Hobart Hurricanes will face Adelaide Strikers in the 22nd match of the Big Bash League 2021 at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
The Hobart Hurricanes have struggled for consistency so far this season, and they are fourth in the points table with two wins and three losses in five matches. They defeated the Melbourne Stars by 24 runs in their last match, and they will be looking to build some momentum with back-to-back wins.
Meanwhile, the Adelaide Strikers have struggled to get going this season. They are sixth in the league standings with a single win and four losses in five matches. They are on a three-game losing run at the moment and will be getting desperate for their second win.Adelaide Strikers are placed at the 6th spot in the Big Bash League 2021-22 points table with one win and 4 losses from their 5 matches of the league. The team has 7 points.With two wins in five games, the Hurricanes are currently fourth in the team standings. On the other hand, the Peter Siddle-led Strikers have just one win off the board in five outings so far. Hence, both sides would like to enhance their points tally in order to go up the team standings.
Matthew Short is the top run-scorer for Adelaide Strikers with 154 runs at a strike rate of 168. He has struck 8 fours and 10 sixes. JW Wells has also made 138 runs at a strike rate of 130.Rashid Khan has been the best bowler for Adelaide Strikers and has picked up 9 wickets while bowling at an average of 15 and an economy rate of 7.05.
Hobart Hurricanes are placed at the 3rd spot in the Big Bash League 2021-22 points table with 2 wins and 3 losses from their 5 matches of the league. The team has 10 points.Matthew Wade is the top run-scorer for Hobart Hurricanes with 169 runs at a strike rate of 153. He has struck 15 fours and 7 sixes. D’Arcy Short has also made 164 runs at a strike rate of 103.
TS Rogers has been the best bowler for Hobart Hurricanes and has picked up 8 wickets while bowling at an average of 14 and an economy rate of 7.60.
HOBART HURRICANES VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers, Match 22nd, Big Bash League 2021-22
Date and Time: December 27, 2021, Monday, 12:35 PM IST
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
HOBART HURRICANES VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS PITCH REPORT
It is a flat wicket with plenty of runs available for the batters. The team winning the toss is expected to bat first.
HOBART HURRICANES VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS WEATHER FORECAST
A cloudy day with a 12% chance of rain has been predicted in Hobart on Monday. Temperature levels are expected to stay between 8 and 18 degrees Celsius.
HOBART HURRICANES VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS PROBABLE XIS
Ben McDermott played a whirlwind knock of 67 runs off 43 deliveries against the Stars, and Matthew Wade also added 39 vital runs for the Hurricanes. Riley Meredith and Thomas Rogers were the stars with the ball as both pacers picked up three wickets each.
No changes are expected in their playing XI.
- Matthew Wade (C & WK)
- D Arcy Short
- Ben McDermott
- Peter Handscomb
- Harry Brook
- Tim David
- Jordan Thompson
- Nathan Ellis
- Thomas Rogers
- Riley Meredith
- Sandeep Lamichhane
Jonathan Wells scored 55 runs for the Strikers in the last match against Brisbane Heat, but none of the other batters could make any substantial contribution. Rashid Khan was the best bowler on the park with three wickets against his name.
George Garton could be dropped from the playing XI in place of Daniel Worrall.
- Matthew Short
- Jake Weatherald
- Matt Renshaw
- Jonathan Wells
- Thomas Kelly
- Harry Nielsen (WK)
- George Garton
- Rashid Khan
- Wes Agar
- Peter Siddle (C)
- Fawad Ahmed
HOBART HURRICANES VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS MATCH PREDICTION
Hobart Hurricanes have blown hot and cold so far in the competition, but their win against the Melbourne Stars would have boosted their confidence massively. The Adelaide Strikers have failed to build any momentum this season.
Their batting has let them down big time as their top order has failed to get going. Hobart Hurricanes have a strong bowling unit which could trouble the Strikers in this contest.
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
MATTHEW WADE – HOBART HURRICANES
The Hobart Hurricanes skipper has been in fine form this season and would back himself to make his bat talk once again. Wade can make optimum utilization of the powerplay overs and his ability to play long knocks makes him an even greater asset. Notably, the southpaw recently scored 93 against defending champions Sydney Sixers.
RASHID KHAN – ADELAIDE STRIKERS
Arguably the greatest T20 bowler ever, Rashid Khan is pretty likely to top the bowling charts. The Afghanistan leg-spinner has been at his lethal best in this competition as most of the batters have struggled to tackle him. As far as his numbers are concerned, Rashid has scalped nine wickets in five outings with his economy rate being just a tad over seven.
Prediction: Hobart Hurricanes are expected to win this game.