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BBL 7, Match 13: Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes – Match Predictions

The Hobart Hurricanes enjoy an opportunity to take revenge against the Sydney Thunder.

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

The Hobart Hurricanes enjoy an opportunity to take revenge against the Sydney Thunder who emerged victorious in the last clash between the two with both the franchises having faced off recently against each other in their previous respective BBL 7 clashes. Thunder spinners Arjun Nair and Fawad Ahmad successfully spun a web around the Hobart Hurricanes batsmen who crumbled down to a 57 run loss on the back of Jos Butler’s heroics with the willow.

Both the franchises will be eager to kick off 2018 on a good note by registering a victory on the opening day fixture.

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Here’s what we, at CricTracker predict will be the final result-

Scenario 1: Sydney Thunder win the toss

Toss Prediction: Thunder decide to bat first

First Innings Prediction: 170-180

Result Prediction: Sydney Thunder win by 25 runs.

Scenario 2: Hobart Hurricanes win the toss

Toss Prediction: Hurricanes opt to bat first

First Innings Prediction: 150-160

Result Prediction: Sydney Thunder win by 4 wickets

Head to Head Record

Total matches played – 7, Sydney Thunder –5, Hobart Hurricanes won-2 No Result/ Tied – 0.

Sydney Thunder

Jos Butler who had failed to make an impact in the BBL so far finally gave viewers a glimpse of his talent by smashing an entertaining 67 off 41 balls against the Hurricanes setting the stage for the bowlers to defend. He will be expected to continue his fine form with the willow with the likes of Callum Ferguson and captain Shane Watson enjoying a fine run of form themselves. Mitchell McClenaghan has been the standout pace bowler for the Thunder with his extreme pace and variations while spinner Arjun Nair has displayed immense maturity when handed the responsibility of bowling in the middle overs.

Predicted XI: Shane Watson (c), Ben Rohrer, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Fawad Ahmed, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gurinder Sandhu, Kurtis Patterson

Hobart Hurricanes

The Hobart Hurricanes have made a very shrewd decision by acquiring the services of Sussex based fast bower Jofra Archer who has been extremely impressive in the BBL so far with his gameplay. Captain Bailey will be eager to witness another fine performance by the young man and will also expect his batsmen to deliver some quality performances which they have failed to deliver so far in spite of enjoying the presence of talented youngsters like Ben McDermott and D’Arcy Short.

Predicted XI: George Bailey (c), D’Arcy Short, Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade, Daniel Christian, Jofra Archer, Tom Rogers, Cameron Boyce, Clive Rose, Tymal Mills

We believe that the Sydney Thunder will emerge victorious against the Hobart Hurricanes.

Do let us know of your predictions in the comments section below.

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