After a brilliant start, Sydney Thunder was seen as the favourites to get their hands on the coveted Big Bash League trophy this time around. However, in four games, three losses have changed the points table’s complexion quite a bit.
Although they are still second, the difference is just 4 points between them and the seventh-placed Hobart Hurricanes. A defeat can then theoretically force them down to as low as the seventh. The Hurricanes could be sitting at the seventh position on the flip side of the coin at the moment, but a victory here could propel them to as high as the second position.
Tomorrow will be a hot day in Canberra, as even in the evening the temperature will be about 28 °C. There is just a 10% chance of precipitation.
The spinners predicted to have the upper hand slightly on the slower side is the Manuka Oval pitch.
The new ball is supposed to swing, but the pacers, who will need to make use of off-pace deliveries, don’t have anything on offer. Before going high, the batsmen will have to bide their time in the centre, and wickets in hand could be crucial for both sides.
Nevertheless, where 160-170 runs can be a pretty handy number at this location, both teams could look to bat first.
Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha, Ben Cutting
Peter Handscomb (c), Ben McDermott (wk), D’Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Will Jacks, Tim David, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Johan Botha
Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes Dream 11:
D’Arcy Short (c), Ben McDermott (wk), Sam Billings (wk), Alex Hales, Tim David, Dawid Malan, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Chris Green
There’s a hazardous batting line up for Sydney Thunder, and most of their players are in good form. On the other side, Hurricanes are struggling with their batting line up. They are not matched with quality Thunder bowling. For this match, we see the Thunders as big favourites. Let’s bet with baji.live now to support your favourite cricket team in BBL!