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22 Jan 2019 by Rob Esteva

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

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THE FACTS

When is Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes taking place? Wednesday, 23rd January - 08:15 (UK)

Where is Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes taking place? Sydney Cricket Ground

What is the expected weather for Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes? 26-28c with cloud but no rain forecast

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

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

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

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Sydney Sixers W4, Hobart Hurricanes W5
Last meeting: Hobart Hurricanes beat Sydney Sixers by 5 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

SYDNEY SIXERS

Coach: Greg Shipperd

Captain: Moises Henriques

  • After two defeats in a row, the Sixers bounced back in emphatic style by hammering Brisbane Heat on Sunday by 79 runs as they defended their total of 177/7 by bowling out the Heat for just 98 in 18.1 overs.

  • James Vince enjoyed the best innings since signing for the Sixers with a classy 75 from 46 balls and their batting line-up continues to be strong and solid with virtually all of their top six contributing consistently this season.

  • The performance of Lloyd Pope on his debut against Heat was another bright spot for them as he impressed with his two wickets and as they have named an unchanged squad for this match, they could repeat the same eleven too.

HOBART HURRICANES

Coach: Adam Griffith

Captain: Matthew Wade

  • It has been a stunning start to the Big Bash for Hobart Hurricanes having won eight of their opening nine matches and they come off arguably their best performance of the entire tournament as they restricted the Strikers to just 154 and then smashed through the total without losing a wicket.

  • Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short produced an outstanding opening partnership of 158 – the highest in the tournament so far – and they continued their superb form as they completely outplayed the Strikers and extended their lead at the top of the ladder.

  • Continuity has been a big positive for them and they are afforded the luxury of naming an unchanged squad of 13 yet again as they have not been impacted by international call-ups at all.

THE PREDICTION

It is difficult to go against the Hobart Hurricanes at the moment given their stunning form and the continuity they have in their team selections unlike most other teams. The Sixers are proving to be highly capable themselves and they are competing well in every game as they come into this match in third place. They will provide a stiff test to the leaders as they have some talented bowlers and a batting unit that is producing the goods collectively and consistently. Hard to oppose the Hurricanes but expect the Sixers to run them real close here.

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