Hurricanes v Sixers betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Game 1 Preview
Welcome to our Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 1 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Blundstone Arena, Hobart, on Thursday, December 10.
The 10th edition of the BBL will start with all matches played in hubs in Tasmania and Canberra up until the match between the Heat and the Strikers on December 23 at the Gabba in Brisbane.
The Hurricanes have only one of their three international players available for the opener, with the world’s No.1-ranked T20 batsman Dawid Malan and West Indian Keemo Paul serving quarantine periods.
The home team will also be without opener and captain Matthew Wade, who has been included in the squad for the first Test against India in Adelaide from December 17.
The Sydney Sixers are the defending BBL champions and and have powerful Englishman James Vince and West Indies T20 specialist Carlos Braithwaite ready to wreak havoc. They had rising England all-rounder Tom Curran due to arrive after Christmas but he has pulled out of his BBL stint, citing “bubble fatigue”. English bowler Jake Ball has taken his spot.
The Hobart weather is forecast to be cool but clear, and Blundstone Arena has often been a high-scoring ground, though the early matches in any BBL can throw up surprises.
Victorian Peter Handscomb, in his first season with the Hurricanes, has been handed the captaincy in the absence of Wade, and he adds a touch of class to the middle order.
Read on for our free Hurricanes v Sixers tips ahead of their T20 clash in Hobart on Thursday, December 10.
Hurricanes v Sixers BBL squads
Hobart Hurricanes (possible): Will Jacks, D’Arcy Short, Macalister Wright, Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb (c, wk), Mitchell Owen, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Will Parker.
Sydney Sixers (possible): 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.
Hurricanes v Sixers BBL odds
Head to head odds: Hobart Hurricanes $1.81, Sydney Sixers $2
Man of the match betting:
$7 D’Arcy Short
$8 Josh Philippe
$9 James Vince
$10 Will Jacks
$11 Daniel Hughes
$13 Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram, Mac Wright
Top batsman Hurricanes odds:
$3.25 D’Arcy Short
$4.50 Will Jacks
$5 Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram
$5.50 Mac Wright
Top batsman Sixers odds:
$4 Josh Philippe
$4.25 James Vince
$4.50 Daniel Hughes
$5.50 Jordan Silk
Top bowler Hurricanes odds:
$4 Riley Meredith
$4.25 James Faulkner
$4.50 Scott Boland
$5 Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis
$5.50 Nick Winter
Top bowler Sixers odds:
$4 Ben Dwarshuis
$4.50 Stephen O’Keefe
$5 Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Manenti, Lloyd Pope, Gurinder Sandhu
Hurricanes v Sixers betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Hobart v Sydney Sixers tips for Thursday’s BBL opener.
Sixers to win at $2
The defending champions just have a more solid look their top order and also their bowling line-up, though they must be wary of BBL debutant Will Jacks, who could form a devastating opening partnership with D’Arcy Short, who has been a star for years in this competition.
Daniel Hughes man of the match at $11
The veteran left-hander is ultra reliable and looms as the man likely to anchor the Sixers’ innings. He is one of those players just short of playing international cricket and will be a mainstay for his team this summer.
Hurricanes v Sixers prediction 10/12/2020
It’s never a bad ploy to wait and see how the BBL season starts off. We are tipping a slight upset with the Sixers to win. We feel they should be slight favourites with the bookies, rather than the other way around, as it is. The Sixers will be keen to get their title defence off to a flyer. Our final Hurricanes v Sixers prediction: Sixers to win a high-scoring clash.
Hurricanes v Sixers lowdown
Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO, Channel Seven. South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport. India: Sony Sports Network. Live stream: SonyLiv. New Zealand: Sky Sport. Pakistan: Ten Sports. Sri Lanka: Sony Six. West Indies: Sports Max, Flow Sports.
The game starts at 7.15pm local time (1.45pm India Standard Time) on December 10, 2020.
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