The Sydney Sixers (SIX) will face the Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) in the eighth match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22 today at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
With two wins in two games, the Sixers have been the team to beat in the competition. They’ll be looking to make it three wins in a row, with Ben Dwarshuis and Sean Abbott likely to return to the starting lineup. They will, however, face a tenacious Hobart Hurricanes team that is dealing with personnel issues. But, with Matt Wade and D’Arcy Short at the helm, the Sixers will fancy their chances in what should be an entertaining game in Sydney.
The match will take place on December 11, 2021, at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 8th Match, Big Bash League 2021-22
Date: December 11, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 1:05 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Team Previews
The Sydney Sixers have arguably been the best team in the tournament thus far, and based on what we’ve seen of them thus far, they appear to be well-positioned to defend their title. Sydney Sixers are at the top of the table after two wins in two matches and will look to continue their strong play in the tournament.
The Sydney Sixers began their season with a big win over the Melbourne Stars, picking up where they left off the previous season. Their second game in this tournament was against the Hobart Hurricanes, which they defeated by a score of 14 runs. They currently have a net run rate of +4.150, which could come in handy in the future.
On paper, the Sixers have an incredibly good team that exudes class in both departments. They are currently riding their form, and if they can play to their full potential in this upcoming match, they should cruise to yet another victory in this competition.
Sydney Sixers Squad
Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Tom Curran, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Ben Manenti, Steve OKeefe, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Lloyd Pope, Nick Winter, Mickey Edwards
Predicted XI: Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Tom Curran, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Ben Manenti, Steve OKeefe
The Hobart Hurricanes are one of only two teams that have only played one match in the competition so far. They were stranded in that game after failing to chase down even a modest total against the Sydney Sixers.
They haven’t played much cricket in the tournament so far, but they’d love to see their familiar opening pair, D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade, back. Their batting, on the other hand, lacks depth, which could be an impediment against this potent Sixers lineup. The Hobart Hurricanes have a capable squad, and if they can fill the voids, they should be strong contenders in this match against the Sixers.
Hobart Hurricanes Squad
Matthew Wade (wk/c), D Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Tom Lammonby, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Thomas Rogers, Joel Paris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Josh Kann, Wil Parker, Jordan Thompson, Macalister Wright, Tom Andrews
Predicted XI: Matthew Wade (c & wk), D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Peter Handscomb, Jordan Cox, Tim David, Tom Lammonby, Nathan Ellis, Joel Paris, Thomas Rogers, Sandeep Lamichhane
Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Toss Prediction
Batting first teams have a 5-1 win-loss record in the matches played so far, and we expect both captains to bat first if they win the toss.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The SCG is a batter-friendly wicket, but spinners may benefit from the surface. In this match, we can expect a good bat-and-ball battle and average scores of 160-180 runs.
Forecasters predict that Sydney will have bright and sunny weather on match day, with only a 20% chance of rain. There will be no weather interruptions in this game.
Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Match Prediction
The Sydney Sixers are on a roll, and we expect them to maintain their form and momentum in this match as well. Their batting and bowling attacks complement each other, making them a difficult team to beat. Hobart Hurricanes let the game slip away from them and will need to win the crucial moments to get these two points from this game. And we believe the Sydney Sixers will win this game.
Sydney Sixers is the favourite to beat Hobart Hurricanes at the odds of 1.62.
- The Sydney Sixers have four points from two games, while the Hobart Hurricanes have yet to play.
- The Sydney Sixers have won the last two BBL titles and are aiming for a hat-trick.
- Hobart Hurricanes have yet to win a BBL trophy in their ten seasons.