THU vs HUR Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes – 18 January 2021 (Canberra). Both teams are coming back on the back of successive defeats, and this is an important game for both.
Sydney Thunder will take on Hobart Hurricanes in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at The Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Sydney Thunder have won six of their ten games in the tournament so far. Alex Hales is in outstanding form, whereas the other batsmen are not able to support him lately. Daniel Sams has been brilliant, whereas Green and Sangha also have been bowling well. This side would like to get on the winning ways after two successive defeats.
Hobart Hurricanes have won five of their ten games in the tournament so far. Ben McDermott has been batting well, whereas Short and Malan have been struggling. Meredith & Ellis have been their best bowlers, whereas the other bowlers need to step up. This side would want to get a win after three successive defeats.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been good for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score at this ground in BBL10 is 171 runs.
Total BBL 10 Games Played: 9; Bat 1st Won: 3; Bat 2nd Won: 6.
Match Details :
Time:- 1:45 PM IST, Live on Sony Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Sydney Thunder – Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Sam Billings, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha.
Hobart Hurricanes – Ben McDermott, D’arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Will Jacks, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Mitch Owen, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Scott Boland.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Alex Hales, Daniel Sams, D’arcy Short, Tanveer Sangha, and Ben McDermott.
THU vs HUR Team Wicket-Keeper
Ben McDermott (Price 9.5) and Sam Billings (Price 9) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. McDermott has scored 301 runs this season, whereas his average has been 43.00. Billings has scored 137 runs in the tournament, whereas he has scored one half-century. Both of them love to play an aggressive brand of cricket.
THU vs HUR Team Batsmen
Dawid Malan (Price 9.5) will be our batsman from the Hobart Hurricanes. Malan is the no.1 T20I ranked batsman, whereas he has scored 175 runs in the BBL. He is not in great form, but he is a world-class player.
Alex Hales (Price 10) and Callum Ferguson (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Sydney Thunder. Callum has scored 247 runs in the tournament, whereas Hales has scored 323 runs at an average of 32.30. Hales is in wonderful form, whereas Ferguson needs to step up.
[Alternate Changes: Ferguson & Billings Out; Jacks and Khawaja In]
THU vs HUR Team All-Rounders
D’arcy Short (Price 10) will be our all-rounder from the Hobart Hurricanes. Short is not in good form, but he is a machine in the Big Bash League. He scored 357 runs in the last season whereas, he has scored 195 runs this season. Short has scalped six wickets in his bowling too.
Daniel Sams (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from the Sydney Thunder. Sams scalped thirty wickets last season, whereas he has scalped ten this season too. He has scored 183 runs with the bat at an average of 45.75.
THU vs HUR Team Bowlers
Riley Meredith (Price 8.5) and Nathan Ellis (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Hobart Hurricanes. Meredith scalped ten wickets last season whereas, Ellis picked twelve. Both of them have scalped twelve wickets each this season.
Tanveer Sangha (Price 8.5) and Nathan McAndrew (Price 8) will be our bowlers from Sydney Thunder. Sangha has scalped sixteen wickets this season, whereas McAndrew has scalped twelve. Both of them are wicket-taking bowlers.
Match Prediction: Sydney Thunder are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Alex Hales and D’arcy Short
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Dawid Malan and Daniel Sams
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.