BBL 2018-19, Match 40: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

It will be a delightful spectacle for the fans when they turn out to watch the best two teams in the tournament thus far take each other on.

Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers. (Photo by Daniel Carson/Getty Images)

It will be a special occasion when the Sydney Sixers take on the Hobart Hurricanes in the 40th game of BBL 2018-19. The Sixers will wear a special jersey for this match through which they’ll honour young cancer patients and survivors. Along with the usual cricketing action, there will be fundraisers that will be conducted parallelly.

However, it will not be an easy task for them to put a halt to the brilliant run of the tournament favourites Hobart Hurricanes. The Hurricanes have lost only one game in the season so far and are going from strength to strength with every game that they play. It will be a delightful spectacle for the fans when they turn out to watch the best two teams in the tournament thus far take each other on.


Match Details:

The 40th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes at the Sydney Cricket Stadium.

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

The game will be live on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD in India. Live streaming is available on Sony Liv.

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Pitch Condition/Report:

The slow surface in Sydney assists spinners and pacers who can bowl the slower deliveries. Chasing should be a better option at this venue.

Average first innings score: 144.5 (Last Six Twenty20s)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 2 (Last six Twenty20s)

Probable XI:

Sydney Sixers:

Moises Henriques (C), James Vince, Jack Edwards, Dan Hughes, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Lloyd Pope.

Bench – Ben Manenti, Mickey Edwards

No changes made to the squad.

Hobart Hurricanes:

Matthew Wade (C), Jofra Archer, George Bailey, Johan Botha, James Faulkner, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Simon Milenko, Caleb Jewell.

Bench – David Moody, Alex Doolan

No changes made to the squad.

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be added when there an update)

Power Picks:

Ben Dwarshuis picked up five wickets in the first three games of the league at an economy rate of 6.51. But, his numbers went down slightly in the last six games where he only managed to pick three wickets at an economy of 7.43. The left-arm pacer though is expected to bounce back playing at Sydney where the track assists his style of bowling.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

D’Arcy Short should be captain or vice-captain of your side as he is in tremendous form at the moment. Matthew Wade or James Vince are the other options that you can have a close look at. Other alternatives are, Tom Curran, Moises Henriques, James Faulkner.

Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Matthew Wade

Batters – James Vince (vc), Jordan Silk, Celeb Paul Jewell, D’Arcy Short (C)

All-Rounders – Tom Curran, Johan Botha, James Faulkner

Bowlers – Steve O’Keefe, Sean Abbott, Jofra Archer

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Josh Philippe

Batters – James Vince (C), George Bailey, Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short (vc)

All-Rounders – Moises Henriques, Johan Botha, James Faulkner

Bowlers – Steve O’Keefe, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis


Expert Advice:

Caleb Jewell has to be picked as he costs 7.5 credits. It will help you pick more players with 9+ credits. Jewell will bat in the top four for the Hobart Hurricanes and is capable of playing a handy knock for his team.

Probable Winners:

The Hobart Hurricanes are expected to continue their fine run in the tournament and bag another impressive win.

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