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BBL 2018-19, Match 47: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers: Fantain Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

The Hurricanes are virtually through to the semi-finals while the Srikers have only a mere mathematical chance of qualification.

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Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Adelaide Strikers come to this match after suffering an eight-wicket pummeling at the hands of Sydney Sixers. That loss virtually eliminated the Strikers. However, with three games to play, they still have a mathematical chance of going through and the Strikers will cling on to that thread of hope knowing that they beat Hobart Hurricanes last year to win the league.

On the other hand, Hobart Hurricanes, true to their name, have blown the opposition away. They’ve won four out of their last five games and with 18-points in the kitty, their spot in the semi-finals is well and truly assured.

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Venue

  • The Aurora Stadium, Launceston
  • The pitch here is unlike any other in the league. In the solitary game played here, the Perth Scorchers fizzled out for 107
  • Slow is the nature of the wicket here and off the two T20s played here,the average 1st innings score is 37.

Player updates

  • Note that Tom Rogers is most likely to come in for Riley Meredith who is battling illness at the moment
  • Also, Peter Siddle is in the Australian Test squad and will not be available for this fixture.

Likely Playing XI –

Hobart Hurricanes

D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (C), George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Caleb Jewell, Jofra Archer, David Moody, Clive Rose and Tom Rogers.

Adelaide Strikers

Colin Ingram (C), Jake Weatherald, , Alex Carey, Jonathan Wells, Jake Lehmann, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Michael Neser, Cameron Valente/Liam O’Connor, Billy Stanlake and Ben Laughlin,

Note that Harry Nielsen and Wes Agar appear well placed to replace Peter Siddle and Matthew Short.

Hot Picks

D’Archy Short: a classy batsman who can accelerate while playing conventional cricket

James Faulkner: always is a handy player in T20 cricket. He has plenty of variations in the bag and can strike it big towards the end of an innings to take the side home

Rashid Khan: he can break the back of any side with his lightning-quick leg-breaks and googly’s

Matthew Wade: he has been in explosive form this season and if he were to get going in this match, you’ll be garnering plenty of Fantain Fantasy Points.

Fantain Fantasy XI

Alex Carey        – Wk-Keeper     – 9

M Wade            – Wk-Keeper     – 9

D Arcy Short     – Batsman         – 10

Colin Ingram     – Batsman         – 9

J Weatherald    – Batsman         – 9

R Khan  ( C )      – Bowler           – 11

J Archer               – Bowler         – 10

R Meredith        – Bowler           – 8

D Moody            – Bowler           – 7

J Faulker (VC)    – All-Rounder    – 9

M Neser           – All-Rounder    – 9

Note: The number alongside the player indicates the associated player salary.

This is our Fantain Fantasy XI but you’re the real expert. So check-in to Fantain, enter the various contests on offer and remember, #PlaySmartWinBig

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