BBL 2022/23 – Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, match preview, predicted lineups
Sydney Thunder take on Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday in BBL 2022/23 as the season moves ahead. Both teams will be looking for a win here.
Date and Time : 31st December 2022, 3:30 PM (Local)
Venue : Lavington Sports Ground, Albury
Sydney Thunder are having an ok campaign thus far this season and will look to win more games as they come. They are currently 5th in the points table after 6 games with 6 points. NRR is a – 0.540.
Thunder’ batting have not been consistent and they will need to align things right. Bowling wise they will have to be clinical.
Head coach Trevor Bayliss will have to be spot on with his tactics.
On the other hand, Hobart Hurricanes too have had an ok campaign as they look to climb up the table. They are on 4 points from 4 games. The NRR is a – 0.378.
The Hurricane’ batsman need to be consistent. In terms of their bowling they will have to be clinical.
Coach Adam Griffith will utilise his proven ways.
For the wicket, it will be a balanced wicket.
Team news and possible lineups
Gurinder Sandhu is injured and won’t be available for Sydney Thunder. As for the Hurricanes Matthew Wade is available and will play.
Sydney Thunder XI : O. Davies, B. Doggett, M. Gilkes, C. Green (C), A. Hales, N. McAndrew, A. Ross, R. Rossouw, D. Sams, U. Qadir, J. Davies.
Hobart Hurricanes XI : Asif Ali, T. David, N. Ellis, Jewell, S. Khan, R. Meredith, Paris, D. Short, M. Wade (C), J. Neesham, P. Dooley.
Both teams will have equal chances in the game and given their current standings it should be a good contest. But home advantage should count on in for the Thunder team as they make 2 important points.