Adelaide Strikers (STR) take on Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) in the Big Bash League 2021-22 eliminator at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday, January 21. The match will start at 1:45 PM IST.

STR vs HUR Dream11 prediction

Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes have already played twice this season and the spoils have been shared. Their first meeting saw the Hurricanes riding on Ben McDermott’s unbeaten century to cruise to a seven-wicket win, while the Strikers returned the favour in the reverse fixture by beating Hurricanes by seven wickets.

There is hardly anything to separate these two teams, but the fact that a confident STR side are unbeaten in their last four matches and are in good form currently gives them the upper hand on Friday.

STR vs HUR Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22

Top tip: Best batter

STR’s Jonathan Wells is a preferred choice for a batter given that the 33-year-old has accrued 129 fantasy points from his last two outings. Wells has scored 409 runs in 14 matches this season and his ability to hit big shots has ensured a whopping 89.61 per cent of fantasy players add him to their teams.

Top tip: Best bowler

The tournament’s top wicket-taker, fast bowler Peter Siddle is the outright choice for the bowling position in your fantasy team. The 37-year-old veteran has picked 23 wickets in 14 matches at a strike rate of 13.6, resulting in a tally of 780 fantasy points. As many as 183 of those 780 points have come in his last three outings.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

HUR’s D'Arcy Short is a must-have pick for the all-rounder spot in your fantasy team. The 31-year-old has been picked by 91.53 per cent of fantasy users, making him the second-most picked player after Siddle for this match. Short is his team's second-highest run-scorer this season with 388 runs in 14 matches.

HUR’s Ben McDermott is an obvious choice for a wicket-keeper lest we forget that he’s the leading scorer this season with 571 runs. The 27-year-old wicket-keeper batsman, who has made three fifties and two centuries in the ongoing campaign, has accumulated 190 fantasy points from his two meetings against STR this season. Another high-scoring performance is expected from the wicket-keeper on Friday.

STR vs HUR probable playing XI

STR playing XI (probable): Matthew Short, Henry Hunt, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Thomas Kelly, Liam Scott, Harry Nielsen (wicket-keeper), Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle (captain), Harry Conway

HUR playing XI (probable): Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott (wicket-keeper), Peter Handscomb (captain), Harry Brook, D'Arcy Short, Tim David, Jordan Thompson, Mitchell Owen, Tom Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane

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