The team that is placed at No.4 will take on the team that is placed at No.8 in the points table in Match 33 of the Big Bash League as the Adelaide Strikers will battle the Melbourne Renegades. This would be the reverse fixture of the match that took place on January 5th, where the Strikers got the better of the Renegades.
In the previous meeting between the two sides, the Strikers dominated the Renegades in all departments of the game. Jake Weatherald was the star of the show with the bat, as he pummeled 51 at a strike rate of 204.00 to help the Strikers post a challenging score of 171 runs on the board. The Renegades put up a disappointing performance with the willow in return, as they were shot out for just 111, with as many as seven of their batsmen dismissed for single-digit scores.
The Strikers have had a ‘mixed bag’ in their last five encounters, winning three matches and losing two. On the other hand, the Renegades have endured a disastrous campaign. They have now lost seven successive matches in this edition, and look down and out. They will desperately be looking for a win to arrest their losing streak.
Pitch and Conditions
‘Typical Sporting wicket’ is the phrase that will come to mind, when asked to describe the pitch at the Adelaide Oval. Even though T20 is a fast-paced format, it would be critical for the batsmen to spend the initial few minutes with caution on this pitch, and once they get their eye in, they can go for their shots and reap dividends.
Average first innings score
The average first innings score at the Adelaide Oval in the three matches played in this edition of the Big Bash League has been 161.
Record of Chasing Teams
The team chasing has won one out of the three matches that have taken place at the Adelaide Oval.
Adelaide Strikers’ Playing XI
Matt Renshaw, Philip Salt, Alex Carey (c and wk), Jonathan Wells, Ryan Gibson, Jake Weatherald, Rashid Khan, Daniel Briggs, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle, Harry Conway/Daniel Worrall
Bench: Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Spencer Johnson, Matt Short, Harry Conway/Daniel Worrall
Melbourne Renegades’ Playing XI
Aaron Finch(c), Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper(wk), Mohammad Nabi, Beau Webster, Imad Wasim, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Noor Ahmad.
Bench: Mitchell Perry, Zak Evans, Jon Holland, Will Sutherland.
Probable Top Performers
Adelaide Strikers- Peter Siddle
Peter Siddle brought all his experience into play in the previous game, and was the pick of the bowlers for the Strikers, scalping 3 wickets and giving away just 16 runs from his quota of 4 overs. Siddle has also picked up 13 wickets in this tournament thus far and is the second-highest wicket-taker for his side after Wes Agar.
The right-arm pacer averages a good 16.38 with the ball this year, but what makes him stand out as a match-winner is his strike rate of 12.70. Siddle is surely the strike bowler for the Strikers for tomorrow’s game.
Melbourne Renegades- Kane Richardson
For a side that has experienced a disastrous season thus far, the one bright spot has been Kane Richardson. The right-arm pacer has managed to pose questions to the batsmen with his probing line and length.
Richardson is also the highest wicket-taker for the Renegades in this edition of the Big Bash League, having taken 11wickets at a strike rate of 15.70. His four overs in tomorrow’s game will prove to be crucial.
Timings: 12:40 PM IST
TV: Sony Pictures Network
Live Streaming: Sony Liv
The prediction is for Adelaide strikers to win the match
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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