Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes T20 Prediction

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 13:40:00, GMT +5:30
  • Sydney Cricket Ground - Sydney, Australia
Sydney Sixers SYS Sydney Sixers
Hobart Hurricanes HBH Hobart Hurricanes

Betting Tips

  • Sydney Sixers will look to get back to winning ways after their five-match winning streak was ended by Melbourne Stars last time out.
  • Set 220 to win, the Sixers could only post 175/7 but still arrive back at the SCG with six wins from nine matches so far this season.
  • Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, have three wins from nine and have failed to win any since D'Arcy Short was called up to the Australia squad. They were bowled out for 98 against Perth Scorchers last time out.
Sydney Sixers

Our Pick Sydney Sixers are favorites to win.

Posted On 15th January 2020 10:11:53
Posted by Kavin

Who will win Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, BBL 2020?

Sydney Sixers return to the SCG looking to bounce back from defeat last time out. The second-placed Sixers take on out-of-form Hobart Hurricanes on January 16 and the live action starts at 19:10 local time.

The Sixers had won five in a row before running into the juggernaut that is the table-topping Stars. Set 220 to win, after taking just one wicket (in the 20th over too), they could only reach 175/7 in reply. They now have six wins and three defeats from their nine matches.

Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, have lost their last three in a row and have missed D’Arcy Short since his international call-up. They were most recently bowled out for 98, suffering a 77-run defeat to Perth Scorchers – and now only winless Melbourne Renegades are below the Hurricanes in the table.

SYS vs HBH, BBL 2020: Where to watch/Live streaming

Live TV: Fox Sports, Seven Network, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, Sony Ten Network, BeIn Sports

Live streaming: SonyLiv, Kayo Sports, SuperSport Live, Foxtel Sports, Optus Sport

SYS vs HBH Toss Prediction

Sydney Sixers have a tendency to field first at the SCG, so this could be a key toss for them to win.

SYS vs HBH Weather Report

Thunderstorms are forecast in Sydney on Thursday, with a severe chance of rain and extremely high humidity. While excellent news in the bid to tackle the bushfires, for cricket it could mean no play.

SYS vs HBH Pitch Condition

Last used in the third test of the Australia and New Zealand series, the Sydney wicket has generally been good for batting – particularly in the shorter format.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, BBL 2020...

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes

Sydney Sixers Team News & Playing 11

SYS Team News

Moises Henriques returned last time out to captain the team, while Justin Avendano was moved down the batting order to accommodate him. Shaun O’Keefe made his return from injury, meanwhile, and kept things tight considering the match result. Josh Hazlewood is on international duty, while Nathan Lyon’s planned return has been put on hold due to a thumb injury.

SYS Key Players

Josh Philippe: Will want to get back to the sort of form he showed when he hit 83* against Adelaide Strikers at Coffs Harbour, having been out cheap in his two innings since.

Tom Curran: Expensive last time out, but the English all-rounder was also the only Sixers bowler to take a wicket – moving to 14 for the BBL 2019-20 season so far.

Lloyd Pope: Found some wicket-taking form until he drew a blank last time out although, even then, he was more economical than some of his team-mates.

SYS Team Form

Sydney Sixers completed a double against Adelaide Strikers, with Josh Philippe starring with the bat in the first meeting and Tom Curran with the ball in the second. Their five-match winning streak ended last time out, however, with a heavy defeat to Melbourne Stars. 

Tom Curran took the only wicket to fall in the Stars innings, by which point the openers had put on 207 for the opening wicket. Set 220 to win in the end, Sydney Sixers could only reach 175/7 in reply with 30 of those runs come from the final 11 balls.

Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing 11

Josh Philippe (wk), Dan Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Justin Avendano, Ben Dwarshuis, Shaun O’Keefe, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope

Hobart Hurricanes Team News & Playing 11

HBH Team News

Hobart remain without D’Arcy Short, due to international duty, and injured duo James Faulkner and Riley Meredith. Matthew Wade has captained the team since his return from Australian test duty, and the Hurricanes have made just one change from the squad beaten by Perth Scorchers – Mac Wright replacing Simon Milenko.

HBH Key Players

Matthew Wade: Looked to be straight back to his previous BBL form when he hit 61 in his first match of the season, but two low scores since means he will be keen to get back to his best to compensate for Short’s absence.

Qais Ahmad: Started his campaign by taking 4-12 against the Sixers in a dominant win at Alice Springs, and he has now taken 11 wickets in total this season.

Scott Boland: Needed to step up with Faulkner and Meredith sidelined, but a return of seven wickets in four matches has marked a decent start in that regard.

HBH Team Form

Hobart have now lost their last three consecutive matches, collapsing to 98 all out in reply to 175/7 against Perth Scorchers most recently. Prior to that, they had been unable to defend 126/9 against Brisbane Heat – after Matthew Wade had carried the innings with 61 – and then 162/6 also proved too little against Sydney Thunder.

Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing 11

Matthew Wade (c), Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott (wk), David Miller, George Bailey, Mac Wright, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Clive Rose, Scott Boland

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Team Form in Last Five Matches



SYS vs HBH Head to Head

Qais Ahmad bowled Hobart Hurricanes when these two teams met at Alice Springs before Christmas. D’Arcy Short had hit 51 in a total of 129/9 for the Hurricanes before Ahmad claimed 4-12 from his four overs and affected a run out as the Sixers collapsed to 104 all out. It means the Hurricanes have won six of their 11 matches against Sydney Sixers, though the Sixers claimed a nine-wicket win when they last met at the SCG.

SYS vs HBH Head to Head Stats

Matches Played SYS Won HBH Won Tie No Result
11 5 6 0 0

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Betting Odds

Sydney Sixers are in far better form than depleted Hobart Hurricanes and are big favourites to win as a result.

SYS Bet365 Odds

  • SYS to Win the Match: Sydney Sixers are big 1.57 favourites to beat Hobart Hurricanes with Bet365.
  • SYS Top Batsman: Josh Philippe is 4.00 to be Sydney Sixers’ top team batsman with Bet365, while Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques can be backed at 4.50 each – as can England’s James Vince.
  • SYS Top Bowler: Tom Curran is the Sixers’ leading wicket-taker so far and he is 3.25 favourite to be their top team bowler with Bet365. Ben Dwarshuis is 4.50, as are Jackson Bird and fit-again Steve O’Keefe. Lloyd Pope has come into wicket-taking form too, however, and could be worth backing at 5.00 with Bet365.

HBH Bet365 Odds

  • HBH to Win the Match: Hobart Hurricanes are 2.37 outsiders to win with Bet365.
  • HBH Top Batsman: Matthew Wade is 3.25 favourite to be Hobart Hurricanes’ top team batsman with Bet365, while Ben McDermott can be backed at 4.50. Caleb Jewell and David Miller are both 5.50, while George Bailey has come into a bit of form so his price of 6.00 looks generous.
  • HBH Top Bowler: After his match-winning bowling when these teams last met, Qais Ahmad is 3.50 favourite with Bet365 to be Hobart Hurricanes’ top team bowler. Scott Boland is 3.75 after showing good form since stepping into the team, while Nathan Ellis can be backed at 4.00.

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Prediction

Sydney Sixers need to get back to winning ways straight away but out-of-sorts Hobart Hurricanes, depleted by international call-ups and injury, are in a rut and the Sixers can bounce back.

Final Verdict

Back Sydney Sixers to beat Hobart Hurricanes at 1.57 with Bet365.

SYS vs HBH Dream11 Prediction


Josh Philippe is excellent value at just 8.5 credits, especially as he is closing in on 500 points for the season, but Matthew Wade is worth considering too despite his 10.5-credit cost. Ben McDermott is another good option, but keeping spaces back could be worthwhile.


Daniel Hughes and James Vince are also key parts of the Sixers’ batting line-up, while Caleb Jewell opens with Wade for the Hurricanes and George Bailey has showed a small return to form in recent matches. Bailey’s form definitely puts him ahead of team-mate David Miller at the moment. 


With no D’Arcy Short, James Faulkner or Simon Milenko for the Hurricanes, the all-rounder choice is actually quite limited. Tom Curran is ten credits and has been in good wicket-taking form, while Moises Henriques showed good batting form on his return last time out. Both could be good picks, even at ten and 9.5 credits respectively.


Qais Ahmad starred when these teams last met and he has been consistent since with a wicket in each of the last five matches for the Hurricanes. Sean Abbott (injured) and Josh Hazlewood (international duty) are not involved, so Ahmad is the only nine-credit pick to select. Further down the pricing scale, Scott Boland has showed good form since coming into the team but Lloyd Pope is 8.5 credits and Ben Dwarshuis can be picked up for the same price too and, with the Sixers favourites for this one, those two could be better picks.


Tom Curran is the Sixers’ leading wicket-taker so far this season and can contribute some lower order runs too. He is worth considering for captain, anyway. Elsewhere, Ben Dwarshuis and Josh Philippe have scored well in Dream 11 this season, while Lloyd Pope has come into good wicket-taking form of late too. Pope could be worth backing as vice-captain if that continues.

SYS vs HBH Dream11 Team

Caleb Jewell Tom Curran (c) Josh Philippe Qais Ahmad
George Bailey Moises Henriques Matthew Wade Lloyd Pope (vc)
Daniel Hughes     Ben Dwarshuis
James Vince      

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