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Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Betting

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers betting at Blundstone Arena, Hobart in the semi-finals of the 2012 Big Bash. Betting markets are now open so let’s take a look at the best bets, tips, predictions and odds for the 2nd semi final betting.

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Big Bash Semi Final 2: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers Big Bash Betting on Sunday 22 January, 2012 at Blundstone Arena at 7.00pm.

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers History

Hobart was at its very best during its comprehensive 42-run victory over Sydney at Blundstone Arena on 21 December last year.

Hurricanes skipper Xavier Doherty won the toss and elected to bat first – and he would have loved what he saw. Phil Jaques (73) and Travis Birt (65) put on a blistering second-wicket partnership of 107 to guide the Hurricanes to an impressive total of 3-169 at the completion of their allotted 20 overs.

In reply, the Sixers felt the full brunt of the Rana Naved train, as the charismatic Pakistani took an impressive 4-22 from his four overs. But he was ably supported by the rest of the Hurricanes’ bowling attack, who all took at least one wicket for the innings.

Hobart Hurricanes Team

1. Phil Jaques
2. Jonathon Wells
3. Travis Birt
4. Owais Shah
5. Tom Triffit (WK)
6. Rhett Lockyear
7. Matt Johnston
8. Jason Krejza/Michael Hogan
9. Rana Naveed
10. Xavier Doherty (C)
11. Ben Laughlin

Why Bet on Hobart Hurricanes in Semi Final 2?

Hobart Hurricanes Form – WWWWLLW

Game 1 – Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers: won by 31 runs at WACA (18/12)
Game 2 – Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers: won by 42 runs at Blundstone Arena (21/12)
Game 3 – Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers: won by 14 runs at Adelaide Oval (28/12)
Game 4 – Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder: won by 5 wickets at Blundstone Arena (1/1)
Game 5 – Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat: lost by 3 runs at ‘Gabba (6/1)
Game 6 – Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars: lost by 19 runs at Blundstone Arena (9/1)
Game 7 – Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades: won by 7 wickets at Blundstone Arena (18/1)

The Hobart Hurricanes are the talk of the town once again after breaking their mini losing streak with a thrilling win over the Melbourne Renegades. They showed glimpses of the form they showed earlier on in the tournament on Wednesday night, which will give them plenty of confidence going into Sunday’s game.

The Hurricanes are lucky enough to have the most in-form batsman in the Big Bash League at the moment on their side in Owais Shah, who has scored 250 runs from his past five innings. Along with Jaques, Birt and Jonathan Wells, Shah is part of a lethal top order.

However the Hurricanes’ bowling attack needs to keep the runs down. They have conceded totals of 173, 203 and 201 in their past three consecutive games, something they can’t afford in a finals match.

Sydney Sixers Team

1. Moises Henriques
2. Michael Lumb
3. Nic Maddinson
4. Steven Smith (C)
5. Ben Rohrer
6. Dominic Thornley
7. Nathan McCullum
8. Peter Nevill (WK)
9. Steve O’Keefe
10. Brett Lee
11. Stuart MacGill

Why Bet on Sydney Sixers in Semi Final 2?

Sydney Sixers Form – WLWLWWW

Game 1 – Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat: won by seven wickets (with eight balls remaining) at SCG (16/12)
Game 2 – Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes: lost by 42 runs at Blundstone Arena (21/12)
Game 3 – Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars: won by 2 runs at SCG (27/12)
Game 4 – Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades: lost by 8 wickets at Etihad Stadium (2/1)
Game 5 – Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder: won by 17 runs (Duckworth Lewis Method) at ANZ Stadium (8/1)
Game 6 – Sydney sixers vs Adelaide Strikers: Sixers won by 64 runs at Adelaide Oval (10/1)
Game 7 – Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers: won by 1 run at SCG (18/1)

Perhaps the most intriguing team of the Big finals series is the Sydney Sixers, who seem to have an x-factor feel about them. They have no players in the top-10 league run-scorers and just one in the top-10 wicket-takers – but that doesn’t bother them.

The Sixers epitomise the ‘team’ aspect to cricket and are happy to rely and bounce off each other to get the job done. They will go into their match against Hobart with sky-high confidence following their shock win over the Scorchers on Wednesday.

Their host of all-rounders will be the key to victory, but could also be the key to defeat. Plenty will hangs on the likes of Steve Smith, Moises Henriques and Steve O’Keefe. They are all talented with both bat and ball, but they still aren’t specialists – which could work against them.

Bet On Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers – Semi Final 2 Betting

Both teams will be without their star swing bowlers, with the Hurricanes to not have Ben Hilfenhaus’ services and the Sixers to be missing the in-form Mitchell Starc. They will also be without star batsmen, with Ricky Ponting and Brad Haddin on Australian Test team duties.

In Shah and Birt, the Hurricanes have the top-two batsmen in the Big Bash League this summer. In Rana Naved, the Hurricanes have the leading wicket-takers in the competition. Going on that alone, you’d think the home team would get the chocolates.

But that counts for nothing in finals.

What does count in finals is form, confidence and depth – and that is what the Sixers have.

If the Sixers’ spinners can restrict the Hurricanes to a low score and paceman Brett Lee can light up Blundstone Arena with some sheer pace, the men in pink could cause the upset of the tournament and book themselves a place in next week’s Big final.

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Best Bets

Sydney Sixers to win ($2.12 – Sportsbet)

Travis Birt Hurricanes High Bat ($4.50 – Sportingbet)

Steve O’Keefe Sixers Most Wickets ($4.75 – Centrebet)

Hurricanes vs Sixers – Game 2, 26th December 2011

Hobart Hurricanes Betting

Travis Birt isn’t the fittest looking batsman going around, but gosh can he hit a cricket ball. The 30-year-old, who crossed over from Tasmania to Western Australia for the 2011-12 domestic season, top-scored for the Hurricanes with a quick fire 40 from 30 balls, including four fours and one six. With a few senior players likely to miss tonight’s game, Birt’s role will be as crucial as ever in the middle order.

Sydney Sixers Betting

Stuart MacGill looked as grey as an African elephant in his return match. But the 40-year-old turned back the clock against the Heat last Friday night, taking 2-21 from his allotted four overs. MacGill dismissed Heat openers Matthew Hayden and Brendon McCullum reasonably cheaply and was able to keep the runs down at the same time. Look for the leg-spin veteran to try and replicate his efforts tonight.

Hobart Hurricanes Team Lineup

1. Phil Jaques
2. Jonathon Wells
3. Travis Birt
4. Owais Shah
5. Tom Triffit (WK)
6. Rhett Lockyear
7. Jason Krejza
8. Rana Naveed
9. Xavier Doherty (C)
10. Ben Laughlin
11. Ben Hilfenhaus/Michael Hogan

Sydney Sixers Team Lineup

1. Michael Lumb
2. Nic Maddinson
3. Steven Smith (C)
4. Moises Henrqiues
5. Dwayne Bravo
6. Peter Nevill (WK)
7. Ian Moran
8. Brett Lee
9. Josh Hazlewood
10. Mitchell Starc
11. Stuart MacGill

Bet on Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers

It’s not often you see teams dressed in purple and pink go at it on a cricket field. But that’s exactly what’s going to happen tonight when the Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers betting under the Blundstone Arena lights.

Both sides got their T20 Big Bash League campaigns off to the best possible start on the weekend. Sixers captain Brad Haddin scored 76 from 55 balls to inspire his team to a seven-wicket victory over the Brisbane Heat. While it was an extremely disciplined team bowling performance from the Hurricanes, with each bowler taking a wicket, that got them over the line against the Perth Scorchers by 31 runs.

With both teams coming off wins, confidence and motivation will not be an issue.

The key to this game will be the batsmen. The Blundstone Arena track is traditionally quite flat and friendly towards the batters, so whichever team can get on top with the bat is likely to take this one out.

On paper, Hobart’s batting line-up looks much sounder than Sydney’s, purely going on depth. Haddin and Ed Cowan will be away on national duty and Nic Maddinson, Michael Lumb and Ben Rohrer don’t compare to the likes of Birt, Jonathon Wells, Phil Jaques and Owais Shah.

If the Hurricanes bat first, expect them to register a big score on their home deck. And it’s hard to see the inexperienced Sixers batting line-up getting close, especially against such a classy bowling outfit.

Hurricanes vs Sixers Best Bets

Hobart Hurricanes to win ($1.88 – Sportsbet)

Travis Birt Hurricanes High Bat ($4.50 – Sportingbet)

Stuart MacGill Most Wickets ($5.50 – Centrebet)