The regular season is done and dusted and the finals for BBL 9 will begin in the Apple Isle on Thursday night, when the Hurricanes host the Thunder. We take a look at Thursday’s (30/1/2020) BBL Big Bash 2020 match which is between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder. Hobart Hurricanes go into the match as favourites but the bookies have it as a pretty even match.
When: Thursday, 30th January at 7:41PM
Where: Blundstone Arena
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Against all odds, the Hurricanes, who were staring down the barrel of the wooden spoon no more than two weeks ago, have absolutely stormed home and finished fourth – ultimately setting up this home final against the shaky Thunder. Three wins in succession, capped by a ten-run win over the in-form Strikers has clearly filled their sails with wind, and they will be extremely difficult to beat at Bellerive Oval.
The Thunder will take winning form into this match after seeing off the Scorchers on Duckworth Lewis on Sunday, but they lost two on the bounce prior to that, including one at the hands of the Hurricanes. They would need to improve noticeably to be winning this.
Tip: Hobart Hurricanes $1.59
Value BET: Man of the Match: D’Arcy Short at $6.00
Hobart Hurricanes squad
Matthew Wade (c), Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan), Jofra Archer (England), George Bailey, Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, David Miller (South Africa – international replacement), David Moody, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Aaron Summers.
Sydney Thunder squad
Callum Ferguson (c), Jonathan Cook, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Morris (South Africa), Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain