HUR vs STR Dream11: Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers will be up against each other for the second time in 3 days. The Hurricanes have played two games so far and won both of them. D’Arcy Short came back to form in the last match after scoring a duck in the first game. He along with his opening partner Will Jacks, will be important to the team’s batting performance again. With captain Peter Handscomb in the middle order and Tim David in good hitting form, the batting line-up looks a threatening one. Hurricanes’ bowling has been impressive as well with James Faulkner leading the wicket taking charts for his team. Riley Meredith has complemented him well and his serious pace can dismantle any batting order. With current form on their side, Hurricanes would look to continue their momentum.
Strikers though, lost their first match to Hurricanes. The way their top order failed in their last match will be a cause of concern. Matt Renshaw tried to stabilize the innings but it was left too much for him to do. Him along with Jack Weatherald and Jonathan Wells, will be key to their team’s chances in this game. The bowling seems to be their strength with world’s best T20 spinner Rashid Khan leading the pack. Daniel Worrall and Danny Briggs gave Hurricanes a scare with the bat in the last match but were left with too much to do. Strikers will hope a match winning performance from them with the ball.
HUR vs STR Dream11 match details
Fixture name: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers
Competition: Big Bash League 2020-21
Date: 15 December, 2020
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Ground: Aurora Stadium, Launceston
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Adelaide Strikers 186/5 beat Hobart Hurricanes 176/6 by 10 runs on January 19, 2020.
HUR (recent last) W W L W W
STR (recent last) W W L L L
Points Table Standings: HUR 2, STR 7
Pitch Report: The pitch in Launceston produces high scoring matches. In the last match played here, we saw a high scoring game between the same sides which Strikers eventually won. Also expect spinners to come into play in the middle overs. The weather will be clear during the day though it will be partly cloudy during the evening.
HUR Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Matthew Wade remains unavailable due to his international commitments. Ben McDermott will be available after returning from his Australia A commitments.
Expected team changes- Expect McDermott to be back into the eleven in place of Mac Wright. Rest of the eleven is expected to be the same.
HUR Playing 11 (probable)
P Handscomb (C) (wk)
STR Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Travis Head remains unavailable due to his international commitments. Alex Carey will return from his Australia A commitments.
Expected team changes- Alex Carey is expected to be back and will possibly take the keeping gloves from Harry Nielsen.
STR Playing 11 (probable)
A Carey (C) (wk)
HUR vs STR Today Match Prediction: Who will win HUR vs STR Dream11 match today?
Both the teams played against each other just two days ago where Hurricanes got past the Strikers by not a big margin. The last wicket partnership got Strikers closer to the target but it was left just too much in the end. Winning the first two games of the competition, Hurricanes have a slight edge over Strikers. They will be a confident side as they defeated the same opposition in the last game. The way Worrall and Briggs got the last game closer despite being down and out shows the character of the Strikers team. Expect Strikers to come back strongly in this game and give Hurricanes a tough fight in the HUR vs STR Today Match Prediction.
HUR vs STR Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
D’Arcy Short- One of the most consistent batsmen of the history of the Big Bash, Short started the season poorly but scored a match winning 72 in the last game. His consistency and ability to score big runs guarantee his selection in the fantasy team.
T20 Career: Runs 3076, Bat Avg. 38, Wkts 40, Bowl Avg. 30
Short in BBL 10: Runs 72, Bat Avg. 36
Ben McDermott- McDermott is coming off the back of a superb century against India in the practice game. He will be high on confidence and will be eager to get runs in this season of BBL.
T20 Career: Runs 1258, Avg. 30
James Faulkner- The left-arm seamer has started his season with a bang. He has been impressive in both the matches so far picking up wickets and also maintaining an economy of less than 6. His excellent form makes him a perfect pick for the HUR vs STR Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Runs 1788, Bat Avg. 21, Wkts 240, Bowl Avg. 23
Faulkner in BBL 10: Runs 18, Bat Avg. 18, Wkts 5, Bowl Avg. 8.60
Jake Weatherald- Weatherald did not have a perfect start to his season but has been a prolific performer for Strikers and South Australia. He is a devastating opening batsman at the top and will be eager to get runs this time around.
T20 Career: Runs 1236, Avg. 26
Matt Renshaw- The left-hander has been performing consistently well for the Strikers in the middle order. In a dismal batting performance n the side’s first match, he was the only batsman from the top order who showed some resistance.
T20 Career: Runs 582, Avg. 28
Renshaw in BBL 10: Runs 33, Avg. 33
Rashid Khan- It’s almost impossible to keep a player of caliber of Rashid Khan to keep out of a fantasy team. He is one of the best white ball bowlers going around and has picked up wickets all around the world. His experience has been a valuable asset for Strikers over the years and he can play a crucial role in this match.
T20 Career: Wkts 328, Bowl Avg. 17
Rashid in BBL 10: Wkts 1, Bowl Avg. 38
Riley Meredith- The tall fast bowler has been clocking high 140 kph which is threatening to any batting order. His speed and height makes him a genuine wicket taking option.
T20 Career: Wkts 31, Bowl Avg. 21
Meredith in BBL 10: Wkts 4, Bowl Avg. 14
Danny Briggs- The experienced left-arm spinner is the leading wicket taker of the Vitality Blast and his skills will surely come in valuable for Strikers. Expect him to play a crucial role in the middle overs.
T20 Career: Wkts 186, Bowl Avg. 22