BBL 2018-19 Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers 19th Match Prediction. It’s a clash between the top two teams of the Big Bash League as the Hobart Hurricanes get ready to take on the Sydney Sixers. The Hobart Hurricanes have been unbeaten this season so far and are sitting at the top of the league table at the moment. They have been very consistent and have not really been challenged so far in the BBL.
Hobart Hurricanes To Win the Match, 1.59
- The Hobart Hurricanes are unbeaten in BBL 08 so far
- The Sydney Sixers have an excellent bowling attack
- The Hobart Hurricanes appear to be the better balanced side at the moment
- Tournament: Big Bash League 2018-19
- Date: Jan 04, 2019
- Format: T20
- Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart, Australia
- Time: 08:15
- Weather: Partly cloudy, 47% Humidity, 25.9℃
ABOUT THE MATCH
The Sydney Sixers are far from a perfect side but they have collected a group of very talented T20 players. They have been on the right side of some close wins and are currently second on the league table although they have played one match more than every other side in the Big Bash right now.
The Hobart Hurricanes won a low scoring match on a difficult pitch in their previous match. It was not a pitch that was really conducive to attractive stroke play and winning the toss was a huge advantage for the Hurricanes but that is not something that can do anything about.
The Hobart Hurricanes turned up to play and were the better team on the night.
The now head on back to their stronghold in Hobart and will try to win their fifth match in a row in BBL 08.
The Hobart Hurricanes have been an excellent batting team in BBL 08 so far. Darcy Short is just one run behind the highest run scorer of the tournament while Matthew Wade has continued his Shield cricket form to the T20 format as well.
Both the left-handed openers are ensuring that the Hobart Hurricanes don’t have to worry about getting off to a good start. They are also backed up by some very good batsmen like Ben McDermott, Alex Doolan, and George Bailey.
This combination has worked for the Hobart Hurricanes in the past and we don’t see any reason why they would want to change it right now.
The Hobart Hurricanes bowling had an excellent match against the Perth Scorchers. The addition of Faulkner and Meredith to the side seems to have provided the last missing link of a complete T20 unit.
The quality of the spinners is a little suspect but Botha and Rose are doing an okay job so far.
The Hobart Hurricanes side is very well balanced and in form. It is going to take something special to stop the Cane train from rolling on.
Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing 11
- D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (c/wk), Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith
The Sydney Sixers won a very close match against Brisbane Heat in their previous match and gave us a good glimpse into what makes this team tick. The bowling unit led by Tom Curran, Steve O’Keefe, and Sean Abbott has been excellent in the BBL so far and they immediately put Brisbane Heat under pressure as well.
Steve O’Keefe and Tom Curran are the leading wicket-takers of the Big Bash League right. O’Keefe is getting some good turn from the surface while Tom Curran has been brilliant at the death.
Even the other components of this bowling attack are in good form. Ben Dwarshius is an experienced left-arm quick that brings something different to the table while Manenti started his Big Bash career in style too.
This bowling attack has been the cornerstone of the Sydney Sixers success and this is why the battle against a strong Hobart Hurricanes batting unit is going to be so intriguing to watch.
The Sydney Sixers batting has not been very convincing so far. Joe Denly has struggled to make an impact at the top of the order so far and even though Avendano had a good start to BBL 08, the opening woes for Sydney Sixers seem far from being over.
Moises Henriques scored some runs in the last match and he is going to be the most important batsman for the Sydney Sixers moving forward.
The real star for the Sydney Sixers has been Jordan Silk in the middle order. He has been able to soak up the pressure and score the quick runs when needed. Tom Curran has also developed nicely as an all-rounder to give the batting a boost.
Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing 11
- Justin Avendano, Joe Denly, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe (wk), Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti
The side winning the toss is likely to want to field first
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The BBL 08 match between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers is going to be played at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart. The weather forecast for the match is excellent and we should have no trouble getting a full match in.
The pitch at the Bellerive Oval is excellent for batting. The dimensions of the ground are small and allow for plenty of boundaries to be hit. Expect a high scoring contest.
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
HBH : W W W W L
SYS : W W L L W
The contest between the Hobart Hurricanes batting and the Sydney Sixers bowling is going to determine this match. Both sides are in good form and have been doing well in the Big Bash League. The Hobart Hurricanes, though, are formidable at home and seem to have a better-balanced team at the moment.
Back the Hobart Hurricanes to win.