BBL 2018-19, Match 40, Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match Prediction: Who will win the Match?
Another victory will ensure a semi-final berth for the Hurricanes.
Published - Jan 22, 2019 7:18 pm | Updated - Jan 22, 2019 7:18 pm
Defeating the Hobart Hurricanes has been quite a task for all the other teams in this edition of the BBL. There is some sheer domination on display as the Hurricanes lost only one game out of nine so far. It will be the turn of the Sydney Sixers to test their fortunes when they take on the points table leaders in the 40th game of the tournament.
This is quite a special game for the Sixers. They have teamed up with the Sony Foundation, to champion the works of their ‘You Can’ program and the work they do with young cancer patients to provide support throughout their treatment. The team will also don special jerseys honouring young cancer patients and survivors. Furthermore, there will be a number of fundraising activities that will be conducted during the game.
These two teams stand at the top two positions on the points table currently. With impressive wins in their respective previous games, they’ll be quite positive going into this encounter. The teams clearly will have laid their eyes on the semi-final berth and will push hard for a win.
Pitch and Conditions
The track at the Sydney Cricket Ground is a good one to bat on once the batsmen settle in. It has got enough on offer for the bowlers as well and is a true sporting deck. The weather is pleasant enough even though the humidity is on the extreme. The track might speed up in the second innings.
The Sixers have named an unchanged squad for this encounter. Hence, it could well be the same eleven from the previous game. Ben Manenti and Mickey Edwards will have to warm the bench for this encounter. James Vince, Jordan Silk, Moises Henriques and Tom Curran will be the players who will have to shoulder a lot of responsibility.
Predicted XI: Josh Philippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Jack Edwards, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Lloyd Pope.
It is an unchanged squad for the Hobart Hurricanes as well. The management will look to keep the winning combination going until they seal a semi-final spot. Mathew Wade and D’Arcy Short at the top of the order have been the biggest strengths for the team. James Faulkner, Johan Botha and Jofra Archer have got important roles to play with the ball.
Predicted XI: Matthew Wade (c)(wk), D’Arcy Short, Caleb Paul Jewel, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith.
Probable Top Performers
Daniel Hughes – Sydney Sixers | Matthew Wade – Hobart Hurricanes
TV – Sony Six and Sony Six HD
Live Streaming – Sony LIV
Match Timings – 13:45 IST; 19:15 local
The prediction is that the Hobart Hurricanes will win.