Fantasy Cricket Tips: After losing three matches on a trot, Sydney Thunder will try to bring their campaign on the track when they meet the Hobart Hurricanes in their next match. Hobart too are coming off a defeat in their last fixture hence, both the teams will try to get on the winning track.
Talking about the performance of the two teams in this season so far, Sydney have won three of their eight games while one of them produced no result. So, they have 7 points to their name. Hobart Hurricanes have won 3 of their 7 matches and they hold the seventh position on the standings with 6 points.
The Australian ODI squad has left for the India tour hence, the national team players will skip this match. The player who will be missed the most in this game will be D’Arcy Short who had scored a century for the Hurricanes recently.
The temperature will stay in the low-20s and there is a 50% chance of rain on the 11th of January in Sydney.
The conditions at the Sydney Showground Stadium have also been favorable to the pacers. Just like all the typical Australian wickets, expect the fast bowlers to dominate the proceedings here. This is the first BBL match of the year at this venue.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and Availability News:
D’Arcy Short and the rest of the members of the Australian ODI squad have left for India thus, they will no longer take in the Big Bash League. Chris Green has been banned from bowling so, expect him to be replaced in the playing XI.
Probable Playing XIs:
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes (WK), Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain
Bench – Tanveer Sangha, Jason Sangha, Olivier Davies, Chris Green, Jay Lenton, Jonathan Cook
Mac Wight, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott (C and WK), George Bailey, David Miller, Thomas Rogers, Scott Boland, Simon Milenko, Riley Meredith, Qais Ahmed, Nathan Ellis
Bench – James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Jake Doran, Clive Rose, Aaron Summers
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
With D’Arcy Short out of the contest, Callum Fergsuon will be the hottest pick in this match. Wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade can make a difference with his batting skills while Daniel Sams has the highest points scoring potential because of his all-round skills.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Callum Ferguson, Matthew Wade, Daniel Sams
Vice-Captain – Qais Ahmed, Chris Morris, Usman Khawaja
Suggested Playing XI:
Keeper – Matthew Wade
Batsmen – Callum Ferguson (C), Usman Khawaja, Caleb Jewell, Alex Hales
All-rounders – Chris Morris (VC), Daniel Sams
Bowlers – Qais Ahmed, Arjun Nair, Riley Meredith, Scott Boland
Suggested Playing XI No.2:
Keeper – Ben McDermott
Batsmen – Callum Fergsuon, Caleb Jewell, David Miller, George Bailey
All-rounders – Daniel Sams (C), Chris Morris
Bowlers – Qais Ahmed (VC), Riley Meredith, Nathan Ellis, Gurinder Sandhu
Expert Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Gurinder Sandhu has been picked by very few fantasy team owners but if Sydney Thunder bring him in the team as Chris Green’s replacement then the right-arm fast bowler can make a huge impact in the match. Among the all-rounders, Chris Morris will be the wildcard pick.
It is tough to pick the winners of this match however, Sydney Thunder will have a slight advantage because of the home factor and D’Arcy Short’s absence from the Hobart Hurricanes setup.
The 31st match of the Big Bash League will take place between Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney on the 11th of January.
The match starts at 12:40 PM IST (18:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.