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On the 23rd of January, Hobart Hurricanes will face Sydney Sixers for the reverse fixture in the Big Bash League. In their previous encounter on the 22nd of December, the Sixers won by 6 runs at the SCG stadium. In the 53rd match of the league, the Hurricanes will look for revenge at the Bellerive Oval. We take a look at the Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers betting preview below.
Hobart Hurricanes Aiming for Victory Second Time Round
The Hurricanes were unfortunate to miss out on victory in the previous fixture. They scored an impressive 131 for 7 in 14 overs. However, their total was not enough to beat the Sixers score of 137 for 6. Although the defeat was tough for the Hurricanes to take, they could look back with some optimism.
One of the main reasons for their optimistic approach was because of their incredible individual performances. The standout batsman for the Hurricanes was Asif Ali, who scored an awesome 41 runs from 13 balls. His performance alone helped the Hurricanes score their total, as only 14 overs were played by either side. Unfortunately for Ali, his batting teammates could not replicate his fine scoring.
The second highest scorer in the team was Ben McDermott, who scored 17 from 13 balls. His total was underwhelming, followed by 15 from 17 for Matthew Wade. The Hurricanes missed out due to their underwhelming batting performance, but Asif Ali can hold his head up high.
As for their bowlers, Patrick Dooley took 2 wickets for 19 from 3 overs. The other impressive bowlers for the Hurricanes included Shadab Khan and James Neesham. Khan took two for 32 from 3 overs whilst Neesham only conceded 8 runs from a single over in which he claimed a wicket.
The Sixers Aiming for a Second Win
Going into this fixture, the Sydney Sixers will be aiming to make it two wins over the Hurricanes. The previous encounter saw them score an impressive 137 from only 14 overs. However, in this fixture, they will be looking to top that. In doing so, they will be relying on a few familiar faces.
The most impressive performance in the previous encounter was Josh Philippe, who ended up as the man of the match. He scored an impressive 43 from 21 balls to help lead his team to victory. Unlike Ali, Philippe had help from his fellow batsmen. That included 38 from 25 for Kurtis Patterson and 32 from 20 for Hayden Kerr.
As for the bowlers, Sydney Sixers were fortunate enough to rely on the likes of Sean Abbott and Hayden Kerr. Abbott claimed two wickets from 3 overs whilst only conceding 32 runs. Similarly, Kerr also claimed two wickets from 3 overs whilst only giving up 36 runs. Their other economic bowler was Steve O’Keefe, who claimed a wicket from the 2 overs that he bowled, whilst only conceding 7 runs.
Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers Betting Preview: The Money Lines
22Bet Sportsbook has been one of the leading online bookies for the Big Bash League. According to the sportsbook, players can bet on a variety of options including details such as the outcome of the first ball or the coin toss. The odds on either team to win the coin toss is 1.85.
It is also possible to place a variety of wagers on the first ball, such as if it will be a dot ball, one run, a four, a six, a wicket or a no ball. It is also possible to bet on which team will have the higher opening partnership. The odds on either team is 1.85 whilst the odds on the opening partnership total to be equal pays 34 times.
Fans of the sport can also bet on how the first wicket will go. The odds of the batsman being caught is 1.4, odds 10 for a run-out, odds 15 for being stumped, odds 4.74 for being bowled and odds 4.24 for an LBW.
In this Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers betting preview, we have also included our own tips. According to our latest cricket betting tips, we believe that the match will go to Sydney Sixers. The away team are in better form and have already defeated the Hurricanes earlier in the league.
We assume that the top batsmen for either team with the most runs scored will be Asif Ali and Josh Philippe. We are guessing that the most wickets taken will be from Shadab Khan and Sean Abbott. The heavy hitters with the most sixes will likely be Asif Ali and Josh Philippe. Essentially, we believe that the player of the match will be Philippe, but we would advise keeping an eye on Asif Ali.
Sydney Sixers look as though they will score over 160 runs. As for Hobart Hurricanes, we believe that they will only reach as much as 150 runs. If you are looking to bet on a Handicap, we would advise going for Sydney Sixers.