BBL 6 , Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes , Sydney cricket ground , Sydney
In the 4th match of BIg Bash League season 6 it is the clash of Sydney Sixers who have already registered a win against their name by comfortably beating Sydney thunder in the opening game who will take on Hobart Hurricanes who din’t had a good season 5 finishing 7th on the points table just above Sydney Sixers who finished last. Its a different ball game this year Sixers look more stronger with inclusion of Jason Roy and Sam Billings and availability of Moises Henriques who missed half of last season due to injury. Where as Hobart have a same core but will be without Ben Dunk who has been imported to Adelaide Strikers they will surely miss his services.
Pitch & conditions
Traditionally pitch is good for batting but it also helps spinners with bit of turn available from the wicket. This venue has produced many high scores in T 20 cricket but also has many scores between 130-145 as sometimes pitch tends to be slow and ball doesn’t comes nicely on to the bat batsmen need to be careful assist the conditions and then go after the bowling. Weather is going to be clear with 5% chances of precipitation which is not much to bother.
(based on BBL 5 records)
In 4 matches played at Sydney cricket ground last season. First inning scores have been (1-2 denotes match won by side batting first or second) : 202/1 , 162/1 , 139/2 , 186/1 . Which sums up to an average of 172. It is a high scoring venue and you should expect high scores in tomorrow’s clash as well.
Watch out for
Jason Roy hard hitting English opening batsmen has already made a mark in this years BBL . First taking an unbelievable catch at point region to dismiss ben rohrer. Second hitting a mind-boggling 110 meter six on Pat Cummins ball. Though he missed out on a big score playing a false shot of Andre Russell but this time he would want to carry on and make some big score at a very fast rate for his team.
Stuart Broad quick England bowler has turn up to Big Bash League to revive his white ball career and he will be part of Hobart Hurricanes this year as an overseas player alongside Kumar Sangakkara. He adds up a great value to Hobart side as he is capable of hitting balls out of the park down the order. His experience will be key and his determination shown to play with white ball for England again , he will definitely give his 100% to Hobart Hurricanes side.
They have made one change to the squad that took on the Sydney Thunder on Tuesday night, with Harry Conway coming in to replace Henry Thornton after being added to the Club’s list as a replacement for Josh Hazlewood, who is on International duties with the Australian team. Captain Moises Henriques will most probably stick with the winning combination from game 1 unless there are any fitness issues.
13 man squad : #21 Moises Henriques (c) , Sean Abbott , Sam Billings , Doug Bollinger , Johan Botha , Harry Conway , Ben Dwarshuis , Brad Haddin , Daniel Hughes , Joe Mennie , Stephen O’Keefe , Jason Roy , Jordan Silk.
They have a lot of experience in their side with presence of Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara , English quick Stuart Broad and former Australian internationalists in form of Tim Paine , Dan Christian and Shaun Tait. Former Australian skipper George Bailey is available for Hobart Hurricanes as he is free from International duties and will lead the side in tomorrow’s clash against Sixers.
13 man squad : Tim Paine , Dominic Michael , D’arcy Short , Kumar Sangakkara , George Bailey , Dan Christian , Hamish Kingston , Shaun Tait , Cameron Boyce , Stuart Broad , Clive Rose , Beau Webster , Jon Wells.
Stats & trivia
*Moises Henriques needs 52 runs to reach 1000 BBL career runs.
*Dan Christian needs 73 runs to reach 2000 T20 career runs.
* Johan Botha needs 3 wickets to reach 150 T20 career wickets.