Who Will Win Thunder vs Hurricanes , BBL 2018-19?
Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder will both be aiming for their third consecutive win when they face each other in this 11th fixture of the Big Bash League 2018-19. The match will be played on December 28 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 7:15 PM local time.
HBH vs SYT, BBL 2018-19: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
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The pitch at the Bellerive Oval generally tends to become relatively easier to bat on after the first period of play. Monday's match here between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars showed just that as the home team went on to win quite comfortably batting second. So the team that wins the 'bat flip' in this match is more likely to bowl first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League 2018-19....
Hobart Hurricanes Team News & Playing 11
HBH Team News
Hobart Hurricanes are yet to announce a replacement for Tymal Mills who had been ruled out of the entire tournament with a hamstring injury. The home team has named an unchanged 13-man squad for this game against Sydney Thunder and we don't expect them to disturb their winning combination. Alex Doolan has looked uncomfortable against spin but he will probably be given one more chance to cement his place in the side.
HBH Key Players
D'Arcy Short and Matthew Wade seem to be in good form and have cracked a half-century each. While the former struck 67 against Brisbane Heat, the latter's 52 guided Hobart Hurricanes to a six-wicket win over Melbourne Stars. Short, who was the tournament's leading run-getter last season, continues to be the key man in this batting line-up. Ben McDermott and George Bailey have both chipped in with decent contributions and the team's middle-order batting depends mainly on them. Jofra Archer was one of the tournament's top five bowlers last term and he seems to be continuing from where he left off. The West Indian fast bowler has already picked five wickets in the two matches and he is likely to finish with the best bowling figures against Sydney Thunder. The opposition will also be wary of Johan Botha and James Faulkner who claimed three wickets against Brisbane Heat.
HBH Recent Form
Hobart Hurricanes could not have asked for a better start to their BBL 08 campaign. They defeated Brisbane Heat by 15 runs in a rain-truncated encounter at Queensland and then secured a convincing six-wicket victory over Melbourne Stars at home. With wins in their opening two matches of the season, the Hurricanes currently find themselves third on the BBL 2018-19 league standings with four points.
Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing 11
Matthew Wade (c/wk), D'Arcy Short, Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith
Sydney Thunder Team News & Playing 11
SYT Team News
Sydney Thunder have made one change to their squad of thirteen for this upcoming match against Hobart Hurricanes with all-rounder Arjun Nair replacing batsman Matthew Gilkes. But since Fawad Ahmed and Jonathan Cook had a good outing in the last game against Sydney Sixers, Nair is unlikely to feature in the starting eleven. However, the Thunder could bring Gurinder Sandhu in place of Nathan McAndrew who had a rough day with the ball at the Spotless Stadium.
SYT Key Players
Jos Buttler, Shane Watson and Joe Root form the heart of Sydney Thunder's batting. Buttler is coming off a 37-ball 63 against Sydney Sixers. His unorthodox shots and explosiveness make him a big threat for the opposition. Watson scored the most runs for the team last year and he along with Root have shown glimpses of their abilities this season. However, the Thunder will expect one of them to play a match-winning knock against the Hurricanes. Daniel Sams, Fawad Ahmed and Chris Green seem to be the team's best bets when it comes to bowling. Ahmed was their most successful bowler in the previous edition. The leg-spinner has returned to form with a three-wicket haul against Sydney Sixers and he is likely to find ample support from the surface at this ground. Green and Sams, who has been outstanding with thee wickets in each of the two matches, both have the capability to stifle the opposition in the middle overs.
SYT Recent Form
Sydney Thunder are sitting comfortably at the top of the BBL 08 points table having won their first two league matches. They beat their cross-city rivals Sydney Sixers by 21 runs at home in the last game. Prior to that, they trumped Melbourne Stars at the Manuka Oval by 15 runs after the game was reduced to eight overs due to rain. The Thunder have looked solid with the bat in both the matches.
Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11
Jos Buttler (wk), Shane Watson (c), Callum Ferguson, Joe Root, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew/Gurinder Sandhu, Jonathan Cook, Fawad Ahmed, Sam Rainbird