BBL 2019-20: Match 39, Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes: Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket Tips-Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Sydney Sixers have made one change to their 13-man squad for the home game against the Hurricanes with Henry Thorton replacing Josh Hazlewood.

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Match Details:

The 39th match of the 2019-20 Big Bash League will be played between Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.

The match starts at 07:10 PM local time (08:10 AM GMT) (01:40 PM IST). This match will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV. Telecast can be changed to Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD with South Africa vs England Test match likely to be shown on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD.

Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

The 2019-20 edition of the Big Bash League rolls on, and the second-placed Sydney Sixers will play hosts to Hobart Hurricanes as the former aims to revive their fortunes after having received a shellacking at the hands of Melbourne Stars in their previous fixture.

The Sixers were blown away by a rampaging Marcus Stoinis in the last game, who shellacked a plethora of records on his way to a breathtaking 147 not-out of just 79 balls; an innings which led the Stars to an eventual match-winning total of 1-219 after 20 overs.

They will now face Hobart Hurricanes, who after having managed just three wins in nine games, find themselves languishing at the second-last spot in the points table. The Hurricanes come into this game on the back of a 77-run pounding at the hands of Perth Scorchers after they were bowled out for a mere 98 in their pursuit of 7-175.

Weather Condition/Report

Unfortunately, it is expected to be a day of thunderstorms in Sydney on Thursday. According to the weather report, it is expected to rain throughout the course of the day. While the temperature is set to be between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 76%. More importantly, the chances of rain are 80%.

Pitch Condition/Report:

With rain expected throughout the day, the fast bowlers, as well as spinners, might come into play and wreak havoc against the batsman. There will definitely be moisture to start with, and both the captains will look to win the toss and bowl first.

Average first innings score:– 163 [In the three games at the venue this season]

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, Tied- 1

Injury and Availability:

Sydney Sixers have made one change to their 13-man squad for the home game against the Hurricanes with Henry Thorton replacing Josh Hazlewood, who is currently on national duty in India.

The Hurricanes have also made one change to their squad. Batsman Mac Wright has replaced Simon Milenko, who has been omitted. Wright is in line to play his second BBL game.

Probable Playing XIs-

Sydney Sixers

Josh Philippe (WK), Justin Avendano, Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Steven O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis/Henry Thorton, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope

Bench – Ben Dwarshuis/Henry Thorton, Jack Edwards

Hobart Hurricanes

Matthew Wade (C), Caleb Jewell, Mac Wright, George Bailey, Ben McDermott (WK), David Miller, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland.

Bench – Jake Doran, Jake Reed

Top Picks:

Sydney Sixers- The likes of Daniel Hughes [20], James Vince [16], Moises Henriques [41] and Jordan Silk [32] got off to starts in the last game but none of them could convert them into a substantial innings as Marcus Stoinis did, and the Sixers will hope that that is not the case against the Hurricanes. They would also hope Josh Phillippe [6] also gets back among the runs.

As far as bowling is concerned, the spin duo of O’Keefe and Lloyd Pope will be key on the SCG pitch that traditionally favours spin bowling.

Hobart Hurricanes- The Hurricanes batting unit that boasts of names like George Bailey, David Miller, Matthew Wade haven’t really loved up the expectations thus far. Maybe, Thursday is the day where they can finally turn it around. Thomas Rogers chipped in with two wickets in the last game while Clive Rose and Qais Ahmed picked one-each. These three will lead the bowling unit.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Josh Phillippe, Matthew Wade, James Vince

Vice-Captain –  Moises Henriques, Scott Boland, Tom Curran

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper Josh Phillippe (C), Matthew Wade

Batters – James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Caleb Jewell

All-Rounders- Moises Henriques, Tom Curran (VC)

Bowlers – Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Ben Dwarshius, Qais Ahmad

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Josh Phillippe, Ben McDermott

Batters James Vince (C), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, David Miller, George Bailey

All-Rounders- Tom Curran

Bowlers – Lloyd Pope, Scott Boland (VC), Qais Ahmad

Expert Advice:

The pitch at the SCG traditionally favours spin bowling and opting for the likes of Steve O’Keefe or Lloyd Pope or even Qais Ahmad in your grand league team can be a good punt.

Probable Winners:

Sydney Sixers is expected to come out as the winners.

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.