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GameDay Squad AUS Cricket Round 27 Preview: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes

GameDay Squad AUS Cricket Round 27 Preview: The Adelaide Strikers take on the Hobart Hurricanes in the 31st match of BBL13 in Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday the 9th of January.

Here's everything you need to know ....

Round Preview

Predicted Teams

Adelaide Strikers: 1. Matt Short, 2. D'Arcy Short, 3. Chris Lynn, 4. Alex Carey, 5. Adam Hose, 6. Thomas Kelly, 7. Jamie Overton, 8. Wes Agar, 9. Henry Thornton, 10. David Payne, 11. Cameron Boyce

Hobart Hurricanes: 1. Matthew Wade, 2. Caleb Jewell, 3. Ben McDermott, 4. Macalister Wright, 5. Corey Anderson, 6. Tim David, 7. Nikhil Chaudhary, 8. Chris Jordan, 9. Patrick Dooley, 10. Nathan Ellis, 11. Riley Meredith


Start Vs Sit

Batters - Ben McDermott vs Caleb Jewell

Both batsmen have shown glimpses of what they can both produce on the fantasy stage this season but have been rather inconsistent. McDermott is averaging 31 points and Jewell is averaging 26 points. Who to start between these two is a coin flip. McDermott has only once been ranked inside the top three batters in a match while Jewel has done it on four occasions. I think the safer option is Jewel but I'm leaning towards McDermott as I think he offers the higher ceiling.

Start: Ben McDermott

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All-Rounder - Corey Anderson vs Nikhil Chaudhary

Anderson has been having a disappointing season in the fantasy sense and averages 26 points. He's played seven matches and has only finished as one of the top four all-rounders twice. As Anderson has only had three innings where he has made it to double digits and usually only bowls the one over, I believe Chaudhary is a better option, and here is why. Chaudhary has played six matches and finished as one of the top four all-rounders in every match. Despite just having three innings with the bat, he has taken advantage of his opportunities and averages 42 runs. He also tends to bowl more than Anderson and has picked up a wicket or two in every match but one.

Start: Nikhil Chaudhary

Bowler - Nathan Ellis vs Patrick Dooley

Bowlers have generally found it difficult to score well in AUS Cricket against the Strikers but pace bowlers have averaged ten more points than spin bowlers when they bowl their four overs. I'm leaning towards starting Ellis in this match and this is mainly because the Striker's top order could really take to Dooley. If the Hurricanes bowl second, I may pivot to Dooley. Dooley is a great POD option for this match as spinners have either been rocks or diamonds in Adelaide. I think starting Ellis is the safer option though.

Start: Nathan Ellis


Matchup Matrix

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Openers haven't scored well against the Strikers

  2. Pace bowlers have scored well against the Hurricanes

  3. Both pace and spin bowlers haven't scored well against the Strikers

Ground Matrix

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Opening and middle order batsmen score well here

  2. Pace bowlers struggle to score, especially in the second innings

  3. Avoid lower order batsmen


Hot Take

Matthew Wade will blast his way to a fifty and be the only player to score a fifty in the match.


Who to play in your GDS starting XI

  1. BAT - Chris Lynn

  2. BAT - Macalister Wright

  3. BAT - Ben McDermott

  4. ALL - Matt Short

  5. ALL - Jamie Overton

  6. ALL - D'Arcy Short

  7. ALL - Nikhil Chaudhary

  8. WK - Matthew Wade

  9. BWL - David Payne

  10. BWL - Henry Thornton

  11. BWL - Nathan Ellis


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