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Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers Preview Dream11

The BBL07 finalists. Two sides certainly expected to challenge a for top four spot. However, both sides have gone in opposite directions since the Strikers overcame the Hurricanes to lift the BBL07 Title.

Now, Hobart Hurricanes are dominating, and are certainly favourites for the BBL08 Title. They bounced back well after their loss to the Sixers with a thumping win in smoky conditions vs strugglers Brisbane Heat. Today, they will play another struggling side in the quest to officially lock in first place. Everything points towards a Hurricanes win – will it prove to be the case?

Adelaide Strikers, along with Perth Scorchers, have easily been the two most disappointing sides. They have not only hit a wall, but have run at full speed, smashed the wall head first and have just about been knocked out. Struggling to score runs and take wickets, the Strikers need to somehow turn it around in Launceston to keep their very faint playoff hopes alive.

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Key to a Hobart Hurricanes

You get the feeling Jofra Archer is about to hit his best form at the business end of the season. He has had a slightly under-par season to date, but his superb start against Brisbane Heat is something to be encouraged by. Sure, tougher tests await than struggling Heat and Strikers, but in this clash, he will form a key part of the attack in keeping the momentum going and getting the better of the struggling Strikers’ top order. As Riley Meredith recovers from illness, skipper Matthew Wade will be after more of the same from Tom Moody and James Faulker, as well as Clive Rose who can keep things tight.

Also, can the Hurricanes’ openers dominate the Strikers again? Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short knocked off a target of 155 on their own in Adelaide last Monday, emphatically taking advantage of a side struggling for wickets. With the openers in form, a strong platform paves the way for the exciting Caleb Jewell and Ben McDermott, as well as the experienced George Bailey (if he is even needed), to take advantage. A strong total will likely be too much for the Strikers.

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Image credit: Getty Images. Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers Preview Dream11 – Will Short and Wade dominate the Strikers again?

Key to an Adelaide Strikers

Indeed, a strong total will likely be too much for the Strikers because they have completely lacked fluency with the bat. Colin Ingram has been a shining light in recent matches, and will be key in this clash, along with Alex Carey who can’t seem to stop getting run out. Can the Strikers deal with Jofra Archer and the support bowlers effectively enough? Can Jake Lehmann, who has looked good at number three, get more support? Will the Strikers’ middle order get an effective platform to launch from? These are questions the Strikers must answer positively in this one from a batting perspective.

However, the problems don’t only lie in their batting. The Strikers have taken just four wickets in their last three matches, struggling significantly for impact. Rashid Khan, understandably, has been below his best, but the lack of venom and threat from the seam bowlers has also been central to their demise. In this clash, they need powerplay wickets to push the Hurricanes back and avoid copping the brunt of the Wade-Short opening combination. Can the Strikers force the Hurricanes’ middle order to rebuild?

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Image credit: Getty Images. Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers Preview Dream11 – Can Alex Carey fire?

Possible Playing 11

Hobart Hurricanes have made one change to their 13-man squad, with Tom Rogers coming in for Riley Meredith, who is recovering from illness.

Hobart Hurricanes Possible Playing 11: 1. Matthew Wade (c & wk), 2. D’Arcy Short, 3. Caleb Jewell, 4. Ben McDermott, 5. George Bailey, 6. Simon Milenko, 7. James Faulkner, 8. Jarrod Freeman, 9. Jofra Archer, 10. Clive Rose, 11. David Moody

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Peter Siddle (Test duties) has been replaced by Wes Agar for the Strikers. Also, Matthew Short has been dropped, replaced by Harry Nielsen.

Adelaide Strikers Possible Playing 11: 1. Alex Carey (wk), 2. Jake Weatherald, 3. Jake Lehmann, 4. Colin Ingram (c), 5. Jono Wells, 6. Harry Nielsen, 7. Michael Neser, 8. Rashid Khan, 9. Wes Agar, 10. Ben Laughlin, 11. Billy Stanlake

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Stats and Facts

  • Hobart Hurricanes thrashed Adelaide Strikers by 10 wickets last week.
  • Adelaide Strikers have lost their last four matches.
  • D’Arcy Short tops the BBL08 run scoring chart, and has two half centuries in his last two matches against the Strikers.

Match Prediction

In a tournament filled with one-sided matches, this could be another.

Hobart Hurricanes to win and confirm top position in BBL08.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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