Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction KFC Big Bash League 2019-20 - Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers
The 4th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers at the Traeger Park in Alice Springs.
Hobart Hurricanes was the best team in BBL Season 8 in the league stage. They topped the charts in the group matches as well but unfortunately lost in the semifinals.
Openers Matthew Wade and D'Arcy Short were exceptional for the team last season. They also have Ben McDermott and Riley Meredith in the middle order. However, the fact that Wade has been selected for the Test series will keep him out for the first part of the tournament.
The biggest setback for the Hurricanes is the unavailability of Jofra Archer. Test skipper Tim Paine will also not play this season. However, they have tried to make up for it by including Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis and David Miller.
Sydney Sixers played their first match of this season against Perth Scorchers and won by 8 wickets. Bowling first, the Sixers were sensational with Ben Dwarshuis standing out in particular. He ended with figures of 4-15-2. Tom Curran was also excellent with 3 wickets.
In reply, a 44-ball 81 from wicket keeper Josh Philippe helped the Sixers to a win with 5 overs remaining. Daniel Hughes also contributed with 22 as the team won the match comfortably.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Hobart Hurricanes - Matthew Wade (c & wk), Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan), George Bailey, Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, David Miller (South Africa), David Moody, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D'Arcy Short, Aaron Summers
Sydney Sixers - Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Jackson Bird, Tom Curran (England), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Dan Fallins, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Stephen O'Keefe, Josh Philippe (wk), Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Steve Smith, Henry Thornton, James Vince (England)
Who will win the toss? - Sydney Sixers
Who will win? – Hobart Hurricanes
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – D'Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Josh Philippe (Sydney Sixers)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Scott Boland (Hobart Hurricanes), Tom Curran (Sydney Sixers)
Most Sixes – D'Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Daniel Hughes (Sydney Sixers)
Player of the Match – D'Arcy Short
Team Scores Batting first – Hobart Hurricanes 180+, Sydney Sixers 165+
Match Handicap Hobart Hurricanes
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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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