The 21st match of the Big Bash League is on the horizon, featuring a clash between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder. With both teams having notched one victory each in the league, the Hurricanes aim to turn the tide as they play on their home turf. Out of their four matches, they have managed to secure only one win so far. Stay informed about all the match details by following and for timely sports updates.

Key details of the match:

Name of the teams:

Hobart Hurricanes & Sydney Thunder

Date & Time:

The match will be played on 1/1/2024 at 10:30 AM / 5:00 AM (GMT) / 4:00 PM (local)


The venue of the match is Hobart, Bellerive Oval

Pitch report:

The Bellerive Oval is renowned for favoring fast bowlers, posing a significant challenge for batsmen to score big on this pitch. Bowlers, especially those with pace, are expected to benefit in the early overs, emphasizing the importance of a strong start. Statistical analysis indicates that achieving a score of 150 runs is considered commendable on this pitch, making it a formidable target for opponents to chase.

Weather report:

As per the weather forecast, the temperature is expected to range from a maximum of 21 degrees Celsius to a minimum of approximately 14 degrees Celsius. There is no precipitation anticipated, with humidity levels at 67%, and the wind speed is forecasted to be around 21 km/hr. The prevailing weather conditions are expected to be mostly cloudy.

HUR vs ST Predicted Playing XI:

Hobart Hurricanes (HUR)

Matthew Wade (Wk), Caleb Jewell, Macalister Wright, Sam Hain, Tim David, Corey Anderson, Chris Jordan, Patrick Dooley, Nathan Ellis (C), Riley Meredith, Ben McDermott.

Sydney Thunder (THU)

Cameron Bancroft (Wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (C), Gurinder Sandhu, Liam Hatcher, Tanveer Sangha, Alex Hales.

Head-to-head stats

Total matches: 19
Sydney Thunder won: 8
Hobart Hurricanes won: 11

Our prediction & analysis: 

The performance of the Hobart Hurricanes has room for improvement in terms of consistency. In their recent match against the Renegades, Matthew Wade and Macalister Wright played pivotal roles in the run chase, scoring 82 and 63 runs, respectively, leading the Hurricanes to a 6-wicket victory. While Wright continued to display solid performance in the following match, it didn’t result in a substantial inning this time.

Meanwhile, the Sydney Thunder is facing a challenging phase, struggling with their form. To stay competitive in the league, they must overcome their current off-form. The top three of their batting lineup, consisting of Alex Hales, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, and Cameron Bancroft, forms a formidable order that could unsettle any bowling attack worldwide. However, they are currently facing challenges in finding their rhythm. Additionally, the Thunder boasts promising emerging bowlers like Tanveer Sangha, Zaman Khan, and Nathan McAndrew.

Based on the analysis from our sports experts, the prediction is that the Sydney Thunder will emerge victorious in this match, primarily attributed to their formidable bowling lineup.

Final words: 

Our prediction points towards a victory for the Sydney Thunder in this match. Watch the match live and follow and for the latest sports news in real time.