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Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League 2018/19, Today Match Prediction 31 Jan 2019

Aurora Stadium, Launceston

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Toss Winner - Adelaide Strikers won the toss and chose to bowl first

Adelaide Strikers beat Hobart Hurricanes by 7 wickets

Hobart Hurricanes will win the Match

  • Hobart Hurricanes are currently in first position with 9 wins in 11 matches (18 points) and are qualified to the knockouts. 
  • Adelaide Strikers are out of contention for the knockouts and they have 4 wins in 11 matches so far (8 points).
  • Adelaide Strikers are in a four match losing streak. 
  • Hobart Hurricanes won by 10 wickets last time these two teams met this season.

Our prediction is Hobart Hurricanes will win the match!

Tournament: Big Bash League 2018/19 | Format: Twenty20 | Venue: Aurora Stadium, Launceston | Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

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Welcome to the match preview of Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers!

Hobart Hurricanes has been the best team so far in the tournament. D Arcy Short and Skipper Wade are leading charge with the bat and are the top two run scorers in the league so far. Their top order batting has been their strength in this season.

Their middle order had only few chances to bat due to top order`s excellence. James Faulkner and Jofra Archer are the bowling stalwarts and has been amongst the wickets. They are well supported by Riley Meredith and spin combo of Clive Rose and D Arcy Short. 

Adelaide striker’s chances of qualification ended with their defeat against Sydney Sixers last match.  Skipper Colin Ingram is the best batsmen in the season with 300+ runs so far. He had a very little support from other batsmen except Alex Carey and Jake Weatherland to a certain extent. Their bowling has been their biggest worry this season despite the presence of some big players.

They have taken just 3 wickets in last 3 matches leaving a total tally of nearly 500 runs. Lanky Billy Stanlake, Peter Siddle and Ben Laughlin are not having a good time with the ball and are expensive. Spinner Rashid Khan has bowled economically but is having an average season to his standards. 

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Key Players:

Mathew Wade – Caleb Jewell played a scintillating knock of 61* in the unbeaten partnership of 132 runs with D Arcy Short. His form further strengthens their batting. 

James Faulkner – Faulkner is having an excellent season and he has played the role of finisher excellently with both the bat and ball for his team.   

Stats from the league:

D Arcy Short – 541 runs at strike rate 141 (HS - 96*, 50s-6) - Highest run scorer so far

James Faulkner - 18 wickets at an economy of 7.8 RPO (BB- 3/25) 

Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing XI:

Mathew Wade (C & Wk), D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, David Moody, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith. Riley Meredith may come back in the place of Jarrod Freeman. No other changes are expected in the playing XI.

Hobart Hurricanes Actual Playing XI:

Jofra Chioke Archer, D'Arcy Short, Clive Rose, David Moody, Caleb Jewell, Jarrod Freeman, Matthew Wade, Simon Milenko, George Bailey, James Faulkner, Ben McDermott

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Key Players:

Jake Lehmann – Lehmann jr. has played two back to back 40+ scores in last two matches in helped his team to respectable scores above 120. 

Rashid Khan – Rashid is having a rare poor run of form in bowling. His has bowling figures of 0/39, 1/32 & 0/36 from last three matches. He will look to regain form in this match and stamp his authority.

Stats from the league:

Colin Ingram – 301 runs at strike rate 142 (HS -75, 50s-3) 

Rashid Khan – 14 wickets at an economy of 6 RPO (BB – 3/19)

Adelaide Strikers Predicted Playing XI:

Colin Ingram(C), Jake Weatherald, Alex Carey (wk), Jake Lehmann, Jonathan Wells, Cameron Valente, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Ben Laughlin, Billy Stanlake. Cameron Valente may replace Mathew Short in the playing XI. Full-time Skipper Travis Head is busy with his national duties so Ingram takes the captaincy role.

Adelaide Strikers Actual Playing XI:

Michael Neser, Cameron Valente, Jake Lehmann, Ben Laughlin, Colin Ingram, WA Agar, Alex Carey, Harry Nielsen, Jake Weatherald, Rashid Khan, JW Wells

Weather Conditions

Aurora pitch is known to favor the bowlers and is known to have a lesser average score. Both pacers and Spinners will find help from the pitch. Average score in this pitch is around 150 runs. 

Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

Chasing is best option to choose in the T20s and in low scoring matches it puts lesser pressure on the batsmen batting second. Hobart Hurricanes won their last match here chasing and they have won all the matches they have batted second this season (7 matches).

Hurricanes are brushing aside every team that comes in their way this season, whereas Adelaide strikers are struggling to find momentum with string of losses. So we predict Hobart hurricanes to win this match.  

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar