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Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers, free match prediction 20 Dec 2019

20 Dec 2019 | 09:15 | Traeger Park, Alice Springs, Australia
129/9 in 20.0 6.45
104/10 in 18.4 5.57

Hobart Hurricanes beat Sydney Sixers by 25 runs

Hobart Hurricanes eye a strong start against Sydney Sixers at Alice Springs!

  • Last season, D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade were standout performers in the batting department for Hobart Hurricanes
  • Wicket-keeper batsman Josh Phillipe and pacer Ben Dwarshuis were standout performers for Sydney Sixers in their opening game played against Perth Scorchers
  • Sydney Sixers registered a comprehensive win over Perth Scorchers played at Sydney on Wednesday

Expect Hobart Hurricanes to register a comfortable win over Sydney Sixers!

  • Tournament: BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Traeger Park, Alice Springs, Australia
  • Toss: To Bowl

BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Sydney Thunder 2 2 0 0 0 4 0.847
Sydney Sixers 1 1 0 0 0 2 1.45
Adelaide Strikers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hobart Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melbourne Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melbourne Renegades 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.245
Perth Scorchers 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1.45
Brisbane Heat 1 0 1 0 0 0 -2.583
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
4 0.847 2 2 0 0 0
2 1.45 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 -0.245 1 0 1 0 0
0 -1.45 1 0 1 0 0
0 -2.583 1 0 1 0 0
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Match Preview

Hobart Hurricanes will be looking to get off to a good start when they take on Sydney Sixers in the 4th match of 2020 Big Bash League at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Last year, Hobart played excellent cricket and finished top of the table in the preliminary stages. The side suffered a comfortable defeat at the hands of Melbourne Stars in the first semifinal played at Blundstone Arena in Hobart. Captain Matthew Wade will be looking to field the best combination for this home fixture.

On the other hand, Sydney Sixers completely outplayed Perth Scorchers, courtesy splendid performances from Ben Dwarshuis, Tom Curran and Josh Phillipe. Captain Moises Henriques will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with the bat and ball in this game.

 

Teams Preview

Hobart Hurricanes Preview

Two-time finalists will be looking to go the distance this time around and lift their maiden BBL crown this season. Hobart Hurricanes will be hoping to deliver a clinical performance against Sydney Sixers.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Matthew Wade, George Bailey and D’Arcy Short will be looking to the bulk of the scoring. Last year, D’Arcy short and Matthew Wade consistently delivered runs for the side at the top of the innings. Opening batsman D’Arcy Short was the leading run-scorer in the competition last season. In 15 matches, Short accumulated 637 runs at an average of 53.08 with six half-centuries to his name.

Captain Matthew Wade was second on the list for leading run-getter in the previous edition of the competition. Left-hander accumulated 592 runs at an average of 42.28 with six half-centuries to his name. Middle-order comprising of Ben McDermott, David Miller, and Caleb Jewell will be looking to put in big scores for the side in this opening fixture.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Riley Meredith, Scott Boland and Qais Ahmed to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest.

Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing XI:

Matthew Wade (captain), D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, David Miller, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Riley Meredith, Scott Boland, Qais Ahmed, James Faulkner.

Hobart Hurricanes Actual Playing XI:

Riley Meredith, Nathan Ellis, Clive Rose, Caleb Jewell, David Miller, Ben McDermott, D'Arcy Short, Simon Milenko, George Bailey, James Faulkner, Qais Ahmad

Sydney Sixers Preview

Sydney Sixers registered an eight-win over Perth Scorchers in the game played at Sydney Cricket Ground. With this victory, Sixers will be looking to continue their good form with the bat.

In the batting department, the side will be looking towards the likes of Daniel Hughes, Josh Phillipe and Moises Henriques to do the bulk of the scoring. Wicket-keeper batsman Josh Phillipe was the standout player in the batting department, Chasing 136 runs to win, Phillipe played excellent cricket and finished the innings with the top-score of 81 not out off 44 balls with the help of eleven fours and three sixes.

Opening batsman Daniel Hughes failed to capitalize on his good start and scored 22 runs off 20 balls with the help of two fours and one six.  James Vince scored 13 off 16 balls, whereas Moises Henriques chipped in with 16 runs off 10 balls with the help of one six.

In the bowling department, left-arm pacer Ben Dwarshuis bowled well with the new ball. He finished with figures of 2 for 15 in his four overs. Tom Curran claimed three wickets, whereas Benjamin Manenti picked up two wickets.

Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing XI:

Daniel Hughes, Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe

Sydney Sixers Actual Playing XI:

Hayden Kerr, B Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques, Tom Curran, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Benjamin Manenti, Sean Abbott, Lloyd Pope

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game at Alice Springs will be good for batting. The weather condition for the game to be played on Friday is expected to have sunshine with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Traeger Park in Alice Springs is going to host the fourth match of Big Bash League between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers. In the previous meeting between the two teams, Sydney Sixers registered a comfortable win over Hobart Hurricanes.

Toss: To Bowl

Both teams will be looking to win the toss and bowl on this freshly prepared wicket. The venue is going its first game in this year’s BBL.

Winning Prediction

Host Hobart Hurricanes will be outright favorites to win their game against Sydney Sixers. The Hurricanes will have a huge advantage as they will be well aware of pitch conditions at Alice Springs. Sixers will need to bat well in order to maintain a winning streak in the competition.

Expect Hobart Hurricanes to register a comfortable win over Sydney Sixers!

Author: Shoaib Z.