Big Bash League 2022-23 Match 53: Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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The 53rd match of the Big Bash League 2022-23 will see Hobart Hurricanes take the field against Sydney Sixers on 23rd January, 2023. The match will be played at Bellerive Oval in Hobart from 1:45 PM IST. 

The Hobart Hurricanes are virtually out of the race for the top four. First of all they need to win both of their games by big margins and then wait for the results of the other matches to have a shot at the qualifiers. They are currently the seventh ranked team in the points table with 10 points from 12 matches. 

Meanwhile, the Sydney Sixers are in a great position having won nine of their 13 matches. They sit pretty at number two in the points table with 19 points from 13 matches. The Sixers will be looking for a win in this match in order to maintain their form going into the business end of the tournament. 

Hobart and Sydney have played one match against each other in this tournament. The Sixers emerged victorious in the match by six wickets and will like to repeat their antics in this contest. 

Before the live action takes place, let us look at some important stats, prime player picks and the best. suggested XIs for the fantasy contests of the match. 

Ground Stats: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

The pitch at Bellerive has been one of the most difficult strips to score runs in this tournament. The batters have found it hard to get the ball away especially in the first innings. The highest total in one innings at the ground in this tournament has been 178 runs and for a match aggregate it is 355 runs in 40 overs. Barring this lone match there has been none other where 300 runs has been crossed as a match aggregate. 

Numbers at the ground (This tournament)

Matches: 4

Matches won batting first: 1

Matches won batting second: 3

Average score batting first: 141

Average score batting second: 140

Average runs per over: 7.34

Average runs per wicket: 18

HUR vs SIX, Match 53: Probable Playing XIs

Hobart Hurricanes Team News

No major updates

Hobart Hurricanes Probable Playing XI

Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Zack Crawley, Matthew Wade, Tim David, D'Arcy Short, Mitchell Owen, Faheem Ashraf, Joel Paris, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith

Sydney Sixers Team News

No major updates

Sydney Sixers Probable Playing XI

Joshua Philippe, Steve Smith, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Anthony Abbott, Todd Murphy, Steven O'Keefe

HUR vs SIX, Match 53 - Top Five Picks for the match

  1. Steven Smith (SIX): The Aussie superstar has picked up brilliant form and has the showed the world his class in the last two matches. With 262 runs in just three matches, Smith is the most valuable pick for the fantasy contests of this match. 
  2. Tim David (HUR): The Aussie all-rounder has been in a good striking form in the tournament. He has scored 326 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 162.18 and is going to be a safe pick for the match. 
  3. Sean Abbott (SIX): Sean Abbott has picked up 23 wickets in 12 matches and has been the man his team has looked upon whenever they are in need of wickets. His striking capability makes him a red hot pick for the match. 
  4. Riley Meredith (HUR): Riley Meredith has picked up 19 wickets in the tournament in 12 matches. He has been equally effective in the initial stages and in the death overs. Meredith will be a very crucial pick for the match. 
  5. Jordan Silk (SIX): With 304 runs in the tournament from 13 matches Silk has been in a good run scoring format. Silk has to be a part of the fantasy XIs for the match. 

HUR vs SIX, Match 53 - Must Picks for the match

Hobart Hurricanes

  1. Tim David - 326 runs in 12 matches
  2. Matthew Wade - 286 runs in 10 matches
  3. Riley Meredith - 19 wickets in 12 matches

Sydney Sixers

  1. Steve Smith - 262 runs in 3 matches
  2. Jordan Silk - 304 runs in 13 matches
  3. Sean Abbott - 23 wickets in 12 matches

HUR vs SIX, Match 53 - Risky pick for the match

Hobart Hurricanes: Ben McDermott, D'Arcy Short

Sydney Sixers: Moised Henriques, Hayden Kerr

HUR vs SIX, Match 53 - Best Captain and Vice-Captain choices

  1. Steve Smith (SIX)
  2. Rile Meredith (HUR)
  3. Sean Abott (SIX)

HUR vs SIX, Match 53 - Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Matthew Wade

Batters: Tim David, Jordan Silk, Moises Henriques, Steven Smith

All-rounders: Micthell Owen, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott

Bowlers: Joel Paris, Riley Meredith, Ben Dwarshuis

Captain: Steven Smith
Vice-Captain: Sean Abbott

HUR: 5 players; SIX: 6 players

HUR vs SIX, Match 53 - Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeepers: Matthew Wade, Joshua Philippe

Batters: Tim David, Jordan Silk, Kurtis Patterson, Steven Smith

All-rounders: D'Arcy Short, Sean Abbott

Bowlers: Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, Steven O'Keefe

Captain: Tim David
Vice-Captain: Sean Abbott

HUR: 5 players; SIX: 6 players

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