The 5th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
Adelaide Strikers Team Updates:
Adelaide Strikers will be playing the maiden game of their campaign.
They are coming with a good addition of Matt Renshaw, Dan Worrall with Phil Salt, and Rashid Khan continuing to be their marquee players.
The addition of the top wicket-taker, Danny Briggs from England’s T20 blast made their spin attack superior
Jake Weatherald and Philip Salt will probably open the inning for the STR team.
Matt Short, Ryan Gibson, Mathew Renshaw will form the middle order
Peter Siddle will lead the STR team as a Captain. He is also good Bowler.
Danny Briggs and Rashid Khan will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Daniel Worrall , Wes Agar and Peter Siddle will lead the pace attack of the team.
Hobart Hurricanes Team Updates:
Hobart Hurricanes started their campaign in style by beating the defending champions, Sydney Sixers.
The experience of Colin Ingram and Peter Handscomb in the middle can outplay any opposition, especially against any spin unit.
They got a pretty good pace attack which might become the difference once again for them to make it two in a row in the first two games.
Will Jacks and DArcy Short will probably open the inning for the HUR team. Both are well known inning openers.
Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb (C & WK) will follow the openers in top order
Mac Wright, Tim David, James Faulkner can finish things off in style
Tim David was man of the match for his outstanding fifty runs innings in last game
Peter Handscomb will lead the HUR team as a Captain. He will also do wicket keeping for his team.
Johan Botha and Darcy Short will lead the spin attack of the team.
Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith and Scott Boland will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Head to Head:
Adelaide Strikers: 2 Won Hobart Hurricanes: 1 Won
Colin Ingram scored 55 off 42 against the Sixers and is expected to deliver once again at no 3. He looked in good touch in last game
Phil Salt is an aggressive top-order batsman who can be dangerous on his day, He is must pick and good multiplayer choice.
Danny Briggs is the all-time leading wicket-taker in T20 Blast.
Rashid Khan took 19 wickets in the last season of BBL. He is in pretty good form and coming from a successful Indian T20 League in Dubai.
In wicket keeping, Peter Handscomb will be best choice.
Allrounders and Top order batsman may play major role on this pitch.
Captain Options – D’Arcy Short, Phil Salt
Vice-Captain Options – Colin Ingram, Rashid Khan
Death over wicket taking bowlers: R Meredith, Wes Agar, Nathan Ellis
STR Squad :
Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey(WK)(C), Jonathan Wells, Ryan Gibson, Rashid-Khan, Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Danny Briggs, Cameron Valente, Liam Scott, Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen(WK), Travis Head, Spencer Johnson, Harry Conway, Matthew Short, Liam OConnor
HUR Squad :
DArcy Short, Will Jacks, Ben McDermott, Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb(WK)(C), Tim David, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Johan Botha, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Matthew Wade(WK), Nick Winter, Dawid Malan, Mitchell Owen, Tim Paine(WK), Keemo Paul, Mac Wright, David Moody, Jake Doran, Charlie Wakim, Wil Parker, Sandeep Lamichhane, Caleb Jewell