Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes will face each other on Sunday (13th December) afternoon at Bellerive Oval (Hobart) in the fifth match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10).
While Adelaide Strikers will begin their BBL 10 journey with this match, Hobart Hurricanes will play their second match in this tournament, who played the opening match of this tournament and beat the defending champions Sydney Sixers.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 5: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Match Preview
BBL 07 winners Adelaide Strikers finished in the 3rd position in the BBL 09 points table but they were ultimately the 4th best team of that tournament as Sydney Thunder eliminated them from the Knockout.
Jake Weatherald and Jon Wells are the big names in their batting side. Both Weatherald and Wells scored 400+ runs in the last season.
Peter Siddle (C), Wes Agar, Danny Briggs, Ryan Gibson, Rashid Khan, Harry Nielsen (wk), Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt, Matt Short, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall
Hobart Hurricanes have made a great start in this new season as they beat the defending champions Sydney Sixers in the opening match of this tournament by 16 runs. Colin Ingram and Tim David scored half-centuries in their first outing for Hurricanes this season.
Also, the bowlers were mostly disciplined in that tournament opener. James Faulkner and Riley Meredith both managed to take two wickets each in that game. Surely, they want more positive performances from the side on Sunday, especially when they have the captain Peter Handscomb and opener D’Arcy Short.
Scott Boland, Johan Botha, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb (C), Colin Ingram, Caleb Jewell, Will Jacks, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Charlie Wakim, Nick Winter, Macalister Wright
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 5: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes (STR vs HUR) – Match Prediction
Strikers are ahead of Hurricanes in the head-to-head contest by 8-5 margin. However, both sides won their respective away matches during their meeting in the last BBL season.
While Hurricanes have started this season with a victory against the defending champions, Strikers have the good habit to start a BBL season with a win as they have managed six victories in their previous nine BBL tournament starters.