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BBL 2018/19

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes | BBL Match 40 | Match Preview & Fantasy Cricket Tips

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes | BBL Match 40 | Match Preview & Fantasy Cricket Tips

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes: After a dominant performance in their previous match the table toppers, Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers go head to head against each other at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Hobart Hurricanes are leading the points table while Sydney Sixers are placed second.

On behalf of some brilliant attacking cricket from the openers D’Arcy Short and Matthew wade Hobart Hurricanes chased down a modest total of 154 put forward by the Adelaide Strikers in just 16.5 overs. Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, bamboozled the strong batting lineup of the Brisbane Heat with some brilliant bowling display at their disposal.

Ground updates

Sydney Cricket Ground has traditionally favoured the spinners and the scenario is pretty similar in the current BBL season as well

Although the likes of Tom Curran, Josh Lalor have been successful in this ground because of their smart variations and ability to fox the opposition batsman with their slower balls.

Average score

The average run rate batting first in this ground is 7.3. Four matches have been played in this ground so far with the team batting first having won two while the teams have successfully chased targets on two occasions.

Recommended XI for Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes

Sydney Sixers

Josh Philippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steven O’Keeffe, Lloyd Pope

Hobart Hurricanes

D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (c &wk), Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith

Top Picks for the Fantasy Team


No matter what the condition is you can’t leave out D’Arcy Short from your fantasy team. He is the leading runs scorer in the current BBL 18-19 season.

James Vince played a gem of an innings in his last match in this very ground against Brisbane Heat that helped Sydney Sixers post a challenging total. He is a good player of spin bowling and should be in your fantasy team.

George Bailey has scored at a strike rate of 164 against spin and since the track will assist the spinners he is a good addition to your fantasy team.



In the pacers category, the medium pacers have been the most successful in this ground. This makes the case for someone like Sean Abbott who is coming of an impressive bowling performance in his last match. He took 3 wickets breaking the backbone of the heat batting lineup.

Riley Meredith is another bowler who has impressed one and all. He has taken 14 wickets so far with an economy rate of 7.8 runs per over.

In the spinners category, both the off-break and left-arm orthodox bowlers have a good record. Therefore Steve O’Keeffe and Clive Rose are hot picks.



Tom Curran is having a great BBL both with bat and the ball. He picked three wickets in his last match at the SCG.

James Faulkner is another all-rounder to watch out for. He has taken wickets every 13 balls in this tournament.


In the wicket keepers category, Matthew Wade is the obvious choice given the amount of success he has had with the bat. He is the second highest run scorer in the current BBL season.


Captain and Vice-Captain

In the captain’s category both Steve O’Keeffe is a good choice given that the left arm orthodox have gained success on this ground. Another alternative option can be D’Arcy Short who is having a great BBL season.

For the vice-captain, James Vince can be a good option. He bats at the top and is a good player of spin bowling. Another alternative can be Tom Curran and James Faulkner. Both should get an opportunity with the bat and are bowling really well.


Fantasy Cricket Team for Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes


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