The 10th game of the 2019 Big Bash League will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
The match starts at 01:40 PM IST (08:10 AM GMT) (06:40 PM Local).
The caravan of the Big Bash League rolls on and the tenth match will see the iconic Adelaide Oval play host to the tenth encounter between Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers. The Strikers’ opening BBL fixture was abandoned thanks to the smoggy conditions at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Jake Weatherland , Alex Carey  and Jonathan Wells, who scored an unbeaten 55 off 32 balls were the spearheads of the Strikers’ batting-unit’; one that led them to a total of 5-161 in 20 overs.
After the abandonment of the last game, the Strikers will be looking to notch up their maiden win of the tournament in front of the home fans when they take on Perth Scorchers on Monday. The Scorchers, on the other hand, successfully managed to reprive their campaign after having lost their opening game to Sydney Sixers, with an 11-run win over defending champions Melbourne Renegades.
The win was spearheaded by an imperious batting effort-led by Cameron Bancroft [51 off 37 balls], Ashton Turner [36 off 26 balls] and a whirlwind 22-ball 56 from skipper Mitchell Marsh; one that included six sixes and one boundary. Defending 197, Chris Jordan [2-30] and Fawad Ahmed [2-22] were the spearheads as the Scorchers romped home by 11 runs.
It is expected to be an overcast day in Adelaide on Monday. According to the weather report, the temperatures is expected to be 20-29 degrees Celsius while humidity is expected to be around 28%.
The track at the Adelaide Oval is usually a belter. Even though the pitch gets a bit slow in the second half, batsmen are expected to make merry.
Average 1st inning score: 181 [In 5 T20I played at the venue]
Record of chasing teams: Won- 2, Lost- 3
Injury and Availability News:
Adelaide Strikers have made one change to their squad, with Peter Siddle not available for Monday’s clash after the fast bowler joined the national squad for the Boxing Day Test. Leg-spinner Liam O’Connor has been added to the set-up.
As far as Perth Scorchers are concerned, pacer Matt Kelly has been ruled out due to illness and Sam Whiteman has been added.
Probable Playing XIs:
Alex Carey (C & WK), Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Cameron White, Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Cameron Valente, Rashid Khan, Harry Conway/Liam O’Connor, Billy Stanlake, Wes Agar
Bench – Harry Nielsen, Harry Conway/Liam O’Connor
Josh Inglis (WK), Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh (C), Ashton Turner, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, Joel Paris
Bench – Sam Whiteman, Liam Guthrie
Adelaide Strikers- Jake Weatherland , Alex Carey  and Jonathan Wells, who scored an unbeaten 55 off 32 balls were the bedrock of the Strikers’ batting effort in the last game. The trio, along with Philp Salt, who missed out in the last game will spearhead the batting unit while Rashid Khan and Billy Stanlake will lead the bowling.
Perth Scorchers- Cameron Bancroft [51 off 37 balls], Ashton Turner [36 off 26 balls] and skipper Mitchell Marsh’s 22-ball 56; one that included six sixes and one boundary lead the batting unit with aplomb in the Scorchers’ 11-run-win in the last game. As far as the bowling is concerned, Chris Jordan [2-30] and Fawad Ahmed [2-22] will be the key.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Rashid Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Ashton Turner
Vice-Captain – Cameron Bancroft, Jake Weatherland, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Alex Carey [C]
Batsmen – Ashton Turner, Jake Weatherland, Cameron Bancroft, Jonathan Wells, Liam Livingstone
All-Rounders – Mitchell Marsh [VC], Cameron Green
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Jhye Richardson
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Alex Carey, Josh Inglis
Batsmen – Ashton Turner, Philip Salt, Cameron White, Jonathan Wells
All-Rounders – Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar
Bowlers – Chris Jordan, Fawad Ahmed [C], Rashid Khan [VC]
The pitch at the Adelaide Oval tends to help the spinners in the second half. Hence, opting for the likes of Rashid Khan, Fawad, Cameron Green or Ashton Agar in your Grand League team can be worth a punt.
Adelaide Strikers are expected to win.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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