Match: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, (AS vs HH, Match #35)
Date: January 5, 2022 – 12:35 PM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
For those in India, you can catch all the live action between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes on Sony Six and Six HD at 12:35 PM IST. You can also watch it live on the online streaming application, Sony LIV.
SS vs HH BBL 2021-22 Match 35: What to expect
Adelaide Strikers will take on Hobart Hurricanes in match no. 35 of the Big Bash League 2021-22. The two teams will meet in the return fixture of this season at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, January 5.
The Hurricanes are in a decent position on the points table with 17 points from eight games. They have won four matches while claiming the Bash Boost point in five games. They’re coming off a 14-run loss in the last game, where they failed to chase 151 against the Brisbane Heat.
Adelaide Strikers are reeling at the bottom of the table, having won only one game and lost seven matches so far. They have 9 points to their credit, courtesy of claiming the Bash Boost point in six matches. The Strikers are on a six-match losing streak and are coming off a 28-run defeat at the hands of Sydney Thunder.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for AS vs HH
Adelaide Oval is a great venue for batting with plenty of high-scoring matches. In 63 T20 matches hosted here, the average first innings total stands at 167. Australia had hammered 233/2 here which remains the highest score at Adelaide Oval while the lowest of 87 all-out goes to Adelaide Strikers’ name. Batting first can be an advantage here as 39 out 63 matches have been won by the team batting first.
The weather at Adelaide Oval for Wednesday evening could be grim with a 64% chance of precipitation. The temperature will be around 21° C and humidity around 66%.
Adelaide Strikers: Expected XI and Team News
The Strikers have named their 13-man squad for this clash. George Garton and Fawad Ahmed will miss this game while Harry Conway has been added to the squad. Henry Hunt is likely to keep his place despite an unimpressive outing in the last game.
Probable XI – Jake Weatherald, Matt Short, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Rashid Khan, Wes Agar/Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle (c), Harry Conway
Hobart Hurricanes: Expected XI and Team News
The Hurricanes have announced their 14-man squad for this fixture and the big news is Nathan Ellis has been ruled out of the game due to a side strain. They can either bring in an inexperienced bowler Wil Parker or add batting depth with Caleb Jewell and trust Short, David and Thompson to deliver eight overs.
Probable XI – Matthew Wade (c/wk), Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Harry Brook, Tim David, Jordan Thompson, Tom Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Wil Parker
Head to head record of AS vs HH
Adelaide Strikers have a slight edge over Hobart Hurricanes in this rivalry, leading the scoreline by nine wins to seven. In the last five meetings, the Hurricanes have had an upper hand with three victories.
Adelaide Strikers – 9
Hobart Hurricanes – 7
Match 35: Five players to watch out for in the AS vs HH match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Ben McDermott: Batter, Hobart Hurricanes
With 353 runs from six innings, Ben McDermott sits at the top of the batting charts with an average of 71 and strike rate of 168. The 27 yr old has smashed two back to back hundreds in this edition and remains the most in-form player. McDermott has a fantastic record in the BBL, having scored 1915 runs at an average of 37.5 and strike rate of 139. McDermott costs 10.5 credits and is an easy captaincy choice.
Riley Meredith: Bowler, Hobart Hurricanes
Riley Meredith is one of the top pacers in the Australian T20 circuit. The right arm fast bowler has 52 wickets to his name from 39 matches in the BBL while striking at every 16.4 deliveries. Meredith has been superb for the Hurricanes in this ongoing edition as well, picking nine scalps from five games at a strike rate of just 10.7. Meredith comes at 9 credits in the MPL XI.
Rashid Khan: Bowler, Adelaide Strikers
Little needs to be said about Rashid Khan, by far the best T20 spinner in the world. The Afghan leggie has a magnificent record in the format, having picked 411 wickets from 297 matches at an economy of 6.37. He has been superb for the Strikers in the BBL 11, claiming 11 scalps from eight games at a strike rate of 17.4. Rashid costs 9.5 credits and can be a solid VC option.
Matthew Wade: Wicketkeeper Batter, Hobart Hurricanes
Matthew Wade is amongst the best top order batters in the Big Bash League and boasts of a terrific record. He has scored over 2000 runs in the league at an average of 32 and strike rate of 144. Wade has been inconsistent in this edition, scoring 176 runs from eight innings. Despite returning 6, 0 and 1 in the last three innings, Wade remains a key player and costs 9 credits.
Matt Renshaw: Adelaide Strikers
Matt Renshaw is a highly talented batter from Australia and is steadily getting better in the limited overs cricket. The left hander has been the best batter for the Strikers in this edition, scoring 177 runs in five matches at an average of 35 and strike rate of 132. Renshaw has scored 63, 38 and 30 in the last three outings and costs 9 credits.
AS vs HH: MPL Fantasy XI
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.