Jan 18: Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, Canberra

Professional Tip: Dawid Malan’s consistency in T20 cricket has been stellar just lately. Whereas he has not recorded an enormous rating within the final three video games, anticipate him to return good on Monday.

Our XI: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Quick, Dawid Malan, Tim David, Sandeep Lamichhane, Riley Meredith.

Substitutes: Peter Handscomb, Scott Boland, Callum Ferguson, Ben Reducing.

Participant Availability: Colin Ingram is not going to be out there for the Hurricanes for the remainder of the season. Thunder’s Inexperienced didn’t play the final recreation after struggling an harm and his availability is unsure for this recreation too.

We’d not all the time be capable of tip you off about late harm (or different related) updates, so please finalise your group after the toss.

Captain: Alex Hales

Hales is the second-highest run-scorer in BBL10 with 323 runs in ten video games at an exceptional strike-rate of 161.50, behind solely Josh Philippe. He has been an aggressor within the first six overs, scoring 242 runs at a price of 170.42, probably the most on this yr’s match. Within the six video games he performed at Manuka Oval this season, he recorded 4 30-plus scores.

Vice-captain: Ben McDermott

Regardless of taking part in simply eight video games to date, McDermott is the third highest run-scorer with 301 runs at a mean of 43. He additionally will get further factors for his wicketkeeping – he has effected six dismissals in eight video games. The final time he performed in opposition to the Thunder at Manuka Oval, he scored an unbeaten 44 in 36 delivers.

Sizzling Picks

Dawid Malan: Malan, the No. 1-ranked T20I batsman, has scored 175 runs in six video games in BBL10. He has been a bit off within the latest video games having not scored 30-plus runs within the final three innings and he’s due for an enormous one. In 2020, he scored 397 runs in 10 T20Is at a mean of 49.62 and a strike-rate of 142.29. He is an efficient vice-captain alternative too.

Daniel Sams: Since BBL09, no participant has taken extra wickets than Daniel Sams with 40 wickets in 25 video games putting as soon as in each 12.3 deliveries. He has proven glimpses of his batting potential prior to now seasons however in BBL10 he has taken it to new ranges together with his 25-ball unbeaten 65 and 37-ball unbeaten 50.

D’Arcy Quick: For the primary time in 4 seasons, Quick has not been on the prime of the run-scoring charts for the Hurricanes within the BBL. He has scored solely 195 runs in ten video games however has made up a bit by selecting up a few three-wicket hauls to date. He regarded in good nick within the final recreation the place he recorded a 50-plus rating in opposition to Scorchers.

Differential Picks

Sam Billings: One of many much-improved gamers within the latest years, Sam Billings already confirmed his batting prowess with a 48-ball 83 in opposition to Scorchers just lately. Within the latest ODI collection in opposition to Australia, he recorded the very best rating within the collection together with his 110-ball 118.

Sandeep Lamichhane: In a pitch that assists spinners to an awesome extent, Lamichhane is predicted to make an influence. The 20-year-old spinner has been a prolific wicket taker within the BBL having picked up 30 wickets in 25 video games to date.

Alternate Situations

  • Ben Reducing can substitute Tim David.
  • Callum Ferguson and Usman Khawaja could be swapped.


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