The Hobart Hurricanes have finished top four in each of the past three Big Bash League campaigns, but they are yet to win their maiden title. How will they fare this time around?
About the Hobart Hurricanes
|Home ground:||Blundstone Arena|
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Hobart Hurricanes fixture
|Sydney Sixers||Thursday, December 10||Blundstone Arena||7:15pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Sunday, December 13||Blundstone Arena||2:10pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Tuesday, December 15||UTAS Stadium||7:15pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Saturday, December 19||Blundstone Arena||11:10am AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Sunday, December 27||The Gabba||6:15pm AEST|
|Brisbane Heat||Wednesday, December 30||The Gabba||6:15pm AEST|
|Melbourne Stars||Saturday, January 2||Blundstone Arena||5:05pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Monday, January 4||Blundstone Arena||4:05pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Thursday, January 7||Optus Stadium||3:10pm AWST|
|Perth Scorchers||Tuesday, January 12||Optus Stadium||4:15pm AWST|
|Sydney Thunder||Monday, January 18||Sydney Showgrounds||7:15pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Friday, January 22||Marvel Stadium||4:05pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Sunday, January 24||SCG||7:15pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Tuesday, January 26||MCG||4:10pm AEDT|
Hobart Hurricanes squad
Scott Boland, Tim David, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Mitch Owen, Wil Parker, Keemo Paul, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Nick Winter, Mac Wright.
Hobart Hurricanes futures betting
Although the ‘Canes made the finals again last year, there is little love for them in the outright betting for BBL10. The squad boasts plenty of established stars, so there might be some serious value in backing Hobart to make a run at the title.
Tips for betting on the Hobart Hurricanes
For so long a rag-tag bunch of unassuming also-rans, the Hurricanes now have a talented roster that features some of the most explosive players in the competition. Keep an eye on these names.
Most wickets betting
With 26 BBL wickets over the past two seasons, Riley Meredith is the undisputed spearhead of the Hobart bowling attack. Nepalese spinner Sandeep Lamichhane showed plenty during his time with the Melbourne Stars and could prove to be a pivotal pickup for the ‘Canes.
Most runs betting
The opening combo of D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade has torn the competition to shreds in recent years, but the latter – along with Tim Paine – will miss much of BBL10. Wade and Paine will add an injection of class late in the campaign, as will England star Dawid Malan.
Hobart Hurricanes all-time XI
The Hurricanes have had some world-class talent grace their list over the years, including Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, Shaun Tait, Stuart Broad and Alex Hales. None of those names feature in the franchise’s all-time XI.
There is a big fight over the keeper’s slot, as no fewer than three recognised glovesmen feature in the top seven. Tim Paine mans the stumps, with Matthew Wade and Ben McDermott completing a very gifted batting lineup.
Dan Christian is a lock for the allrounder spot and Jofra Archer spearheads a bowling attack that also includes the BBL’s all-time top wicket-taker, Ben Laughlin. Cameron Boyce and Xavier Doherty have both done enough to justify the inclusion of two specialist spinners.
- D’Arcy Short
- Tim Paine
- Matthew Wade
- George Bailey (c)
- Ben McDermott
- Travis Birt
- Dan Christian
- Jofra Archer
- Cameron Boyce
- Ben Laughlin
- Xavier Doherty