STR vs HUR Dream11 Team Predictions: The Adelaide Strikers are set to lock horns against Hobart Hurricanes in the 5th game of Big Bash League. Hurricanes are coming off a memorable victory against the defending champions whereas the Strikers would be looking to start their campaign on a high.
The match is scheduled to take place on 13th December in the Blundstone Arena, Hobart at 8.40 am IST. The two teams have met on 14 occasions so far with the Hurricanes emerging victorious in 5 games whereas the Strikers have been the dominating team with 8 wins under their belt.
With the 15th meeting in sight, it will be interesting to see the teams go against each other on Sunday.
STR vs HUR Dream11 Team Predictions: Recommended players
After analyzing the performance of each player in the recent past, it would be ideal to have an eleven with 1 WK, 4 Batsmen, 3 All-rounders and 3 bowlers.
Wicket-Keeper: Peter Handscomb.
All-rounders: D Arcy Short, James Faulkner and Cameron Levante.
Bowlers: Riley Meredith, Peter Siddle and Rashid Khan.
STR vs HUR Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicket-keepers
Peter Handscomb has assumed responsibility with Matthew Wade part of the test squad. He has been a solid middle order player who has international player and has occupied the 11th spot in affecting the most dismissals in BBL history.
Harry Nielsen will don the gloves with Alex Carey leading the Australia A side in the practice game against India. He has played just 10 T20 games so far where he has striked at 124.05 and is desperate to have exposure in the shortest format.
STR vs HUR Dream11 Team Predictions: Batsmen
Colin Ingram played a match winning innings for the Hurricanes with the likes of Dawid Malan not available until Christmas. The experienced top order player will be key for Hurricanes’ success.
Will Jacks has been an explosive batsman at the top of the order who was out without scoring in the first game. It is important for the likes of him to get the team to a flyer.
Tim David is yet another middle order player who has been of immense value for the side with an average of 38.15 and a strike rate of 155.91 in 27 games. He scored a quickfire half century for the side in the first game after top order collapsed.
For the strikers, Matt Renshaw will turn out be a key candidate with Travis Head in the squad for the international fixtures. He has over 549 runs in 24 games and needs to fire from all cylinders. Jonathan Wells is also a value addition in the eleven who has plenty of experience in various T20 tournaments. He has amassed close to 2000 runs in 82 innings at 124.37, thereby delivering more than 35 dream 11 points consistently.
Ryan Gibson would be looking to make his mark with a potential chance of him playing the whole season.
Dawid Malan won’t be part of the side until after Christmas with Travis Head missing out due to the upcoming Test series against India.
STR vs HUR Dream 11 team predictions: All-rounders
D’Arcy Short is the 7th highest run aggregator in BBL history with 1764 runs and is one of the important players if Hurricanes side were to succeed. Apart from his batting, he can be handy with the ball for the side, bringing so much to the table.
He has the company of James Faulkner who has taken 74 scalps at an economy of 7.78 so far. Apart from that, he is someone with big hitting ability in the side.
For the Strikers, Cameron Valente will have to carry the baton as the main all-rounder for the side. He has a strike rate of 125.75 with the bat and has taken a wicket every 26th ball.
He will be assisted by Matthew Short who might be a given a long run this season. He has so far scored 421 runs in 32 T20 games and has occasionally rolled his wrists taking 3 wickets during the course.
Michael Neser will not be part of the Strikers’ as he is currently in the international camp.
STR vs HUR Dream11 Team Predictions: Bowlers
Scott Boland needs to turn up better in the coming games after a costly day in the office for the pacer. Even though he has 52 wickets, his economy of 8.48 needs to drastically come down.
Riley Meredith is looking like the strike bowler that the Hurricanes were in search for so far. He bowled a terrific spell against Sixers where he bagged two wickets and gave away just 29 runs in his full quota. Johan Botha who came in as a replacement, should do a better job with the ball. Considering the first game as a one-off, the veteran player should get his lines and lengths right.
Peter Siddle will lead the Strikers’ attack who has so far captured 41 wickets at an economy of 6.94.
He will have Rashid Khan for his company whose 4 overs will be match deciding. The 15th highest wicket taker in BBL should maximize his effort as he might not be available for the whole season.
Daniel Worrall will share the new ball with Siddle who has 27 T20 wickets so far at an economy of 8.33.
Harry Conway is part of the Australian A side who is playing a practice game against India.
STR vs HUR Dream 11 Predictions: Match prediction
The prediction platforms like Betway and Bet365 are expecting the hosts to come on top in this clash with the Hurricanes requiring a massive effort to bag a victory. Despite favoritism, it all comes down to who bites the dust on matchday.
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Dream 11 team predictions: Where to watch?
The Big Bash League game between Strikers and Hurricanes will be live telecasted on Sony Network for the Indian cricket fans. The matches will be streamed on Sony Six and Sony HD apart from the Sony LIV app.