This week is crucial weeks for the teams at the bottom of the ladder with Hobart Hurricanes need to beat Sydney Thunder to keep their 2019-20 Big Bash League campaign alive, while Thunder has to do the same to still see hopes in the playoffs. Support the winning cricket team today in this match and get rewarded with them here at 12BET online betting. Sign up now to earn more than you venture!
Matthew Wade’s Hurricanes remain the second bottom team in the ladder, sitting on the 7th place with 9 points from winning 4 and losing 7 of 12 matches they played in the league. They will head to this match with a win by 4 runs against Renegades 186/4 (20.0) 186 – 190/3 (20.0) 190 last time that broke their 4 games winless. They successfully defended 11 runs in the last over to win by 4 runs. Despite being out of contention for a place in the playoffs, D’Arcy Short with 248 runs from 6 innings at an average of almost 50 and a strike rate of 130 will return to help the team win the remaining matches for pride alongside Matthew Wade. Riley Meredith has picked up 10 wickets from 6 innings and will try to duplicate or do better in this match.
Possible XI: Short, Wade(C), Wright, McDermott (WK), Miller, Bailey, Faulkner, Rose, Boland, Ellis and Qais.
Thunders sit on the 5th place of the ladder with 11 points from winning 5 and losing 6 of 12 games they played. They fell short by 8 wickets against Perth Scorchers 154/2 (15.3) 154 – 153/5 (20.0) 153 last time that dropped them on the ladders and might lost their chance to play in the playoffs if fail to win this match. Alex Hales looks in good form going into the game and together with Usman Khawaja. Callum Ferguson remained the top run-scorer for Thunder with 288 runs from 8 innings at an average of almost 50 and a strike rate of 140. Among the bowlers, Daniel Sams is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament and will try to propel the team to the playoffs. Arjun Nair, Alex Ross and Chris Morris are also expected to do power hitting.
Possible XI: Hales, Khawaja, Ferguson(C), Ross, Lenton(WK), Morris, Sams, Nair, Bowe, Sandhu and Tremain.
Hobart Hurricanes have won seven of their 11 previous matches against Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash.
Sydney Thunder 1.97 – Sydney Stars 1.85
Date and Time:
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 3:25 PM (GMT+8)
Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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