Adelaide Strikers are set to cross swords with Hobart Hurricanes in match 35 of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL). The Strikers have slipped to last on the points table, while Hurricanes are placed fourth with four wins and as many losses. On current form, the Matthew Wade-led side will start favourites against out-of-form Strikers.
The Peter Siddle-led side are on a six-match losing streak. Their last victory came against Melbourne Renegades on December 09. Since then, the side has flattered to deceive. Worst, all their losses have been by big margins, which has taken a toll on their net run rate. The side has failed to perform as a unit. Barring Matthew Renshaw, Wes Agar, and Rashid Khan, the rest of the players have been pretty ordinary.
Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are better placed than Strikers but consistency is the one area they would like to work on. After posting a convincing victory over Renegades, the team slipped against Brisbane Heat. Hurricanes have managed to stay in the top four but a loss or two could put their campaign in jeopardy.
The match is going to be played at Adelaide Oval. The track over here is generally a sportive one and aids the spinners. Batters too enjoy the batting due to short square boundaries.
Probable Playing XIs for STR vs HH:
Jake Weatherald, Matthew Short, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, George Garton, Harry Nielsen (wk), Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle (c), Fawad Ahmed
Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (c & wk), D’Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Harry Brook, Jordan Thompson, Nathan Ellis, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Head-to-Head
Matches- 17, Hobart Hurricanes – 7, Adelaide Strikers – 9, N/R- 1
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 35
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Date & Time: January 05, at 12: 35 PM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network