Big Bash League 2020-21 Match 1
Hobart Hurricanes vs. Sydney Sixers – Thu, 10th December
Hobart Hurricanes vs. Sydney Sixers Match Prediction:
The 10th edition of Big Bash League kicks off on Thursday, 10th December. The Matthew Wade led team Hobart Hurricanes will take on the defending Champions Sydney Sixers in the opening fixture at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
Moises Henriques led team Sydney Sixers looks more settled and well balanced with the swerve of all-rounders in their roster with their Captain at the helm. Betting tips claim the hosts too have a well-equipped squad with multiple international stars to strike some lusty blows. Thus today match prediction pledges an enthralling match on the cards.
Head to head; these two sides have met in eleven matches in total. Hobart Hurricanes lead the tally with one extra win than the Sixers record of 5 wins. Nonetheless, with the new season kickoff, the previous records are off the charts, and hence the competition should be of equal ranks. Although, match tips favor Sydney Sixers for this opening game, with all three overseas players available. Thus the Moises Henriques-led roster looks the stronger side on paper.
Sydney Sixers win this game.
The defending champions Sydney Sixers flourish with loads of experience on their side. The firepower of Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder, and Daniel Christian can be lethal for the opponents. In the bowling lineup, they can avail the amenities of the speedster trio, Jackson Bird, Sean Abbott, and Ben Dwarshius, along with leggie Lloyd Pope and Steeve O’Keefe. Skipper Henriques has also looked in a decent form in the recent series against India.
The Hurricanes, too, look a formidable side under the Captaincy of in-form opener Matthew Wade, who has fluently smashed 58 and 80 against India in the recent series. Despite missing out on the services of Dawid Malan, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Keemo Paul, the Hurricanes will still look to go all hard on the Sixers. Their batting unit looks strong with the likes of D’Arcy Short, Colin Ingram, and Peter Handscomb.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The start of the new edition means that the wicket in Hobart will be fresh and hard. While the batters will enjoy the ball coming on to the bat and then attacking through the line, pace bowlers will get some buying off the wicket early on. There will be significant bounce and swing on offer for the pacers. Although, the spinners will be wary of the batters in the middle overs.
The dew factor’s implication is unknown yet, so the skipper winning the toss should choose to bat first and establish a decent total on the board.
Key Players to watch:
Captain Matthew Wade, opening batsman D’Arcy Short, and James Faulkner of Hobart Hurricanes will be vital players in the game as per match tips.
Betting tips envisage that Caribbean skipper Jason Holder, skipper Moises Henriques, and young gun Josh Philippe of the Sydney Sixers will be the key players to watch out for in this game.