THU vs HUR Today’s Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match?
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The 22nd match in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) will see Sydney Thunder (THU) take on Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) at Lavington Sports Oval in Albury on Saturday, December 31.
Under the leadership of Chris Green, Thunder won their previous fixture against Brisbane Heat and are currently fifth on the points table while Hobart Hurricanes are occupying the sixth spot on the ladder – just two points behind Thuder.
Matthew Gilkes (37) and Rilee Rossouw (39) gave Thunder a decent start in the previous match while Daniel Sams with his blistering innings of 36* off 15 deliveries provided Thunder’s innings with the much-needed impetus.
With the ball, Nathan McAndrew snared four wickets and turned the game in favour of Thunders. Sams, who changed the game with the bat, picked up two wickets as Thunder won the game by 11 runs.
When it comes to Hurricanes, the team defeated Melbourne Renegades in their previous fixture. Despite a terrible batting performance, Hurricanes managed to register an eight-run victory.
Their bowlers were relentless in terms of their line and length as Riley Meredith and Shadab Khan picked up three wickets each while Joel Paris and Patrick Dooley picked two wickets each.
Venue: Lavington Sports Oval, Albury
Date & Time: December 31, 10:00 AM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv app
The surface at Lavington Oval will host their first game of the season. The pitch is expected to be balanced for the majority part of the match. However, batting first will be ideal here.
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Predicted Playing XIs for THU vs HUR
Matthew Gilkes (w), Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir
D’Arcy Short, James Neesham, Caleb Jewell, Shadab Khan, Tim David, Asif Ali, Tim Paine (w), Joel Paris, Nathan Ellis (c), Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith
Probable Best Performers from THU vs HUR
Probable best batter: Alex Hales
England international Alex Hales is having a stellar season in the BBL. The 33-year-old has scored 168 runs in six games and is the sixth-leading run-scorer in the tournament.
Probable best bowler: Daniel Sams
The Aussie has been terrific with both bat and ball in the ongoing season. With the ball, the 30-year-old has picked up 11 wickets in six matches so far in the tournament.
Today’s Match Prediction: Sydney Thunder to win the match
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.