The latter half of the BBL 2020-21 began, and the Hobart Hurricanes will play against the Sydney Thunder in Match No. 31 at Perth Stadium. So far, the two teams have had a great season with five wins in their name. Having endured a defeat in their previous encounters, they will be looking to get back on the winning track as the league stage comes to an end.
Sydney Thunder finished second with 19 points out of seven games, while Hobart Hurricanes finished third with 18 points out of eight games. They’re going to meet for the first time this season, but the Thunder has the upper hand over their rivals in the last few years.
Perth’s weather will be mainly sunny with almost no chance of rain, and the temperature will be about 36 degrees Celsius.
The pitch at Perth Stadium is a good beating track with 170 being the par score. While the batsmen are expected to enjoy this venue’s conditions, pacemakers should also be given extra speed and bounce off the surface.
The spinners will need to be smart with their lines and lengths, and the batsmen are likely to hit the shorter sides of the field.
Batting first is likely to be the best option when winning the toss with the ball predicted to travel under the lights. However, the pitch isn’t expected to change a lot during the game.
Peter Handscomb (c), Ben McDermott (wk), D’Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Tim David, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Johan Botha
Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Chris Tremain, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Green
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Dream 11:
Alex Hales (c), Ben McDermott (wk), Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Usman Khwaja, D’Arcy Short, Nathan Ellis, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Green, Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane
Both teams were very successful at the tournament, but Sydney Thunders had an excellent batting line up. Their bowling is more suitable to the wicket, so they’re our favourites for the match. Let’s bet with baji.live now to support your favourite cricket team in BBL!