As the journey of Australia T20 League is heading towards its concluding stage, Adelaide Strikers will take on Hobart Hurricanes on 26 Jan at 1:40 PM. The 55th match of the tournament will take place at Adelaide Oval Stadium. While Adelaide Strikers have displayed a robust performance throughout the season, Hobart Hurricanes have had a mediocre form so far. The last time these two franchises met, Strikers emerged victorious. Considering how consistent Strikers have been with their victories, it seems they will register another win to their name. However, Hurricanes has come off a colossal win of 57 runs against Sydney Thunder and will look replicate their heroics in the next match as well.
Adelaide Strikers are currently placed at third position with 8 wins out of 13 matches and 17 points, while Hurricanes have claimed fifth spot with 5 wins out of 13 matches and 11 points. Strikers and Hurricanes will enter this face-off after three and two consecutive victories and this fixture is important for both the teams to continue their match winning count.
Adelaide Stars’ batting attack will be led by the likes of Jonathan Wells, Philip Salt, and Jake Weatherald and bowlers namely Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle and Wes Agar are expected to shine out on the field with the ball. On the other hand, Hurricanes’ batting arsenal is likely to be fortified by David Miller, Ben McDermott and George Bailey. Their bowling force will be steered by Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland and Clive Rose.
The Adelaide Oval Stadium deck has a lot of bounce and the matches conducted here have been a turned out to be a run-scoring fest. At this venue, the sides batting second have won on several occasions.
The weather is expected to be conducive for the match as the temperature will fluctuate between 14 to 27 degree Celsius with 10% chances of precipitation.
Probable Playing XI
Peter Siddle, Michael Neser, Jonathan Wells, Travis Head (c), Matthew Short, Harry Nielsen (wk), Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Liam O Connor, Jake Weatherald, Wes Agar
Matthew Wade (wk), Caleb Jewell, Jake Doran, George Bailey, Ben McDermott (C), David Miller, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland.