How to watch Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes BBL live and match preview
The Thunder are the competition's hottest team at the moment and they'll be shooting for 7 in a row against Hobart.
Sydney Thunder are absolutely flying as they enter this contest, having peeled off 6 straight wins and being completely dominant in both aspects of the game. They boast 3 scores in excess of 200 in that 6-game run, and have bowled the opposition out twice, as well as taking 6, 7, 8 and 9 wickets in the other matches.
The Hurricanes have had a mixed season, but still sit 4th on the table, despite their loss to this same Thunder side on Monday. That loss has them 5-6 and in need of a win to keep the chasing back at bay.
When is Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes?
The clash is at 3:45pm AEDT on Thursday 13 January on neutral territory at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.
How to watch Thunder vs Hurricanes
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You can also catch some games on free-to-air television via Channel 7. But the only way to see this match is through Fox Cricket.
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Who will win Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes?
All aspects of the game are working beautifully for the Sydney Thunder at the moment. 6 wins in a row has them sitting second on the table, with the majority of those wins coming in dominant fashion.
Over that 6-game stretch they have batted first 4 times for an average score of 192. On the 2 occasions they've chased, they've lost just 4 wickets in total and got home with a combined 29 balls to spare. They are conceding on average just 8-138 with Muhammad Hasnain a great addition to that attack.
The Hurricanes have the potential to be the competition's highest scoring team, with explosive top-order batting. They also have versatile bowling and could definitely pose a threat if they hang on to their spot in the finals.
The Thunder have the hot hand though, with this type of winning streak quite rare in a competition that lends itself to inconsistency. They might be the best team in it and another win here will go a long way to proving it.
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