Hobart Hurricanes hope to jump into top five
The new BBL rules have clashes with Hobart Hurricanes hopes this season. While they have more wins than Melbourne Stars, the Hurricanes haven’t quite been able to step up in the Bash Boost to keep enough points to match their number of wins. This has seen them languish behind in the league, but it’s not too late for them to resurrect the season and find their way into the top five. The Hobart Hurricanes have odds of 2.00 to win this game against the Sydney Sixers.
The Sydney Sixers were comfortably at the top of the points table at one point, but in the last few games, they have lost ground to concede the top position to Perth Scorchers. Sydney Sixers have 32 points, same as the Scorchers and a win would take them to the top yet again playing as many games as the Scorchers. They have odds of 1.66 to win this game.
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Hobart Hurricanes hold the edge in terms of overall and recent record
Overall record shows the Hobart Hurricanes holding an edge over the Sixers with seven wins against five. The men in violet have had an inconsistent run this season, though, failing to notch up consistent wins to stay in the top half of the table. In recent matches too, the Hurricanes have a better record against the Sixers, winning the last two head-to-head matches.
RECOMMENDED BET: The Sixers have had the better season and shown enough consistency to boast of odds of 1.66 to beat the Hobart Hurricanes.
The last year when these teams met, the Sixers had won the contest. This year, they are yet to meet and go head-to-head at a crucial juncture in the league with just two matches remaining for both teams.
Keep an eye on…
Josh Philippe: With 441 runs in 12 matches, the Sixers opener and wicket-keeper is the second-highest run-scorer in the season. He has looked at ease when batting and the runs at the top that have come at a good pace have ensured that the Sixers’ middle-order is under less pressure.
D’Arcy Short: Much of Hobart Hurricanes batting has been dependent on D’Arcy Short in recent times and with him failing to consistently score runs this season, the onus has been on the likes of Ben McDermott, Dawid Malan, Matthew Wade and Tim David to make up. Wade’s presence after the Tests against India has reduced the onus on Short and it could free him up to make a big one.
TIP: Josh Philippe is a top performer for the Sydney Sixers and is the second-highest run-scorer this season. He has odds of 7.00 to win the Player of the Match award.