Cricket Match Information:
Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers cricket match is going to be the next big clash in the Big Bash League. While Hobart Hurricanes are coming off a washout game, Strikers are coming off a big win against Brisbane Heat. Currently on the points table, both teams are on the seventh and third spots. Our prediction expert reckons Adelaide Strikers are going to keep the momentum going.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 09:15 am IST
- Cricket match date: 19.01.2020
- Venue: Invermay Park, Launceston
- Weather: Pleasant, Temperature: 26 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Hobart Hurricanes
- Team B: Adelaide Strikers
- Team A Captain: Matthew Wade
- Team B Captain: Travis Head
Things have not gone Hobart Hurricanes way since the return of original skipper Matthew Wade. They are on the lower half of the points table. So far, they have played ten cricket games and managed to win just three cricket games.
Hobart Hurricanes were the group topper last year but have been far from it through the season. They were looking for two points in their last game but failed to do so courtesy of the rain.
With just a handful of games remaining before the playoffs, Hurricanes would like to get back into the top five soon. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Hobart Hurricanes’ playing XI:
- BR McDermott
- Matthew Wade
- David Miller
- CP Jewell
- Jake Doran
- NT Ellis
- Qais Ahmad
- George Bailey
- TS Rogers
- SM Boland
- CA Rose
Adelaide Strikers were being led by Alex Carey in the earlier part of the tournament. With his inclusion in the ODI squad that is currently taking on India, Travis Head has been handed over the responsibility to lead the side.
It has been a mixed bag of a season for Strikers. While in some games they have looked sumptuous, they have not looked so good in others. Their last game fell into the former category. Courtesy of their ten-wicket win in the last game, Adelaide Strikers have gone up to the third spot.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Adelaide Strikers’ playing XI:
- MG Neser
- Rashid Khan
- HNA Conway
- Phil Salt
- Jake Weatherald
- JW Wells
- MW Short
- Peter Siddle
- HJ Nielsen
- LN O’Connor
- Travis Head
Expert Prediction: HH vs AS
For the first time in this season, Hobart Hurricanes will take on Adelaide Strikers in their next cricket game. Both teams are on different zones altogether on the points table. While Hurricanes are currently on the seventh spot, Strikers have moved on to the third spot courtesy of the win in their last cricket game.
The change in the format this year means that even the team at the fifth position has the chance to qualify for the playoffs. This year, the tournament will be played over a period of 42 days and a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams.
As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike in previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.
The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.
In the last five encounters between Hobart Hurricanes and Strikers, Hurricanes have been the winner on two occasions while Sixers have won the other three cricket games.
With the kind of form Adelaide Strikers have shown in this season, it seems like everything is coming together for them just at the right moment. Hence, our prediction is of a win for Adelaide Strikers in this game of cricket.
Toss prediction? –The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Adelaide Strikers
Top Batsman – CP Jewell (HH), PD Salt (AS)
Top Bowler – TS Rogers (HH), Rashid Khan (AS)
Most Sixes – CP Jewell (HH), PD Salt (AS)
Man of the Match – PD Salt (AS)
Team Scores Batting first – Hobart Hurricanes (140+), Adelaide Strikers (150+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers
Hobart Hurricanes – 2.05
Adelaide Strikers – 1.64
*odds may change anytime