Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction KFC Big Bash League 2019-20 - Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes
The 31st match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney.
Sydney Thunder are placed at the fifth spot in the Big Bash League 2019-20 points table with three wins and four losses from 8 games. One of their matches ended without a result which is why the Thunder have 7 points and a net run rate of - 0.021.
Hobart Hurricanes are placed at the second-last spot in the Big Bash League 2019-20 points table with three wins and four losses from 7 games. They have 6 points and a net run rate of - 0.517.
D Arcy Short is the top run-scorer for Hobart Hurricanes with 248 runs from 6 innings at an average of almost 50 and a strike rate of 130. However, he will be unavailable due to his inclusion for the ODI tour of India. Matthew Wade will open the innings in his place, who is now free after the Test series against New Zealand.
Riley Meredith has picked up 10 wickets for Hobart Hurricanes from 6 innings. James Faulkner and Qais Ahmad have also been good.
Callum Ferguson is the top run-scorer for Sydney Thunder with 288 runs from 8 innings at an average of almost 50 and a strike rate of 140. He has struck three half-centuries and has the best of unbeaten 73. Usman Khawaja is next with 212 runs from 8 innings at 26.50 and a strike rate of over 130.
Among the bowlers, Daniel Sams is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He has 15 scalps from 8 innings at an average of under 15 and an economy of 8.12. Sams has best match figures of 3/25.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Sydney Thunder - Callum Ferguson (c), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Chris Tremain, Alex Ross, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook, Matthew Gilkes (wk)
Hobart Hurricanes - Caleb Jewell, Matthew Wade (c), Ben McDermott (wk), David Miller, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Sydney Thunder
Who will win? – Sydney Thunder
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Callum Ferguson (Sydney Thunder), Matthew Wade (Hobart Hurricanes)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Daniel Sams (Sydney Thunder), Qais Ahmad (Hobart Hurricanes)
Most Sixes – Callum Ferguson (Sydney Thunder), Matthew Wade (Hobart Hurricanes)
Player of the Match – Callum Ferguson
Team Scores Batting first – Sydney Thunder 170+, Hobart Hurricanes 16+
Match Handicap Sydney Thunder
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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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