Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers predictions and betting : The 10th edition of Big Bash League kicks off with an exciting clash between Hobart Hurricanes and defending champions Sydney Sixers in Bundlestone Arena.
The season goes on until February with finals taking place on 6th February. With new rules in place and auction, it will be interesting to see how the sides go on in the 14 games.
Hurricanes are looking for their maiden title whereas the visiting team would like to extend their successful run this season as well.
Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes predictions and betting Summary
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers predictions and betting: 2019 performance
Hobart Hurricanes have been one of the consistent teams in the last three seasons after back to back debacles in the 5th and 6th season. They came into the 2019 season after a 1st place finish in the previous edition and were looking one of the strongest sides on paper.
They managed to finish in the 4th spot with 6 wins and 7 losses taking them to the eliminator. But a slip up in that stage against Sydney Thunders meant that they were out of contention. They have come close to grabbing the title on two occasions and are looking to go one ahead this season.
As far as Sydney Sixers are considered, they have been one of the most competitive sides in the Big Bash history. They had a wonderful run in the 9th season of BBL as they snatched their 2nd title in 9 seasons.
They were sitting in 2nd spot with 9 wins and 4 losses enabling them to play the qualifier against 1st placed Melbourne Stars. It was a cake walk for the side as they made it to the finals in the first attempt where they again faced Melbourne Stars.
They eventually defeated the Stars for the second consecutive time helping them to win the trophy.
Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes predictions and betting: Head-to-head
Matches – 12 : Sixers – 5 : Hurricanes – 6
Recent Meeting – Game between Sixers and Hurricanes ended without a result at SCG.
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Predictions and Betting: Team News
The Hobart Hurricanes squad is filled with wicket-keepers in addition to the skipper Matthew Wade who is also a keeper. Matthew Wade is the first-choice wicket keeper in the eleven who has close to 1200 runs at 150.94 strike rate.
He will be backed up by Tim Paine, Peter Handscomb, Jake Doran and Ben McDermott. Tim Paine and Mcdermott have so far secured 1119 and 1121 runs in their BBL career so far at a strike rate greater than 120.
As far as pure batsmen are concerned, they have Colin Ingram, Dawid Malan, Mac Wright and Mitchell Owen at their disposal. Dawid Malan is currently the No.1 T20 batsmen with 915 ratings whereas Colin Ingram has plenty of experience in T20s with 6658 runs in 265 games.
The all-rounder line up consists of D’Arcy Short, James Faulkner, Keemo Paul, Nathan Ellis and Tim David. Short is known for his left arm orthodox spin apart from his valuable contributions down the order.
James Faulkner has been a regular contributor with the ball whereas Keemo Paul is looking to cement his place in his first season for Hurricanes. The bowling department has the services of Scott Boland, David Moody, Rily Meredith and the mystery foreign spinner in Sandeep Lamichhane.
Scott Boland will be their frontline pacer who has captured 15 wickets in 10 outings whereas Rily Meredith has played 21 games so far with 27 scalps at 8.22 runs per over. Sandeep will be the specialist spinner in this side who is looking to make a mark.
The Sixers lineup looks strongest on the paper and are the team to beat in this edition. They are captained by Moises Henriques who has been an asset to the side with his all-round performances.
The main wicket keeper for the side is Josh Phillippe who has amassed 791 runs at 139.50 strike rate so far. The batting lineup has abundance of local talents like Daniel Hughes and Jack Edwards who have come through the ranks.
The foreign addition James Vince is someone who will strengthen the batting having international exposure. Jordan Silk has been a regular in the side with his consistent performances over the years. Looking at the all-rounders, the foreign slot has the likes of Carlos Braithwaite and Jason Holder who have vast experience in this format along with local boys Dan Christian and Moises Henriques giving plenty of options.
The bowling line up is the deadliest of all with Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Sean Abbott and Tom Curran in the squad. Sean Abbott has been their veteran bowler who has taken close to 89 wickets in 6 editions. Mitchell Starc looks to find some form after a below par ODI series. Nathan Lyon is the leading spinner who will be supported by Steve O’keefe.
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Odds and predictions : Predicted Winner
The game between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers is scheduled to be held in the Blundstone Arena on 10th December at 7.15 pm local time. The deck will be fresh with a stinge of grass on it assisting the quicks with the new ball. With time, the ball will come on easily helping the batsman to score freely. The team winning the toss would like to chase given the dew factor and the pitch getting better for the second half.
According to latest Big Bash predictions, Sydney Sixers have been given odds of 1.72 whereas the Hurricanes have odds of 2.10 so far.
Another platform known for giving out the best odds have also gone to suggest a clear edge to the Sixers in the opener.
The third prediction website have also gone to suggest that the defending champions will get off to a great start on 10th.