January 25: Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes, Adelaide

Our XI: D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Macalister Wright, Alex Carey (wk), Jonathan Wells (c), Mathew Short, Wes Agar, Rashid Khan, Scott Boland, Peter Siddle, Qais Ahmed

NOTE: We might not always be able to tip you off about a late injury (or other relevant) updates

Captain: Jonathan Wells

The under-rated batsman has starred in the Strikers’ last five wins this season. He is in form and has made valuable contributions in the middle order, making 429 runs in 13 games, with four fifties.

Vice-captain: Rashid Khan

Wickets? Economic spells? He’s always ready to deliver them. He has 18 wickets in 13 games this season, and you can depend on the highly-rated legspinner for those extra 1.5x points.

Hot picks

Wes Agar: He did not have a great start to the tournament but he’s been vital in the last four games for the Strikers, picking up 11 wickets. He helped his side move back to the second place on the table, to push for a chance second-chance place in the Qualifier, with his 3 for 36 in the previous match against Perth Scorchers.

Alex Carey: The wicketkeeper-batsman had a couple of decent outings after returning from the India tour, and he’s been among the most bankable players for the Strikers this season, having scored 324 runs in nine games.

Value picks

Mac Wright: The Hurricanes’ top-order batsman made an unbeaten 70 in the match against Melbourne Renegades and followed it up with another match-winning performance, scoring a 45-ball 64 against Sydney Thunder. He’s in form and should slot straight into your XI.

Scott Boland: He might be flying under the radar this season but he’s picked up vital wickets for the Hurricanes, especially in times of need. The right-arm quick has 12 wickets from eight games. He finished with 2 for 28 in the previous encounter between the teams this season, dismissing Jonathan Wells and Phil Salt.

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