The 43rd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Hurricanes who are on 7th rank but with just a 4 points margin would like to win the game and climb up to 2nd position winning the game with a good run rate, while Thunder would be hoping to bring their momentum back.
Sydney Thunder Team Updates:
After a brilliant start, Sydney Thunder were seen as the favourites of Big Bash League trophy this time around.
However, three defeats in four games has changed the complexion of the points table quite a bit.
Their batting has struggled in the last few games and they would like to changes things around.
Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja will probably open the inning for the Sydney Thunder team.
Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross will form the middle order of the team.
Daniel Samsn and Ben Cutting will be the allrounders of the team and would be doing hard hittings at death overs.
Callum Ferguson will lead the Sydney Thunder team as a Captain. He is also good Batsman.
Sam Billings will do the wicket keeping for Sydney Thunder team.
Tanveer Sangha and Chris Green will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Adam Milne , Daniel Sams and Nathan McAndrew will lead the pace attack of the team.
Hobart Hurricanes Team Updates:
While Thunder still are placed second, the gap between them and seventh-placed Hobart Hurricanes is just 4 points.
Hurricanes might be placed at the seventh position currently, but a win here might catapult them to as high as second position.
DArcy Short and Ben McDermott will probably open the inning for the HUR team. Both are well known inning openers.
Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (C), Will Jacks will form the middle order of the team.
Tim David, Johan Botha will be handy in death overs for hard hitting duties.
Peter Handscomb will lead the HUR team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Ben McDermott will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his HUR team.
Sandeep Lamichhane and Darcy Short will lead the spin attack of the team.
Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith and Scott Boland will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Head to Head:
Sydney Thunder: 3 Won Hobart Hurricanes: 2 Won
Daniel Sams has picked up 10 wickets and has scored 183 runs. He makes a brilliant choice of captaincy.
D’Arcy Short has picked up 6 wickets and has scored 195 runs. He would like to score some big runs.
Alex Hales has been very consistent with the bat for the Thunder. He has scored 323 runs at an average of over 30 and an even better strike rate of over 160.
Ben McDermott has been the most reliable player with the bat for the Hurricanes. He has scored 301 runs.
Tanveer Sangha has been the highest wicket taker for Thunders, he will be a key once again.
R Meredith has picked up 12 wickets so far, he will play a big role in bowling for Hurricanes.
David Malan has showed us why he is a world class t20 batsman, but he has not been into a lot of runs, he would like to score another big knock for his team.
In wicket keeping, Ben McDermott will be best choice.
Allrounders may play major role on this pitch.
Captain Options – D’Arcy Short, Daniel Sams
Vice-Captain Options – Alex Hales, Ben McDermott
Death over bowlers: Nathan Ellis, R Meredith, Daniel Sams
Sydney Thunder Squad :
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(C), Sam Billings(WK), Daniel Sams, Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha, Jason Sangha, Jonathan Cook, Matthew Gilkes(WK), Alex Ross, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett, Baxter Holt(WK)
HUR Squad :
Ben McDermott(WK), DArcy Short, Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb(C), Will Jacks, Tim David, Mitchell Owen, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Tim Paine(WK), David Moody, Nick Winter, Colin Ingram, Jake Doran, Matthew Wade(WK), Mac Wright, Charlie Wakim, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Wil Parker, Caleb Jewell