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It’s time for New Years’ Eve action. For the first time ever, Lavington Sports Oval in Albury will host a men’s BBL match, and it promises to be an interesting clash as Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes are looking to build momentum.

After a horror run, including being bowled out for 15, Thunder have won two straight games against the Heat. As a result, they have moved into the top five with a respectable 3-3 record, but their net run rate of -0.540 still needs improvement. Another victory here will increase confidence further as the competition moves into the new year.

For the Hurricanes, this is their first game in a week after a Christmas Eve miracle against Renegades. Courtesy of the bowlers, they defended 122 to pick up a crucial win, but the spotlight will be on the batting which hasn’t fired consistently for quite some time. On paper, the talent is there, but whether Matthew Wade’s team can turn this into better returns remains to be seen.

Match Details

  • Location: Lavington Sports Oval, Albury
  • Time: 3:30pm (local), 10:00am (IST).
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Gurinder Sandhu is not in the squad due to a calf injury. 19-year-old Joel Davies has joined the squad.

The Thunder may bring in Ben Cutting as Sandhu’s replacement. Since January 2021, Cutting has struck 46 runs at a strike rate of 184.00 with one dismissal against Hurricanes.

Sydney Thunder: 1. Matthew Gilkes (wk), 2. Alex Hales, 3. Rilee Rossouw, 4. Oliver Davies, 5. Alex Ross, 6. Daniel Sams, 7. Ben Cutting, 8. Nathan McAndrew, 9. Chris Green (c), 10. Brendan Doggett, 11. Usman Qadir

Matthew Wade is back in the Hurricanes squad. Ben McDermott will not play due to a hamstring injury.

Hobart Hurricanes: 1. Matthew Wade (c & wk), 2. D’Arcy Short, 3. Caleb Jewell, 4. Shadab Khan, 5. Tim David, 6. Asif Ali, 7. James Neesham, 8. Joel Paris, 9. Nathan Ellis, 10. Paddy Dooley, 11. Riley Meredith

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Sydney Thunder:

  • Alex Hales has a magnificent record vs Hurricanes: 7 inns, 346 runs, avg. 57.67, SR 150.43. Last season, he belted 80* (56) and 38 (17) against them.
  • Hales has scored 44 runs off 25 balls vs Riley Meredith without dismissal.
  • Since the start of September, Rilee Rossouw has scored 315 runs at an average of 63.00 and strike rate of 166.67 when batting first in T20s. When batting second, he has scored just 35 runs in six innings.
  • Daniel Sams is coming off a player of the match performance against Brisbane. He slammed 36* (15) and took 2/41.
  • Sams has 10 wickets in eight outings with Hurricanes at an average of 24.50 and economy of 8.91. He averages just 12.20 with the bat, but he is a danger if he comes in to bat in the final overs.
  • In the absence of Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan McAndrew could be used more at the death. He took three wickets in the final over against Heat, and has five scalps in five matches against Hurricanes (avg. 26.20, econ. 8.73).
  • Chris Green is conceding just 5.66 runs per over in BBL 12. Against Hurricanes, the offspinner has taken just the five wickets in eight matches at an average of 36.80 (econ. 8), but he could enjoy the Albury conditions.

Hobart Hurricanes:

  • Matthew Wade is crucial for the Hurricanes. He has a wonderful record for Hobart against Thunder: 8 inns, 328 runs, avg. 46.86, SR 149.09.
  • Wade has scored 27 off 15 against McAndrew (no dismissal) and 75 off 40 against Sams (one dismissal).
  • Will today be the day D’Arcy Short fires? He averages 24.73 in 11 matches vs Thunder, but has a strike rate of 140.21. Also, he has taken 12 wickets, so Hurricanes may use him with the ball if needed.
  • Shadab Khan is yet to fire with the bat this season (57 runs), but he has been superb with the ball: 4 inns, 7 wickets, avg. 14.71, econ. 6.86.
  • Tim David has scored just 27 runs in four innings vs Thunder (avg. 9.00).
  • Paddy Dooley has been the revelation of BBL 12. He has taken nine wickets in four matches at a superb average of 9.44 and economy of 5.66.
  • Riley Meredith was named player of the match on Christmas Eve thanks to his 3/12 vs Renegades. He will be aiming to improve on his record vs Thunder: 5 inns, 5 wickets, avg. 36.00, econ. 9.47.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 17, Hurricanes 10, Thunder 7.
  • Alex Ross vs Hurricanes since January 2020: 4 inns, 133 runs, avg. 66.50, SR 140.00. Also, Ross smashed 25 off 12 balls in his last match against Heat.
  • Nathan Ellis has taken just one wicket in four matches in BBL 12. Against Thunder, he has taken just three scalps in five innings at an average of 44.33.
  • But, Hurricanes could look to use Ellis against Hales. He has conceded just 22 off 28 against the England star, dismissing him once.
  • Brendan Doggett vs Matt Wade: 13 balls, 16 runs, one dismissal.

Lavington Sports Oval Albury Pitch Report and Weather

This will be the first ever men’s BBL match at Lavington Sports Oval. In two WBBL matches, the average first innings score was 115, with Sydney Thunder successfully chasing the totals of 114 and 116 back in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

This will be a drop in pitch as the ground often hosts a number of sports including NRL and AFL. Also, rural grounds across Australia typically roll out slower pitches that don’t have too much grass. Below is an image of the 2017 WBBL match between Thunder and Stars.

There is a chance of showers in Albury, but mostly in the morning according to bom.gov.au. Temperatures are forecast to reach 29 degrees.

The pitch at Lavington Sports Oval for the WBBL encounter in 2017.

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Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Matthew Wade
  • Batsmen: Alex Hales
  • All-Rounders: Daniel Sams, Shadab Khan
  • Bowlers: Riley Meredith, Paddy Dooley

BBL 2022/23 Match 22: THU vs HUR Match Prediction – Who will win?

This is a hard match to win. Both teams are inconsistent, but capable of producing a great performance. A total of 150-160 batting first could prove to be a tough chase with both teams fielding good spinners.

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