Sydney Sixers (SIX) and Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) will tussle in the 11th match of the ongoing Big Bash League 2022-23 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday, December 22. Sixers, the three-time champions and the winner of the inaugural edition, are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table after losing both their opening games.
Meanwhile, their opponent on the day, Hobart Hurricanes, are still searching for their first title in the competition after finishing as the runner-up twice. However, they will be buoyed for their upcoming fixture after edging defending champions Perth Scorchers in their previous outing to register their first win of the season.
The Hurricanes are the favorite heading into the contest given the balance of their team, however, Sydney Sixers are quite capable of beating any team in the competition on the day, making it an exciting contest for the viewers.
The upcoming fixture between the Sixers and Hurricanes will see the SCG host its first match of the tournament this season. The surface is expected to play nicely for the batters with not much assistance for the quicks. However, the slower bowlers might come into play as the match progresses. The team winning the toss are likely to bat first at the venue.
Josh Philippe (wk), Kurtis Patterson, James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Naveen-ul-Haq, Izharulhaq Naveed
Ben McDermott, D Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Shadab Khan, Tim David, Asif Ali, James Neesham, Joel Paris, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith
It is really hard to look past Hurricanes’ Tim David, who blitzed his way to a swashbuckling 46 of just 28 deliveries to propel his side to a competitive total. The long levers of the Australian batter is going to be crucial for his side moving ahead in the tournament.
Hurricanes’ left-arm unorthodox Patric Dooley announced himself in the competition with a spectacular 4/16 against defending champions Perth Scorchers in the previous outing, helping his side defend a par total in Launceston. The 25-year-old displayed tremendous guile and control in the contest and will be a handful in the upcoming fixtures.
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