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On the 22nd of December, Sydney Sixers will play at home against Hobart Hurricanes. The match will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. Our Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes betting predictions will include all the odds available for the match and how the teams go into the game.
Sydney Sixers Aiming for a Win
The Sydney Sixers will fancy their chances of getting a result in this Big Bash League game. As they are playing at home, the Sixers will have the advantage. The team will aim to win the 20-over match as they have proved to do so on many occasions before.
One of the best players to watch out for is Daniel Hughes. The batsman has played in seven 20-over international matches so far and averages a run rate of 34.67. He is one of the most influential players on the team and definitely a wild card to look out for. If Hughes can score some runs for the Sixers, they will drastically improve their chances of winning.
Daniel Hughes will not be the only batsman to keep an eye on. The Sixers have a more experienced player in Dan Christian. Currently, Christian has a total of ten matches under his belt. He is an allrounder that is quite useful at batting and at bowling. His average batting run rate is 24.88. It is slightly less than Hughes’ total but can still prove a costly gain for the Sixers. These two players are the batsman to keep an eye on.
The best bowlers for the Sixers are Hayden Kerr and Ben Dwarshuis. Both players have ten international 20-over matches under their belt and have claimed 12 and 14 wickets, respectively. They may be vital to keeping the scoring total down and claiming a few wickets.
Hobart Hurricanes Thriving under Pressure
For the Hurricanes, the away team will fancy their chances of winning. Even though they are not playing at home, they will still be fearful side. Their best batsman are Ben McDermott and D’arcy Short. Both players have played ten international 20-over games in their respective careers.
McDermott is the more decorative player, having an average run rate of 51.22 per game. The wicketkeeper-batsman will have a big role to play if the Hurricanes are successful. As for D’arcy, he averages a run rate of 35.00. The opening batsman will be looking to stay in the game for the opening quarter, building up his teams total along the way.
The talented Hurricanes bowlers include Riley Meredith and Nathan Ellis. Meredith has played nine games in his 20-over career, taking 12 wickets along the way. His economy average is 8.16 which is ideal to keep the scoring down. As for Ellis, the youngster has only played three matches and claimed four wickets. He is a little bit of a wild card but can prove essential to his teams’ success.
Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes Betting Predictions: The Preview
At 22Bet Sportsbook, there are a variety of betting markets that can be wagered on. 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.
Our Pre-Play Predictions
In our Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes betting predictions, we have our own tips. According to our latest cricket betting tips, we believe that the match will go to Hobart Hurricanes. The away team are in better form and have a history of coming up trumps when the pressure is on. In total, the head-to-head record favours the Hurricanes at eight wins to five defeats.
We assume that the top batsmen for either team with the most runs scored will be Dan Christian and Ben McDermott. We are guessing that the most wickets taken will be from Hayden Kerr and Riley Meredith. The heavy hitters with the most sixes will likely be Daniel Hughes and Ben McDermott. Essentially, we believe that the player of the match will be McDermott, but we would advise keeping an eye on Hayden Kerr.
Hobart Hurricanes look as though they will score over 170 runs. As for Sydney Sixers, 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 Hobart Hurricanes.