued their good form and the likes of Alex Hales (46 off 56 balls), Sam Billings (22 off 16 balls), Daniel Sams (97 off 18 balls), and Ben Cutting (24 off 15 balls) were all in good touch. With Usman Khawaja and skipper Callum Ferguson also in the lineup, this Sydney batting will always pose a threat.

Their bowling, however, lacked bite on a good batting surface. Adam Milne was expensive again and so was Nathan McAndrew. And while spinner Tanveer Sangha did pick up 3 wickets, he went for 40 runs in just 3.1 overs. Only Chris Green did an economical job and this does raise some concerns about their bowling unit if the pitch favors batsmen again.
 

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing XI:

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain

Sydney Thunder Key Players From Previous Game Of Big Bash League 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Hales 46 26 3 3 176.92
D Sams 37 18 3 2 205.56
C Ferguson 35 34 4 0 102.94
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Sangha 3.1 0 40 3 12.63
N John McAndrew 4.0 0 37 1 9.25
C Green 4.0 0 20 1 5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Sangha 3.1 0 40 3 12.63
N John McAndrew 4.0 0 37 1 9.25
C Green 4.0 0 20 1 5

Sydney Thunder Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Ben Cutting, Sam Billings, Nathan John McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Christopher Green, Callum Ferguson, Adam Milne, Usman Khawaja, Tanveer Sangha, Alex Ross

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 26 0 mm. 7.64 k/h From: NE 9%
03h 30 0 mm. 5.16 k/h From: NE 60%
06h 33 0 mm. 1.14 k/h From: E 36%
09h 33 0 mm. 3.62 k/h From: SW 1%
12h 29 0 mm. 5.89 k/h From: S 36%
15h 27 0 mm. 3.1 k/h From: ESE 97%
18h 28 0 mm. 5.37 k/h From: ENE 68%
21h 27 0 mm. 6.93 k/h From: ENE 18%

Weather Conditions

The pitch at Perth Stadium is likely to be bouncy and hard for the most part of the game. The ball will come on nicely to the batsmen in the first half while seamers should get enough purchase to trouble the batters. Spinners should enjoy the bounce here.

The weather forecast for the day of the game is hot and sunny. We should hence have a full game.
 

Venue Details

The Perth Stadium, also known as the Optus Stadium, has hosted just one game so far in this season of the Big Bash League – between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades. Perth Scorchers posted a dominant 185-3 after being put in to bat and then bundled out the opposition for just 89. The team batting first in this match will look to score at least 170-180 to feel safe.
 

Toss: To Bat

The team winning the toss would look to bat first on this wicket. As we saw in the last game, batting first and setting a big total might be the way to go here.

HBH vs SYT Winning Prediction

In the last 5 matches between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder, the Hurricanes have won just 2 games while Sydney has won 3. This is the first time that the two teams will be clashing this season and hence it would be interesting to see how the two would have assessed each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Hobart has a good all-round unit but their batting does lack consistency. Sydney, on the other hand, has a robust batting unit and will have a slight edge in this encounter. Expect a close clash but Sydney should prevail.

Sydney Thunder are the likely to be the winners of this clash.

Author: Bhavesh B.