The Adelaide Strikers will be playing their campaign’s maiden game. They’re coming with Matt Renshaw, Dan Worrall with Phil Salt, and Rashid Khan continuing to be their marquee players with a substantial addition. Danny Briggs of England’s T20 Blast, the inclusion of the top wicket-taker, made their spin attack superior to anyone in the tournament.
However, with a lack of options during the death overs with the ball as well they could experience the absence of a proper finisher down the order. Overall, as they have to wait for Alex Carey and Travis Head to be back to get back the balance in their line-up, they want to start their season with a win and catch all the critical points possible.
Hobart Hurricanes began their campaign in style by beating Sydney Sixers, the defending champions. With the proper finishing skills of Tim David, they have a firm batting order. Colin Ingram and Peter Handscomb’s experience in the middle can outplay any opposition, especially against any spin unit. In the first two games, they got a pretty good pace attack that could once again make the difference for them to make it two in a row.
The weather forecast indicates a gloomy afternoon on Sunday in Hobart. With zero chance of rain, the temperature will be around 24-25 degrees Celsius.
At the Bellerive Oval, a decent batting track could be on offer, with 170 predicted to be a par-score at this venue.
Although the spinners could get some support off the surface, the ball should skid on nicely. For pacers, change of pace will be crucial, something that batsmen will have to vary from at the backend of the innings. With this BBL game being an afternoon clash, after winning the toss, both teams will look to bat first.
Peter Siddle (c), Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Matt Short, Ryan Gibson, Mathew Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Daniel Worral, Danny Briggs
Peter Handscomb (c&wk), D’Arcy Short, Will Jacks, Colin Ingram, Mac Wright, Tim David, James Faulkner, Riley Meredith, Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis, Johan Botha
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Dream 11:
Jake Weatherald (c), Peter Handscomb (wk), Phil Salt, Colin Ingram, Riyan Gibson, James Faulkner, D’Arcy Short, Peter Siddle, Daniel Worral, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith
Although both teams look equally matched on paper, the Hobart Hurricanes have the home advantage. They are going into this match as the favourite to win against the Adelaide Strikers. Let’s support the Hurricanes to get another win with BAJI now to earn some easy cash!