Strikers Vs Hurricanes
On Wednesday night, the Hurricanes will look to continue their winning ways against theat the Adelaide Oval. Read on for a preview of each team and the Sportsbet Big Bash betting promotion.
Hurricanes jump into the top four
After starting the season 0-2, the Hurricanes are now looking at a finals spot with five straight wins. They comfortably beat the Heat last game and their team is perfectly balanced. Short is on fire at the top and has already scored the most runs in a Big Bash season with three games left. He’s also well supported by McDermott/Bailey and co. That will be the key against this Strikers bowling lineup. The bowlers are picking up crucial wickets and they provide a good balance between pace/spin.
Strikers looking to rebound after loss to Scorchers
Adelaide batted very poorly against the Scorchers last match as they were bowled out for 112. They’re missing skipper Travis Head and others will need to step up in his absence. Rashid Khan will be the main bowler that needs to stop Short in his current batting form. Meanwhile, the Strikers middle order needs to start scoring runs if they’re looking for a home final spot.
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The top run scorer for the Hurricanes is an easy bet at the moment. D’Arcy Short has scored 465 runs in 7 matches and is currently averaging 77.50 with the bat. He’s paying under $3, but it’s well worth the price at the moment. For the Strikers, Alex Carey is currently ranked 3rd in the Big Bash for runs. He’s scored 268 runs in 7 matches and top scored for the Strikers in their last match. New captain Colin Ingram is a player to watch as he top scored against the Hurricanes in the last meeting. But he is inconsistent, so we would rather stick with Carey at the top of the order.
Best bet: Hurricanes WIN ($2.00) Both sides are 5-2 this season so this is a cru-cial game for finals position. At the moment, the Hurricanes have won five straight matches and have the Strikers covered batting wise. They also beat them earlier this season, scoring 183 runs and the bowlers defended the total. We can see a similar result and we’re taking the Hurricanes to beat them.