THE EDGE: The Edge previews the BBL match between Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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MATCH OVERVIEW:

We begin a new week in the Big Bash on Betdaq Betting Exchange as Hobart Hurricane take on Sydney Sixers. This will be Hobart Hurricanes first game of the tournament, but Sydney Sixers got off to a winning start last week against Melbourne Renegades. You’d have to fancy Sydney Sixers to reach the players, just based off their squad and their history in the competition but it’s a different story for Hobart Hurricanes. They don’t have a successful history of consistently being up the top of the table – they have a strong squad this season though, and they seem to have been very shrewd with their selection.

Obviously player availability is always a big issue with the Big Bash. Not only do we have International cricket, the Big Bash clashes now with the T20 franchise tournaments in South Africa and Dubai. The Hurricanes have went down the road of making sure most of their squad stays for the tournament, and that might pay off. They don’t have any major Aussie stars that will be pulled out for the home Tests either. It will be interesting to see how they perform; Ricky Ponting has had a big input on squad selection – it seems he drove the Corey Anderson signing! A big hitter once at the top of his game, he’s not really been in the spotlight recently.

At this stage, you know what you’re going to get with the Sydney Sixers. They have had a very settled squad and plenty of success. Players like Steven Smith will come and go in between Australian games – they will lose players to the other franchise leagues too but they do have a very strong spine of their squad. Their bowling has a habit of getting the job done!


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

We have our only game at Launceston here; the Big Bash has had great success visiting the “out grounds” in Australia and they usually get a big ground. Lots of locals that usually wouldn’t see big games here always come along, and why not. More of this should be done really. It’s the University of Tasmania ground, so no International cricket to speak of. We did have two Big Bash games here last season; Hobart won both times. The first inning scores were 172/8 (won) and 120/9 (won). Really and truly, we just don’t have a sample size to have “expected” conditions. I would have an open mind.


RECOMMENDED BET:

I noted above we don’t know what conditions will be like, and I would go into this game with low stakes before we see what the wicket will be like. It paid to bat first here last season, but we only had two games – things could be completely different as this is usually an Aussie Rules ground. We have a reasonably close market, but the Sixers are the favourites at 1.8. I do expect the Hurricanes to have a better tournament than last time, but it’s hard to see past the Sixers here. They just tick every box with their squad as things stand. Their top-to-middle order looks very strong.

The Edge Says:
One point win Sydney Sixers to beat Hobart Hurricanes at 1.8 with Betdaq Exchange

View the market here -> https://betdaq.biz/HurSix


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

It’s really hard to form a high quality in-running trading strategy when you don’t really have a guide to conditions. We just don’t have the sample size. As I said above, this is usually an Aussie Rules ground so the wicket could be completely different to last season; we had a big range between the two scores last season anyway. I would go into this game with a completely open mind, and take your time to fully assess conditions before opening a trade. This is a real momentum trading game.



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