Hobart Hurricanes preview

 

BEST XI

Ben Dunk ($105,600/85k)

Alex Hales ($59,600/100k)

Travis Birt ($64,100/85k)

George Bailey ($82,200/100k)

Jonathan Wells ($33,700/70k)

Tim Paine ($68,500/85k)

Darren Sammy ($93,500/85k)

Joe Mennie ($36,000/40k)

Cameron Boyce ($83,700/85k)

Ben Hilfenhaus ($58,000/70k)

Xavier Doherty ($33,900/85k)

 

– The top 7 spots appear to be set in stone. Dunk and Hales will definitely open and Bailey will be at either 3 or 4. Birt and Wells could float around the order depending on required run rate and whether a right hander or left hander is needed. Sammy could jump up the order late in the innings for some big hitting.

– Joe Mennie is probably the most vulnerable player in that XI. Gulbis is an option but he’s a weaker bowling option and there’s not much in the way of a 6th bowler in this lineup if something goes wrong for a front line bowler.

 

REMAINING SQUAD

Overseas: Tim Bresnan

Batsmen: Michael Hill, Dominic Michael, Beau Webster

All-rounders: Evan Gulbis

Bowlers: Sam Rainbird, Timm van der Gugten, Jake Reed

 

INTERNATIONAL AVAILABILITY

– Bresnan will replace Sammy following round 4.  It’s a like for like swap so there won’t be fantasy ramifications for any of the other players.

– Bailey will definitely miss the back end of the tournament due to the ODI’s. Doherty’s also likely to be selected in that Australian lineup. That would see them miss the Hurricanes’ round 7 fixture on January 15th.

 

FIXTURE ANALYSIS

Bye: Round 8

Double: Round 6

You can safely start with a few Hurricanes and you’ll have two trade periods after their double round to move them out before the bye.

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