Strikes and Heat in the cross roads for second time in a row!
Brisbane Heat will win this match!
Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers will face each other for the second time inside a week. Brisbane Heat got the better off Adelaide Strikers in their home ground by 7 wickets easily. Adelaide Strikers will look to avenge their defeat in their backyard this time around.
Both these teams are placed very next to each other n the points table with an equal number of wins. Brisbane Heat leapfrogged Adelaide Strikers after winning their previous encounter. And Strikers have a chance to do the same with a win in this match.
We can expect a cracking contest between two closely contested teams.
Adelaide Strikers batting unit is fragile and has been bowled out for less than 140 runs twice in three matches. Jonathan Wells (306 runs) and Jake Weatherland (299 runs) are the top run-scorers for Strikers this season. Travis Head takes over the captaincy in the absence of Alex Carey. Philip Salt and Mathew Short are struggling big time this season and have very little time to make an impact. Rashid Khan (15 wickets) and Peter Siddle are the main wicket-taking bowlers for the team. Michael Neser and Harry Conway are up to the mark with their performances so far.
Jake Weatherland – Jake Weatherland has scored 299 runs at an impressive strike rate of 152 this season. He will look to continue his good form with the bat and help his team post a good score in the powerplay
Rashid Khan – Rashid has 10 wickets in 4 matches at Adelaide this season. ABD won the duel with him last time and it will be another mouth watering contest between these two in this match also.
Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Travis Head (c), Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Harry Nielsen (wk), Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Liam O Connor, Harry Conway
Michael Neser, Philip Salt, Matthew Short, WA Agar, Harry Nielsen, Jake Weatherald, Liam O'Connor, Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan, TM Head, JW Wells
Brisbane Heat has received a massive boost with AB De Villiers joining the team for the first time in BBL. Matt Renshaw`s fifty and AB De Villiers 40 helped them to complete the chase in just 15 overs. Max Bryant and Chris Lynn are in good form and are expected to continue piling runs at the top. James Pattinson`s lucky day with 5 wickets ensured Strikers were bowled out for just 110 runs on board. Ben Cutting and Josh Lalor chipped with 2 wickets each to torment the opposition. Spinners Mitchell Swepson and Mujeeb did not give any easy runs and continued the pressure build on the opposition.
AB De Villiers – ABD`s debut in BBL is the biggest talk of the week and he enraged with a duel with Rashid in the last match. ABD will look to continue his good form with a potential international comeback on hindsight.
Mujeeb ur Rahman – Another newcomer in the last match Mujeeb made an impact straight away with a brilliant spell of 4-0-14-0. Mujeeb will look to make a big impact in the BBL this season.
Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (c), AB de Villiers, Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson (wk), James Pattinson, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
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Ben Cutting, AB de Villiers, Ben Laughlin, Matt Renshaw, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Joe Burns , Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Jimmy Peirson, Max Bryant
Adelaide has a bright and sunny weather on the match day with almost no chances of rain. We can expect a full match with no interruptions from weather.
Adelaide is one of grounds which has good balance with the bat and the ball. Spinners may have more impact in this pitch and we can expect a lot of wickets in both innings. The average score here will be around 160-170 runs.
The pitch is expected to aid the bowlers more as the match progresses and we expect both captains to bat first if they win the toss.
Brisbane Heat is in good form and momentum and with ABD and Mujeeb joining the team they are furthermore strengthened. Adelaide Strikers have home conditions on their favor but their bowling unit depends heavily on Rashid and Siddle.
Brisbane Heat is expected to continue their winning momentum and get the better of Adelaide Strikers for the second time on a trot.
Brisbane Heat will win this match!