HUR vs THU | BBL Eliminator T20 Match Team Prediction | 30-01-2020 14:10

Big Bash League T20 Prediction

Match:  HUR vs THU Fantasy Team Prediction
Time: 30 Jan, 02:10 PM (IST)
Series:  Big Bash League, 2019
Venue  Bellerive Oval - Hobart.

 After toss Update: 

Toss: Sydney Thunder have won the toss and have opted to bat

Hurricanes XI: 
D'Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (c), Mac Wright, Ben McDermott (wk), George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Clive Rose, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland 

Thunder XI: 
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Alex Ross, Arjun Nair, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Jay Lenton (wk), Chris Tremain, Jono Cook, Brendan Doggett #BBL09

 Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first) 


 Head to Head Stats

Matches Played  12
THU Won             04
HUR Won            08
No Result           00
Tie                     00


  • Matthew Wade's stunning unbeaten 130* booked Hobart's place in this eliminator play-off, as they finished fourth in the Big Bash League table.
  • Sydney Thunder was left to rely on other results despite a seven-wicket DLS-method win against Perth Scorchers in their most recent game, but they were favorable and the Thunder finished fifth.
  • The winner of this game advances to The Knockout, where they will take on Adelaide Strikers, while the loser is eliminated.

Big Bash League T20 2019:Where to watch/Live streaming

Live TV:  Fox Sports, Seven Network, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, Sony Ten Network, BeIn Sports.
Live Streaming: SonyLiv, Kayo Sports, SuperSport Live, Foxtel Sports, Optus Sport.

 THU vs HUR Toss Prediction 

Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and elected to bat first when they last faced the Thunder at the Blundstone Arena. It could be Sydney Thunder’s turn to do the same.

 THU vs HUR Weather Report 

Hobart is set to be hot, sunny and clear throughout the day on Thursday.

 THU vs HUR Pitch Condition 

Hobart batted first and batted well last time out at the Blundstone Arena, which does seem to have a tendency towards favoring the batsmen.

Team NEWS:

 THU Team News 

Sydney Thunder has made just one change to their squad for this Eliminator play-off, with Brendan Doggett back and Gurinder Sandhu missing out. He and Nathan McAndrew will be competing for the final place in the bowling attack.

 HUR Team News 
David Miller is not available for the playoffs, returning to South Africa for international commitments, and his place in the squad is taken by Simon Milenko. James Faulkner has returned from injury and Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short have been reunited at the top of the order, meanwhile.

 Predicted Lineups (Playing11): 

 Sydney Thunder 

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Arjun Nair, Jay Lenton (wk), Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe.

 Hobart Hrricanes 

Matthew Wade (c), D’Arcy Short, Mac Wright, Ben McDermott (wk), George Bailey, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Clive Rose, Scott Boland.

 THU vs HUR D11 Fantasy Team: 

Head 2 Head or 3-4 Members League Team
C & VC Options: D Short, C Morris, D Sams, M Wade, A Hales, J Cook-(Punt VC for GL)

Above Team in Text:
1. M Wade
2. A Hales (VC)
3. A Ross
4. M Wright
5. C Morris
6. D Shams
7. D Short (C)
8. J Cook
9. C Rose
10. S Boland
11. B Doggett / N Ellis

 HUR vs THU Fantasy Team Guide: 

 Team Guide: 


-Ben Mcdermott is a good batsman who had batted at an average of 31.03 in 58 Matches with a good Strike rate. He is an attacking batsman who has smashed a century too in this format. He will bat at one down that makes him a good pick in SL. Though got out early at only 15 & 9 runs in first two games but played good knocks of 51, 17, 23, 20*, 33 & 38 runs from last six of nine games.

-Matthew Wade is an experienced top-order batsman who will open the innings for HH. He had played 121 T20 matches and batted at an average of 26. 1 with a strike rate of more than 130. He is a class batsman who can play top knocks at any time. Must have a pick in SL and C VC choice too. Smashed 61 runs in the first match but got out early in the next four matches. Smashed 66 & 130* runs again in the last two matches.

-Jay Lenton though had played very less T20 matches but holds an average of 37 with strike rate near to 145. He will bat down the order. He is a good batsman who can emerge out as a good punt in SL.Try him in GL as C VC if ST opts to bat first. Though didn't get to bat in any of the last 5 matches but can be crucial if top order falls early.


-Alex Hales will open the innings for Thunder. He is an experienced batsman who had played more than 240 matches and batted at an average of 29 with good SR too. He has smashed three centuries and 42 half-centuries from these matches. Another good pick in SL and choice of C VC. Played six good knock of 68, 32, 55, 31, 85, 63 & 47 runs from last 14 Matches. Scored decent 20 & 26 runs in two matches too.

-Usman Khwaja has been very impressive in every format of the game and currently in good form as seen in the last couple of series. He is having Average of 31 in 75 T20s with help of two centuries too. He will open the innings for Thunder and popular pick in SL. Played three top knocks of 66, 63 & 35 runs from last 14 Matches. Scored decent 26, 33 & 22 runs too in three games.

-Callum Ferguson is another experienced batsman who has played 115+ T20s and batted at a decent average of 26 with help of two centuries too. Selected by 34% users and available in fewer credits so becomes good pick in SL as he will bat at one down. Smashed 73*, 53, 73 & 35 runs in four of the last 14 Matches. Punt C VC choice in SL.

-Alex Ross is selected by 66% of users and will bat at two down. He has played 50+ T20s and batted at an average of 27 with good SR. Played really well in AUS ODD recently. Good pick in SL if ST opts to bat first. Scored decent 30, 11', 25, 19, 40, 32, 51, 22 & 36 runs in last nine of 14 matches.

-George Bailey will bat at the middle order. He is an experienced batsman who had played more than 200 T20 games at an average of 29.28 with a good strike rate too. Played some decent knocks last season against PS. Good pick in SL and Punt choice of C VC. Didn't got many opportunities to bat in last 13 Matches but played good knocks of 43 & 36 runs when gets to bat many balls. Expected to get much opportunities in upcoming matches too.

-Macalister Wright will bat at two down. He is another decent batsman who hadn't played much T20 matches nor any prolific league but he had performed decently in List A Career. Not a wise pick in SL but do try him in GL as C VC. Smashed 70*(50) & 64 runs in the last two of the three matches.

All Rounder-

-D'Arcy Short will open the innings and expected to bowl a couple of overs too. He has smashed runs at an average of 40 in 79 matches with good Strike rate and smashed a century too. Took 35 wickets from these matches. Default C VC choice In SL. Smashed 51,60, 25, 103* & 72 runs in five of the last eight matches and taken six-wicket too.

-James Faulkner is an impressive all-rounder who has experience of playing more than 200 T20 games and batted at an average of 21 with good strike rate too. He is more of a good bowler than a batsman as he had taken 230 wickets from these matches at an economy rate of 7.95 only which is decent in the T20 format. He will do the late hitting. Took 9 wickets in just five matches. Expected to be among wickets again.

-Daniel Sam's is a good bowler rather than a batsman who had taken 28 wickets in just 23 matches at the decent economy rate before coming to this season BBL. He can play some good knocks if he get to bat many ball's. Performed well in recently concluded MSL. Good pick in SL if THU opts to bowl first. Took 25 wickets from last 14 Matches which include 6 times 2fer and two times 3fer too.

-Chris Morris is an impressive all-rounder who had the experience of playing 194 T20s and taken 239 wickets from them at a good economy rate too. He is a good batsman also who is having an average of 22 in this format. Took 2fer in all of the first four matches. Gone wicketless in the next two games but took seven wickets again from the last six matches.


-Nathan Ellis is another emerging young talent who had taken 12 wickets from 7 lists A matches at an economy rate of 5.21 only. He is selected by only 43% of users as he doesn't have experience of playing much T20 cricket but emerges out as a good punt in SL. Got 13 wickets from last 14 Matches which includes a couple of 3fer & 2fers.

-Qais Ahmad is a must-have bowler in SL who has been very consistent in his T20 career of 44 matches and taken 55 wickets from them at an economy rate of 6.94 only. Took 12 wickets from the last 13 matches.

-Scott Boland is a good bowler who had taken 43 wickets from 37 T20 matches at a decent economy rate. He is a wicket-taker bowler who is expected to bowl in death overs too. Good pick in SL especially if HH opts to bowl first. Took 15 wickets from the last 8 matches.

-Chris Tremain has experience of playing 44 matches with a good economy rate too. He had taken 40 wickets from these games and has been decent till now. Though got only three wickets from last 7 Matches but can emerge out as good punt in SL.

-Arjun Nair is a good bowling all-rounder who can bat too as his average of 19 in approx 20 matches tells so. He had taken 13 wickets at an economy rate of only 7.38 before coming to BBL. Good pick in SL especially if Brisbane opts to bat first as he will get to bat some balls too. Got nine wickets from last 12 Matches which include three times 3fer.

-Jonathan Cook is a decent bowler who had taken 14 wickets in 15 T20 matches at an economy rate of 7.36 only. He had been very decent this season too as he is having 7 wickets at his name from the last 9 matches. Good punt in SL today.

-Brendan Doggett has played only 21 matches and taken 20 wickets from them with an economy rate of more than 8. He isn't very consistent bowler but can emerge out as a good punt in SL. Took 3 wickets from the last six matches.

C VC Choices -
+Alex Hales
+Matthew Wade
+D'Arcy Short
+Daniel Sam's
+Chris Morris
-Matthew Wade and Alex Hales can be seen as default C VC choices in SL.
-D'Arcy Short and Daniel Sam's are the other two safe choices of C VC in SL.

 Key Players: 

 THU Key Players: 

Alex Hales:
Another to have come into form at the right time, the English opener hit 85 and 47 in his two innings against Perth Scorchers, either side of his 63 when these two teams last met.

Daniel Sams:
Took 4-34 when these teams last met and then 1-16 in the final game of the league phase to finish it on 25 wickets in total.

Chris Morris:
Finished the group stage with 15 wickets and bowled economically in the rain-reduced win against the Scorchers too.

 HUR Key Players: 

Matthew Wade:
The big-hitting opener has got back to form in the perfect time, scoring 66, 56 and 130* in his last three innings. He smashed 11 fours and seven sixes in his most recent knock.

D'Arcy Short:
Returned from international duty to claim five wickets when these teams last met and then got back to doing what he does best – scoring big runs at the top of the order – when he hit 72 against Adelaide.

James Faulkner:
Took 1-18 in the last between these two teams, on his return from injury, and he added his ninth wicket in six matches this season when he helped Hobart beat Adelaide last time out.

 Team Forms: 

 Sydney Thunder: 

Alex Hales’ initial return to form did not coincide with an upturn in results, including him hitting 63 in a total of 128 when these teams last met. Daniel Sams had earlier claimed 4-34 but the Thunder lost by 57 runs.

They had to win their last match and then rely on other results too, but they fulfilled their end of the bargain when set 96 to win from a rain-reduced 12 overs, they got there with two balls and seven wickets to spare. Hales finished with 47 from 27 balls.

 Hobart Hurricanes: 

Hobart Hurricanes won their last three league phase matches to qualify for the play-offs. Matthew Wade’s return to batting form was a key part of that – scoring 66 in a total of 190/3 and Mac Wright 64, as they beat Melbourne Renegades by four runs, before adding 56 and Wright 64 when they faced Sydney Thunder. D’Arcy Short took 5-21 in reply as the Thunder, replying to 185/6, were bowled out for 128.

Last time out, meanwhile, Wade hit 130* and Short 72 as Hobart posted 217/1, and they restricted Adelaide Strikers to 207/8 in reply.

SYDNEY THUNDER: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(c), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Arjun Nair, Daniel Sams, Jay Lenton(w), Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook, Liam Bowe, Brendan Doggett, Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu.

HOBART HURRICANES: Matthew Wade(c), D Arcy Short, Ben McDermott(w), Macalister Wright, George Bailey, James Faulkner, Clive Rose, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Simon Milenko, Thomas Rogers.

All the best


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