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BBL 2018-19, Match 11: Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Sydney Thunder is expected to continue their winning streak in the game which is expected to be dominated by chasing team.

Hobart Hurricanes
Hobart Hurricanes. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Sydney Thunder started the 2018/19 BBL edition with two wins in two matches; both while defending targets which hasn’t been an easy job in the Twenty20 format recently. Thunder might be weak in batting on paper but they have managed to post a target which was enough for their bowling attack possessing variety. Daniel Sams has been the main man for the Sydney Thunder as the all-rounder is already on his way to become the MVP of this tournament.

Sams has the ability to put on a quick-fire knock by accelerating while batting at any situation. He picks up wickets in almost every game with his left-arm pace bowling and a regular perfect slower delivery. The Thunder will be up against Hobart Hurricanes in their first away match who also won their first two matches. The Hurricanes have D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade at the top and Jofra Archer leads the bowling attack.

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Match Details:

The 11th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

The match starts at 7:15 PM local time (8:15 AM GMT) (1:45 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. Streaming available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Bellerive Oval is a perfect venue for the chasing sides who are benefited by the short square boundaries. Nine of the last 12 T20s have been won by second batting sides while the batting first sides won three other matches by margins of 7 runs, 5 runs and 1 run.

Squads:

Hobart Hurricanes:

Matthew Wade (C), Jofra Archer, George Bailey, Johan Botha, Alex Doolan, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, David Moody, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short.

Sydney Thunder:

Shane Watson (C), Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler, Jono Cook, Callum Ferguson, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Sam Rainbird, Joe Root, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha.

Probable XI:

Hobart Hurricanes:

Matthew Wade (C), Jofra Archer, George Bailey, Johan Botha, Alex Doolan/Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short.

Sydney Thunder:

Shane Watson (C), Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler, Jono Cook, Callum Ferguson, Chris Green, Gurinder Sandhu/Nathan McAndrew, Sam Rainbird, Joe Root, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha.

Power Picks:

Fawad Ahmed has picked up 43 wickets in the 30 Twenty20 matches he played since the start of 2017. The leg-spinner picked up at least two wickets in 14 of those 30 matches. Fawad has a bowling average of 16.4 and picks wickets at a strike-rate of 15.5 in this span.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Suggesting Daniel Sams as a must for the multiplier roles be an understatement as the all-rounder has contributed with both bat and ball in the previous two matches. Jofra Archer can also be ideal for one of the two multipliers, preferably vice-captain. Jos Buttler and D’Arcy Short are the alternatives for multipliers.

Best Playing XI:

Jos Buttler, Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short, Shane Watson, Jason Sangha, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Daniel Sams, Jofra Archer, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Green.

Risky Playing XI:

Matthew Wade, Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short, Joe Root (C), Callum Ferguson, James Faulkner, Daniel Sams (VC), Jofra Archer, Fawad Ahmed, Riley Meredith, Jono Cook.

Expert Advice:

A direct shootout will be between Jos Buttler and Matthew Wade for picking in the XI. Both the keepers are coming from man winning performances in their previous matches. However, Buttler holds the edge given how consistent and destructive he can be while opening the innings in T20s.

Probable Winners:

Sydney Thunder is expected to continue their winning streak in the game which is expected to be dominated by chasing team.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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