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BBL Adda Notes: Numbers that keep you ahead in week 7

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Sydney Sixers have taken an unassailable lead in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season, topping the table by a whopping nine points. Inter-city rivals Sydney Thunder then follow suit at second and will be looking to bounce back when they take on Hobart Hurricanes on January 18 at the Manuka Oval.

One cannot take away anything from the Sixers, but a part of their lead is down to the fact that the Thunder have lost three of their last five games. So, as we approach yet another exciting round of BBL fixtures, we look at some statistics that can help you ace the week.

Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes

Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes head-to-head figures favour the latter, who have won eight of the team's 14 meetings. Thunder, on their part, have won six. Judging by the form both the teams are in (two wins in last five games), one can place a safe punt on Thunder to come out victorious as they have won four of their last five meetings against Hurricanes. Their record in Canberra is exactly the same (four wins in last five outings).

Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes head-to-head
Sydney Thunder Metrics Hobart Hurricanes
14 Matches 14
6 Wins 8
- Ties/NR -
42.85 Win Percentage 57.15

Speaking of the venue, the last five games at the Manuka Oval has seen an average of 27.4 boundaries and 9.8 sixes. Thunder carry an outright advantage heading into the game, and if the bat flip, too, goes their way, expect it to be a run feast as they have averaged 182 runs in their last five games while batting first.

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat

Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat have always been on the neck of each other. Their head-to-head figures marginally put the former ahead, having won seven of the 13 encounters between the teams. As they head into the fixture, one thing to keep an eye on is the bat flip, as both the teams have won just one of their last five flips. If Scorchers are to bat first, expect them to score more than 170 runs, as they have averaged 174 in their last five BBL matches while batting first.

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat head-to-head
Perth Scorchers Metrics Brisbane Heat
13 Matches 13
7 Wins 6
- Ties/NR -
53.84 Win Percentage 46.16

The two teams are separated by a solitary point in the tally after having won four of their last five matches, but what gives Scorchers an upper hand is their recent record against the Heat. They have registered three victories in their last five games against their Tuesday's opponents. The thing to note, however, is the fact that the teams have never locked horns at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, a venue which has averaged 20.6 fours and 7.2 sixes in the BBL this season. 

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat

Adelaide Strikers square off against Brisbane Heat for the second time in the BBL 2020-21 season. The two teams played an edge-of-the-seat encounter early in the campaign, with the Strikers coming out on top with a two-run victory. The Strikers hold the advantage even in their head-to-head with Brisbane Heat, having won seven of their 12 encounters against them (three wins in last five games). Their recent form, however, can be a thing of concern as they are coming at the back of just two wins from five games.

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat head-to-head
Perth Scorchers Metrics Brisbane Heat
12 Matches 12
7 Wins 5
- Ties/NR -
58.33 Win Percentage 41.67

What gives Brisbane Heat an added advantage is their record against the Strikers at Adelaide; three wins in five games. Overall, Heat have won four of the six matches that they have played at Adelaide.

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