The 33rd match of the 2019-20 Big Bash League will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
The match starts at 03:10 PM local time (04:40 AM GMT) (10:10 AM IST). This match will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV.
Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:
After starting their 2019-20 campaign on a resounding note- three wins in the first seven games- the Adelaide Strikers are currently through a mid-season crisis. They have proceeded to lose three back-to-back games and are in desperate need of revival if they are to stay in the reckoning for the knockout stage.
They come into this game on the back of a two-wicket defeat at the hands of Sydney Sixers after a lackluster batting effort saw them scrap their way to 135 all-out in 19.4 overs; a target which was chased by the Sixers, despite a brilliant hat-trick from Rashid Khan [4/22].
Melbourne Renegades, on the other hand, will be looking for that elusive win in the tournament. After having lost eight games on the bounce, their chances of making it to the playoffs are but over. Their latest defeat came at the hands of table-toppers Stars’ thanks to Glenn Maxwell’s whirlwind knock of 45-ball 83* that ensured that the latter overhauled the target of 7/168, set by the Renegades with aplomb.
It is expected to be a bright and sunny day in Adelaide on Sunday. According to AccuWeather, bright sunny spells will be a feature around the beautiful city of Adelaide throughout the day. While the temperature is set to be between 16-29 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 41%.
The pitch at the Adelaide Oval has always been a good batting pitch to bat on and it has proved that way in this season. While the sides’ have racked up in excess of 160 in two of the three games played at the venue, the chasing sides have found it tough, considering the pitch gets slower and slower as the game wears on.
Average first innings score:– 167 [In the three games at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability:
Regular skipper Alex Carey, who is currently unavailable due to national duty, makes way for Travis Head.
Harry Nielson will take up the gloves.
Leg-spinner Liam O’Connor has been added in place of Cameron Valente.
The defending champions Renegades will be bolstered by the addition of star Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi. Nabi replaces Richard Gleeson in the squad, as does Nathan McSweeney, who comes in place of Luke Robbins.
Probable Playing XIs:
Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head (C), Jonathan Wells, Harry Nielsen (WK), Matthew Short, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Liam O’Connor/Harry Conway, Billy Stanlake.
Bench – Wes Agar, Liam O’Connor/Harry Conway
Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (WK), Shaun Marsh, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian (C), Samit Patel, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Tom Cooper, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie
Bench: Jack Wildermuth, Nathan McSweeney
Travis Head will make his comeback into the side, and the onus will be on him to lead the side in place of Alex Carey. Apart from Head, Jake Weatherald, who is the leading run-scorer for his side- 266 runs at 38.0- and Jonathan Wells [234 runs at 78.0] will be the key with the bat.
Rashid Khan claimed a hat-trick in the last game against the Sixers. He is also the leading wicket-taker- 12 wickets at 15.33- for the Strikers. He, along with Peter Siddle [7 wickets] and Billy Stanlake will be the key.
Shaun Marsh , Marcus Harris  and Beu Webster  were the cornerstones in the Renegades getting 7/168 in the last game. Mohammad Nabi has joined the squad. The all-rounder, who boasts an economy rate of just 6.65 per across the past two BBL seasons, was one of the major reasons in the Renegades qualifying for the finals last season. He, along with Cameron Boyce [6 wickets] will be key with the ball.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Jake Weatherald, Rashid Khan, Shaun Marsh, Jonathan Wells
Vice-Captain – Mohammad Nabi, Beu Webster, Travis Head
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sam Harper
Batters – Jake Weatherald (C), Beu Webster, Shaun Marsh (VC), Marcus Harris, Jonathan Wells
All-Rounders- Mohammad Nabi, Travis Head
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Cameron Boyce
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sam Harper
Batters – Jake Weatherald, Shaun Marsh, Jonathan Wells, Beu Webster
All-Rounders- Mohammad Nabi (VC), Daniel Christian, Travis Head
Bowlers – Rashid Khan (C), Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake
Both sides have got pretty handy all-rounders in Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi and opting for them as captain/vice-captain in your Grand-league team can be worth a punt.
Adelaide Strikers is expected to come out as the winners.
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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