Big Bash League 2021-22, Match 8: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Preview, Probable XIs, Match prediction, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report and Live Streaming Details

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Big Bash League 2021-22, Match 8: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes - Preview, Probable XIs, Match prediction, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report and Live Streaming Details

BBL 11, Match 8, Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes: Sydney Sixers is all set to lock horns with Hobart Hurricanes in the eighth match of BBL 2021 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, 11th December. The Sixers are off to a flying start after winning the first two matches of the tournament. They had defeated Melbourne Stars by 152 runs before outclassing Hobart Hurricances for 144 runs. Josh Phillippe was the Man of the Match in their first game for his 47-ball 83 runs knock.

James Vince & Moises Henriques also made noteworthy contributions with the bat while Steve O’Keefe and Sean Abbot starred with the ball, claiming four and three wickets each. Meanwhile, Sixers in their second game had outclassed Horbat Hurricanes in a closely fought match. Moises Henriques starred with the bat by amassing 73 runs off 48 balls. Tom Curran played a decent cameo scoring 27 runs off 21 balls.

Defending an average total of 145 runs, Tom Curran (3-27) and Hayden Kerr (2-15) provided crucial breakthroughs. Chris Jordan, Ben Manenti, and Steve O’Keefe claimed a scalp apiece to restrict the run flow of the opponents.

Hurricanes also have had a disappointing start to their BBL 11 campaign as they lost their tournament opener to an in-form Sydney Sixers by 14-runs. Bowling first, they restricted the explosive Sixers batting lineup to a modest 144-run total.

Tom Rogers (3-28) and Nathan Ellis (2-34) were the stars with the ball while Joel Paris, Tim David, and Sandeep Lamichane claimed a wicket apiece. Chasing a target of 145, Peter Handscomb (31-ball 47), Matthew Wade (18-ball 20), and Caleb Jewell (11-ball 20) played key roles with the bat.

 Match Details

Match: BBL 11, Match 8, Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes

Date: 11th December 2021.

Time: 1:05 PM IST.

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the SCG stadium is batter-friendly. The batters can play all shots freely & smash boundaries easily at SCG. The bowlers have to bowl in the right duration to keep the scoring rate under control.

The team that will win the toss should opt to chase at SCG while the team batting first needs to bring up a total of around 180 runs on board to clinch the fixture.

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Weather Report

Overcast conditions are expected to be a feature on matchday. The temperature is expected to range between 14 and 20 degrees Celsius. No rain interruptions are expected during the day.

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Probable XIs

Sydney Sixers

Josh Phillippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Ben Manenti.

Hobart Hurricanes

Matthew Wade (c &wk), Darcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Tom Lammonby, Tim David, Jordan Cox, Nathan Ellis, Tom Rogers, Joel Paris, Sandeep Lamichane.

Match Prediction

After winning the opening two matches, Sydney Sixers is high on confidence but also carries the winning momentum. The Sixers are favorites to finish on top in this game while the Hurricanes batters will have to back their bowler’s performances.

TV and Live Streaming Details

TV: Sony Sports Network.

Live Streaming: Sony LIV.

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