Adelaide Strikers look to regain form against winless Melbourne Renegades!
Adelaide Strikers to win this game!
It’s been a horrid tournament for Melbourne Renegades. They’ve played eight games and lost all of them. They have batted first in most games but even in the games, they’ve chased the Renegades haven’t been able to succeed even once.
In the last couple of games, the batting has got in excess of 160 but then the bowlers didn’t respond well. The batting and bowling haven’t clicked together and it isn’t looking good for them.
Meanwhile, Adelaide Strikers have had an average season so far. They started the tournament really well. The first game was washed out before they won three games in a row but they went on to lose three on the bounce. All of these three losses were pretty close encounters. They first failed to chase 169 and fell three runs short against the Sydney Thunder. The Strikers then failed to defend 177 as the Sydney Sixers chased it down with three balls to spare while it was Josh Hazlewood’s heroics with the bat that downed the Strikers.
Adelaide Strikers will be without star player Alex Carey who has departed for India for the three-match ODI series. Hence, there are likely to be a couple of changes. Travis Head will return to lead the side and Harry Nielsen might don the gloves. He might replace the out-of-form Matthew Short. Philip Salt has blown hot and cold at the top of the order. Meanwhile, Jake Weatherald has been consistent as the left-handed opener has scored 266 runs from seven innings.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Wells has been excellent. He has scored 234 runs at an average of 78.00 and has a strike-rate of 134.48. Head’s inclusion boosts the middle-order and he’s been in decent form as well. Rashid Khan has been very good with both bat and ball. He has a strike-rate of 188.88 with the bat while he’s been the best bowler for Adelaide Strikers.
The Afghan superstar has taken 12 wickets and is striking once every two overs. Peter Siddle has also been good with the ball. The veteran Aussie pacer has picked up seven wickets at an economy of 7.18.
Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head (c), Jonathan Wells, Harry Nielsen (wk), Michael Neser, Cameron Valente, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Harry Conway
Michael Neser, Harry Conway, Philip Salt, Matthew Short, WA Agar, Harry Nielsen, Jake Weatherald, Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan, TM Head, JW Wells
Aaron Finch missed the last game as he has traveled to India for the three-match ODI series. Daniel Christian is leading the team in his absence. Their batting has been inconsistent. Marcus Harris has been disappointing at the top of the order while Sam Harper has blown hot and cold. He has a strike-rate of 153.54 but averages just 24.37. Shaun Marsh has been consistent at No. 3 but he hasn’t really converted his starts to big knocks. The left-handed batsman has made 298 runs from eight innings in this BBL.
Meanwhile, Beau Webster has been good in the middle order and is the second-highest run-getter (261 runs) for the Renegades this season. With the ball, Kane Richardson has the most wickets for a Renegades bowler in this tournament. He has taken 10 wickets but he hasn’t had much support from the other end. The likes of Christian, Cameron Boyce and Richard Gleeson haven’t really come good.
Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (wk), Shaun Marsh, Tom Cooper, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian (c), Samit Patel, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Richard Gleeson
TLW Cooper, JD Wildermuth, Sam Harper, Shaun Marsh, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi, SR Patel, Cameron Boyce, Marcus Harris, BJ Webster, DT Christian
The Adelaide Oval typically produces some good batting tracks. The bounce is true and the batsmen should enjoy the conditions as the bounce is true and they can play through the line. It is an afternoon start and it is expected to be hot as well. The temperatures will be around the high 20s throughout the game.
The Adelaide Oval has hosted three games already in this tournament and it has seen pretty tight games already. While the first innings scores have come down with every game this season, it still remains a good batting ground. It is one of the premier cricketing venues in Australia.
With this being an afternoon start, both teams might look to bat first. However, with Melbourne Renegades losing more while setting a target, they might look to field first if they win the toss. But teams batting first have found more success at this venue.
Melbourne Renegades have been struggling and are in search of their first win. They’ve tried almost everything but end up being outplayed almost every game.
Adelaide Strikers may have lost three games in a row but they will go into this game as favorites, given the form of the Renegades. The absence of Finch is also a big blow.
Adelaide Strikers to win this game!