Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Both the teams are pretty much in the same situation with the Thunder having 11 points from 12 games and the Hurricanes having 9 points from the same number of games. The remaining two games are must-win for both the teams, especially for the Hurricanes who are seventh in the points table.
The Hurricanes are coming off a close win whereas the Thunder lost a crucial game against the Scorchers. Openers from both the teams are doing well and they need to keep doing well if their respective teams want to make the playoffs.
The game promises to be a cracking one with both the teams in a must situation. It will be one of those games which will go down to the wire as the Hurricanes and Thunder take on each other at Hobart on 24th January.
The temperatures would be in the low 20s and mid-20s with no chance of rain on the 24th of January.
A total of 37 T20 matches have been played at this venue with the team batting first winning 18 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:
The Australian players who weren’t available due to the ODI series against India are now available to play in the Big Bash League.
Probable Playing XIs:
Matthew Wade (C), Macalister Wright, Ben McDermott (WK), Jake Doran, George Bailey, David Miller, Thomas Rogers, Clive Rose, Scott Boland, Qais Ahmed, Nathan Ellis
Bench – Riley Meredith, Jarrod Freeman, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, 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, Gurinder Sandhu, Chris Tremain
Alex Hales and Matthew Wade both the openers are in good form and so they could be your top picks. Among the others, the two South Africans are more than capable of getting you a lot of points.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Matthew Wade, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson
Vice-Captain – Chris Morris, Qais Ahmed, Ben McDermott
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben McDermott
Batsmen – Matthew Wade (C), Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, David Miller
All-rounders – Chris Morris (VC), Clive Rose, Daniel Sams
Bowlers – Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmed
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Matthew Wade (VC)
Batsmen – Alex Hales (C), Callum Ferguson, David Miller, Jake Doran
All-rounders – Chris Morris, Arjun Nair, Thomas Rogers
Bowlers – Scott Boland, Qais Ahmed, Jonathan Cook
Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
This seems to be an average scoring ground where the bulk of scoring is done by the openers. So, the likes of Hales and Wade will get you a lot of points. Among the quicks, Scott Boland and Gurinder Sandhu could be good picks. Qais Ahmed could be a dark horse pick for this game.
Sydney Thunder is a better team on paper but Hobart Hurricanes have won a very close game which could give them a lot of confidence. It won’t be surprising if Hurricanes continue with their winning momentum and defeat the Thunder.
The 50th match of the Big Bash League will take place between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder on the 24th of January at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
The match starts at 12:40 PM IST (04:10 PM Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.