The Big Bash League (BBL) will kick off on Thursday, with the Hobart Hurricanes taking on the Sydney Sixers. Both teams will want to kick off the tournament with a win.
Hobart have some renowned name in their squad likes of Aussie wicket-keeper batsman Peter Handscomb, D’Arcy Short, Colin Ingram, ODI world cup winner James Falkner, proteas spinner Johan Botha. They would like to open their account with a win in this season of Big Bash League (BBL). Handscomb will lead the team in this season of BBL and also don glove for his team.
Opener D’Arcy Short is not in good form as we have seen him playing against India in T20Is. Proteas batsman Colin Ingram didn’t play any games from last eight months. He played Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in March 2020. Aussie speedster Riley Meredith took 10 wickets in seven matches in the previous season of BBL. They have another good pace bowling option Aussie pacer Scott Boland. Hurricane would like to start their BBL campaign with a win.
Sydney Sixes have some exciting placers in their squad. They have well-known players like Josh Philippe, English batsman James Vince, Aussie all-rounder Daniel Christian, Caribbean allrounder Carlos Brathwaite, Aussie spinner Steve OKeefe, Aussie pacer Gurinder Sandhu in their squad. Wicket-keeper batsman Josh Philippe played in this season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). He played well in few games of IPL. All-rounders Cristian and Brathwaite can play a key role in BBL 2020-21 for their team.
Aussie batsman Daniel Hughes will lead Sydney Sixers in this season of BBL. He can open for his team along with Josh Philippe. Hughes could not hit single fifty in the previous season of BBL. English batsman James Vince will play at the one-down position. Ben Manneti and Steve O’Keefe are options in the spin department of Sydney Sixers. They have good pace attack comprising with Gurinder Sandhu and Ben Dwarshuis. They would wish to win the match to get two points.
These two teams played each other 12 times where Hobart Hurricanes won six games while Sydney Sixers won five games, one game yield no result.
Sydney Sixers are more likely to win this match as they are looking, strong team.
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Date and Time:
Thursday, December 10, 2020, 1.45 PM
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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