HUR vs SIX Dream11 Match Prediction: Hobart Hurricanes had a memorable run in BBL 08 by topping the points table through a fearless brand of cricket. However, the Hurricanes were beaten by Melbourne Stars in the semi-finals and their aim this season will be to go the distance. Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers got off to a positive start this season by comprehensively beating Perth Scorchers by eight wickets after bundling them out for 131.
Date- Friday, December 20 | Time- 9:15 AM (IST) | Venue- Traeger Park
Tymal Mills has left the club and South African middle-order batsman, David Miller has recently joined the team. Mathew Wade is no longer in the team due to him being on international duty and his presence will be sorely missed by the Hurricanes. The onus of picking up wickets with the new ball will be on Rily Meredith and James Faulkner. Meanwhile, Qais Ahmed should be the frontline spinner now that Johan Botha has announced retirement.
The Sixers should be persisting with the same eleven which featured in the eight wickets win over Perth Scorchers. Josh Philippe and Daniel Hughes should be in charge of opening the innings with the bat, while James Vince, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk and Hayden Kerr add further solidity to the batting lineup. Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steeve O Keefe and Benjamin Maneti would lead the bowling attack.
Possible Playing Eleven
HUR (Expected Playing 11)- D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott (captain), George Bailey, David Miller, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Riley Meredith, Clive Rose
SIX (Expected Playing 11)- Josh Philippe (wicketkeeper), Dan Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (captain), Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe
Riley Meredith can pick up crucial wickets at important intervals for Hobart Hurricanes. Meredith has scalped 10 wickets from the last eight games with an economy of nine.
Josh Philippe scored a half-century against Perth Scorchers and has done well with the bat lately. Phillipe has scored 318 runs from the last 10 games with an average of 53 and a strike rate of 165.62 for the Sixers.
James Faulkner is a valuable member of the Hobart Hurricanes given his ability of big hitting and knack of taking wickets. Faulkner has eight wickets from the last eight games for the Hurricanes with an economy of eight.
Sean Abbott has been pivotal with the ball in hand for Sydney Sixers. Abbott has 14 wickets from 10 games with an economy of eight.
Sydney Sixers are fresh from a win and will be eager to carry on that positive momentum.