Adelaide Strikers have now lost six straight matches, with a majority of them not even close, which tells you how dire the situation has been for them thus far.
The “thus far” hints that the future could potentially be better and we base that on the fact that the Strikers have not been hit by the Covid outbreak in BBL yet.
While several others of their rivals have temporarily lost several players to the virus, the Strikers walk scot-free, although they are set to lose England’s George Garton to national duty, but then again he wasn’t setting the world alight anyway and was dropped in the last game.
Any Covid advantage will have to wait though as their opponents Hobart Hurricanes also do not have any virus absentees and will be at their full strength.
It’s no secret that Hobart Hurricanes pack a lot of talent and have arguably the best and the most explosive front two in the entire league.
They’ve had some splendid results but at the same time have also produced some dismal performances, one of which came in the last game when they failed to chase down 151 — a target quite modest due to their form until then.
For once, neither of their openers performed, contributing just a single run collectively. That opened up the soft belly of their middle order, most of whose members either failed or batted at snail’s pace.
With the team wobbling at 93 for 7, tail-enders showed some resistance but in vain.