The Hurricanes continue to lead the way in the league table but the battle to make the knockout stages with them is intense

Wednesday 23rd January

Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers

The Stars won last time out, comfortably prevailing in the Melbourne Derby to record their fourth win of the season in nine games while the Strikers suffered their second loss in a row, losing heavily to the table leading Hurricanes by ten wickets to fall outside the top four with only four wins from their nine games. The Strikers, last year’s champions, are markedly underperforming givenn they have the two most economical bowlers in the competition, Rashid and Siddle

Prices here are 10/11 each of two with SkyBet. Adelaide must be running out of chances to be supported but one more time!

Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes

Second hosts first in Sydney with the Sixers fresh off their heavy win over the Brisbane Heat thanks again to Tom Curran with 3/16. O’Keefe, Abbott and Curran have combined for 45 wickets so far in the competition.

The Hurricanes have won 8 out of nine games and look likely to be number one seed in the knockouts. The power of Wade and Short at the top of the order here meets one of the best bowling attacks in the competition but the Sixers at 11/10 are home underdogs with Skybet which is a value play.

Thursday 24th January

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder

Perth are bottom of the league table with three wins from their nine games while the Thunder sit fourth with games in hand. At 10/11 the Thunder should be favoured against what has been the weakest batting line up in the competition to date.