Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes: Adelaide Strikers will square off against Hobart Hurricanes in the Eliminator match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021/22 on 21st January at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Both of these teams have had a similar season where they have gone hot and cold. The Adelaide Strikers ended fourth in the points standings after winning 6 of their 14 matches, while the Hobart Hurricanes placed fifth after winning 7 of their 14 games. Adelaide Strikers’ recent form has been exceptional, and their opponents are well aware of this. The Strikers have won their last four matches and would want to continue this run and march further ahead and reach the finals.
Meanwhile, the Hobart Hurricanes had won two games in a row before falling to the Melbourne Stars, ensuring that they would qualify for the playoffs. Their previous match, however, was a disaster, as the bowlers were hammered by the Melbourne Stars, who set a new record for the highest total in BBL history.
While batting too, it never looked like they were winning from ball one but these are the kind of losses that could just ignite something spectacular before the playoffs. Ben McDermott, who is also the leading run scorer, extended his excellent form by reaching another half-century.
Both teams can’t afford to put a foot wrong as they won’t get stand a second chance. These two teams have met twice in the league stages and both teams won a game each.
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Match Details
Match: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes
Date and Time: 21st January, 5:30 am IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Head to Head
Both teams have met 17 times, with the Strikers winning 10 and the Hurricanes winning seven. Strikers defeated Hurricanes by 7 wickets in their most recent match on January 5th, 2022.
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Pitch Report
A high-scoring game is expected at the MCG with little help on offer for the bowlers. The batters will look to go on the attack from the very start, with the ball likely to skid on to the bat fairly well. There could be some turn available for the spinners in the middle overs, making for a decent contest between the bat and ball. Wickets in hand will be key, with both teams likely to prefer chasing upon winning the toss.
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Weather Report
The weather in Australia is expected to be around 14-22°C. It is expected that there can be scattered showers during the match and there are 5 % chances of heavy rain.
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Probable Playing XI
Matt Renshaw, Henry Hunt, Ian Cockbain, Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Matthew Short, Harry Nielsen (wk), Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle (c), Harry Conway, Fawad Ahmed
Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Jordan Thompson, Matthew Wade (c & wk), D’Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Mitchell Owen, Josh Kann, Tom Rogers, Sandeep Lamichhane
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes D11 Team
Ben McDermott (vc), Matthew Wade (wk), Ian Cockbain, Jonathan Wells, Caleb Jewell, D’Arcy Short, Matt Renshaw, Matthew Short (c), Peter Siddle, Tom Rogers, Fawad Ahmed
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Prediction
In their most recent game, the Strikers easily defeated the Sixers, while the Hurricanes were defeated by the Stars. It’ll all come down to how well you handle nerves in the eliminator, as it’s a do-or-die encounter. There are some quality players in both the teams, and it will be a very exciting contest between the two.
The Hobart Hurricanes have a well-balanced lineup, and we anticipate them winning this match.
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Live Stream
The match between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes will be streamed live on the Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV and Sony LIV HD.