Game 25 and 26th of BBL05-
Game 25 is between Hobart Hurricanes against Perth Scorchers. One assumes this would be a do or die contest for host Hobart, as it can change the way teams are placed. At this junction Perth is second placed at 4 points behind Adelaide (5pts). Hobart is at 3 points with -1.25 NRR. Hence they require to win this game with substantial margin.
Game 26 is between Sydney Sixers against Brisbane Heat at SCG. Here logically both of them have no chance to make it to last four.
Interestingly these games are played at venues that have low scoring rate of sixes.
Hobart has 3.50 sixes /100 balls…
and lowest is at Sydney Cricket Ground – at 2.68/100 balls!.
And as far batsmen getting dismissed at “deep field zone”, Bellerive Oval(Hobart venue)has the maximum victims(45.16%) this year.
In today’s game host Hobart can sneak into last four if they upset one of favourites Perth Scorchers.
Following this game, Sydney Sixers can be in a technical position if they manage to win by huge margin and ante up their run-rate.
Here is sketch of Hobart and SCG. These graphic displays batsmen getting dismissed in deep fielding zone.
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Sydney Cricket Club
Here is a brief analysis of both venues