BBL 2020 LIVE: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers Preview, Head to Head Statistics, Predicted XI, LIVE Streaming Link, BBL 10 Fixtures, and Schedule
BBL 2020 LIVE – Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers: The 10th edition of the KFC Big Bash League is all set to commence from December 10, Thursday and defending champions Sydney Sixers will lock horns with Hobart Hurricanes in the opening fixture at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart.
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Notably, BBL 10 is the first T20 league which will be played in as many as nine venues and spectators will be allowed to witness the action from the stands. While the first half of the competition will be played in Hobart and Canberra, the tournament will eventually move to Launceston, Brisbane, Adelaide, Carrara Oval, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
Also, BBL 2020 will witness three new rules – Bash Boost, X-Factor and Power surge.
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BBL 2020: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers Preview
Talking about the teams, Hobart Hurricanes has been one of the most consistent teams of the competition. They were knocked out in the eliminator in the previous edition and would look to better their performance this time around.
Hurricanes will be lead by in-form Matthew Wade, who smashed 58 and 80 in the last two T20Is against India. The side will also consist of Johan Botha, who came out of retirement to take part in the upcoming edition of Big Bash League (BBL).
The 36-year-old had announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in the middle of BBL 2019 citing physical fatigue after playing 10 games for the Hurricanes.
Botha, however, has now said it was not the way he wanted to end his career and he felt he can still make a contribution as a player.
Meanwhile, Hobart will be dearly missing the services of Dawid Malan (quarantine until Dec 18), Keemo Paul (available from Dec 25) and Sandeep Lamichhane (available from early January).
On the other hand, title-holders Sydney Sixers will have a chance to double up after the signings of Nick Bertus, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian (Renegades), Jason Holder, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Gurinder Sandhu (Thunder) and Mitchell Starc.
However, that Tom Curran, Daniel Fallins, Josh Hazlewood, Steven Smith have pulled out is certainly a setback for them. Wicket-keeper batsman Josh Philippe remains their most exciting batting talent. James Vince will also be crucial for their fortunes.
Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers match details
Date: December 10, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 1:45 PM IST / 7:15 PM Local Time
Venue: Blundstone Arena, Hobart
BBL 2020 Hobart Hurricanes vs Syndey Sixers LIVE Broadcast and Streaming Details
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Hobart Hurricanes vs Syndey Sixers: Head-to-head
Matches – 12 : Sixers – 5 : Hurricanes – 6
Hobart Hurricanes – Scott Boland, Johan Botha, Tim David, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram (SA), Will Jacks (Eng), Caleb Jewell, Sandeep Lamichhane (Nep), Dawid Malan (Eng), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Mitch Owen, Wil Parker, Keemo Paul (WI), D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Charlie Wakim, Nick Winter, Mac Wright
Sydney Sixers – Sean Abbott, Nick Bertus, Carlos Brathwaite (WI), Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques, Jason Holder (WI), Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Tom Rogers, Gurinder Sandhu, Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, James Vince (Eng)
BBL 2020: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers predicted XIs
Hobart Hurricanes predicted XI: Matthew Wade (c), D’Arcy Short, Macalister Wright, Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb (wk), Mitchell Owen, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Will Parker
Sydney Sixers predicted XI: Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Carlos Brathwaite, Daniel Christian, Jason Holder, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Lloyd Pope