Sydney Sixers will be back to their home ground when they take on Hobart Hurricanes in a rematch. They had the better of the hurricanes in the first fixture between the two teams. Sixers held their nerve in crunch situations to emerge victorious. The Hurricanes will be keen to exact revenge in this game. They have a daunting task ahead of them though, let see predictions about SIX vs HUR.
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Can Sydney Sixers continue their dominance against Hobart Hurricanes?
Sydney Sixers started the tournament on a bang. They made light work of Melbourne Stars in the first game of the season. Batting first, Sixers piled up a huge score of 213. All their batters came to the party smashing boundaries to all parts of the ground. If their batting was good then their bowling was sensational. The veteran Steve ‘O’ Keefe proved to be unplayable. He bagged 4 wickets conceding just 14 runs.
Sixers thus notched up a big win first up. Their victory margin of 152 runs helped their net run rate skyrocket. They were clinical in their second game too. Both their wins have come batting first so far. They will be wary if they were asked to chase in the game against Hobart in the reverse fixture.
Can Hobart Hurricanes avenge their defeat?
Hobart Hurricanes lost to the Sydney Sixers in their opening fixture. They were in the game as long as Peter Handscomb used the long handle. Hurricanes did eventually fell short but they gave a good account of themselves especially with the ball. They will be keen to put up an improved performance in the reverse fixture. Hurricanes will be driven to avenge the opening loss against Sydney. An away win at the start of the tournament will do wonders for their team.
SIX vs HUR: Favourites?
Sixers hold a slight advantage heading into the game as they won their first fixture against the Hurricanes. The fact that they won against Hobart at their home ground will give them a lot of confidence heading into the game. Hobart though will be keen to get their campaign up and running.
Which players will be match-winners in this game?
Moises Henriques has been in sizzling form in both the games
Peter Handscomb looked in fine touch in the first game.
Josh Philippe is arguably the Sixers’ biggest X-factor
Tim David will be expected to don the finisher’s duties.
Probable Playing XI:
Sydney Sixers predicted XI:
Josh Philippe, James Vince, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Tom Curran, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Ben Manenti, Steve ‘O’ Keefe
Hobart Hurricanes predicted XI:
Matthew Wade, D’ Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Peter Handscomb, Jordan Cox, Tim David, Tom Lammonby, Nathan Ellis, Joel Paris, Thomas Rogers, Sandeep Lamichhane
What do stats say about SIX vs HUR?
SIX and HUR and have played 14 T20I games against each other.
SIX has won 8 games. HUR has won 5 just matches.
SIX’s highest score against HUR is 200. HUR’s highest score against SIX is 91.
SIX’s lowest score against HUR is 186. HUR’s lowest score against SIX is 45.
The Sydney pitch does offer a bit for everyone. The batsmen can trust the true bounce. There will be swing early on. But if the openers are able to ride the early challenge then they might be in for a big knock. It is only fair that this big match is played at a venue that doesn’t offer anyone an undue advantage.
A high of 19 degrees and a low of 14 degrees is expected. There will be a cloud cover assisting the seamers. Teams might opt to chase.
In the 10 international T20I games played at this venue, teams batting first have won 4 games while the chasing teams have 5 won games. Teams prefer to chase first winning the toss.
It is a battle between two giants. The one who holds the nerves will emerge victorious in this big game.