Finally, the time has arrived. One of the most entertaining cricket leagues in the world is finally back as the Big Bash League 2020/21 kicks off in Australia. It’s set to be a long season with 61 T20 matches scheduled between 10 Dec 2020 – 6 Feb 2021 and the same franchise teams taking part as previous editions.
The Hobart Hurricanes is set to take on Sydney Sixers in opening game of Big Bash League 2020
Hobart Hurricanes Team Updates:
Hobart Hurricanes finished on the 5th spot in the last tournament
Their team looks good one paper with likes of M Wade who is coming after a solid t20 series against India and D Short who has been their star player
They would definetly be hoping to start their campaign with a a win against a strong team like Sixers
Caleb Jewel and DArcy Short will probably open the inning for the HUR team..
Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb (C & WK), Will Jacks will form the middle order
Peter Handscomb will lead the HUR team as a Captain.
Peter Handscomb will handle the wicket keeping duties of the team
Johan Botha and D Short will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis and Scott Boland will lead the pace attack of the team.
Sydney Sixers Team Updates:
Sydney Sixers are the current Big Bash champions and would like to continue the same form in this season
Josh Philippe and Daniel Hughes will probably open the inning for the Sydney Sixers team. Both are well known inning openers.
James Vince, Jordan Silk, Justin Avendano/Jack Edwards will form the middle order.
Carlos Brathwaite, Daniel Christian can be handy in death overs
Daniel Hughes will lead the Sydney Sixers team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Josh Philippe will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Sydney Sixers team.
Steve OKeefe and Nathan Lyon will lead the spin attack of the team.
Ben Dwarshuis and Gurinder Sandhu will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Head to Head: 11
Hobart Hurricanes: 6 Won Sydney Sixers: 5 Won
Prior to this match, the two teams have clashed with each other on 11 occasions. Hobarts have had a slight edge with 6 wins while Sydney have won 5 matches when the two teams clashed against each other.
Key Players to watch out for
Matthew Wade played some good innings in recently concluded India vs Australia T20 series. Wade has played 36 matches so far in BBL as of now. He has scored a total of 1194 runs at the rate of almost 40 runs per game.
Josh Philippe was the Man of the Match in last BBL finals. Josh Philippe was the 3rd highest run scorer in last BBL season. He will be a great pick in this match as well
The English batsman Dawid Malan has been excellent with his batting this year. Overall, in 19 T20s that he played he has scored 855 runs at an average of over 53 runs per match.
James Vince havent played much this year, but he is a class player and can be dangerous anytime
Moises Henriques is an excellent Australian batsman. Overall he has played just 13 T20I but he has been outstanding in recently concluded India vs Australia T20 matches.
D Arcy has 3 international wickets and 635 runs to his name as of now. He has been the star player for Hobart
James Faulkner has been one of the best international all-rounder. He has scored 159 runs and has taken 36 wickets in international cricket.
Mitchell Starc recently skipper the series against India due to family issues, But he would like to start off his BBL on a positive note.
In wicket keeping, Matthew Wade will be best choice.
Allrounders will play a good role, while top order batsman can enjoy batting on a fresh surface
Small league captaincy choices: Darcy Short, Matthew Wade, Dawid Mala
Small League vc choices: Josh Phillipe, James Faulkner
Death over bowlers: James Faulkner, Scott Boland, Ben Dwarshius
HUR Squad :
DArcy Short, Will Jacks, Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb(WK)(C), Mac Wright, Tim David, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Johan Botha, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Matthew Wade(WK), Nick Winter, Dawid Malan, Mitchell Owen, Tim Paine(WK), Keemo Paul, David Moody, Ben McDermott, Jake Doran, Charlie Wakim, Wil Parker, Sandeep Lamichhane, Caleb Jewell
Sydney Sixers Squad :
Josh Philippe(WK), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes(C), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve OKeefe, Ben Manenti, Gurinder Sandhu, Hayden Kerr, Nick Bertus(WK), Jason Holder, Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon, Sean Abbott, Moises Henriques, Justin Avendano, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Lloyd Pope, Tom Rogers, Mitchell Starc