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BBL 05 Preview: Hobart Hurricanes


This side have had a roller-coster of an experience across their BBL campaigns and have witnessed it all. Complementing the T20 nature of the game, the Hurricanes are sure to get you your money's worth. Let us throw some light whether the Hurricanes are worthy to give the other squads a run for their money this year round.

One of the biggest signings this year, they have roped the Sri Lankan great in Sangakkara. In the first few games of this year's BBL, the veterans have proved that, they are no less with Mike Hussey and Hodge playing crucial knocks.

Sangakkara on the other hand has been in constant touch with the game since he called it quits and that might help him get going without much of a fuss. Sangakkara averages 40.05 with at a strike-rate of 131 from 19 T20 games in 2015. 

Darren Sammy and Dan Christian will give them that flexibility which is oh so important to always be able to contribute in a T20 game. They might leak a few runs but be rest asssured of their role as a finisher.

Ben Dunk, one of the cleanest striker's of the ball may have had a lull of a season last year but he will look to replicate season 3's form where he finished leading run scorer.

Tim Paine and George Bailey complete a reliable batting unit. Bailey down the order has done it time and again for his IPL franchise and he might want to light up some fireworks in the BBL as well.

They have excruciating pace that will be generated with Shaun Tait and Reed. If they get their lines right and hurl in those toe-crushers along with those helmet damaging bouncers, they will be tough to put away. Although at the same time, they also are at the risk of getting it horribly wrong which might cost the team and shift the momentum the other way round.

Will Hobart be able to stir up a Hurricane that is powerful enough to take the BBL by storm or will they produce a docile show? Catch in on all the action on the 20th of December.

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