BBL 2018-19 Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes 37th Match Prediction. In a re-match of last season’s final, leaders Hobart Hurricanes face defending champions Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League. The match will take place at the Adelaide Oval and is scheduled for January 21. The live action begins at 18:45 local time.
- Hobart Hurricanes lead the points table so far with seven wins from their first eight matches – bouncing back from their first defeat by winning the last two in a row.
- Defending champions Adelaide Strikers have produced a mixed bag so far, with four wins and four defeats from eight matches – this is their first match since being bowled out for 97 in defeat to Sydney Thunder.
- The Strikers welcome back two of their Australian ODI stars, however – Alex Carey and Billy Stanlake are available, but Peter Siddle and Travis Head are now with the test squad.
Our Pick: Adelaide Strikers
ABOUT THE MATCH
The Hobart Hurricanes have been almost unbeatable in the Big Bash League this season. They managed to win a very close match against the Perth Scorchers in their previous match and now have seven wins from eight matches. The Hobart Hurricanes are opening up a gap between themselves and the rest of the teams and coming closer to clinching a semi-final berth.
The Hobart Hurricanes will be playing against the Adelaide Strikers in this match. The Adelaide Strikers have won just four out of their eight matches and are right in the middle of the BBL League table. The Strikers are going to get a boost in this match thanks to Alex Carey and Billy Stanlake being available for the match.
This promises to be a very exciting match between the defending champions of the BBL and the team that missed out narrowly in the finals last season.
ADS vs HBH, BBL 2018-19: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Fox Sports, Sony Six, Sky Sport, BT Sport, SuperSport, Willow TV, Ten Sports, BeIN Sports
Live streaming: SonyLIV, FoxtelSports, SuperSport Live, Willow TV Online
Bat Flip Prediction
Hobart Hurricanes’ continued their tendency to (successfully) field first last time out, and if they win the toss will want to chase again.
delaide Strikers Team News & Playing 11
ADS Team News
Alex Carey and Billy Stanlake are available again now Australia’s ODI series with India has concluded, but Peter Siddle has stayed with the national team ahead of the tests with Sri Lanka and Travis Head is also back in the national set-up. Stanlake actually played their most recent game, in place of Wes Agar, while Carey will be a direct replacement for Head and may take the gloves too. If he does, Harry Nielsen may drop back out and Cameron Valente could return.
ADS Key Players
Jake Weatherald was the Adelaide Strikers’ star man when these two teams last met, in last year’s final, scoring 115 from 70 balls. He has scored two half-centuries this season and 222 runs in total from eight innings.
The top run scorer is actually Colin Ingram. The South African, who will stand in as captain again, scored 57 in the win against Melbourne Stars and 48 despite the team’s poor batting performance in the defeat to Sydney Thunder.
Alex Carey’s return adds strength at the top of the order, meanwhile, after scores of 70 and 59 among his six innings before he linked up with the Australian ODI squad.
Rashid Khan leads the bowling, meanwhile. The Afghanistan leg-spinner has taken 13 wickets so far, and boasts a stunning economy rate of just 4.90 runs per over. He has been backed by the pacemen, with Billy Stanlake having claimed nine wickets in his seven matches so far and Michael Neser eight in eight.
ADS Team Form
Adelaide Strikers’ inconsistency was well summed up in the last two matches. On January 11, Colin Ingram scored a half-century as the Strikers posted 178/5 from their 20 overs against Melbourne Stars, before Ben Laughlin claimed 3-19 as the Stars were bowled out for 137. Two days later, Adelaide travelled to Sydney to face the Thunder and, replying to 168/6, were bowled out for 97 in 17.4 overs.
They had previously lost by six wickets to Sydney Sixers – despite Jake Weatherald’s half-century in a total of 150/5, and Rashid Khan’s 2-25 in the reply – to end a run of back-to-back wins, in which they had defeated Melbourne Renegades by 32 runs and Sydney Thunder by 20 runs.
Adelaide Strikers Predicted Playing 11
- Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Colin Ingram, Matthew Short, Jon Wells, Cameron Valente, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Ben Laughlin, Liam O’Connor, Billy Stanlake
Hobart Hurricanes Team News & Playing 11
HBH Team News
Having been less affected by Australia’s squad selections compared to other teams, Hobart have been able to field a very consistent team. They were unchanged for the first six games before Jake Doran and then Caleb Jewell were handed opportunities in place of Alex Doolan. Jewell took his chance with 32 last time out, with Doran away with the Australia A team, and the 21-year-old Tasmanian could retain his place as a result. David Moody made his T20 debut, meanwhile, and took two wickets – though he was expensive. He replaced Clive Rose.
HBH Key Players
D’Arcy Short moved to 368 runs in the win against Perth Scorchers to extend his position at the top of the batting charts. Short, shining in the Big Bash League once again, has hit four half-centuries, including his unbeaten 96 in the win against Melbourne Stars.
George Bailey was the star man last time out, however, with 69 from 39 balls to swing the game Hobart’s way in the middle overs against Perth Scorchers. That was his second half-century of this season’s Big Bash League and he now has 242 runs in total from seven innings. Matthew Wade has 239 – also including two half-centuries.
James Faulkner has contributed with bat and ball, meanwhile – hitting two sixes and a four of the first three balls of the final over to win the game against Perth Scorchers. He had earlier taken 3-36 from four overs to move to 13 wickets so far.
Riley Meredith took 2-19, meanwhile, and now has seven wickets in his last three games and 13 in total. He also took a match-winning 4-21 in the win against Melbourne Stars.
HBH Team Form
Hobart Hurricanes started the Big Bash League with five straight wins but fell to their first defeat when they faced the Melbourne Renegades. George Bailey scored an unbeaten 70 in a total of 145/5 but the Renegades won by six wickets – reaching the target in the final over.
The response was big, however. Against Melbourne Stars, D’Arcy Short (96 not out from 57 balls) shared a 95-run opening partnership with Matthew Wade (41) and helped the Hurricanes to 185/2, before Riley Meredith claimed 4-21 as the Stars were all out for 126.
A pulsating match with Perth Scorchers followed, as James Faulkner claimed three wickets but conceded 22 runs in the final over in a total of 177/9. In reply, the Hurricanes were in a spot of bother at 96/5 after 12.1 overs, but George Bailey hammered 69 from 39 balls and Faulkner found his range just in time to hit two sixes and a four in the first three balls of the final over to deliver the 16 runs Hobart had required.
Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing 11
- Matthew Wade, D’Arcy Short, Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, David Moody, Jofra Archer, Riley Meredith
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
ADS : L W L W W
HBH : W W L W W
ADS vs HBH Head to Head
Adelaide Strikers have claimed six victories in ten previous games against Hobart Hurricanes, with three Hurricanes’ wins and one no result. The most recent, of course, was the final last year, when Jake Weatherald hit 115 and shared a 140-run partnership with Travis Head (44) in a total of 202/2 for the Strikers. D’Arcy Short hit 68 in reply and George Bailey 46, but they struggled to match the required run rate on their way to 177/5 and a 25-run defeat.
In the league stage, they had each won one game apiece. Hobart posted 183/5 to win by seven runs in their first meeting of last season, while the Strikers scored 187/4 on their way to an 11-run win last time out. D’Arcy Short scored a match-winning 96 from 58 balls in the first game, while Alex Carey went four better with exactly 100 from 56 balls, including a 171-run opening partnership with Weatherald (65) in the second game.
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Betting Odds
The league leaders are favourites for this one, with Betway offering 1.75 on a Hobart Hurricanes win, Bet365 1.80 and Betfair 1.83. The former two have the Adelaide Strikers at 2.00.
Jake Weatherald was the star when these teams last met, however, and he is 4.00 with Bet365 to be the Strikers’ top batsman. Alex Carey returns, meanwhile, and is 3.50 with Betfair. In-form Colin Ingram can be backed at 6.00.
For the Hurricanes, they boast the top run-scorer in the competition this season in D’Arcy Short and he is 2.80 to be their top batsman. Matthew Wade is 4.50 with Bet365, while George Bailey – top run scorer last time out – is 6.50.
The key could be the opening partnerships then, and Hobart (Short and Wade) are 1.80 with Bet365 to post the highest. Adelaide (Weatherald and Carey) are a best price of 2.00.
Out to stop those batsmen will be bowlers including James Faulkner and Riley Meredith – both of whom have 13 wickets in the tournament so far. Faulkner is 4.00 to be the Hobart Hurricanes’ top bowler, while Meredith is 5.00.
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Prediction
Hobart Hurricanes have been in stunning form so far and, while Adelaide Strikers can welcome back some important players, the Hurricanes’ performance so far can not be ignored.