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BBL|10 Match Preview: Sixers v Hurricanes

23 January 2021

The Hobart Hurricanes will be looking to keep their finals hopes alive when they take on the Sydney Sixers at the mighty MCG tomorrow evening.

Despite currently sitting on somewhat opposite ends of the ladder, the Hurricanes have a great record against the ladder-leaders, having won five of their last six KFC BBL games against the Sixers, including each of their last two meetings.

Both sides will be out seeking to return to the winners’ list, however, with the Hurricanes coming off a 22-run loss to the Perth Scorchers yesterday, but the Sixers also suffering their first defeat in four BBL matches last night, losing by a margin of 46 runs to their crosstown rivals in the Sydney Thunder, who posted the highest innings total in the tournament’s 10-year history; 5-232.

History may sit on the side of the Sixers when it comes to Sunday fixtures though, having won four KFC BBL matches played on a Sunday in succession.  They have also got the wood over the Hurricanes both times they have faced off on a Sunday in the competition.

The Hurricanes have named an unchanged 17-player squad to face the Sixers:

Scott Boland
Tim David
Nathan Ellis
Peter Handscomb
Will Jacks
Sandeep Lamichhane
Dawid Malan
Ben McDermott
Riley Meredith
David Moody
Mitchell Owen
Tim Paine
Wil Parker
D'Arcy Short
Matthew Wade
Nick Winter
Macalister Wright

The first ball will be bowled at 7.15pm AEST, with the game to be broadcast on Channel 7, Foxtel and SEN.  It will be also be available to livestream via Kayo Sports.

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Hobart Hurricanes Men

Sydney Sixers Men