HUR vs THU Dream11 Prediction & Player Stats: 31st Match | BBL 2020-21

Hello and welcome to our HUR vs THU Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder will play against each other in the 31st match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 at Perth Stadium, Perth.

Hobart Hurricanes:

The Hobart Hurricanes have performed well so far as they have won 5 out of 8 matches and are currently at 3rd position on the points table with 18 points. Hurricanes lost their last game by ten runs.

D’Arcy Short‘s inconsistency with his batting performance continues as he got out early in the last match. Still, his partner McDermott has been performing well and put up a brilliant performance scoring 91 runs. David Malan at No.3 has put up some decent performances so far this season.

Skipper Handscomb has entirely been out of form this season, but he played a couple of sixes in the last match and looked in right touch in the previous game. Colin Ingram and Tim David have been scoring runs in the lower middle-order and providing a decent finish for the Hurricanes in every game.

Riley Meredith has been bowling well and consistently picking up wickets. The other bowlers like Nathan Ellis and Scott Boland, have been performing well and have not let Faulkner’s absence affect the team. The young leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is also picking up wickets at crucial times.

Hurricanes have been performing well this season, but their performance has taken a dip from the last few matches. They need to regroup and improve their performance, and they could easily win the games.

Sydney Thunder:

The Sydney Thunder are having a good time so far as they have won 5 out of 7 matches and are currently at 2nd position on the points table with a total of 19 points. In the last game, Sydney Thunder had to face disappointment as they lost the match by five wickets.

Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja have been giving a brilliant start to the inning from the past few matches, but in the last game, Khawaja got out for a duck, whereas Hales just fell short of a fifty. Skipper Ferguson batted decently in the previous match providing stability to the innings.

Oliver Davies, after a couple of good knocks, has not been able to score much. Wicketkeeper Sam Billings batted well, scoring some quick runs in the middle-order. Ben Cutting and Daniel Sams have been doing the role of all-rounders perfectly by scoring runs and picking up wickets whenever provided an opportunity to them.

The bowlers have not been up to the mark in the last two matches as they have conceded runs and have not consistently picked up wickets. In the previous game, Tanveer Sangha picked up three wickets, but he was very expensive. Chris Green and Nathan McAndrew managed to pick up one wicket each.

Thunder have a perfect batting unit, but they need to focus on their bowling; otherwise, it will become challenging for them to win the matches as the tournament progresses.

HUR vs THU Match Details

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, 31st Match, Big Bash League 2020-21.

Venue: The Perth Stadium, Perth.

Date: January 7th, 2021

Time: 12:40 PM IST

HUR vs THU Head-to-Head Records

Matches Played: 13

HEA Won: 8

THU Won: 5

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

Pitch Report

Average 1st innings score: 184

Average 2nd innings score: 93

(The average score is based on 2 match played here so far this season)

The pitch is considered to favor the batsman, but it generally slows down in the second half, and the bowlers have a perfect chance of picking up wickets.

Two out of the two match has been won by the team batting first.

Weather Forecast

The weather will be clear skies, and there is a chance of rain during the match.

HUR vs THU Dream11 Team News

HUR:

  • The Hurricanes have named a 16-man squad for the match.
  • The only change is that Charlie Wakim has been exempted from the squad for only this match.

THU:

  • Thunder has announced an 18-man squad for the match.
  • Daniel Sams has been ruled out of this match due to a concussion injury against the Brisbane Heat.

Probable Playing XI

Hobart Hurricanes:

D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott (Wk), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (C), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Johan Botha, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane.

Bench: Mitch Owen, David Moody Nick Winter, Wil Parker, Macalister Wright.

Sydney Thunder:

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Ollie Davies, Sam Billings (wk), Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Chris Tremain/Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha.

Bench:  Baxter Holt (wk), Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes, Brendan Doggett, Jonathan Cook, Jason Sangha, Arjun Nair/Chris Tremain.

Top picks for HUR vs THU Dream11 Prediction

HUR:

D’Arcy Short:

(8 M, 122 R, 15.25 A + 15 O, 3 W)

He is one of the best openers in the Australian domestic circuit and performs consistently in the BBL. Short scored only 8 runs and was expensive with the ball, and went wicketless in the last match. 

Ben McDermott:

(6 M, 277 R, 55.40 A)

He is the wicketkeeper-batsman of the team and plays according to the required situation. Ben batted brilliantly, scoring 91 runs in the last game, and is currently the leading run-scorer of the season.

Dawid Malan:

(4 M, 155 R, 38.75 A)

He is the No.1 T20 batsman globally and has made his BBL debut this season. In the last match, Malan batted decently, scoring 26 runs from 22 balls. 

Colin Ingram:

(8 M, 228 R, 32.57 A)

He is one of the experienced players in the T20 format and has played a lot of cricket in the BBL. Ingram scored 17 runs in the last match.

Riley Meredith:

(8 M, 31 O, 12 W)

He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler. Meridith bowled well, picking up 2 wickets in the last match.

Nathan Ellis:

(8 M, 34 R, 8.5 A + 30.4 O, 12 W)

He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and bowls at a decent pace. Nathan bowled brilliantly, picking up three wickets for 31 runs in the last match.

Scott Boland:

(8 M, 30.2 O, 9 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and one of the experienced players in the squad. Boland was very expensive and went wicketless in the last match.

Sandeep Lamichhane:

(2 M, 8 O, 3 W)

He is a young right-arm leg-spin bowler. Lamichhane managed to pick up 1 wicket in the last match.

THU:

Alex Hales:

(7 M, 243 R, 34.71 A)

Hales will open the innings for his side and will play attacking aggressively in the powerplay. Hales scored 46 runs from just 26 balls in the last match and is one of the team’s key batsmen.

Callum Ferguson:

(7 M, 243 R, 40.50 A)

He will bat at No 3 and will also lead the side. Ferguson scored 35 runs in the last match and is one of the top five run-scorers so far this season.

Usman Khawaja:

(7 M, 164 R, 27.33 A)

Khawaja will open the innings along with Hales and will play attacking cricket. Khawaja was out for a duck in the last match.

Tanveer Sangha:

(7 M, 24.3 O, 13 W)

Sangha is a young right-arm leg spinner and has been bowling brilliantly this season. He was expensive in the last match but managed to pick up 3 wickets and is the second-highest wicket-taker so far this season.

Ben Cutting:

(7 M, 104 R, 26 A + 9 O, 1 W)

Cutting is one of the best all-rounders in the T20 format in the world. Cutting will bowl 2-3 overs in the middle overs and do the team’s finishing duties. He scored 24 runs and went wicketless in the last match.

Chris Green:

(7 M, 22 O, 10 W)

Green is a right-arm off-spinner who will bowl in the powerplay and provide an early breakthrough for the team. Green bowled well, picking up 1 wicket in the last match.

Adam Milne:

(4 M, 15 O, 2 W)

He is a Right-arm fast bowler and can trouble any batsman with his pace. Milne went wicketless in the last match.

Sam Billings:

(3 M, 38 R, 12.66 A)

He is a right-handed batsman and is an excellent striker of the ball. Billings scored 22 runs and was unlucky as he got run out in the last match.

Nathan McAndrew:

(6 M, 31 R, 31 A + 21 O, 8 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a decent pace. Nathan managed to pick up one wicket in the last match.

HUR vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction

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HUR vs THU Dream11 Team 31st match BBL 2020-21
HUR vs THU Dream11 Team 31st match BBL 2020-21

Captain/Vice-Captain Choices

  • D’Arcy Short
  • Ben McDermott
  • Ben Cutting
  • Dawid Malan
  • Alex Hales
  • C Ferguson
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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