Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Match 52 Preview: January 24, 2021
Match Preview: What to Expect
As on January, 19, Sydney Sixers are on top of the Big Bash League table with 32 points from 11 games, while Hobart Hurricanes are in the fourth spot with 23 points from 11 matches.
Big Bash League Points Table
There have been two Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes head to head matches in the current BBL season. The Hurricanes won the December, 10 encounter by 16 runs and there was no result in the January, 16 game.
In the Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers match on December, 10, the Sixers won the toss but elected to field first. The Hurricanes made 178/8 in their 20 overs thanks to Tim David’s 58 off 33 balls with 8 fours and 1 six and Colin Ingram’s 55 off 42 deliveries with 7 fours and 1 six.
For the Sixers, Ben Dwarshuis bagged 3/38 in four overs while Daniel Christian claimed 3/36 in his four overs. The Hurricanes then restricted Sydney to 162/6 to triumph by 16 runs. The main contributors for the Sixers were James Vince (67 off 41) and Jack Edwards (47 off 39).
For the Hurricanes, James Faulkner bagged 2/22 in four overs and Riley Meredith snared 2/29 in his four overs to lead their side to victory. Tim David was named player of the match. Hobart Hurricanes bagged 3 points and the Sixers 1 point in this game.
Both the Sixers and the Hurricanes are in good form this year and match 52 on January, 24 promises to be a close encounter.
For the Sixers, the top batsmen this year have been ‘keeper Josh Philippe with 420 runs in 10 games at an average of 42.00 and scoring rate of 150.00 and skipper Daniel Hughes with 273 from 10 matches at an average of 34.13 and strike rate of 139.29
The best bowlers for the Sixers have been Steve O’Keefe who has bagged 13 scalps in 9 games at an economy rate of 6.37 and strike rate of 13.85 and West Indian Carlos Brathwaite with 13 wickets in 10 matches at 7.14 economy rate and 13.38 strike rate.
For the Hurricanes, Ben McDermott and Dawid Malan have been star performers with the bat this season. McDermott has blasted 397 runs in 9 games at an average of 49.63 and scoring rate of 143.32. Malan has smashed 217 runs in 7 matches at an average of 31.00 and strike rate of 118.58.
The best bowlers for the Hurricanes have been Scott Boland and Nathan Ellis. Boland has snared 13 scalps in 10 games with an economy rate of 7.88 and strike rate of 17.69. Ellis has claimed 12 wickets in 10 matches with an economy rate of 7.75 and strike rate of 18.83.
The January, 24 clash promises to be a close one as both teams are in splendid form with their top players raring to go.
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