Date: 05 December 2022
Time : 1:45 PM IST
Venue : Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Ball-by-ball commentary : SportsTiger App
Adelaide Strikers have suffered a major dent in their qualification chances after losing four consecutive games, although there are a lot many games left to play in the league stage. The Strikers have slipped to the fifth position from the first position in the points table after losing four games in a row. Now, they will face Hobart Hurricanes who have the same number of points despite playing one game lesser. It will be an interesting match because the Hurricanes have been inconsistent in terms of producing a win while the Strikers are on a losing streak.
The Adelaide Oval is one of the best grounds for a cricket match. It provides the right balance between the bat and the ball. While batters enjoy some early advantage, bowlers tend to dominate the proceedings later in the innings. Batting first is a better option at this venue as the pitch deteriorates as the game progresses.
Adelaide Strikers are in deep trouble after they lost their last game to Hobart Hurricanes. It was the fourth consecutive defeat for the Peter Siddle-led team. As a result, they have slipped to the fifth position in the points table. In the last game, the Strikers could not defend 177. The Hurricanes chased down the total with 15 balls to spare. Barring Harry Conway and Peter Siddle, every Strikers’ bowler looked helpless against the likes of Caleb Jewell and Ben McDermott. Now, with the same opponent to play against next, the Strikers will come up with a better strategy and will try to take advantage of the home conditions.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Adelaide Strikers
Henry Hunt, Matthew Short, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Peter Siddle (c)
Hobart Hurricanes have been inconsistent with their performance in this edition of the Big Bash League so far. They have won three out of six games played. But their last win against Adelaide Strikers might have given them the required confidence. Ben McDermott and Caleb Jewell put on a show at the Bellerive Oval as the two batters put together 86 runs in just 8 overs. Both Jewell and McDermott scored half-centuries. Tim David and DArcy Short finished things off for the Hurricanes. Now, with Hobart Hurricanes pitted against Strikers again, the Matthew Wade-led team will look to repeat the performance from the last game.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Hobart Hurricanes
DArcy Short, Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Caleb Jewell, Tim David, Asif Ali, Mitchell Owen, Faheem Ashraf, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith
Adelaide Strikers might have lost four games in a row but they will be playing at their home ground. Also, as per the trend, it’s the Hurricanes’ turn to lose. So, Adelaide Strikers are expected to win the match on Thursday.
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