Sunday’s Big Bash 2017 Round 4 match is between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder. The match is set to commence at 19:10 local time with the game to be played in Hobart at Blundstone Arena. View our preview and teams for the game between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder.
When: 19:10 | Sunday 08/01/2017
Where: Hobart, Blundstone Arena
Despite Hobart coming off a pretty disappointing loss last time out we are sticking with them to get the job done against bottom placed team Sydney Thunder on Sunday. Both teams haven’t shown enough to warrant a finals spot this year and the Hurricanes are the only team of the two who can actually make it still but this is a must win match for them. It doesn’t look a very good betting match but if we had to side with one team its the Hurricanes in a tight one.
Tip: Hobart Hurricanes at $1.73
Value Bet:Hobart Hurricanes/Kumar Sangakkara at$7.50
Hobart Hurricanes squad
Cameron Boyce, George Bailey, Dan Christian, Clive Rose, Jake Reed, Sam Rainbird, Hamish Kingston, Simon Milenko, Tim Paine, Shaun Tait, Beau Webster, Jonathan Wells, Dominic Michael, Kumar Sangakkara.
Sydney Thunder squad
Shane Watson (c), Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Patrick Cummins, Jake Doran, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Alister McDermott, Clint McKay, Eoin Morgan, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Andre Russell, Gurinder Sandhu.
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ERIC HIPWOOD – BRISBANE: The rangy tall forward needs a big pre-season in the gym but showed glimpses of quality with strong overhead marking while kicking 11 goals.
SAM PETREVSKI-SETON – CARLTON: The highly skilled draftee is set for a prominent role in a Blues midfield short of speed.
COLLINGWOOD – DARCY MOORE: One of the highest-ated big men of the competition, the 200cm forward finished fifth in Rising Star voting in 2016 with 24 goals from 17 matches.
ANDREW McGRATH – ESSENDON: The explosive No.1 draft pick looks a ready-made player for a key role in the Bombers’ midfield.
CONNOR BLAKELY – FREMANTLE: The midfielder earned a Rising Star nomination thanks to a 25-disposal game against Essendon. Averaged 20 touches from 5 games last year.
NAKIA COCKATOO – GEELONG: An obvious talent, the 20-year-old has 21 games of experience over his injury-interrupted two years.
BRAYDEN FIORINI – GOLD COAST: Won a Brownlow Medal vote in his second AFL game for 32 disposals, 12 tackles and two goals in the Suns’ final regular season game last year.
JACOB HOPPER – GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY: Won the club’s rookie of the year award after earning 10 games, averaging a respectable 17 possessions.
JAMES SICILY – HAWTHORN: The 186cm half-forward kicked 30 goals from 22 games in a breakout season in 2016.
CLAYTON OLIVER – MELBOURE: The 2015 No.4 draft pick played 13 games in his debut year, earning a Rising Star nomination for an eye-catching debut in round one.
RYAN CLARKE – NORTH MELBOURNE: Set to add to his six games after the Kangaroos cleaned out a ton of experience.
TODD MARSHALL – PORT ADELAIDE: The Power are touting the No.16 pick as the best tall forward in the 2016 draft.
DANIEL RIOLI – RICHMOND: Gained plenty of experience in his debut year, playing 18 games.
JADE GRESHAM – ST KILDA: An X-factor in an emerging Saints’ midfield, Gresham showcased his skill with an incredible sideline snap goal under pressure in an upset win over Geelong last year.
CALLUM MILLS – SYDNEY: Last year’s Rising Star winner was quiet in the Swans’ grand final loss but could emerge a more prominent ball-winner if he moves from the backline to the midfield.
TOM BARRASS – WEST COAST: The defender has attracted praise for strong intercept marking over his first 10 games.
CALEB DANIEL – WESTERN BULLDOGS: The premiership star played 24 of 26 games last season and was prominent in the Bulldogs’ midfield, averaging more than 21 possessions a match.