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Hobart Hurricanes hold the edge against Sydney Sixers in terms of head-to-head records.
They have beaten the Sixers eight times, while the three-time Big Bash League champions have got the better of the men in purple on six occasions.
That being said, the Sixers are currently ahead both in terms of quality on paper and current form. Hence, we have predicted a Sixers triumph for this game.
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Sydney Sixers: Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Jack Edwards/Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Tom Curran, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Ben Manenti, Steve OKeefe
Hobart Hurricanes: Matthew Wade (c & wk), D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Peter Handscomb, Jordan Cox, Tim David, Macallister Wright/Tom Lammonby, Nathan Ellis, Joel Paris, Thomas Rogers, Sandeep Lamichhane
Sydney Sixers have had a fantastic start to their title defense, as they have won their first couple of matches of the 2021/22 season and are placed at the pole position in the standings. Their batters went gung-ho and scored 213 runs in the season opener against Melbourne Stars, with their bowlers then showing their caliber by wrapping up Glenn Maxwell & Co. for meager 61 runs.
The Sixers’ last fixture was against the same team they will take on Saturday at the Sydney Cricket Ground – Hobart Hurricanes. Matthew Wade’s team, who were playing their first match, bowled first and did a commendable job to restrict the Strikers to 144. However, their batting unit let the team down, as they suffered a 14-run defeat.
Sydney Sixers will be faced with a happy selection dilemma ahead of this game. Australian pacer Ben Dwarshius, who was unavailable for the last match, has been included in the squad for this game. The 27-year-old lad from New South Wales is usually one of the first names in the Sydney Sixers’ playing XI, but with almost every bowler doing a fantastic job in the previous match against the Hurricanes, he might have to sit out on the match. The Sixers, however, can make one change in their batting department, replacing Jordan Silk with the promising 21-year-old batter, Jack Edwards.
Unlike the reigning champions, the Hurricanes are not spoiled for choices and might field an unchanged XI, though they can alternatively opt for a tactical tweak as well. With their bowlers looking in fine form and batters not being up to the mark, they can replace all-rounder Tom Lammonby, who was ineffective with both bat and ball in the last match, with a specialist batter in Macallister Wright.
Moises Henriques: Sydney Sixers’ skipper Moises Henriques is leading by example, having played two consecutive match-winning knocks. The 34-year-old all-rounder scored unbeaten 76 runs in the first match against Melbourne Stars, while in the last match against Hobart Hurricanes, he scored 73 runs from only 48 deliveries. His strike rate of 173.25 is the highest by any Sixers batter this season.
Peter Handscomb: Peter Handscomb single-handedly kept Hobart in the hunt against Sydney Sixers. Despite wickets falling like nine pins at the other end, he held the fort for Matthew Wade’s team and scored 47 runs from 31 deliveries, which included three fours and a couple of sixes as well. The Melbourne lad has scored 1573 in his T20 career.
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|Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 8 – Information|
|Teams||Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes|
|Location||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|Time||Saturday, 11th December, 1:05 PM/7:35 AM GMT|
|How to watch||Sony Six, Sony Ten, Sony LIV, SuperSport (South Africa), Willow TV (USA and Canada), Fox Cricket (Australia), BT Sport (United Kingdom), beIN Sports (Middle East)|
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