Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Both the teams have had a mixed bag until now as they have won three games each. Hurricanes are in the 7th position whereas the Strikers are in the 5th position in the points table.
Strikers had started off the season well but now are falling apart as they have won four and lost four. The Hurricanes to are falling apart as they are struggling with three wins from ten games.
It is almost like a must-win game for the teams as we come towards the business end of the tournament. Both the teams are missing some of their key players. The Strikers are missing the services of Alex Carey and the Hurricanes are missing D’Arcy Short.
With both the teams in a desperate situation it would be battle not to miss.
The temperatures would be in the low 20s and mid-20s with partly cloudy weather on the 19th of January.
Only four matches have been played at this venue with the teams batting second winning three out of those four. The average score batting first is 128 and the highest score at this venue is 169/7 by the Hobart Hurricanes.
Injury and Availability News:
The Australian players who are part of the ODI squad traveling to India won’t be available for this encounter.
Probable Playing XIs:
Matthew Wade (C), Caleb Jewel, Ben McDermott (WK), Jake Doran, George Bailey, David Miller, Thomas Rogers, Clive Rose, Scott Boland, Qais Ahmed, Nathan Ellis
Bench – Riley Meredith, Jarrod Freeman, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Aaron Summers
Jake Weatherald, Phillip Salt, Travis Head (C), Matthew Short, Jonathan Wells, Harry Nielsen (WK), Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Liam O Connor, Michael Neser, Wes Agar
Bench – Liam O Connor, Jack Lehman, Nick Winter,
Rashid Khan is always one of the top picks in the shortest format. Travis Head is yet to make a big score after his comeback so he could be a top pick. The usual suspects like Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald and Matthew Wade could be good picks in the batting department.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Matthew Wade, Travis Head, Rashid Khan
Vice-Captain – Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ben McDermott
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben McDermott
Batsmen – Travis Head (C), Matthew Wade, Philip Salt, Caleb Jewel
All-rounders – Rashid Khan (VC), Clive Rose, Michael Neser
Bowlers – Peter Siddle, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmed
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Matthew Wade (C)
Batsmen – Jonathan Wells (VC), Jake Weatherald, David Miller, Jake Doran
All-rounders – Travis Head, Rashid Khan, Thomas Rogers
Bowlers – Wes Agar, Peter Siddle, Scott Boland
Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
The sample size isn’t big but the numbers suggest that it is a low scoring venue so the spinners Rashid Khan and Qais Ahmed would come in play. Among the quicks, Peter Siddle and Scott Boland could be good picks. Talking about the batsmen, the onus would be on the top-order to score runs so the likes of Matthew Wade, Jake Weatherald and Travis Head would earn you good points.
It is very difficult to pick between these two teams because both of them haven’t been in good form. The Strikers will have a slight edge considering they have a better bowling line-up.
The 43rd match of the Big Bash League will take place between Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers on the 19th of January at the Aurora Stadium in Launceston.
The match starts at 9:15 AM IST (12:45 PM Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.