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 13:45 IST (19:15 local time). It will be live on the Sony TEN network and can be streamed on the Sony LIV.
Forwards Adelaide and Hurricanes Hobart will face a quick change on Tuesday in the current BBL season. Both teams met on Sunday itself. The hurricanes won the clash with 11 races, defending 174 races, due to an early collapse of the attackers. But their finals revived the innings to add an undefeated 61st for the 10th wicket, which helped them net the net.
However, it was the second victory in as many matches for the Hurricanes and they will be eager to continue their winning race. On the other hand, Adelaide strikers are supported by the return of Alex Carey, who was with Australia A for the day-night warm-up match against India. Even for hurricanes, Ben McDermott has joined the team and is available to play this match.
HUR vs STR weather report for match 8 BBL 2020-21
This match may be prevented due to rain. There is a good chance of showers in Launceston all day and there is a 38-40% chance of getting down.
In the only match completed last season between the two teams, the strikers posted 186 rounds beating first and then successfully defending it. It’s expected to be another chicken belt. But the rain could spice up the field and yet another reduced game could happen.
Average score in the first half
186 (In the only BBL 2019 match completed)
Evidence of teams watching
Won – 0; Lost – 1
Injury and availability news
Alex Carey has joined Adelaide Strikers and is available to play this game.
Ben McDermott returned to Hurricane Hobart and will play this match.
HUR vs STR XI playbacks likely today:
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 vs STR The best choices for the Dream Today11 match:
Ben McDermott comes from a brilliant century against India, albeit in a game of heating. He will have great confidence and must be one of your top choices for this match.
James Faulkner took three counters in the last game that opened the half and will again be crucial to his team’s fortune.
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Matt Renshaw he beat three in the previous game and scored 33 rounds out of 27 balls. He also played a few overs and can make a difference in Fantasy.
Alex Carey he is a very good batsman when it comes to the T20 format. He will beat the number four for the Strikers and will look to play a big shot.
Rashid Khan he is a stellar bowler and picks up a counter in almost every game. He is a very good foot player and he scaled a counter in the previous exit as well.
Selection of captain and vice-captain
Captain option: D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Matt Renshaw
Vice-captain option: Alex Carey, Tim David, Rashid Khan
Suggested Game XI # 1 for HUR vs STR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Bring – Alex Carey (VC)
Batsmen – Philip Salt, Tim David, Ben McDermott, Colin Ingram
All-Rounders – D’Arcy Short (C), Matt Renshaw, James Faulkner
Bowlers – Daniel Worrall, Rashid Khan, Riley Meredith
Suggested game XI no.2 for HUR vs STR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Bring – Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb
Batsmen – Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Will Jacks, Ben McDermott (C)
All-Rounders – Matt Renshaw (VC), D’Arcy Scurt
Bowlers – Wes Agar, Rashid Khan, Scott Boland
The attackers will not collapse in every game and Daniel Worrall may not receive many deliveries to fight as he did in the last game. He is a bowler and took a counter, being at the same time expensive for 38 races in 3.5 overs. You can skip his choice for this match.
Probable winners today are HUR vs STR
Adelaide strikers are expected to win this match.