Cricket Prediction – Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars – Big Bash League 22.01

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Cricket Match Information:

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars is going to be the clash between the two top sides of the competition. While Strikers are currently on the third spot on the points table, Stars are firmly placed at the top spot. With a handful of cricket games remaining for both sides, the focus now is on the top two finish. Our prediction expert reckons that it is going to be a very close game of cricket.     

  • Tournament: Big Bash League
  • Cricket Match format: T20
  • Cricket match time1:40 pm IST
  • Cricket match date22.01.2020
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval
  • Weather: Temperature: 25 degrees, Thunderstorms: 03% 
  • Team A: Adelaide Strikers
  • Team B: Melbourne Stars
  • Team A Captain: Travis Head
  • Team B Captain: Glenn Maxwell

Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers were being led by Alex Carey in the earlier part of the tournament. Due to his international commitments, Travis Head took over the responsibility and has led the side wonderfully. 

They have won three out of the last four cricket games and that has put them in a very good position. They have broken away from the clutter of teams in the middle and are now placed at the third spot. They have a great opportunity of finishing in the top two positions.

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game. 

Here is our prediction of Adelaide Strikers’ playing XI:

  • MG Neser
  • Rashid Khan
  • WA Agar
  • Phil Salt
  • Jake Weatherald
  • JW Wells
  • MW Short
  • Peter Siddle
  • HJ Nielsen
  • LN O’Connor
  • Travis Head

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars are being led by Glenn Maxwell in this season of Big Bash League. They have already qualified for the playoffs and are well set to get into it as a top-two team. 

They tasted their second loss of the season against Sydney Sixers in the last cricket game. In a rain-curtailed game, Sixers posted a tough total in front of Stars due to a fantastic knock from Sixers’ skipper Moises Henriques. In reply, Stars fell short by 18 runs. 

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game. 

Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:

  • MP Stoinis
  • NCR Larkin
  • GJ Maxwell
  • Nick Maddinson
  • HWR Cartwright
  • DJ Worrall
  • Sandeep Lamichhane
  • Ben Dunk
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • LR Morris
  • SE Gotch

Expert Prediction: STR vs STA

Melbourne Stars have been the team of the tournament so far. With ten wins out of 12 games, they are already assured of a playoff spot. They would now be willing to finish the last two group games well and go into the playoffs full of confidence. 

Their opponent for this cricket game, Adelaide Strikers, are not too far either. They have won six cricket games out of 11 games and would like to seal the playoff spot by winning at least two of the remaining three cricket games. 

From a tournament point of view, the tournament is being played over a period of 42 days this year and a total number of five teams 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 Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars, Strikers have been the winner on three occasions, whereas Stars have won on the other two occasions. 

Astrology Prediction: STR vs STA

While the stars have been shining bright for Melbourne Stars right throughout this season, they have also begun to shine brightly for Adelaide Strikers. However, going by the form shown by Stars’ players throughout this season, our prediction is of another victory for Melbourne Stars.

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? – Melbourne Stars

Top Batsman – Travis Head (AS), Marcus Stoinis (MS)

Top Bowler – Rashid Khan (AS), Sandeep Lamichhane MS)

Most Sixes – Travis Head (AS), Marcus Stoinis (MS)

Man of the Match – Sandeep Lamichhane MS)

Team Scores Batting first – Adelaide Strikers (150+), Melbourne Stars (160+)

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Adelaide Strikers – 2.00

Melbourne Stars – 1.66

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