Cricket Prediction Big Bash League – Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars – Defending champions Adelaide Strikers take on Melbourne Stars in the battle of ascendancy

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Cricket match date11th January 2019

Cricket match time01:30 pm IST

Cricket match location: Adelaide Oval

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament: Big Bash League

Team A: Adelaide Strikers

Team B: Melbourne Stars

Team A Captain: Colin Ingram

Team B Captain: Glen Maxwell

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Cricket Match Preview:

Adelaide Strikers would like to add some consistency to their campaign as they have had a stop-start kind of tournament so far. Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, have managed to punch above their weight so far in the tournament. While Adelaide have won three cricket games out of six games, Melbourne Stars have won three games of cricket as well but of only five cricket games.

In the last five games of cricket played between the two sides, Adelaide Strikers have managed to win three games of cricket. That should give some belief to the Strikers side. However, this cricket game will also test both sides in terms of a lack of availability of some of the key members of the lineup. While Stars will be hit quite badly due to the absence of their skipper Glen Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa, Adelaide Strikers will be without their premier fast bowler Peter Siddle.

The biggest challenge for Stars’ players will be to not lose momentum until those missing players rejoin them in the later stage of the tournament. They have done well so far but the danger is, under a new leadership, they might take some time to adjust to a new combination. Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, have played some good cricket and some not so good cricket. Their overdependency on Rashid Khan is something they would like to address as well.

Also, while Alex Carey, Weatherald and skipper Colin Ingram have scored runs in various cricket games, they have not been consistent enough. Their fast bowlers like Billy Stanlake have also proved to be quite expensive in the league so far. Clearly, the current champions have some work to do if they want to repeat their performance of the previous year. They have a golden chance to get things right in this game of cricket against vulnerable-looking Stars.

Cricket Match Information:

Adelaide Strikers will take on Melbourne Stars in their seventh and sixth game of cricket respectively in the tournament. As of now, Melbourne Stars are on the third position, whereas Adelaide Strikers are on the fourth position on the points table. The win in this game of cricket will take Melbourne to number two position, whereas it can also change the position of Adelaide Strikers if they can win big.

Adelaide Strikers

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Adelaide Strikers, after a fair start, began to fall away a little. However, they restricted their slide by winning the game of cricket against Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades. Our prediction is they will replace Peter Siddle with Ben Laughlin..

Here is our prediction of Adelaide Strikers’ playing XI:

  • Alex Carey
  • J Weatherhald
  • Colin Ingram
  • JW Wells
  • JS Lehmann
  • MG Neser
  • C Valente
  • MW Short
  • Ben Laughlin
  • Rashid Khan
  • Billy Stanlanke

Melbourne Stars

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Melbourne Stars made an inspirational comeback after a slow start in the first few cricket games. They will not have the services of Maxwell, Stoinis and Zampa for the next few cricket games. Our prediction is of quite a few changes in their lineup.

Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:

  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Ben Dunk
  • EP Gulbis
  • J Merlo
  • NCR Larkin
  • SE Gotch
  • S Boland
  • MA Beer
  • TJ Deen
  • Nick Maddinson
  • Liam Plunkett

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Colin Ingram has had an inconsistent form in the tournament so far. Our prediction is of a good knock from the skipper in this game of cricket.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

Adelaide Oval has always been a batting paradise. However, the drop-in pitch was not too easy to bat on in the test cricket game between India and Australia. Our prediction is of a score of around 160 by the team batting first in this cricket game. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

Adelaide Strikers will begin the game of cricket as the favourites. Though they are coming into this cricket game after a loss against Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars are coming after a win, but because Strikers will have more players available than Stars who are going to bear the loss of many of their key players, our prediction is of victory for Adelaide Strikers.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Colin Ingram (AS) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Rashid Khan (AS) -2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Colin Ingram (AS)

LOGO 2 Odds

Adelaide Strikers – 1.48

Melbourne Stars – 2.35

*odds may change anytime

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