The 52nd match of the BBL will see Sydney Sixers taking on Hobart Hurricanes at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on 24th January.
The match between the two is scheduled to start at 1:45 PM IST. It will be aired live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD and can also be streamed live on the Sony LIV app.
Preview: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 52nd Match
The Sydney Sixers is one of the most consistent teams in BBL 10, as they’ve won 8 of the 11 games played so far. The Sixers are currently leading the points table with 32 points to their name. In their previous encounter against Perth Scorchers, Josh Philippe and his men won the game by 7 wickets. The Sixers are on a 3-match winning streak and will be keen to register a victory in the upcoming encounter at the MCG.
Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, were on a three-match losing streak but have managed to post a victory in their previous encounter against Sydney Thunder. The Hurricanes have played 11 matches in the BBL so far, and have won 6 of them. The Hurricanes would leave no stones unturned in ensuring their victory in the next game as a win can take them up in the top four.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground has been a host to 2 matches in BBL 2020-21 so far. In the first game between Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers, the Stars posted a total of 179 runs on the scorecard. The second game saw Melbourne Stars chasing a total of 150 runs by Melbourne Renegades. So, the team opting to bat first is expected to post 160+ runs in the next game.
The weather at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday will be mostly sunny. An average temperature of 33 degrees Celsius and humidity of around 44% is expected during the game.
Average first innings score
The average first innings score at the MCG is over 160.
Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes probable XI
Sydney Sixers; Probable XI
Daniel Hughes (C), Josh Philippe (WK), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Jack Edwards, James Vince, Carlos Brathwaite, Jake Ball, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Manenti, Lloyd Pope.
Jackson Bird, Justin Avendano, Nick Bertus, Hayden Kerr, Tom Rogers, Gurinder Sandhu.
Hobart Hurricanes: Probable XI
Peter Handscomb (C), Ben McDermott (WK), Dawid Malan, D’Arcy Short, Will Jacks, Tim David, Mitchell Owen, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Scott Boland.
Nick Winter, Wil Parker, Macalister Wright, David Moody
Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes predictions: Recommended players
Wicketkeeper: Josh Philippe
Batsmen: Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Peter Handscomb, Tim David
All-rounders: Carlos Brathwaite, D’Arcy Short
Bowlers: Steve O’Keefe, Lloyd Pope, Riley Meredith
Top picks for Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes
Josh Philippe has been a consistent performer for the Sixers. In 11 matches, Philippe has aggregated a whopping 421 runs at an average of 38.27 and strike rate of 148.76. His highest score in this year’s ISL is 95, and he also garnered the Player of the Match title thrice in BBL 2020-21.
D’Arcy Short has contributed with both the bat and ball in BBL 2020-21. In 11 innings, the all-rounder has aggregated 18.27. Also, he has scalped 6 wickets at an economy rate of 8.24. His highest score in this year’s BBL is 8.24.
Man of the match prediction
Josh Philippe is predicted to be the Man of the Match in the next game.
Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes have met on a single occasion in the 10th edition of the BBL. In their last encounter on 10th December, the Hurricanes won the game by 16 runs at the Bellerive Oval. But the Hurricanes have been experiencing a downfall in form for the past few matches whereas the Sixers are on a 3-match winning streak. So, the favorites for the upcoming game are Sydney Sixers.
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Last Updated on January 30, 2021
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