Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder T20 Prediction

  • Jan 30, 2020
  • 14:10:00, GMT +5:30
  • Bellerive Oval - Hobart, Australia
Hobart Hurricanes HBH Hobart Hurricanes
Sydney Thunder SYT Sydney Thunder

Betting Tips

  • Matthew Wade's stunning unbeaten 130* booked Hobart's place in this eliminator play-off, as they finished fourth in the Big Bash League table.
  • Sydney Thunder were left to rely on other results despite a seven-wicket DLS-method win against Perth Scorchers in their most recent game, but they were favourable and the Thunder finished fifth.
  • The winner of this game advances to The Knockout, where they will take on Adelaide Strikers, while the loser is eliminated.
Hobart Hurricanes

Our Pick Hobart Hurricanes are favorites to win.

Posted On 30th January 2020 10:18:54
Posted by Kavin

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Match Prediction, BBL 2020

Fourth-placed Hobart Hurricanes and fifth-placed Sydney Thunder get the revamped play-offs of the 2019-20 Big Bash League underway when they meet in the Eliminator. The match will take place at the Blundstone Arena on January 30 and is set to get underway at 19:30 local time.

The Hurricanes had Matthew Wade’s stunning innings to thank for booking their place in the play-offs – the captain smashing 130* in their final game as they beat Adelaide Strikers. Victory in this game will book another tie with the Strikers in the Knockout.

Sydney Thunder, meanwhile, who posted just 128 when these teams last met and were made to sweat for their play-off place as a result, come into the game on the back of a rain-reduced win against Perth Scorchers. Alex Hales’ form is their major positive going into this game.

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Toss Prediction

Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and elected to bat first when they last faced the Thunder at the Blundstone Arena. It could be Sydney Thunder’s turn to do the same.

Weather Report

Hobart is set to be hot, sunny and clear throughout the day on Thursday.

Pitch Condition

Hobart batted first and batted well last time out at the Blundstone Arena, which does seem to have a tendency towards favouring the batsmen.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League 2019-20.

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder

Hobart Hurricanes Team News & Playing 11

HBH Team News

David Miller is not available for the play-offs, returning to South Africa for international commitments, and his place in the squad is taken by Simon Milenko. James Faulkner has returned from injury and Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short have been reunited at the top of the order, meanwhile.

HBH Key Players

Matthew Wade: The big-hitting opener has got back to form in the perfect time, scoring 66, 56 and 130* in his last three innings. He smashed 11 fours and seven sixes in his most recent knock.

D’Arcy Short: Returned from international duty to claim five wickets when these teams last met and then got back to doing what he does best – scoring big runs at the top of the order – when he hit 72 against Adelaide.

James Faulkner: Took 1-18 in the last between these two teams, on his return from injury, and he added his ninth wicket in six matches this season when he helped Hobart beat Adelaide last time out.

HBH Team Form

Hobart Hurricanes won their last three league phase matches to qualify for the play-offs. Matthew Wade’s return to batting form was a key part of that – scoring 66 in a total of 190/3 and Mac Wright 64, as they beat Melbourne Renegades by four runs, before adding 56 and Wright 64 when they faced Sydney Thunder. D’Arcy Short took 5-21 in reply as the Thunder, replying to 185/6, were bowled out for 128.

Last time out, meanwhile, Wade hit 130* and Short 72 as Hobart posted 217/1, and they restricted Adelaide Strikers to 207/8 in reply.

Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing 11

Matthew Wade (c), D’Arcy Short, Mac Wright, Ben McDermott (wk), George Bailey, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Clive Rose, Scott Boland

Sydney Thunder Team News & Playing 11

SYT Team News

Sydney Thunder have made just one change to their squad for this Eliminator play-off, with Brendan Doggett back and Gurinder Sanghu missing out. He and Nathan McAndrew will be competing for the final place in the bowling attack.

SYT Key Players

Alex Hales: Another to have come into form at the right time, the English opener hit 85 and 47 in his two innings against Perth Scorchers, either side of his 63 when these two teams last met.

Daniel Sams: Took 4-34 when these teams last met and then 1-16 in the final game of the league phase to finish it on 25 wickets in total.

Chris Morris: Finished the group stage with 15 wickets and bowled economically in the rain-reduced win against the Scorchers too.

SYT Team Form

Alex Hales’ initial return to form did not coincide with an upturn in results, including him hitting 63 in a total of 128 when these teams last met. Daniel Sams had earlier claimed 4-34 but the Thunder lost by 57 runs.

They had to win their last match and then rely on other results too, but they fulfilled their end of the bargain when, set 96 to win from a rain-reduced 12 overs, they got there with two balls and seven wickets to spare. Hales finished with 47 from 27 balls.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Arjun Nair, Jay Lenton (wk), Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Team Form in Last Five Matches



HBH vs SYT Head to Head

Hobart beat Sydney Thunder for the eighth time in 12 previous matches when the two teams last met at the Blundstone Arena, though Alex Hales’ half-century had led the Thunder to a four-wicket win earlier in the season in the reverse fixture.

Most recently, Mac Wright and Matthew Wade hit half-centuries for Hobart Hurricanes in a total of 185/6, despite Daniel Sams’ 4-34, and Hales’ 63 was a lonely resistance in reply as D’Arcy Short took 5-21 and the Thunder were all out for 128.

HBH vs SYT Head to Head Stats

Matches Played HBH Won SYT Won Tie No Result
12 8 4 0 0

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Betting Odds

Hobart Hurricanes are favourites to continue their good form and beat Sydney Thunder.

HBH Bet365 Odds

  • HBH to Win the Match: Hobart Hurricanes are 1.66 favourites to win with Bet365.
  • HBH Top Batsman: Matthew Wade was in fine form last time out and he and D’Arcy Short are both key at the top of the order. They can both be backed at 3.40 to be the Hurricanes’ top batsman with Bet365. Mac Wright, who has also been in good form, can be backed at 6.00.
  • HBH Top Bowler: Scott Boland’s price has dropped to 3.60 to be the Hurricanes’ top team bowler, while Qais Ahmad is 4.00 with Bet365. Nathan Ellis is 4.50, as is fit-again James Faulkner, and Clive Rose is 5.50. After his unlikely heroics when these teams last met, Short is 7.00 with Bet365.

SYT Bet365 Odds

  • SYT to Win the Match: Sydney Thunder are 2.30 outsiders to win with Bet365.
  • SYT Top Batsman: Alex Hales has got back to top form lately and the in-form Englishman can be backed at 3.50 to be Sydney Thunder’s top team batsman, while Usman Khawaja is 3.75 and Callum Ferguson, at number three, can be backed at 4.00 – all with Bet365.
  • SYT Top Bowler: Daniel Sams’ 25 wickets in the round-robin phase shows his quality with the ball and he is 3.25 to be the Thunder’s top team bowler with Bet365. Chris Morris is 4.00, meanwhile, after taking 15 wickets in the league phase.

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Prediction

Hobart Hurricanes finished the league phase in excellent form and can continue that momentum when they take on the Thunder in this Eliminator. 

Final Verdict

Back Hobart Hurricanes to beat Sydney Thunder at 1.66 with Bet365.

HBH vs SYT Dream11 Prediction


Matthew Wade is in excellent batting form and so, although he is 1.5 credits more than team-mate Ben McDermott, he is worth picking up as wicket-keeper.


On the topic of top form, Alex Hales also fits into that category and he is ten credits, but again well worth picking up. It is already apparent you need to save credits as a result, but Mac Wright at eight credits is incredible value. George Bailey, meanwhile, is 8.5 credits as he looks to sign off with a bang.


D’Arcy Short has 641 points to his name despite the matches he missed on international duty. He took five wickets when these teams last met and was back to his best with the bat in the Hurricanes’ most recent game. Daniel Sams’ 25 wickets justifies his inclusion at ten credits, meanwhile. That really leaves just one of the two nine-credit all-rounders within the price range, and Chris Morris has produced more consistently than James Faulkner, even when taking into account the Hurricanes’ all-rounder’s injury.


The Hurricanes’ bowling attack has also been key to their recent success. Nathan Ellis, Clive Rose and Qais Ahmad have all played their part and all are good value – particular in-form Rose at eight credits. That leaves space for one eight-credit Hurricane. Nathan McAndrew and Brendan Doggett are vying for one place, so Chris Tremain may be a safer bet given he actually played last time out.


D’Arcy Short was back to his best with the bat last time out and, although he was overshadowed by in-form Matthew Wade, the fact he can bowl too – and took five wickets in this fixture last week – makes him a good choice for captain. For vice-captain, Wade and Alex Hales are in top batting form but it is impossible to ignore Daniel Sams after his 25 wickets in the league phase.

HBH vs SYT Dream11 Team

Alex Hales D'Arcy Short (c) Matthew Wade Qais Ahmad
Mac Wright Chris Morris   Nathan Ellis
George Bailey Daniel Sams (vc)   Clive Rose
      Chris Tremain

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