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ST vs HH, BBL 2021-22 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks 

Match: Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, (ST vs HH, Match #47)

Date: January 13, 2022 – 10:15 AM IST

Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney 

Where and what time to watch the match live in India 

For those in India, you can catch all the live action between Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes at 10:15 AM IST. You can also watch it live on the online streaming application, Sony LIV. 

Thunder vs Hurricanes: 

Hobart Hurricanes will take on Sydney Thunder in match no. 47 of the Big Bash League 2021-22. The two teams competed on Monday at Melbourne and will now face off in this return fixture at Sydney Showground Stadium on Thursday, January 13. 

The Thunder are sitting at second position on the ladder comfortably with 30 points from 11 matches. They have won eight matches and have lost three, while maintaining a very good net run-rate of +1.25. The Hurricanes are placed fourth on the table with 21 points from 11 matches. They have won five games and have lost six. 

In the last game, Sydney Thunder hammered the Hurricanes by nine wickets. Batting first, the Hurricanes batting unit struggled and managed only 139/6. In response, Alex Hales led the charge with a 56-ball 80 as they chased down the target in 17.2 overs. The Hurricanes will be looking to settle the scores at Sydney. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for ST vs HH 

Sydney Showground Stadium has usually been on the bowling friendly side. The ground has hosted 28 T20 matches, with the average first innings score reading 151. The highest total here was 195/1 by Perth Scorchers – the only instance of 190+ score at the venue. The lowest score of 76 all-out belongs to Sydney Sixers. 

The weather forecast for Thursday suggests light showers are likely in the afternoon. The humidity will be around 77%, with a 60% chance of rain. 

Sydney Thunder: Expected XI and Team News 

Sydney Thunder will not have the services of their skipper Chris Green, who is in isolation after a close contact with a Covid-19 positive person. Jason Sangha will continue to lead the side and they’re unlikely to make any changes to the side they fielded on Monday. 

Probable XI – Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes, Jason Sangha (c), Daniel Sams, Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Baxter Holt (wk), Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha, Mohammad Hasnain 

Hobart Hurricanes: Expected XI and Team News 

The Hurricanes have named a 15-member squad to take on the Thunder. Matthew Wade returns to the side and will lead the side. Harry Brook received a national call-up for T20Is and will miss the remainder of the season. The rest of the playing XI should remain the same. 

Probable XI – Matthew Wade (c/wk), Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Tim David, Jordan Thompson, Mitchell Owen, Tom Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane

Head to head record of ST vs HH 

Hobart Hurricanes have dominated this rivalry against Sydney Thunder, winning nine out of 15 matches. In the last five meetings, the Thunder lead the scoreline by 3-2. 

Hobart Hurricanes – 9 

Sydney Thunder – 6 

Match 47: Five players to watch out for in the ST vs HH match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI: 

Ben McDermott: Wicketkeeper Batter, Hobart Hurricanes 

Ben McDermott has been sensational in the BBL, leading the batting charts with 495 runs from nine matches. The opening batter is averaging 62 and striking at 156 in the tournament. McDermott has smashed two hundreds and two fifties in the season. He’s coming off 93 and 38 in the last two games. McDermott will cost you 10.5 credits and remains the best bet for captaincy. 

Alex Hales: Batter, Sydney Thunder 

After struggling to get going in the first half of the season, Alex Hales has found his form. He smashed 63 off 28 balls against the Renegades and followed it up with 80* off 56 against the Hurricanes. Hales has a fantastic record in the BBL, having scored 1663 runs at an average of 32 and strike rate of 150. Hales comes at 9 credits and is a good C/VC option. 

Daniel Sams: All-rounder, Sydney Thunder 

Daniel Sams has been one of the most impactful performers in the BBL for the last couple of years. The left arm pacer has claimed 15 wickets in the BBL 11 at an excellent strike rate of 15.6. Sams has scored 162 runs in the season at an average of 27 and strike rate of 188, including 44-ball 98* against the Renegades. Sams will cost 10 credits and can be a good VC option if Sydney Thunder bat first. 

D’Arcy Short: All-rounder, Hobart Hurricanes 

D’Arcy Short is one of the most consistent players in the Big Bash League. He has 2386 runs in the league from just 67 games at an average of 40 and strike rate of 133. D’Arcy has compiled 306 runs in the BBL 11 at an average of 34. He has also picked four wickets in the season. D’Arcy Short will cost you 9.5 credits and can be a good VC option. 

Jason Sangha: Batter, Sydney Thunder 

The 21yr old promising batter has produced an outstanding season for the Thunder. Jason Sangha has scored 329 runs from eight innings at an exceptional average of 66 while striking at 133. He has scored two fifties in the BBL 11 and is coming off unbeaten 35 in the last game. Sangha comes at 9.5 credits. 

MPL Fantasy XI 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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