Hello and welcome to our THU vs HUR Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes will play against each other in the 43rd match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 at Manuka Oval, Canberra.
The Sydney Thunder are having a good time so far as they have won 6 out of 10 matches and are currently at the 1st position on the points table with a total of 23 points. In the last game, Sydney Thunder had to face disappointment as they lost 5 wickets through the DLS method.
Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja have been giving a brilliant start to the inning this season, but Khawaja got out early in the last game, and Alex Hales scored a brilliant fifty. Skipper Ferguson has not been able to score much in the last three matches.
Except for one brilliant inning, Sam Billings has not been able to score much so far this season. Alex Ross has also struggled to score in the last two matches. Ben Cutting has been brilliant throughout the season, batting in the lower middle-order but scored only 8 runs in the last match.
Daniel Sams batted brilliantly, scoring a fifty along with Nathan McAndrew, and provided an excellent finish to the team.
The bowling performance was once again failed to put up a good performance in the last match. Tanveer Sangha has been the most consistent wicket-taker, along with Nathan McAndrew, this season. Daniel Sams bowled well in the last match, picking up a wicket.
Thunder have a perfect batting unit, but they need to improve a bit in their bowling performance, and they can easily get back on the top of the points table.
The Hobart Hurricanes have appeared to be struggling in the last few matches. They have won 5 out of 10 matches and are currently at 7th position on the points table with 19 points. Hurricanes lost their last game by 9 wickets.
D’Arcy Short, after struggling to score for many matches this season, finally managed to score a fifty in the last match. McDermott has been performing well and giving an excellent start to the team but was out early in the last match. David Malan at No.3 has put up some decent performances and has scored a fifty so far this season but was out for a duck in the last match.
Skipper Handscomb has played only a couple of good innings and has appeared to be out of form in most of the matches. Colin Ingram and Tim David have been performing decently and providing finishes to the team in most matches.
Riley Meredith has been bowling well and consistently picking up wickets but went wicketless in the last match. Nathan Ellis and Scott Boland have also been performing decently. The young leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is 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.
THU vs HUR Match Details
Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, 43rd Match, Big Bash League 2020-21.
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Date: 18th January 2021
Time: 01:45 PM IST
THU vs HUR Head-to-Head Records
Matches Played: 13
THU Won: 5
HUR Won: 8
No Result: 0
Average 1st innings score: 173
Average 2nd innings score: 146
(The average scores are based on the eight completely played matches here at this venue so far this season)
The pitch is a balanced one with a bit of assistance for the pacers in the initial overs. The spinners will play a crucial role in the match.
The pitch is expected to slow down as the game progresses. A score above 165 could be considered a fighting total.
The chasing team has won six out of the nine matches so far at this venue this season.
The weather will be sunny, and there is no chance of rain during the match.
THU vs HUR Dream11 Team News
- Thunder have announced a 19-man squad for the match against Stars.
- They are going with the same squad as of the last match.
- The Hurricanes have named a 15-man squad for the match.
- Colin Ingram has departed from the Hurricanes and will not be playing the rest of the season.
- Will Jacks has returned to the squad.
Probable Playing XI
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha.
Bench: Brendan Doggett, Arjun Nair, Ollie Davies, Baxter Holt (wk), Matthew Gilkes, Jonathan Cook, Jason Sangha, Chris Tremain.
D’Arcy Short, Will Jacks, Ben McDermott (Wk), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (C), Tim David, Mitch Owen, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Bench: Nick Winter, David Moody, Wil Parker, Macalister Wright.
Top picks for THU vs HUR Dream11 Team
(10 M, 323 R, 32.30 A)
Hales will open the innings for his side and will play attacking aggressively in the powerplay. Hales scored 54 runs in the last match and is one of the top five run-scorers so far this season.
(8 M, 183 R, 45.75 A + 23.4 O, 10 W)
He is another excellent all-rounder who will bowl in the powerplay and death and be handy with the bat. He scored 50* runs and picked up 2 wickets in the last match.
(10 M, 241 R, 26.77 A)
Khawaja will open the innings along with Hales and will play attacking cricket. Khawaja got out for only 2 runs in the last match.
(10 M, 247 R, 27.44 A)
He will bat at No 3 and will also lead the side. Ferguson scored only 3 runs in the last match and has appeared out of form in the last few matches.
(6 M, 137 R, 22.83 A)
He is a right-handed batsman and is an excellent striker of the ball. Billings scored only 15 runs in the last match.
(10 M, 32.3 O, 16 W)
Sangha is a young right-arm leg spinner and has been bowling brilliantly this season. He bowled well, picking up 1 wicket in the last match.
(9 M, 28 O, 12 W)
Green is a right-arm off-spinner who will bowl in the powerplay and provide an early breakthrough for the team. Green did not play the last match.
(9 M, 52 R, 26 A + 32 O, 12 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a decent pace. Nathan scored 17* runs and managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.
(7 M, 25 O, 3 W)
He is a Right-arm fast bowler and can trouble any batsman with his pace. Milne went wicketless in the last match and had been struggling to pick up wickets.
(10 M, 174 R, 29 A + 16 O, 3 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 only 8 runs but managed to pick up 1 wicket in the last match.
(5 M, 99 R, 24.75 A)
He is a right-handed batsman and generally bats in the middle-order. In the last match, Ross scored only 3 runs.
(10 M, 195 R, 19.50 A + 21 O, 6 W)
He is one of the best openers in the Australian domestic circuit and performs consistently in the BBL. Short batted well, scoring 54 runs but was expensive with the ball in the last match.
(8 M, 301 R, 43 A)
He is the wicketkeeper-batsman of the team and plays according to the required situation. Ben batted decently, scoring 22 runs in the last game, and is one of the season’s top five run-scorer.
(6 M, 175 R, 29.16 A)
He is the No.1 T20 batsman globally and has made his BBL debut this season. In the last match, Malan was out for a duck.
(9 M, 34.2 O, 12 W)
He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler. Meridith went wicketless in the last match.
(10 M, 42 R, 10.5 A + 37.4 O, 12 W)
He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and bowls at a decent pace. Nathan went wicketless in the last match.
(10 M, 38.2 O, 10 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and one of the experienced players in the squad. Boland bowled well, picking up a wicket in the last match.
(4 M, 15 O, 4 W)
He is a young right-arm leg-spin bowler. Lamichhane went wicketless in the last match.
(10 M, 224 R, 37.33 A)
He is a young right-handed batsman and does the job of a finisher in the team. David scored 31* runs in the last match.
THU vs HUR Dream11 Team Prediction
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- D’Arcy Short
- Daniel Sams
- Alex Hales
- Ben McDermott
- Dawid Malan
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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.