Big Bash League Predictions: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers
January 19, 2020, Aurora Stadium, Launceston
Struggling Hobart Hurricanes will be welcoming Adelaide Strikers to the Aurora Stadium in the 43rd match of the Big Bash League 2019-20.
It hasn’t been the best of seasons for the Hobart Hurricanes. After a decent start, there’s barely anything that’s gone their way. They lost three straight games before the washout in the last game against Sydney Sixers. With seven points from 10 games, Hobart Hurricanes are second from the bottom and need to win all their games to stand a chance to qualify for the semi-finals. It’s their batting has been blowing hot and cold while the bowling hasn’t clicked and haven’t done too well.
Meanwhile, Adelaide Strikers had started the tournament really well. After a washout to start the season, they won three games in a row. However, they lost three games on the bounce but two of them were last over finishes. They have bounced back in the last three games. They have registered a couple of comprehensive wins in the last few games and they are back in the mix for the top four.
Hobart Hurricanes performance in Big Bash League:
D’Arcy Short’s void at the top of the order hasn’t really been too good for Hobart Hurricanes. They’ve missed their talisman as there hasn’t been anyone who has stepped up and taken responsibility. Matthew Wade has blown hot and cold already in the three games he’s played. The likes of Caleb Jewell and Ben McDermott have been pretty inconsistent.
Their striker-rates and average, both aren’t too impressive. Meanwhile, the biggest disappointment of the season has been David Miller. The attacking South African left-hander just has not been able to fire. He has a mere 91 runs at an average of 13.00.
George Bailey has been decent in the middle. He has made 126 runs at an average of 25.20 and has a strike-rate of 135.48.
With the ball, Qais Ahmad is leading the wicket charts for the Hurricanes and has taken 11 wickets.
Scott Boland has bowled well too. He has picked up eight wickets from just five games at an average of 16.75. The likes of Clive Rose and Nathan Ellis haven’t been taking wickets regularly and it has put pressure on the other bowlers.
Adelaide Strikers performance in Big Bash League:
No batsman has dominated the run charts for the Adelaide Strikers. A couple of players have amassed more than 300 runs. Jake Weatherald and Jonathan Wells are those players. They have scored 332 and 306 runs respectively and have good strike-rates as well.
Alex Carey who is in India has also scored 266 runs but won’t join the squad for a couple of more games. Philip Salt was excellent in the last game as he scored an unbeaten 67 to help the team chase down 101 easily.
Travis Head hasn’t scored runs. He has just 30 runs from two innings and the Strikers will be hoping he returns to form quickly.
Rashid Khan has been entertaining with both bat and ball. He’s played some quickfire and useful cameos lower down the order and is the highest wicket-taker. He’s picked up 16 wickets and has a strike-rate of 13.6 with the ball.
Peter Siddle has done well too and has taken 11 wickets. Liam O Connor won the man of the match in the last game for his 3/30 while the likes of Michael Neser and Wes Agar have blown hot and cold.
Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers Predicted Lineup:
Hobart Hurricanes: Matthew Wade, Caleb Jewell, Jake Doran, Ben McDermott (wk), David Miller, George Bailey, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland
Adelaide Strikers: Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head, Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Harry Nielsen (wk), Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Liam O Connor
It will be the second and last game of the Big Bash League 2019-20 season to be played at Aurora Stadium, Launceston.
First game was affected by rain and Melbourne Stars on it by 4 runs (DLS method) after putting 69 runs on board in 11 overs.
Two games were played at the venue in Big Bash League 2018-19 and both were won by the team chasing the total.
138 was the average first inning score at the venue in last season.
No T20I has been played at the venue so far.
BBL Match: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers Predictions
- Jake Weatherald has scored 332 runs in 10 innings at a strike rate almost 149 so far this season. He is currently the tournament’s 4th highest run-getter.
- Rashid Khan has picked 16 wickets in 10 games at an economy of 6.82 RPO and is 2nd in the bowling charts of Big Bash League 2019-20.
- Adelaide Strikers are leading the head to head clashes to 7-4 in the 12 clashes so far, 1 ended in no result.
- Rashid Khan and Michael Neser are joint Adelaide Strikers’ all-time 2nd highest wicket –taker. Both have picked 52 wickets each.
- Matthew Wade need 77 more runs to complete his personal 1000-run milestone for Hobart Hurricanes.