Date & Time: Saturday, January 11, 12:40 IST
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia.
Thunder seek to bounce back after the three losses
Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes may have an equal number of wins and losses so far in the tournament. Both the side’s campaign has gone in a similar fashion. Thunder has won 3 games in the first five matches and Hobart has won two in the first 3 games of the tour. Both sides have relied heavily on specific batsmen. But when it comes to bowling, Thunder has a well-balanced attack and Hurricanes relied on specific ones in the bowling as well.
Scot Boland, Danel Sams, and Callum Ferguson are the top-rated players of the match who have a PPM of 77, 57 and 54 respectively. Chirs Morris, Usman Khawja, Qais Ahmed, and Arjun Nair are next in the pecking order with a PPM in the ’40s.
Sydney Thunder has left Nathan McAndrew out for today’s match. Either Brendon Doggett or Lian Bowe is likely to replace him. Hurricanes might stick with the same XI of the last match.
The surface in Sydney Showgrounds Stadium in Sydney hasn’t been that tough for batting as it seemed in the first match of the tour. There was something for bowlers which is making the contest an even one between bat and ball. So expect another sporting day at the venue.
He is the top wicket-taker of the season with 15 wickets from 8 matches played so far. He bowled the crucial overs at the top and at the end as well which is one of the reasons to be amongst the wickets in every match. He has a PPM of 57 and an MDTA of 1.4 in the tour.
He is the second-highest run-scorer in the tour at the moment. He has already scored 3 half-centuries and also provided the team with good starts when he didn’t score big. He has a PPM of 54 and an MDTA of 1.4 in the tour.
He might have not looked as convincing in the recent test matches leading into the BBL. But, he seemed to be a different player against the white ball. In his first match of the tour, he played a lone inning when others struggled to score runs. He has a PPM of 42 and an MDTA of 1.5 in the tour.
He seemed to be the only bowler from Hobart who has troubled batsmen in the last two games. He chipped in with 5 wickets in the last two games and also proved to be economical. It seemed like he Is filling the void left by Meredith.