The 31st match of the Big Bash League (BBL 2020-21) will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder at the Optus Stadium, Perth on Thursday.
Both the teams are one of the most consistent teams of the season, it will be interesting to see how these two tough teams clash off.
Hobart Hurricanes Team Updates:
Hobart Hurricanes have been impressive with 5 wins out of their 8 games, they are at 3rd position on the points table.
Their bowling attack has come up with the goods consistently, and their top-order batsmen are also looking in good touch.
Ben McDermott and DArcy Short will probably open the inning for the HUR team.
Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram will form the middle order.
Tim David will take care of the hard hitting in death overs.
Peter Handscomb will lead the HUR team as a Captain. He is also good Batsman.
Ben McDermott will do the wicket keeping for HUR team.
Johan Botha and Sandeep Lamichhane will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Riley Meredith, Nathan Ellis and Sott Boland will lead the pace attack of the team.
Sydney Thunder Team Updates:
Sydney Thunder have also been impressive so far. They have done quite well in the tournament.
With 5 wins out of 7 games, they are at 2nd position on the points table. With a well-balanced side up to their ranks, the Sydney Thunder would be eyeing another win to further strengthen their chances of playoffs.
Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja will probably open the inning for the Sydney Thunder team. Both are well known inning openers.
Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Oliver Davies will take care of the middle order.
Ben Cutting, Chris Green will be handy in death overs for hard hitting.
Callum Ferguson will lead the Sydney Thunder team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Sam Billings will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Sydney Thunder team.
hris Green and Tanveer Sangha will lead the spin attack of the team.
Adam Milne, Ben Cuttin and Nathan McAndrew will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Last 5 Head to Head:
Hobart Hurricanes: 3 Won Sydney Thunder: 2 Won
Dawid Malan is in great form, he has scored 155 runs in just 4 games at an average of 43. Recently against the Hobart Hurricanes, he played a match-winning knock of 75 runs off just 56 balls.
Ben McDermott has scored 293 runs in 7 games at an average of 48.9. In the last game, he scored 91 runs off 58 balls. He is currently the leading run-scorer of the season.
Callum Ferguson, the skipper of Sydney Thunder, is in great form, he has scored 243 in 7 games at an average of 40.50.
Alex Hales, the destructive opener for Sydney Thunders, showed some excellent exhibition of power-hitting in the last game as he scored 46 runs off just 26 balls at a strike rate of 176. He has scored 243 runs in 7 games
Tanveer Sangha, the 19-year-old leg spinner has been consistently picking wickets so far, he has grabbed 13 wickets so far at a pretty good economy rate.
In wicket keeping, Ben McDermott will be best choice.
Top order batsman may play major role on this pitch.
Captain choices : Ben McDermott, Dawid Malan, Alex Hales
Vice-Captain: D’Arcy Short, C Ferguson
Death over bowlers: R Meredtih, N Ellis, Adam Milne
HUR Squad :
Ben McDermott(WK), DArcy Short, Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb(C), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Mac Wright, Nathan Ellis, Nick Winter, Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Tim Paine(WK), Mitchell Owen, David Moody, Jake Doran, Will Jacks, Matthew Wade(WK), Charlie Wakim, James Faulkner, Wil Parker, Caleb Jewell, Johan Botha, Riley Meredith
Sydney Thunder Squad :
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(C), Sam Billings(WK), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Brendan Doggett, Tanveer Sangha, Jason Sangha, Matthew Gilkes(WK), Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook, Oliver Davies, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Baxter Holt(WK)