Adelaide Strikers are likely to win this match.
Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes will play the 2021-22 BBL eliminator. The Strikers won six of their 14 group matches and finished in fourth place in the points table. They have won five of their last seven matches after losing six at the trot to qualify for the eliminator.
Hurricanes won seven of their 14 league games, but could only accumulate 27 points, one less than Strikers. Hurricanes finished in fifth position in the points table. They have only been able to win three of their last seven games. The Hurricanes were on the receiving end when Glenn Maxwell and co. collected 273 points in the last group game of the season.
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Eliminator
Event location: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Date Time: January 21 at 13:45 IST and 19:15 local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
The field at the MCG has plenty of support for the batters and bowlers have struggled throughout the tournament. The field will likely maintain the same reputation in this game.
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Likely to play XIs for STR vs HUR
Henry Hunt, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Ian Cockbain, Thomas Kelly, Jake Weatherald, Henry Thornton, Harry Nielsen (wk), Harry Conway, Peter Siddle (c), Fawad Ahmed
Ben McDermott (wk), Caleb Jewell, D Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (c), Tim David, Peter Handscomb, Tom RogersMitchell Owen, Will Sanders, Wil Parker, Sandeep Lamichhane
Top Picks for STR vs HUR Dream11 Match
Top Picks – Batteries
Jonathan Wells has scored 409 runs in 14 games with an average of 34.08 and a strike rate of 127.01. Wells hit three half-centuries in the tournament and is the leading points scorer for the Strikers.
Team David has scored 197 runs in 14 games with an average of 24.62 and a strike rate of 161.47. David is known as one of the best players in franchise cricket right now and BBL helped him a lot to get this tag. He maintained his label this season by finishing a few games for his team.
Top Picks – Allrounders
Matthew Kort has scored 359 runs in 13 games with an average of 29.91 and a strike rate of 152.11 including two half-centuries. He has picked six wickets with an economy of 6.83.
D’Arcy Short has scored 388 runs in 14 games with an average of 35.27 and a strike rate of 108.37 including half a century.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Peter Siddle is the leading wicket taker in the tournament. The 37-year-old veteran has taken 23 wickets in 14 matches with an average of 18.73, economy of 8.26 and strike rate of 13.6. He is one of four bowlers to pick a fifer in this edition of the BBL.
Tom Rogers took 18 wickets in 12 games with an average of 19.38, economy of 7.75 and strike rate of 15. He is the leading wicket taker for the Hurricanes.
Top Picks – Wicket Keeper
The 27-year-old Ben McDermott has already earned the label as this season’s leading hitter by the BBL. He is the only batter to have scored more than 500 runs in the tournament. McDermott has scored 571 runs in 12 games with an average of 51.90 and a strike rate of 153.49. He has beaten two centuries and three half-centuries in the tournament.
Featured Play XI No.1 for STR vs HUR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket
Ben McDermott (c)Ian Cockbain, Jonathan Wells, Peter Handscomb, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, D’Arcy Short (vc)Jordan Thompson, Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed, Henry Thornton
Featured Play XI No.2 for STR vs HUR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket
Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade, Jonathan Wells, Caleb Jewell, Jake Weatherald, Tim David, Matt Renshaw (c), D’Arcy Short, Peter Siddle (vc), Tom Rogers, Sandeep Lamichhane
STR vs HUR Risky Captaincy Picks
Thomas Kelly has scored 198 runs in 12 games with an average of 24.75 and a strike rate of 131.12. He is an inconsistent performer in the tournament and it can be a risky one choise to choose him as captain.
Ian Cockbain has been able to score 123 runs in the three games, including half a century. He hits in the middle order and may not be the right choice for the captaincy.
Player to avoid
Mitchell Owen managed to take only two wickets five games. Therefore, he should be avoided when choosing the team for this game.