Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash Final preview and prediction

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Travis Head, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan and Ben Laughlin grabbed a wicket each for Adelaide Strikers in the semifinal.

Head now returns to Sydney ahead of Saturday night's T20 global between Australia and New Zealand, which he is unlikely to play, with CA saying a decision will not be made about the availability of Head, Strikers teammates Alex Carey and Billy Stanlake, and the Hobart Hurricanes' D'Arcy Short for Sunday's BBL final until after Saturday night's match.

Head is flying from Adelaide to Sydney this morning to rejoin the Australian Twenty20 squad for a game he won't play - the tri-series opener against New Zealand.

The stylish left-handed batsman played his first game in the Hurricanes' loss against the Strikers and in his only dig against Melbourne Stars, he was one of Hobart's better performers with 32 runs off 22 balls.

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Ash Gardner of the Sixers had plenty to say about the scheduling, and I reckon we'd be hearing a lot more about it if the Sixers had gone down also.

"I'm not sure if there were different circumstances around that - maybe in my situation they didn't know what the team was going to be before they released it". When do you play the Test matches, do you still play ODIs, do you play any worldwide T20 games. "All I know is, no doubt the fans would want to see that, but from a player's point of view, for the health of the competition, a player's main priority has got to be that he wants to play for Australia No. 1".

"Sometimes you get lucky though, don't you?"

Weatherald was ably supported by captain Travis Head with an unbeaten 44 off 29 balls, but rather than focus on his performance the Australia global hailed the Strikers' unity as they claimed the title in their first final.

Laughlin has been excellent at the death, holding his nerve to defend the 13 the Renegades required off the final over on Friday night. "He's led really well and it's been great working with him and looking forward to having him".

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