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BBL 2021-22: Match 44 – Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder – Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details, and Updates

Thunder are on five-match winning streak

Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder (Image Credit: Twitter)

Hobart Hurricanes are set to cross swords with Sydney Thunder in match 44 Big Bash League (BBL). The former is placed fourth on the points table with five wins and as many losses. Meanwhile, the Thunder placed second with seven wins and three losses. 

The Hurricanes are coming off a thumping eight-wicket victory over Brisbane Heat. Hurricanes have not been consistent this season. The batters have been the culprit for their losses. The team has failed to cross the 150 run mark in seven of their 10 games. While they are not short on quality, the likes of D Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Tim David have not been consistent enough. Ben McDermott played a blinder in the last game and a lot will rest on his shoulders in the coming game.

Meanwhile, Sydney Thunder are on a five-match winning streak. The Chis Green-led side have been very convincing in both departments of the game. Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, and Matthew Gilkes have contributed to these wins. 

Pitch Report

The match will be played at Aurora Stadium in Launceston. The pitch is generally good for batting as the WBBL matches in 2021 suggest. If the batters play to their potential, it should be a high scoring game.

Probable Playing XIs for HUR vs ST:

Hobart Hurricanes

Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Tom Lammonby, Peter Handscomb (c), Tim David, Wil Parker, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Gabe Bell

Sydney Thunder

Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Alex Ross, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Mohammad Hasnain

Head-to-head-record

Played 15, Hurricanes 9, Thunder 6

Match Details:

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, Match 44

Venue: Aurora Stadium in Launceston

Date & Time: January 9 at 8:40 am IST

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

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