THU vs HUR Dream11: The BBL 10 is moving towards its business end and it will be Hobart Hurricanes to take on Sydney Thunder here at Canberra. Sydney Thunder have are looking good in the points table with 6 wins but 3 losses in their last 4 games will worry them. They have a solid looking batting order with Hales, Khawaja and Ferguson the top three. The presence of quality allrounders like Sams, Cutting and Green lend a perfect balance to their eleven. Daniel Sams in particular, has been in a blistering form with season with both bat and ball. Young sensation Tanveer Sangha has shown enough maturity by picking up big wickets this season. The Thunder will be looking to get their campaign back on track ahead of an important phase.
Hobart Hurricanes too are coming off a string of losses recently. Just like Thunder, they too possess a powerful batting lineup capable of scaling down big scores. McDermott, Short and Malan form one of the best trios at the top. Skipper Handscomb and Colin Ingram give them the required experience in the middle order. Bowling looks decent with Boland and Ellis in good form and Meredith clocking some impressive speeds. With Lamichhane’s inclusion into the side, they have a global T20 superstar who can pick up wickets in the middle overs.
THU vs HUR Dream11 match details
Fixture name: Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes
Competition: Big Bash League 2020-21
Date: 18 January, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Ground: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sydney Sixers 164/3 (18.5 overs) beat Perth Scorchers 163/7 by 7 wickets on Jan 16, 2021.
THU (recent last) W L W L L
HUR (recent last) W W L L L
Points Table Standings: THU 2, HUR 7
Pitch Report: The pitch will offer something for everyone. Initially it will offer some movement to seamers but it will get better for batting. Spinners can come into the game during the latter part of the match. Expect scores around 160. The weather will be partly cloudy for the match.
THU vs HUR Playing 11
THU Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Chris Green has recovered from his pain in left calf muscle and is available for selection.
Expected team changes- Green is expected to replace Jonathan Cook from the last match.
Khawaja and Hales will be the openers with skipper Ferguson at No.3.
Billings and Ross will be the middle order options. Cutting, Sams and Green will be the allrounders in the lower order.
Milne and Sams will be the new ball bowlers with McAndrew and Cutting to complement them. Tanveer Sangha will be the specialist spinner.
THU Playing 11 (probable)
C Ferguson (C)
S Billings (C)
HUR Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Will Jacks returns to the squad after the departure of Colin Ingram.
Expected team changes- Jacks or Mac Wright are the frontrunners to replace Ingram in the eleven.
McDermott and Short will open with Dawid Malan at No.3.
Skipper Handscomb and Tim David will be in the middle order while one out of Jacks and Wright will bat at Ingram’s slot.
Meredith, Boland and Ellis will be the quicks while Lamichhane will be the spinner.
HUR Playing 11 (probable)
B McDermott (wk)
P Handscomb (C)
W Jacks/ M Wright
THU vs HUR Today Match Prediction: Who will win THU vs HUR Dream11 match today?
Depending upon the form and availability of players, Thunder will start the game as favorites. The return of Green means they have three quality allrounders in the eleven which gives them options both in batting and bowling. Hurricanes have lost three in a row and have been pushed down to No.7 in the points table. They need to revive themselves as the competition of getting to playoffs is getting tighter. Hobart have the edge in head to head record with 8 wins to 6 but Thunder have the edge recently winning 4 out of last 5 games. Expect a good contest between bat and ball in the THU vs HUR Today Match Prediction.
THU vs HUR Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
A Hales- The Englishman has been the highest run scorer for Thunder so far. Not only has he scored runs consistently but also at a good strike rate. He is responsible for many good starts this season for Thunder.
T20 Career: Runs 7707, Avg. 30
Hales in BBL 10: Runs 323, Avg. 32
S Billings- The wicketkeeper is a talented middle order batsman who can launch in the slog overs. He is an excellent player of spin bowling and Canberra pitch may suit his style of batting.
T20 Career: Runs 3404, Avg. 23
Billings in BBL 10: Runs 137, Avg. 27
D Sams- The allrounder is in blistering form with season. He has won games with the bat as well as with the ball and is one of the contenders for the player of the season. His allround skills makes him a must pick in the THU vs HUR Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Runs 426, Bat Avg. 13, Wkts 63, Bowl Avg. 21
Sams in BBL 10: Runs 183, Bat Avg. 46, Wkts 10, Bowl Avg. 19
B McDermott- This has been a brilliant season for McDermott who has scored runs while opening the batting and has been able to get big scores. He is also one of the top six hitters of this season.
T20 Career: Runs 1559, Avg. 32
McDermott in BBL 10: Runs 301, Avg. 43
D Malan- Malan is a premier international T20 batsman though he would like to get some match winning contributions this season. He has the skills to play the seamers as well as the spinners and he can pace his innings according to the situation.
T20 Career: Runs 6027, Avg. 33
Malan in BBL 10: Runs 175, Avg. 29
S Lamichhane- This hasn’t been a great season for Lamichhane according to his standards but he has the skills to pick up wickets in the middle overs. He has the experience of playing in various T20 leagues around the world.
T20 Career: Wkts 121, Bowl Avg. 18
Lamichhane in BBL 10: Wkts 4, Bowl Avg. 30
T Sangha- This has been a dream debut season for Sangha who picked up some big wickets. He is the highest wicket taker for his team and is in the top 5 wicket takers list currently.
T20 Career: Wkts 16, Bowl Avg. 15
Sangha in BBL 10: Wkts 16, Bowl Avg. 15
D Short- Short is a BBL stalwart and has scored runs consistently in almost every season. This has been a season to forget for him as he has struggled for runs but a half century in the last game might be an indication of him returning to form.
T20 Career: Runs 3199, Bat Avg. 36, Wkts 46, Bowl Avg. 29
Short in BBL 10: Runs 195, Bat Avg. 19, Wkts 6, Bowl Avg. 28