Both these team will be meeting for the first time in this edition of BBL. It will be a repeat clash of BBL 07 final for them as same opposition takes on the same venue, On that day Adelaide Strikers defeated Hobart by 25 runs. With the kind of form Hobart are in, expecting a thriller of a game at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on 21 Jan
Hobart Hurricanes have been unbelievably consistent this season, baring one odd day with Renegades, they have been ruthless in this tournament. Out of the 8 matches they have played, they have won in 7 off them. In the previous match against Perth Scorchers, they chased down 178 runs with George Bailey scored a win winning 69 and Faulkner was Star with the ball and scored quick 28 runs and take the team home. They are expect to go with the same eleven
Key player to watch out for: D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Jofra Archer
Adelaide Strikers have made huge change from their previous match, Alex Carey comes in place of Travis Head and is expected to open the innings. In the previous match against Sydney Thunders, they were bundled out for mere 97 runs against a chase of 168 runs. They are expected to come hard in this match as they are one of the best team of the tournament. With the likes of Rashid khan ( who is unplayable), Alex Carey and Colin Ingram they will bounce back from the previous match
Key players to watch out for: Jake Weatherald, Rashid Khan, Alex Carey
Hobart Hurricanes: Matthew Wade (C)(wk), D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, Caleb Paul Jewell, James Faulkner, Jofra Archer, Johan Botha, Riley Meredith, David Moody.
Adelaide Strikers: Jake Weatherald, Alex Carey (wk), Colin Ingram (C), Matthew Short, Jake Lehmann, Jonathan Wells, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Ben Laughlin, Liam O’Connor, Billy Stanlake.
Head to Head
Matches Played: 5
Adelaide Won: 5
Hobart Hurricanes are unbeatable at the moment as with the kind of balance they have in the squad, they are likely to register their first win against Adelaide Strikers since 2011