PREVIEW

 

As we are heading into the business end of the Big Bash League 2019, the tension is reaching out of the roof. The table toppers, Hobart Hurricanes are ready to take on Sydney Thunder in their last league fixture at Manuka Oval. Hobart Hurricanes will look to gain some momentum heading into the playoffs, while the Thunders would eye to seal their spot in the top four. Both the sides will face each other for the second time in this season. Hobart Hurricanes won that previous encounter by seven wickets.

Sydney Thunder finds themselves at the sixth spot in the points table with 11 points in 13 league games. They have managed to win only five games while lost seven games in the process. The Thunders have to win this game anyhow if they want to stand an outside chance of making it into the top four. Watson & Co would be hoping to bounce back after their loss against Sydney Sixers in the last game.

On the contrary, Hobart Hurricanes are comfortably sitting at the top of the pile. They have won 10 games in their 13 league games to secure the top spot with 20 points. The Hurricanes emerged victorious in their last home game against the Renegades by 16 runs. Matthew Wade has led his side well to them into the semi-finals.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time:  12:45 PM IST

Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra

League: Big Bash League 2018-19

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com

 

 

Recent Form

 

Hobart Hurricanes – W L W L W

Sydney Thunder – L L W L NR

 

Head-to-head (last five fixtures)

 

Hobart Hurricanes – 3, Sydney Thunder – 2

 

Team News

 

Hobart Hurricanes

James Faulkner has been rested ahead of the finals.

 

Sydney Thunder

Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, and Kurtis Patterson have been recalled before his fixture.

Matt Gilkes comes back in after his injury.

Arjun Nair, Jono Cook, Baxter Holt, and Jason Sangha will miss out.

 

SQUADS

 

Hobart Hurricanes squad: Matthew Wade (c), Qais Ahmad, Jofra Archer, George Bailey, Alex Doolan, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, David Moody, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, and D’Arcy Short.

Sydney Thunder squad: Shane Watson (c), Fawad Ahmed, Pat Cummins, Anton Devcich, Callum Ferguson, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Chris Jordan, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Kurtis Patterson, Daniel Sams, and Gurinder Sandhu.

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Hobart Hurricanes

 

  1. Matthew Wade
  2. Caleb Jewell
  3. Ben McDermott
  4. George Bailey
  5. D’Arcy Short
  6. Simon Milenko
  7. Clive Rose
  8. Qais Ahmad
  9. Jofra Archer
  10. Riley Meredith
  11. David Moody

 

Sydney Thunder

  1. Matt Gilkes
  2. Shane Watson
  3. Callum Ferguson
  4. Usman Khawaja
  5. Anton Devcich
  6. Daniel Sams
  7. Fawad Ahmed
  8. Pat Cummins
  9. Chris Green
  10. Chris Jordan
  11. Gurinder Sandhu

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

 

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