A thrilling clash awaits as the Hobart Hurricanes take on the Adelaide Strikers at the Aurora Stadium in Launceston on Thursday evening. The Hurricanes have been in scintillating form this season having won nine of their 11 games. They are now placed at top of the table with 18 points. The team has been quite flawless in each of the three departments.
The Strikers, on the other hand, have seen deteriorating form after starting off decently. All their players look out of form and that is summed up by their star spinner Rashid Khan's performance which has picked up just 1 wicket in the previous two games. He has proved to be expensive too. Their batsmen have been in very indifferent form too. On form, the Hurricanes look like the favourites in this match. But the Strikers can come well out on top if they use the potential their team properly.
Weather and Pitch conditions: Weather is expected to remain clear throughout the day with partially overcast conditions. The pitch at the Aurora Stadium hasn't been used much and hence, will have less wear and tear. The batsmen could enjoy a good outing here.
Wicket-keeper: Matthew Wade (9 Cr)
With 399 runs at an average of 39.90, Wade is the second highest run scorer in the tournament so far. He bats at the top of the order and gets the Hurricanes off to a flying start more often than not.
Batsman: D'Arcy Short (11 Cr)
Short is the