Cricket Match Information:
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades rematch is going to take place on Sunday at Adelaide. The earlier encounter was won by Adelaide Strikers in an emphatic manner. Since then, things have only worsened for Renegades as they have gone through one loss after another. Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, are currently well-placed at the fourth position with three wins out of seven cricket games. Our prediction expert reckons that Adelaide is going to pile on the misery for Renegades.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 10:10 am IST
- Cricket match date: 12.01.2020
- Venue: Adelaide Oval
- Weather: Pleasant, Temperature: 31 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Adelaide Strikers
- Team B: Melbourne Renegades
- Team A Captain: Rashid Khan
- Team B Captain: Daniel Christian
Adelaide Strikers were being led by Alex Carey until now, however, due to international commitments, he will not be available to lead the side for the next couple of weeks. In his absence, Rashid Khan might be a candidate to lead the side following his international experience.
After beginning well, Strikers have lost their last three cricket games. This has put some pressure on them to not slide further. In their last game, despite the hattrick from Rashid Khan, they could not win against Sydney Sixers.
Our prediction is of the changes to the playing eleven following the departure of Alex Carrey.
Here is our prediction of Adelaide Strikers’ playing XI:
- MG Neser
- Rashid Khan
- HNA Conway
- Phil Salt
- Cameron White
- Billy Stanlake
- Jake Weatherald
- JW Wells
- MW Short
- Peter Siddle
- C Valente
The defending champions, Melbourne Stars, have had a miserable season. The winners of last season have stayed at the bottom throughout the season and now their dream of qualifying for the playoffs looks impossible.
Renegades have played eight cricket games and lost all the games so far in the tournament. They just have not scored enough runs and picked up wickets in this season. They lost yet another cricket game against Melbourne Stars after failing to defend the total of 168 runs. This has been the story of their campaign, reasonable batting performances and miserable bowling performances.
Aaron Finch has now gone for international duty hence, he will not be available to lead the side for the next two weeks. Our prediction is that Daniel Christian will be leading the side in the next few cricket games.
Here is our prediction of Melbourne Renegades’ playing XI:
- TLW Cooper
- Shaun Marsh
- Dan Christian
- JM Mennie
- W Sutherland
- BJ Webster
- SB Harper
- SR Patel
- RJ Gleeson
- CJ Boyce
- Marcus Harris
Expert Prediction: AS vs MR
The ninth season of Big Bash League has reached an exciting stage. Most of the sides have now played a reasonable number of games. Various permutations and combinations have begun to emerge for the sides to qualify for the playoffs. Amidst this, Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades will be taking on each other in their next game.
This year, the tournament will be played over a period of 42 days and a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams.
As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike in previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.
The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.
In the last five encounters between Strikers and Renegades, Strikers have been the winner on four occasions. Hence, our prediction is of a win for Adelaide Strikers. They would be hurting from their loss in the last game and would be looking to get back to winning ways at home ground.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Adelaide Strikers
Top Batsman – J Weatherald (AS), BJ Webster (MR)
Top Bowler – Rashid Khan (AS), Samit Patel (MR)
Most Sixes – J Weatherald (AS), BJ Webster (MR)
Man of the Match – Rashid Khan (AS)
Team Scores Batting first – Adelaide Strikers (170+), Melbourne Renegades (160+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades
Adelaide Strikers – 1.60
Melbourne Renegades – 2.15
*odds may change anytime