Fantasy Cricket Tips: Hobart Hurricanes came up against the Sydney Thunder just a few days ago in the league stage and the Hurricanes completely outplayed the Thunder. Hurricanes are in a red hot form which helped them make a place in the playoffs.
On the other hand, Sydney Thunder too won a close game to make the playoffs. Alex Hales and Daniel Sams are doing the job for the team in green at the moment.
There will be a home advantage for the Hurricanes as the game is in Hobart but you never know in a knockout game. The loser of this game goes home while the winner will get to live for another day.
Both the teams are evenly contested and it will be a great contest as the playoffs kick off with a good battle.
Weather Condition: Fantasy Cricket Tips
The temperatures would be in the low 30s and mid-30s with no chance of rain on the 30th of January.
A total of 38 T20 matches have been played at this venue with the team batting first winning 19 out of those and the team batting second the other 19. The average score batting first is 167 and the highest score at this venue is 212/3 by the Brisbane Heat.
Injury and Availability News:
All the Australian players are available for the playoffs of the Big Bash League.
Probable Playing XIs:
Matthew Wade (C), D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott (WK), Macalister Wright, George Bailey, David Miller, James Faulkner, Clive Rose, Scott Boland, Qais Ahmed, Nathan Ellis
Bench – Riley Meredith, Jarrod Freeman, Simon Milenko, Aaron Summers
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Jay Lenton (WK), Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Liam Bowe, Gurinder Sandhu, Arjun Nair, Jonathan Cook
Bench – Tanveer Sangha, Jason Sangha, Olivier Davies, Chris Tremain
Matthew Wade and Alex Hales are in red hot form so they should be the top picks for this game. Among the bowlers, Daniel Sams and Qais Ahmed are good options.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Matthew Wade, Alex Hales, D’Arcy Short
Vice-Captain – Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Ben McDermott
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1
Keeper – Ben McDermott
Batsmen – Matthew Wade (C), Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, David Miller
All-rounders – Chris Morris (VC), D’Arcy Short, Daniel Sams
Bowlers – Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmed
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2
Keeper – Matthew Wade (VC)
Batsmen – Alex Hales (C), Callum Ferguson, David Miller, D’Arcy Short
All-rounders – Chris Morris, Arjun Nair, James Faulkner
Bowlers – Daniel Sams, Qais Ahmed, Jonathan Cook
Expert Fantasy Cricket Tips:
In the shortest format, the openers are going to the bulk of scoring for any team so it would be wise to pick the openers from both sides, especially when they are in top form. Matthew Wade and Alex Hales should be in the team. Along with them, the leading wicket-taker Daniel Sams would be a good pick. Qais Ahmed and Arjun Nair could be handy picks along with the all-rounder James Faulkner.
Sydney Thunder is a better team on paper but Hobart Hurricanes seem to be in red hot form and so It won’t be surprising if Hurricanes continue with their winning momentum and defeat the Thunder.
The Eliminator of the Big Bash League will take place between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder on the 30th of January at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart.
The match starts at 2:10 PM IST (05:45 PM Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.