In yet another reverse match-up, it is the Adelaide Strikers locking horns against the Hobart Hurricanes. The teams shared the field a few days ago, where the Hurricanes handed a thrashing defeat to the Strikers. Playing in front of their home crowd, the Strikers would be hoping for sweet revenge.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 5th January 2023, 1:45 PM IST
- Venue: Adelaide Oval
- Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23
Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Hobart Hurricanes to win at 1.77
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Big Bash League match prediction
There’s plenty riding on the Adelaide strikers, playing in front of their home crowd at the Adelaide Oval. It was a disappointing start to the year as they went up against the Hurricanes. Choosing to bat first turned out to be a good decision. Chris Lynn’s swashbuckling 58-ball 87-run knock helped his side get to a defending total of 177/6. As for the Hurricanes, Nathan Ellis was the pick of the bowlers for his 2/39.
While coming out to chase 178, they lacked confidence going against the likes of Petter Siddle and Rashid Khan. The duo did pick a wicket each but all in vain as the Hobart Hurricanes chased down the total with ease. Ben McDermott smashed a 33-ball 53 while Caleb Jewell topped that with his 28-ball 54. He did receive the player of the match award for his performance but it was Tim David who won hearts. His 13-ball unbeaten 27 helped his side clinch a 7-wicket win at home.
Regardless of this win, the Strikers have the upper hand in head-to-head matches with 11 wins against their 8. They have also won more matches in their recent encounters and playing at home, they have a good chance to win. However, in today’s big bash match prediction, we predict the Hobart Hurricanes to win the contest. The hurricanes have a better chance of making it two in two.
This reverse fixture within a span of days has made it more exciting to witness. It’s matches like these that are the best to use your cricketing knowledge and try your luck to win rewards. We highly recommend parlays, match-winner, in-game, or three-way betting to be your options to place a bet. These provide the best return on investment. However, we advise you do your research before moving forward.
Adelaide Strikers – BBL match prediction
A big match for the Strikers, playing in front of a crowd that wants more than just revenge. However, they do have a squad that can pull off a win out of thin air. Plenty will be riding on their top order, especially Matt Short & so far the highest run-getter of BBL 2022/23, Chris Lynn. The former has 355 runs in his past 10 matches while the latter has 260 in his recent 7 games. They will certainly come out all guns blazing. As far as the bowling matters, it is in the safe hands of the trio of Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, and Wes Agar. Of the three, Wes Agar has been the most successful with his 11 scalps in 6 matches. Remember, this is the same team that bundled out the Thunder for a mere 15 runs at the start of the contest, a record-low total.
Squad: Matt Short, Henry Hunt, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Rashid Khan, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (w), Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Peter Siddle(C)
Hobart Hurricanes – BBL match prediction
The Hurricanes will be mighty relieved that they won’t be facing the likes of Henry Thornton. They smell an opportunity to make it two from two and these players can certainly do the job for them. Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short will be key prospects with the bat. In 9 games, the former has amassed 325 runs while the latter has 235 in 10 games. If they have to win, they need to support the others with a positive start. As for the bowlers, the steamy pace of Riley Meredith and the spin of Patrick Dooley is a deadly combination. Riley has 16 scalps in his past 9 matches, while Dooley has 10 to his name in 6 games. The Hurricanes will not have it easy in this encounter.
Squad: Caleb Jewel, Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade(C)(W), D’Arcy Short, Tim David, Asif Ali, Mitchell Owen, Faheem Ashraf, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith
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Pitch and weather Conditions
It will be a warm day at the Adelaide Oval with there being no chances of precipitation on match day. The temperature will fluctuate between 22 to 24 degrees as the match goes on with humidity being low around 49 to 55%. Meanwhile, the pitch will have plenty of help for the batters. The average score is 157 and the shorter squarer boundaries add to the batsmen’s advantage. All-in-all, in this big bas league match prediction, we believe there will be a little help on offer for the seamers. Although, the batsmen will stay on top, with the pitch staying true to its bounce.
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Hobart Hurricanes to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – Adelaide Strikers||D'Arcy Short||5.00||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Hobart Hurricanes||1.80||Check Odds on Crickex|