Big Bash League Predictions: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes

Big Bash League Predictions: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes

January 16, 2020, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

The 39th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will see Sydney Sixers host Hobart Hurricanes on Thursday.

With just 3 wins in 9 games so far Hobart Hurricanes are in the second bottom of the Big Bash League 2019-20 points table so far. The Hurricanes have suffered a hat-trick of defeats in their last 3 games and will be keen to return to the winning ways.

Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, are just behind table leaders Melbourne Stars with 6 wins in 9 games. Sydney Sixers registered 5 back to back wins before losing to Melbourne Stars in their last meeting and will be hoping to get back on winning track.

Hobart Hurricanes performance in Big Bash League:

The batting department let the Hurricanes down in the last game and as a consequence they suffered a humiliating 77 runs defeat at the hands of Perth Scorchers.

Experienced Matthew Wade fell cheaply in the last game and will be keen to play a big inning against Sydney Sixers. Meanwhile, Wade’s opening partner Caleb Jewell threw away his wicket after playing an inning of 28 runs.

George Bailey scored 36 runs against Perth Scorchers but as the wickets kept failing from the other end he failed to build a healthy partnership in the middle order. Bailey will once again be the backbone of Hurricane’s middle order.

In the bowling department, even though Hobart Hurricanes leaked 175 runs against Perth Scorchers, all the five bowers used picked a wicket each while Thomas Rogers getting 2 to his name.

Qais Ahmad has picked 11 wickets in 9 innings and is the leading wicket taker for Hobart Hurricanes this season so far. He picked 4 wickets and gave just 12 runs against Sydney Sixers earlier this season.

Sydney Sixers performance in Big Bash League:

The defeat against Melbourne Stars can be called a 1 bad day at the office for Sydney Sixers as Marcus Stoinis played an astonishing 147* inning against them while his opening partner staying up with until last over.

Sydney Sixers conceded as many as 219 runs against the Stars and their top 3 batsmen failed to produce a memorable inning while under pressure. 

Josh Philippe270 runs in 9 innings at an average of 38.57 and is the highest run-getter for Sydney Sixes this season so far.

Skipper Moises Henriques played a 41 off 25 balls inning against Melbourne Stars and will be hoping to produce some fireworks again against Hobart Hurricanes.

Ben Dwarshuis showed some power hitting skills in the end and scored 42* off just 17 balls against Melbourne Stars.

In the bowling department, Sydney Sixers leading wicket-taker this season so far, Tom Curran conceded 59 runs. Curran has picked 14 wickets in 9 games and is 4th the bowing charts of Big Bash League 2019-20 and will be keen to bounce back from his poor performance. So will be Ben Dwarshuis, who conceded 61 runs in his 4 overs and even failed to pick a wicket.

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Predicted line-up:

Hobart Hurricanes: Matthew Wade, Caleb Jewell, David Miller, Scott Boland, George Bailey, Ben McDermott (wk), Simon Milenko, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad

Sydney Sixers: Josh Philippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Justin Avendano , Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Steve OKeefe, Lloyd Pope

Pitch Report:

It will be the 4th match of the 7 total games to be played at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney during Big Bash League 2019-20.

1 of them have been won by a team chasing the total, 1 was won by the defending the total while the third was decided in a Super Over. 

7 T20Is have been played at the venue and the team chasing the total have won four times while the team batting first have won it twice, 1 match ended in no result.

156 is the average 1st inning score while 134 is average score of team batting 2nd.

221/5 is the highest total recorded in an international game while 200/3 is the the highest scores chased.

Big Bash League Predictions: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes

  1. Josh Philippe270 runs in 9 :innings at an average of 38.57 and is the highest run-getter for Sydney Sixes this season so far.
  2. Tom Curran has picked 14 wickets in 9 games and is 4th in the bowling charts of Big Bash League 2019-20.
  3. Qais Ahmad has picked 11 wickets in 9 innings and is the leading wicket taker for Hobart Hurricanes this season so far. He picked 4 wickets and gave just 12 runs against Sydney Sixers earlier this season.
  4. Hobart Hurricanes are leading the head to head clashby 6-5 in the 11 games played between the two teams so far.
  5. Just 233 runs were scored when these two sides faced each other earlier this season. 19 wickets were fallen in that game and only 14 boundaries were hit.

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