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Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Predictions & Tips - Sixers to catch Hurricanes cold in BBL

  • Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers tips for Wednesday's BBL match
  • The game is being played at University of Tasmania Stadium (7.45am GMT)
  • Sydney Sixers won their opening game by 152 runs
  • Will the champions go 2-0?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Gary Emmerson 06 Dec 2021
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Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Predictions

The Hurricanes have an excellent record against the Sixers, but I'm tipping Sydney will catch them cold. The Sixers have already played and the champions were the dominant force that has earned them the last two BBL titles.

With a batting line-up already firing, Josh Philippe and James Vince can win the battle of the big-hitting openers as Matthew Wade and Darcy Short step out for the first time.

  • Hobart Hurricanes have lost 5 of their last 7 matches.
  • Sydney Sixers have won their last 4 matches.
  • Sydney Sixers won their opening game by 152 runs.
  • Sydney Sixers openers Josh Philippe and James Vince put on 90 for the first wickets against Melbourne Stars.

Head to Head

The Hurricanes have been a bogey side for the Sixers, winning six of the last seven meetings between the sides. Hobart did the double last season with 16-run and 7-run wins.

Hobart Hurricanes Form

Hobart Hurricanes missed the finals last season after finishing sixth on the ladder with a 7-7 record.

A run of five losses in the last seven game cost the Hurricanes dearly as they missed out on the finals on net run rate.

Hobart Hurricanes Team News

The Hurricanes have largely kept last season's squad and will have captain Matthew Wade for the entire campaign.

Sandeep Lamichhane returns and is joined by Harry Brook and Jordan Thompson as overseas signings. 

Joel Paris is another new recruit to cover the loss of James Faulkner.

Squad: Scott Boland, Harry Brook, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Josh Kann, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, Tom Rogers, D’Arcy Short, Jordan Thompson, Matthew Wade, Mac Wright

Sydney Sixers Form

Sydney Sixers began the defence of their BBL title with a dominant 152-run victory over Melbourne Stars in the opening game of the season.

The Sixers piled on 213/4 on the back of 83 from Josh Philippe, 44 from James Vince and 76 from Moises Henriques.

The Sixers then bowled out the Stars for just 61 runs.

Sydney Sixers Team News

Last season's leading wickettaker Ben Dwarshuis is not fit yet, so the Sixers should go in unchanged. 

Squad: Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince, Steve O'Keefe, Chris Jordan

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers FAQs

Where can I watch Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers live stream?

Our BBL live streaming calendar shows you where to watch a Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers live stream.

What time does Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers start?

The match starts at 7.45am GMT on Wednesday, December 8 at University of Tasmania Stadium.



Sydney Sixers have a poor head-to-head record against Hobart Hurricanes, but after their opening game win they have an advantage. The Hurricanes are playing their first game and the in-form Sixers openers can give their side the upper hand.

James Vince was outshone by his opening partner Josh Philippe against the Melbourne Stars. But I'm backing the Englishman to top score for his side this time.

Best Bet: Sixers Win Match Result @4/6 at bet365 - 4 Units
Value Bet: Sydney Sixers Highest Opening Partnership @4/5 at Betfred - 2 Units
Value Bet: James Vince Top Sixers Runscorer @11/4 at Unibet - 1 Unit

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