Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Big Bash League 2020-21 - Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers - Match 1
The 1st match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart in Australia.
Defending champions Sydney Sixers will have a chance to double up after the signings of Nick Bertus, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian (Renegades), Jason Holder, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Gurinder Sandhu (Thunder) and Mitchell Starc.
However, that Tom Curran, Daniel Fallins, Josh Hazlewood, Steven Smith have pulled out is certainly a setback for them. Wicket-keeper batsman Josh Philippe remains their most exciting batting talent. James Vince will also be crucial for their fortunes.
The core of the team has been built around quality all-rounders. They have Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian, Moises Henriques and Jason Holder who can play both roles well.
In the short window that Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon will be available, they will be the centre of attraction. At other times, the onus will be on Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Steve O'Keefe and Lloyd Pope.
Hobart Hurricanes made it to the Eliminator in the last season of the Big Bash League.
Hobart Hurricanes will miss the services of Clive Rose but they have roped in Tim David (Scorchers), Peter Handscomb (Stars), Sandeep Lamichhane (Stars), Colin Ingram, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Wil Parker, Keemo Paul, Nick Winter (Strikers).
The names which are cause for excitement in their batting department are Colin Ingram, Dawid Malan, D'Arcy Short and Matthew Wade. With the ball, there is no looking past Sandeep Lamichhane, Riley Meredith and Keemo Paul.
James Faulkner and Peter Handscomb, who are at different stages of their careers, will also hope to put in a shift.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Hobart Hurricanes - Scott Boland, Johan Botha, Tim David, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram (SA), Will Jacks (Eng), Caleb Jewell, Sandeep Lamichhane (Nep), Dawid Malan (Eng), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Mitch Owen, Wil Parker, Keemo Paul (WI), D'Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Charlie Wakim, Nick Winter, Mac Wright
Sydney Sixers - Sean Abbott, Nick Bertus, Carlos Brathwaite (WI), Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques, Jason Holder (WI), Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Steve O'Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Tom Rogers, Gurinder Sandhu, Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, James Vince (Eng)
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Sydney Sixers
Who will win? – Sydney Sixers
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Colin Ingram (Hobart Hurricanes), Josh Philippe (Sydney Sixers)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Riley Meredith (Hobart Hurricanes), Dan Christian (Sydney Sixers)
Most Sixes – Colin Ingram (Hobart Hurricanes), Josh Philippe (Sydney Sixers)
Player of the Match – Josh Philippe
Team Scores Batting first – Hobart Hurricanes 160+, Sydney Sixers 180+
Match Handicap Sydney Sixers
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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