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03 Jan 2019 by Rob Esteva

2018-19 Big Bash League – Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers taking place? Friday, 4th January - 08:15 (UK)

Where is Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers taking place? Blundstone Arena

What is the expected weather for Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers? 30-32c with sunshine forecast all day

What channel is Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers on? Channel 7 & Fox in Australia & BT Sport 2 in the UK

Where can I stream Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

Where can I get tickets for Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers? http://www.hobarthurricanes.com.au/tickets

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Hobart Hurricanes W4, Sydney Sixers W4
Last meeting: Hobart Hurricanes beat Sydney Sixers by 5 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

HOBART HURRICANES

Coach: Adam Griffith

Captain: Matthew Wade

  • The Hurricanes have been the standout team of BBL08 so far having won all four of their matches and they remain the only side yet to have lost a match with their most recent win on December 30th coming against Perth Scorchers where they dominated from start to finish in the six-wicket win.

  • They are afforded the luxury of naming an unchanged squad once again and the likelihood is that they name the same eleven starting players with their being no reason to make any changes considering the superb form of all their players.

  • The only possible criticism could be their reliance on D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade as they have shone with the bat but the likes of Bailey, McDermott and Doolan have all shown signs of form while literally all of their bowlers are contributing with wickets and all six average less than eight per over.

SYDNEY SIXERS

Coach: Greg Shipperd

Captain: Moises Henriques

  • Sydney Sixers sit in a top four spot thanks to two consecutive wins over Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat, but they face a tough test against the leaders here and one which will really scrutinise their credentials.

  • Following the last over five-wicket victory over Brisbane Heat, they have named the same squad for this match and based on the recent performances, they too should go unchanged here.

  • Jordan Silk continued his fine form against Heat leading them to victory but despite having some unknown or unfashionable names in their ranks, they are getting plenty of contributions throughout the team with both bat and ball.

THE PREDICTION

This one promises to be an excellent match between two form teams in BBL08. The Hurricanes have been comfortably the best team in the competition so far but they face a Sixers team that has won their last two matches also. There is a sense that the Sixers are over-performing to a degree but credit to them in getting performances out of so many players. The Hurricanes however are a class above and barring complacency, they can make it five wins from five.

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