Series: Big Bash League 2018-19
Match: 19th Match
Date: 4th January 2019, Friday
Time: 7.15 PM Local time
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Whishhhh, What a start it has been for Hobart Hurricanes in this tournament. 4 matches and 4 wins. It looks like they are a team on a mission to take the cup after it eluded them at the final last season. Definitely they are on course to do it under new captain Mathew Wade.
Hobart tomorrow will host Sydney Sixers who after a slow start have picked up the pace. Won last two matches comfortably and are 4th but jointly 2nd if points are considered. Their net run rate have cemented them in 4th place as its not that good compared to other table farers. But their worries have certainly lessened because wins give confidence. Their batting unit came to form in the last match with Captain Henriques leading from the front. New recruit Avendano has seriously impressed everyone with his classic batting and hitting capabilities. And it gives Sydney Sixers a relief at top of the order. Tom Curran is having a great tourney with the ball and Abbott is giving him good help. So they are on track to give fights to other teams.
Hobart team management will be cool as a cucumber because every department of their team is checked. Great variations in bowling, consistent batting performances with decent fielding is giving them dividends. Wade a few days ago wasn’t even sure for his state team and now he is leading Hobart with great pride. Coaches are highly impressed with his decision making but Bailey is there to help him too. James Faulkner is bowling well consistently, besides him is Riley Meredith who in Pontings mind a pace weapon to reckoned in future. So Hobart have great chance in this tournament.
In the last five matches between the sides Hobart have two wins and Sixers have three.
Both the teams have unchanged squad. Their squad is doing well so no changes needed as of now. No.injuries concern for either of teams.
Joe Denly, Dan Hughes, Moises Henriques, Justin Avendano, Josh Philippe, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Jordan silk, Steve O Keefe, Ben dwarsuish, Ben Manenti.
Mathew Wade, Darcy Short, Simon Milenko, Johan Botha, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith, George Bailey, Ben Mcdermott, james Faulkner, Jofra archer, Alex doolan.
Weather- Bellerive will provide a bright sunny day and gently breezy night to have a great game of cricket. Chances of Rains are bleak.
Ground- Ground is short and lots of runs are on offer for tomorrow. 210 has been chased here last season and in this season Hobart have chased 194 against Thunder. No run is safe enough here.
Toss- Teams will.definitely want to bowl without any hesitation. Chasing is better because batting first teams haven’t won games in comparison to Chasing. Almost anything is chasable with short boundaries.