The 8th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers at Aurora Stadium in Launceston.
This match will start at 1:45 PM IST (19:15 local time). It will be live on Sony TEN Network and can be broadcast on Sony LIV.
Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes will meet each other in a quick turnaround Tuesday in the ongoing BBL season. Both teams met each other on Sunday themselves. The Hurricanes won the clash by 11 runs defending 174 runs thanks to an early collapse for the Strikers. But their tail enders revived the inning to add an unbeaten 61 for the 10th wicket, which helped their net run.
However it was the second win in so many matches for the Hurricanes and they will be keen to continue their winning run. On the other hand, the Adelaide Strikers are stepping up with the return of Alex Carey, who was with Australia A for the day-night warm-up game against India. Even for the Hurricanes, Ben McDermott has joined the squad and is available to play this match.
HUR vs STR Weather Report for BBL 2020-21 Match 8
This match will probably be hampered by rain. There is a chance of showers in Launceston throughout the day and during the match time, there is a 38-40% chance of it going downhill.
In the only finished match last season between the two teams, the Strikers posted 186 runs batting first and then defended it successfully. It is expected to be another wicket zone. But rain could spice up the pitch and yet another limited game can occur.
Average first inning score
186 (In the only finished match of BBL 2019)
Record of the hunting teams
Won – 0; Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News
Alex Carey has joined the Adelaide Strikers and is available to play this game.
Ben McDermott is back for the Hobart Hurricanes and will play this match.
HUR vs. STR Today’s Probable Play of XI:
D’Arcy Short, Will Jacks, Colin Ingram, Ben McDermott, Peter Handscomb (C&WK), Tim David, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Johan Botha, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith.
Wil Parker, Charlie Wakim, Nick Winter, Macalister Wright, David Moody
Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey (C&WK), Jonathan Wells, Ryan Gibson, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Danny Briggs.
Matthew Short, Cameron Valente
HUR v. STR Best picks for today’s Dream11 Match:
Ben McDermott comes a brilliant century against India, albeit in a warm-up game. He will be very confident and must be one of your best picks for this match.
James Faulkner picked up three wickets in the last game opening the inning and he will once again be key to his team’s fortunes.
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Matt Renshaw batted at three in the previous game and scored 33 runs off 27 balls. He also bowled a few overs and can make a difference in Fantasy as well.
Alex Carey is a very good batsman when it comes to the T20 format. He will hit at number four for the Strikers and will look to play a big hit.
Rashid Khanan is a star bowler and collects a wicket in almost every game. He is a very good leg spinner and scalped a wicket as well in the previous outing.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain Option: D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Matt Renshaw
Vice Captain Option: Alex Carey, Tim David, Rashid Khan
Suggested Play XI No.1 for HUR against STR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Guardian – Alex Carey (VC)
Batistas – Philip Salt, Tim David, Ben McDermott, Colin Ingram
Comprehensive – D’Arcy Short (C), Matt Renshaw, James Faulkner
Bowlers – Daniel Worrall, Rashid Khan, Riley Meredith
Suggested Play XI No.2 for HUR against STR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Guardian – Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb
Batistas – Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Will Jacks, Ben McDermott (C)
All Sides – Matt Renshaw (VC), D’Arcy Short
Bowlers – Wes Agar, Rashid Khan, Scott Boland
Strikers won’t collapse in every game and Daniel Worrall may not get as many deliveries as it did in the last game. He is a bowler and took a wicket while also going expensive for 38 runs in 3.5 overs. You can skip choosing him for this match.
Today HUR against STR Probable Winners
Adelaide Strikers is expected to win this match.