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Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, free match prediction 22 Jan 2020

22 Jan 2020 | 13:40 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
162/4 in 20.0 8.10
151/8 in 20.0 7.55

Adelaide Strikers Vs Melbourne Stars betting odds

AS

1.86

MS

1.86

Toss Winner - Melbourne Stars won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Adelaide Strikers beat Melbourne Stars by 11 runs

Host Adelaide Strikers face stern Test against table-toppers Melbourne Stars!

  • Adelaide Strikers completed a hard-fought win over Hobart Hurricanes in a game played at Launceston
  • Travis Head, Wes Agar and Jonathan Wells were key performers for Strikers in the game played against Hurricanes
  • Melbourne Stars suffered defeat at the hands of Sydney Sixers in a rain-curtailed game played at Sydney Cricket Ground

Expect Adelaide Strikers to register a close win over Melbourne Stars!

  • Tournament: BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
  • Toss: To Bat

BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Melbourne Stars 12 10 2 0 0 20 1.006
Sydney Sixers 12 7 4 0 1 15 0.085
Adelaide Strikers 11 6 4 0 1 13 0.649
Perth Scorchers 12 6 6 0 0 12 0.066
Sydney Thunder 12 5 6 0 1 11 -0.236
Brisbane Heat 11 5 6 0 0 10 -0.469
Hobart Hurricanes 12 4 7 0 1 9 -0.748
Melbourne Renegades 12 2 10 0 0 4 -0.424
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
20 1.006 12 10 2 0 0
15 0.085 12 7 4 0 1
13 0.649 11 6 4 0 1
12 0.066 12 6 6 0 0
11 -0.236 12 5 6 0 1
10 -0.469 11 5 6 0 0
9 -0.748 12 4 7 0 1
4 -0.424 12 2 10 0 0
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Match Preview

Host Adelaide Strikers will be keen to continue their winning momentum when they face Melbourne Stars in the 48th match of 2019 Big Bash League at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.

Adelaide Strikers have managed to win their last two matches in the competition and will be looking to continue their excellent form in this home fixture. Travis Head-led unit managed to register a narrow 10-run win over Hobart Hurricanes in a game played at Aurora Stadium.

On the other hand, Melbourne Stars suffered their second defeat of the competition against Sydney Sixers. In a rain-curtailed game, Stars lost momentum in the chase to see Sixers register a crucial win via the DLS method.

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Adelaide Strikers registered a four-wicket win over Melbourne Stars at Carrara Oval in Queensland.

Teams Preview

Adelaide Strikers Preview

The franchise will have a glorious opportunity to beat Melbourne Stars and move to second place in the points table. Travis Head and co. will need to guard against complacency and deliver their best cricket in this important clash.

In their last game, Skipper Travis Head led the way with the bat and smashed 79 runs off 40 balls with the help of five fours and six sixes. Left-hander was the standout performer for Strikers and helped them post a competitive score on the board.

Openers Jake Weatherald and Philip Salt perished for low scores to see Strikers get off to a shaky start. 

But a 97-run partnership between Travis Head and Jonathan Wells saw Strikers made a strong comeback in their innings. Wells played a supporting role to Head and scored unbeaten 45 runs off 35 balls with the help of one four and one six. There is no doubt that Wells has been a consistent performer for the side this season and is currently Strikers’ leading run-scorer with 351 runs in 11 innings at an average of 70.20 with three half-centuries to his name.

Batting all-rounder Matthew Short also chipped in with a brisk cameo of 33 runs off 20 balls with the help of one four and two sixes.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, and Rashid Khan to deliver breakthroughs in this contest. Pacer Wes Agar was the standout bowler for the side and finished with figures of 33 for 4 in his four overs.

Leg-spinner Rashid Khan had an off-day with the ball in hand and went wicketless in his four overs. He also conceded more than ten runs an over against Hobart Hurricanes.

Adelaide Strikers Predicted Playing XI:

Travis Head (c), Matthew Short, Harry Nielsen (wk), Peter Siddle, Michael Neser, Jonathan Wells, Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Liam O Connor, Jake Weatherald, Wes Agar

Adelaide Strikers Key Players From Previous Game Of BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T Head 79 40 5 6 197.5
J Wells 45 35 1 1 128.57
M Short 33 20 1 2 165
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Agar 4.0 0 33 4 8.25
M Neser 4.0 0 36 1 9
P Siddle 4.0 0 26 1 6.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Agar 4.0 0 33 4 8.25
M Neser 4.0 0 36 1 9
P Siddle 4.0 0 26 1 6.5

Adelaide Strikers Actual Playing XI:

Michael Neser, Philip Salt, Matthew Short, WA Agar, Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan, TM Head, Billy Stanlake, JW Wells

Melbourne Stars Preview

The franchise is currently lying at the top of the league with 20 points to their name. Despite their defeat against Sydney Sixers, the side will be keen to get back to winning ways in this contest.

In a rain-curtailed game, Stars won the toss and opted to bowl first. Daniel Worrall and Glenn Maxwell delivered probing spells with the new-ball. Leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane dismissed Josh Phillipe and Daniel Hughes to see Sixers reduced to 26 for 2 after 5 overs.

In the absence of Haris Rauf, Stars lacked potency in the middle-overs of the innings. Sandeep Lamichhane, Lance Morris and Clint Hinchliffe conceded more than ten runs an over to see Sixers post a competitive score of 143 runs after 14 overs.

In reply, Marcus Stoinis continued his excellent form with the bat and kept Stars in the hunt to win the game. All-rounder was the standout performer against Sydney Sixers and finished the innings with the top-score of 62 runs off 37 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes.

Stoinis is currently leading run-scorer in this year’s BBL with 585 runs in 12 innings at an average of 73.12, which includes one century and five half-centuries.

Against Sixers, Hilton Cartwright also contributed well to the team’s cause and scored 21 runs off 10 balls with the help of three fours and one six. Nic Maddinson also chipped in with 16 off 18 balls. It wasn’t enough as Stars could only post 125 runs for the loss of five wickets in their allotted 14 overs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Daniel Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane and Glenn Maxwell to make crucial breakthroughs.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing XI:

Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch (wk), Jonathan Merlo, Clint Hinchliffe, Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane

Melbourne Stars Key Players From Previous Game Of BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Stoinis 62 37 3 4 167.57
H Cartwright 21 10 3 1 210
N Maddinson 16 18 0 0 88.89
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Lamichhane 3.0 0 38 2 12.67
D Worrall 3.0 0 15 1 5
G Maxwell 2.0 0 11 0 5.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Lamichhane 3.0 0 38 2 12.67
D Worrall 3.0 0 15 1 5
G Maxwell 2.0 0 11 0 5.5

Melbourne Stars Actual Playing XI:

Clint Hinchliffe, Lance Morris, Peter Handscomb, Sebastian Gotch, Nic Maddinson, N Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, D Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the pitch at Adelaide Oval will favor the batsmen. Expect a high-scoring game between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars.The weather forecast for the game to be played on Wednesday is going to be sunny intervals with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Adelaide Oval is going to host the 48th BBL game between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars. The home side will take heart from the fact that they have won four matches out of five played against Melbourne Stars at this venue.

Stars will be looking to break their jinx at the venue as their last win came in 2012.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put runs on the board. The majority of the games played this season have been won by sides batting first.

Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, Adelaide Strikers will be favorites to win their game against Melbourne Stars. League Leaders Melbourne Stars bowling resources look thin as Adam Zampa, Harris Rauf and Dale Steyn have left the squad due to their international duties. Strikers have a much-balanced bowling attack in comparison to Melbourne Stars.

Expect Adelaide Strikers to register a close win over Melbourne Stars!

Author: Shoaib Z.