January 06, 2017, will witness the most important match of the KFC Big Bash League as previous year's semi-finalists Adelaide Strikers will take on the unpredictable Hobart Hurricanes. This year, the Adelaide Strikers has not risen up to the expectations, and now, they are at the seventh spot in the point table, while the Hobart team garners the fifth spot. Record viewership is expected for this game, as both the teams have so many big names in their line-up.

Live telecast in India, South Africa, and the United States

Star Sports who have bought the television telecast rights in the PanAsian region will show the game live in India.

The live streaming of the match can be enjoyed by visiting the official website of Star Sports or Hot Star. The match begins at 01.40 PM IST.

Super Sports is telecasting the game live in the Republic of South Africa. In the United States of America, this crucial encounter will be shown live in the Willow TV and NBC Sports Network.

TV telecast in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom

This year, Big Bash matches have fetched record viewership in Australia. The channels which telecast the games in Australia are Channel 09, Network 10 and Optus. BT Sport and Sky Network are telecasting this match in the United Kingdom and New Zealand respectively.

Match preview

Adelaide Strikers badly needs a win against the Hobart team, so that they can keep their chances alive for a top-four finish.

The bad form of Chris Jordan and Keiron Pollard are worrying the Strikers' dressing camp. Brad Hodge will open the innings for the Adelaide team, and his form will be quite crucial in determining the winning chances on Friday.

On the other hand, Hobart is a well-settled side in all departments of the game.

Shaun Tait will not play this game too, and the team will stick on to the winning combination which played the last game. Sri Lankan former skipper Kumara Sangakkara and Bailey will bat in the middle order for the Hobart and it adds up the overall stability of their side.