Sydney Thunder will lock horns against Hobart Hurricanes in the 47th match of the Big Bash League 2021-22. Docklands Stadium in Melbourne will host this exciting encounter.The Sydney Thunder have played 11 games so far and won eight. They have 30 points under their belt. The Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, have only won five games out of 11 and have 21 points to their name.
Both these sides met on Monday and the Thunder won the game comprehensively.After electing to bat first, the Hurricanes struggled throughout their innings as they only managed to score 139 in their 20 overs. They lost six wickets in the process.
What followed was an exhibition of stroke play from Thunder opening batter Alex Hales, as he remained unbeaten on 80 to help his side chase down the total in the 18th over. The Thunder won the game by nine wickets.
The Thunder will be riding with confidence after that win and will be hoping for a similar performance in their next encounter. The Hurricanes need to be on their toes to seek revenge for their loss.Sydney Thunder are placed at the 2nd spot in the Big Bash League 2021-22 points table with 8 wins and 3 losses from their 11 matches of the league. The team has 30 points.
Jason Sangha is the top run-scorer for Sydney Thunder with 329 runs at a strike rate of 132. He has struck 25 fours and 11 sixes. M Gilkes has also made 286 runs at a strike rate of 135.Daniel Sams has been the best bowler for Sydney Thunder and has picked up 15 wickets while bowling at an average of 21 and an economy rate of 8.28.Hobart Hurricanes are placed at the 4th spot in the Big Bash League 2021-22 points table with 5 wins and 6 losses from their 11 matches of the league. The team has 21 points.
Ben McDermott is the top run-scorer for Hobart Hurricanes with 495 runs at a strike rate of 156. He has struck 42 fours and 24 sixes. D’Arcy Short has also made 306 runs at a strike rate of 103.TS Rogers has been the best bowler for Hobart Hurricanes and has picked up 15 wickets while bowling at an average of 18 and an economy rate of 7.37.
SYDNEY THUNDER REVIEWS
Sydney Thunder had won their most recent match against the same team, Hobart Hurricanes with a handsome margin of nine wickets. They lost the toss and were put into the field first. The way how their bowling unit performed in that match was just outstanding. They leaked 139 runs in their inning of 20 overs. Nathan McAndrew was the most successful bowler from their side who picked two wickets in his four overs bowled out against 31 runs. Gurinder Sandhu also picked two wickets while he was charged for 32 runs in his four overs bowled out.
Daniel Sams and Tanveer Sangha picked one wicket each while Mohammad Hasnain and the skipper, Jason Sangha were the bowlers who failed to pick any wicket. The batting order of Sydney Thunder also performed well and chased the target of 140 runs in 17.2 overs. Alex Hales was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side who scored 80 runs on just 56 deliveries with the help of 11 boundaries and one huge six. He remained not out till the chase of the target. The skipper, Jason Sangha also performed well and remained not out after scoring 35 runs.
HOBART HURRICANES REVIEWS
Hobart Hurricanes had lost a match earlier against Sydney Sixers by a massive margin of nine wickets. The batting and bowling unit of Hobart Hurricanes totally failed to give the best performance and that was a key reason why they lost by a huge margin. They decided to bat first after winning the toss. The batting order of the Hurricanes could manage to score just 139 runs in their 20 overs inning. Ben McDermott was the highest run-scorer with 38 runs to his name. He faced 34 balls and smashed three boundaries and one huge six during his inning.
The bowling unit of Hobart Hurricanes failed to defend a low target on the board and leaked the target of 140 runs in 17.2 overs. D Arcy Short was the only successful bowler from their side who could manage to pick a wicket. He picked one wicket in his three overs bowled out against just nine runs. Riley Meredith, Thomas Rogers, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mitchell Owen, and Tim David were the bowlers who failed to pick any wicket.
SYDNEY THUNDER VS HOBART HURRICANES MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 47, Big Bash League 2021-22
Date and Time: January 13, 2021, Thursday, 10:15 AM IST
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
SYDNEY THUNDER VS HOBART HURRICANES PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Docklands Stadium is a belter of a track. The batters enjoy this surface as the ball comes nicely onto the willow.
The bowlers often go on a journey missing their mark. Expect a high-scoring game on Thursday.
SYDNEY THUNDER VS HOBART HURRICANES WEATHER FORECAST
Temperatures in Melbourne are expected to range between 21 and 33 degrees Celsius. It will stay cloudy throughout the day.
SYDNEY THUNDER VS HOBART HURRICANES PROBABLE XI
Gurinder Sandhu and Nathan McAndrew each picked up two wickets to help restrict the Hurricanes to 139. A solid partnership between Alex Hales (80*) and Jason Sangha (35*) helped them chase down the total in the 18th over.
- Matthew Gilkes
- Alex Hales
- Jason Sangha (c)
- Daniel Sams
- Oliver Davies
- Ben Cutting
- Baxter Holt (wk)
- Nathan McAndrew
- Gurinder Sandhu
- Tanveer Sangha
- Mohammad Hasnain
Ben McDermott top-scored with 38 but lack of contributions from the other batters resulted in them scoring 139 in their 20 overs.
D’Arcy Short picked up a wicket but failed to create further inroads as the Thunder chased down the total with nine wickets in hand.
- Caleb Jewell
- Ben McDermott (wk)
- Peter Handscomb (c)
- D’Arcy Short
- Harry Brook
- Tim David
- Jordan Thompson
- Mitchell Owen
- Thomas Rogers
- Riley Meredith
- Sandeep Lamichhane
TOP PICKS – BATTERS
From not getting the chance initially to captaining the Thunder, Jason Sangha has come a long way in this tournament. He has made a huge impact with his dominating performances. In 8 matches, he has scored 329 runs at an average of 65.8 and has also picked up 3 wickets as well.
Peter Handscomb has notched up 162 runs in 8 innings so far in this tournament at an average of 23.14 with the best score of 47.
TOP PICKS – ALL-ROUNDERS
Daniel Sams missed out on his century against Melbourne Renegades where he remained unbeaten on 98 runs. He has been impressive with his all-round performances in this BBL so far. In 11 matches, he has picked up 15 wickets and has also scored 162 runs with the bat.
D’Arcy Short is always a good buy for your fantasy teams. In 11 matches, he has scored 306 runs at an average of 34 with the highest score of 73* and has even picked up 4 wickets.
TOP PICKS – BOWLERS
Gurinder Sandhu is chipping in with wickets regularly for Sydney Thunder. In 7 matches in this competition, he has scalped 10 wickets with the best figures of 4 for 22.
Thomas Rogers is the leading wicket-taker for Hurricanes in this tournament. In 10 matches, he has picked up 15 wickets with the best figures of 3 for 24.
TOP PICKS – WICKET KEEPERS
Ben McDermott is carrying his good run of form and still maintains his top spot in the most runs-scorers list. In 9 matches, he has scored 495 runs at an average of 61.87.
SYDNEY THUNDER VS HOBART HURRICANES MATCH PREDICTION
The Hobart Hurricanes were outplayed by the Sydney Thunder in their previous meeting. The Hurricanes need to be on their toes to challenge the upbeat Thunder on Wednesday, who will be looking to put up a similar performance.
The Sydney Thunder have the winning momentum behind them and expect them to carry it forward by beating the Hobart Hurricanes on Thursday.
PREDICTION: SYDNEY THUNDER TO WIN THIS ENCOUNTER.