Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, 43rd Match
Sydney thunder is all set to lock horns against Hobart hurricanes at Manuka Oval in the 43rd match of the ongoing big bash league. Sydney Thunder has got a mixed tournament this year as they failed to gain the winning momentum during the early stages of the tournament. They are the well-balanced outfit with their batting and bowling complementing each other for their success. They have got all the chances to have a top-5 finish this year. Alex hales and Daniel sams have led them to victory in many games and they were ably supported by Usman Khawaja and captain Callum Ferguson. Young gun Tanveer Sangha has been the revelation for them as he is currently placed among the top wicket-takers in spin bowling category in the history of big bash league. He and Chris Green not only picked wickets in the middle overs but also dried the run-scoring opportunities.
Hobart Hurricanes on another hand have lost their way in the middle after a bright start. They have got D’archy short and Dawid Malan in their ranks but none of their batsmen has put a collective effort in guiding their team for the victory. Their bowling too faltered their way in the middle. Riley Meredith has looked good at the beginning but later faded away as batsmen found their way to tackle his off-cutters. Peter Handscomb initially looked like he can make his presence count but he couldn’t able to control the things in the middle. Lack of coordination between the batsmen is the major issue for Hobart Hurricanes. Also, they don’t find stability as they lagged with genuine all-rounder. Their team balance hung many times and they also forced to play batsmen extra to tackle their batting worries. Unfortunately, none worked on their favour.
Players to watch out for:
Though the English opener is in top-notch form the big score is not coming from his bat. He has got a good start in many matches but failed to convert them into big scores. Today IPL Betting Tips he will look to change the fortunes on his corner by playing a big knock that will help his side to emerge as victorious.
World’s no.1 t2o batsmen Dawid Malan is yet to find his feet this season. Like Hales he too has got many starts but failed to convert them into big scores. Today will be the right opportunity for his to exploit the thunder’s bowling line-up with his smashing sixers.
Pitch Manuka Oval will give spinners a clear upper hand. The pitch will be slow as the game progresses but is expected to provide early momentum for swing bowlers. So batting first will be the ideal option for the captains who won the toss.
Expected playing XI:
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Sam Billings (WK), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne and Tanveer Sangha.
D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott (wk), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (C), Will Jacks, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Mitch Owen, Riley Meredith, Scott Boland and Sandeep Lamichhane.
Though thunder has got upper hand you can’t ignore Hobart Hurricanes batting line-up. If they fire then it will be an uphill task for thunder bowlers to control them.