Hurricanes v Strikers betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Game 8 Preview
Welcome to our Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 8 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston, on Tuesday, December 15.
In a strange quirk of the draw, these teams clashed on Sunday, with the Hurricanes winning a classic contest by 11 runs at Blundstone Arena in Hobart.
That match was a little more one-sided than the scores suggest, with only an incredible last-ditch partnership between Daniel Worrall (62no) and Danny Briggs (35no) adding respectability to what had been a poor Strikers run chase. Worrall and Briggs added 61, a record 10th-wicket stand for the BBL.
Nonetheless, the Striker have to wait only two days to seek revenge as the the teams meet again in the first match of the Big Bash League season at University of Tasmania Stadium.
Bookmakers rate this match as close to an even-money bet, with both teams rated at $1.90 with leading international bookies.
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The Hurricanes are two from two to start the season, and in the match on Sunday their trump card D’Arcy Short finally found his range after a disappointing start to the summer playing for Australia and also in the opening BBL match.
Again, with Matthew Wade on Australian duty, much will depend on the powerhouse left-hander Short, though the Hurricanes were impressive in winning their opening game after Short’s early departure.
Adelaide Strikers will be desperate not to go 0-2 to start the season and desperately need their top-order to show more starch this time around.
Strikers superstar Rashid Khan was dealt with severely by Short, and will be hoping for a little more help from the Launceston pitch.
Read on for our free Hurricanes v Strikers tips ahead of their T20 clash in Launceston on Tuesday, December 15.
Hurricanes v Strikers BBL teams
Hobart Hurricanes (possible): D’Arcy Short, Will Jacks, Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb (c, wk), Mac Wright, Tim David, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith.
Adelaide Strikers (possible): Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Harry Nielsen (wk), Jon Wells, Ryan Gibson, Rashid Khan, Danny Briggs, Peter Siddle (c), Daniel Worrall, Wes Agar.
Hurricanes v Strikers BBL odds
Head to head odds: Hobart Hurricanes $1.90, Adelaide Strikers $1.90
Man of the match betting:
$6 D’Arcy Short
$8 Rashid Khan
$10 Will Jacks, Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald
$11 Colin Ingram
$13 Peter Handscomb, Matt Renshaw, Jon Wells
$15 Mac Wright
Top batsman Hurricanes odds:
$3.25 D’Arcy Short
$4.50 Will Jacks
$5 Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram
$5.50 Mac Wright
Top batsman Strikers odds:
$3.75 Jake Weatherald
$3.75 Phil Salt
$4.50 Jon Wells
$5 Matt Renshaw
$6 Matt Short
Top wicket-taker Hurricanes odds:
$4 Riley Meredith
$4.25 James Faulkner
$4.50 Scott Boland
$5 Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis
$5.50 Nick Winter
Top wicket-taker Strikers odds:
$3.20 Rashid Khan
$4 Peter Siddle
$4.50 Danny Briggs, Wes Agar
Hurricanes v Strikers betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Hurricanes v Strikers tips for Tuesday’s BBL clash.
D’Arcy Short top run-scorer for Hobart
Short is the sort of player who once he strikes form can string together big innings. He has been one of the leading scorers in the BBL over the past five years and while has not been able to transform that superb form to the international stage, or even the Indian Premier League, Short is a dominant figure in this tournament. We will give him another chance after he let us down a little playing for Australia.
Rashid Khan man of the match at $8
The Afghan leg-spinner is one of the best players in the world at the shortest form of the game. We expect him to bounce back hard after a disappointing display first-up and he is also a threat with the bat as well as the ball. Hopefully the University of Launceston pitch is helpful.
Hurricanes v Strikers prediction 15/12/2020
The Strikers will have been buoyed by the late hitting from Worrall and Briggs and that should also give those two bowlers great confidence for this clash. Adelaide were rated among the favourites for the BBL title this time, but they need to bank some early points until they regain stars such as Travis Head and Alex Carey later int he summer. Everything went wrong for the first-up but they should be far more formidable now that they have blown out the cobwebs. Our final Hurricanes v Strikers prediction: Strikers to get off the mark for the BBL10 season.
Hurricanes v Strikers lowdown
Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO, Channel Seven. South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport. India: Sony Sports Network. Live stream: SonyLiv. New Zealand: Sky Sport. Pakistan: Ten Sports. Sri Lanka: Sony Six. West Indies: Sports Max, Flow Sports.
The game starts at 7.15pm local time (1.45pm India Standard Time) on December 15, 2020.
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