The Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes are set to lock horns against each other in Match 47 of the Big Bash League. The THU vs HUR encounter is scheduled to take place at Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney on Thursday,13th January. These two teams’ last match was also against each other. In the previous meeting between these two on Monday, the Sydney Thunder came on top. Batting first the Hurricanes could manage only 139 on the board with Ben McDermott top-scoring with 38 runs. In reply, riding on Alex Hales 80*, Thunder won the match easily with 9 wickets in hand and 16 balls to spare.
Sydney Thunder has been in great form recently, winning all 6 of their last 6 matches. They are sitting at the 2nd spot on the league table with 30 points from 11 games. On the other hand, the Hurricanes have held on to the 4th spot with 21 points in 11 games. Also, Matthew Wade is back and will lead the Hurricanes side in this match.
Time: 10:15 AM IST and 3:45 PM Local Time
Where to watch: Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv App
The batters will enjoy batting here at the Showground Stadium as the ball comes easily onto the bat. The surface will provide some assistance to the pacers in the latter half of the match. A score of 180+ will be a good total.
Conditions will be mostly cloudy throughout the duration of the match between THU vs HUR. The temperature will be around the 31-degree Celsius. There can be some interruptions in the match due to rain.
Top Picks for THU vs HUR Dream 11
D’Arcy Short has scored 306 runs at an average of 34 with the highest score of 73* in this season of the BBL. He has also picked up 4 wickets with his left-arm chinaman. He is always a must-pick for your fantasy teams.
Ben McDermott has scored 495 runs at an average of 61.87 and is carrying his good run of form and still maintains his top spot in the highest run-scorers list. He will be once again carrying the Hurricanes batting.
Daniel Sams has been impressive with his all-round performances in this BBL season so far. In 11 matches, he has picked up 15 wickets and has also scored 162 runs with the bat.
Jason Sangha has made a huge impact with his dominating performances since becoming the Thunder’s skipper. In 8 matches, he has scored 329 runs at an average of 65.8 and has also picked up 3 wickets as well.
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For THU vs HUR
Batters – Alex Hales, Peter Handscomb, Jason Sangha
Bowlers – Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan McAndrew, Thomas Rogers, Muhammad Hasnain
All-rounder – D’Arcy Short, Daniel Sams (C)
Wicket-Keeper – Ben McDermott (VC), Matthew Gilkes
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For THU vs HUR
Batters – Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Caleb Jewell
Bowlers – Sandeep Lamicchane, Mohammad Hasnain, Gurinder Sandhu
All-rounders – Daniel Sams, D’Arcy Short(C)
Wicket-Keeper – Matthew Gilkes, Matthew Wade (VC), Ben McDermott
Probable XI for THU vs HUR
Thunder: Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Baxter Holt (wk), Gurinder Sandhu, Mohammad Hasnain, Tanveer Sangha
Hurricanes: Matthew Wade (c & wk), Ben McDermott (wk), Caleb Jewell, Peter Handscomb, D’Arcy Short, Tim David, Jordan Thompson, Mitchell Owen, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane
Who will Win- Match Prediction
Sydney Thunder is looking like the most dangerous unit as of now. Because of their recent form, they will be entering this contest as favorites. However, Hobart Hurricanes would be excited for the comeback of their captain Matthew Wade.
Disclaimer: The team is built upon the author’s understanding, analysis, and instincts. You can choose your team by considering the points above and making your own decision accordingly.