SYT vs HBH Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 31, 2022

SYT vs HBH Match Prediction - Dec 31, 2022

The Sydney Thunder will be looking to move into a top-4 spot on the points table as it faces the Hobart Hurricanes in match number 22 in the Big Bash League.

Looking at the odds offered by most cricket betting sites, we see that the Hurricanes hold a slight edge in this match. But Sydney Thunder has made a remarkable recovery in its last few outings and we are definitely in for a close contest. 


SYT vs HBH Team Previews

Sydney Thunder

Sydney Thunder was off to a disastrous start this season as they stumbled to the lowest-ever total in a T20 match, against the Adelaide Strikers, in their second match of the season. However, after suffering 3 losses in 4 matches, Sydney Thunder seems to have struck some form and has won each of their last two matches.

Thunder’s experienced international duo of Alex Hales and Rilee Rossouw seem to have warmed up nicely in the last couple of matches and have got some important runs under their belt. Sydney Thunder hosted Brisbane Heat earlier this week and chased down the target of 122 in the 12th over without losing a wicket.

This huge win helped the home team boost their NRR which had received quite a beating after their record loss. Thunder once again defeated Brisbane in their latest outing, this time in their backyard. A solid start provided by Matthew Gilkes and Rilee Rossouw and a cameo by Daniel Sams propelled the visitors to 182-6. Later on, Nathan McAndrew and Chris Green bowled well to ensure that the hosts didn’t get an opportunity to cross the target.

With back-to-back wins, Sydney Thunder has now moved on to the 5th place and needs one more win to break into the top half in the points table. 


Sydney Thunder Playing 11

Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes, RR Rossouw, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir.

Hobart Hurricanes

Just like their opponents, the Hurricanes have lacked consistency in their performances this season and have alternated between a victory and a loss in the 4 matches that they have played so far.

Their most recent match, played against the Melbourne Renegades, was a low-scoring affair. Batting first, the Hurricanes were bundled out with just 122 on the board and appeared to be heading towards a second consecutive loss.

However, the bowlers kept a tight leash on the Renegades’ batting and never let them free their arms. Shadab Khan and Riley Meredith picked up 3 wickets each, while Patrick Dooley and Joel Paris picked up 2 wickets each to limit the opposition to just 114, handing the hosts an 8-run win. Matthew Wade and Tim David have been the best batsmen for the Hurricanes so far, with the former scoring 101 runs in his 3 innings, including a half-century.

Shadab Khan has been a decent all-rounder, picking up 7 wickets and scoring 57 runs. Patrick Dooley has been excellent with the ball for the Hurricanes and will play an important role in this match too. 


Hobart Hurricanes Playing 11

D'Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Shadab Khan, Matthew Wade, Timothy David, Asif Ali, James Neesham, Joel Paris, Nathan Ellis, Paddy Dooley, Riley Meredith.

SYT vs HBH Toss Prediction

The winner of the toss is likely to consider bowling first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Lavington Sports Oval is good to bat on, and we can expect a high-scoring match here. The average first innings score here is around 150, which is a par score. The pitch remains the same throughout the match, and the quicker bowlers are unlikely to get much help. The spinners however will enjoy bowling here.

There is some rain expected here on Saturday which might lead to some delays. The temperature will remain between 18-29 degrees Celsius with overcast conditions. 


SYT vs HBH Betting Tips

The Sydney Thunder reached their lowest point earlier this season but seem to have put that loss behind them and will be feeling pretty confident as head into this contest. The Hurricanes too haven’t had the best of seasons so far and will be looking to continue their winning streak.

While the home team starts as the underdog here, we would advise punters to back them for this match. Their top-order batsmen, especially Hales and Gilkes are in good form, while the Hurricanes’ batting seems to be struggling.

Bet on Sydney Thunder to win. 


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    Top bowler for Hobart Hurricanes

    Patrick Dooley (4.5)


Patrick Dooley has been in excellent form this season. The left-arm chinaman has picked up 9 wickets in 4 matches and has emerged as the top wicket-taker for his team in 2 of them. Dooley is likely to be quite effective on the spinner-friendly pitch at Albury and that’s why we are backing him in this bet.

Today Match Prediction

Sydney Thunder To Win the Match, 2.03

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Who will win SYT vs HBH

Sydney Thunder 67.07% (446)
Hobart Hurricanes 32.93% (219)
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