Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Big Bash Eliminator: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder
The BBL 09 Eliminator will be played between Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder, on Thursday January 30th starting at 7:40pm AEDT: (8 AM GMT) at the Blundstone Arena.
Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder finished the league stage at the 4th and the 5th spot respectively and will now lock horns in the Eliminator. The winner of the Eliminator will take on the third placed team while the losing team will be knocked out of the tournament.
Sydney Thunder finished the league stage of the Big Bash League 2019-20 with 6 wins and 7 losses from 14 games. One of their matches ended without a result which is why the Thunder has 13 points and a net run rate of - 0.446.
Hobart Hurricanes ended the group stage with 6 wins and 7 losses from 14 games. They have 13 points and a net run rate of - 0.355.
Matthew Wade came to the party for Hobart Hurricanes in the last match with an unbeaten 130, the 2nd highest score in the BBL history. He has overtaken D Arcy Short as the top run-scorer for the Hurricanes with 337 runs from 7 innings at an average of over 55 and a strike rate of 170+. D Arcy Short is the next with 320 runs from 8 innings, including the best of 103*.
Scott Boland and Qais Ahmad have been good for Hobart Hurricanes with the ball with 14 and 12 wickets.
Alex Hales is the top run-scorer for Sydney Thunder with 449 runs from 14 innings. He has struck four half-centuries and has the best of 85. Callum Ferguson is behind him with 335 runs from 14 innings at an average of almost 35 and a strike rate of close to 130. Usman Khawaja is next with 296 runs from 14 innings.
Thunder's Daniel Sams is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He has 25 scalps from 14 innings at an economy of 7.81.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Hobart Hurricanes - D Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (c), David Miller, Scott Boland, Clive Rose, Jake Doran, Ben McDermott (wk), Qais Ahmad, Macalister Wright, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis
Sydney Thunder - Callum Ferguson (c), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Gurinder Sandhu, Alex Ross, Jay Lenton (wk), Arjun Nair, Liam Bowe, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook
Who will win the toss? – Hobart Hurricanes
Who will win? – Hobart Hurricanes
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – D’Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –D’Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Daniel Sams (Sydney Thunder)
Most Sixes – D’Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder)
Player of the Match – D Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes)
Team Scores Batting first – Sydney Thunder 180+, Hobart Hurricanes 185+
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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