The Big Bash Tournament 2021-2022 League Edition Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Match Details, Team News, Probable Playing XI and the Match Prediction

Jan 7, 2022

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ADELAIDE STRIKERS VS MELBOURNE STARS MATCH PREDICTION & ANALYSIS

Adelaide Strikers won their first match of the Big Bash League 2021-22.Harry Nielsen is the top run-scorer for Adelaide Strikers with 30 runs at a strike rate of 100. He has struck one four. Matthew Short has also made 29 runs at a strike rate of 161.Peter Siddle has been the best bowler for Adelaide Strikers and has picked up 3 wickets while bowling at an average of 14 and an economy rate of 10.50.

Melbourne Renegades lost their first match of the Big Bash League 2021-22.MW Harvey is the top run-scorer for Melbourne Renegades with 56 runs at a strike rate of 121. He has struck 2 fours and 2 sixes. Sam Harper has also made 33 runs at a strike rate of 117.Zahir Khan has been the best bowler for Melbourne Renegades and has picked up 3 wickets while bowling at an average of 8 and an economy rate of 6.00.

Melbourne Stars face an uphill battle as they take on the Adelaide Strikers in the 39th game of the Big Bash League 2021-22. The Adelaide Strikers made a comeback in the tournament with a win against the Hobart Hurricanes in their previous game. The Stars on the other hand went down against Melbourne Renegades in a one-sided contest. 

The Melbourne Stars are facing a tough situation in the tournament with the majority of their players having been ruled out due to Covid. The side has suffered big losses in the last two games it has played and would be without Glenn Maxwell in this game. It remains to be seen if they can produce a good show in this game under this resource crunch, MLS are still underdogs with all betting apps in India.

TEAMS PREVIEW

ADELAIDE STRIKERS PREVIEW

Peter Siddle’s side finally struck form in their last game against the Hobart Hurricanes. It was a dominating show from the side as they won the game by 7 runs. Siddle would sniff an opportunity here as the Stars would struggle to put in a Playing XI and he would aim to get the best show from his players and improve position on the points table  

Matthew Short would be confident after his good show in the last game and aim to set up a good opening wicket stand with Henry Hunt. Matt Renshaw, Jake Weatherald, and Jonathan Wells haven’t been in the best of form and the side would like to see a good show from them in this game. In Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielson, and Rashid Khan the side has good hitters of the ball down the order. 

Matthew Short and Harry Conway did well with the new ball in the last game and the side would expect to see the same from them here. Siddle and Wes Agar also made a good comeback after poor form in the earlier games. With Rashid Khan on the side, they would count their chances. 

MELBOURNE STARS PREVIEW

The going is getting tough for the Stars. Glenn Maxwell has tested positive for the virus and this has thrown the team in a big mess. They have been badly hit by Covid with a majority of their players unavailable for selection and now Maxwell’s unavailability puts them in a tight spot. It remains to be seen how the side fares in this game. 

 The side would like to see a good start from Justin Avenando and Travis Dean in this game and these players would have a big responsibility on their shoulders. Charlie Wakim, Hilton Cartwright, and Xavier Crone would have to add runs in the middle order and fill the void due to Maxwell’s absence. Patrick Rowe and Tom O’Connell shall have a big role to play down the order. 

The depleted bowling attack has looked weak, and the side would like to see better spells from Ahmed Daniyal and Qais Ahmed with the new ball. Haris Rauf and Brody Couch are experienced bowlers, and the onus would be on them to deliver here. The side would also want to see tight bowling from O’Connell in this game.

MATCH DETAILS:

Match: Big Bash League (BBL)
Team: Adelaide vs Melbourne
Date: 7th Jan
Time: 1:45 pm IST
Venue: Adelaide Over

VENUE DETAILS

Adelaide Oval is a small ground with short boundaries around the square. It has been a batsman’s paradise with lots of runs being scored here in the past. The ground has been good form fast bowlers with the new ball. However, spinners face a huge challenge here due to the lack of assistance from the track.

VENUE DETAILS, FACTS, AND HISTORY

Stadium: Adelaide Oval
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Opened: 1871
Capacity: 53,583 (including standing room)
Known as: The Adelaide Oval
Dimensions: 190.2m long, 126.2m wide
Ends: City End, Cathedral End
Time Zone: UTC +10:30

Home to: South Australia and Adelaide Strikers

Other Sports: it is home to Australian Rules Football (since 1877), Rugby League (1997-1998) as well as archery, athletics, baseball, cycling, American football, highland games, hockey, lacrosse, lawn tennis, rugby union, quoits, and soccer)
Floodlights: Yes
Curator: Damien Hough

VENUE SCORING PATTERN IN T20S:

Total matches: 5
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won bowling first: 2
Average 1st Innings scores: 181
Average 2nd Innings scores: 139
Highest total recorded: 233/2 (20 Ov) by AUS vs SL
Lowest total recorded: 146/10 (18 Ov) by SL vs AUS
Highest score chased: 158/9 (20 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Lowest score defended: 188/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs AUS

TOSS: TO BOWL

We expect to see rains during the game and the overs might have to be curtailed. Sides chasing scores have always had the advantage in rain affected games. Hence, the two skippers would have little hesitation in their minds in opting to bowl first in this game.

SQUADS

ADELAIDE STRIKERS:

  • Wes Agar
  • Fawad Ahmed
  • Alex Carey
  • Harry Conway
  • George Garton (England)
  • Ryan Gibson
  • Travis Head
  • Spencer Johnson
  • Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
  • Harry Nielsen
  • Liam O’Connor
  • Matthew Renshaw
  • Liam Scott
  • Matt Short
  • Peter Siddle
  • Jake Weatherald
  • Jon Wells
  • Daniel Worrall


MELBOURNE RENEGADES:

  • Cameron Boyce
  • Unmukt Chand (India)
  • Zak Evans
  • Aaron Finch
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk
  • Sam Harper
  • Marcus Harris
  • Mackenzie Harvey
  • Zahir Khan (Afghanistan)
  • Josh Lalor
  • Nic Maddinson
  • Shaun Marsh
  • Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)
  • James Pattinson
  • Mitch Perry
  • Jack Prestwidge
  • Kane Richardson
  • Will Sutherland
  • Reece Topley (England)


HERE IS OUR BIG BASH LEAGUE 2021/22 ADELAIDE STRIKERS VS MELBOURNE STARS MATCH 39 PREDICTION

Let’s find out who will win Big Bash League 2021/22 Match 39 between Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Today Match Prediction

CASE 1: IF ADELAIDE STRIKERS BAT FIRST

First Innings score prediction: Adelaide Strikers will score 155-165
Result prediction: Adelaide Strikers will win the match by 5-15 runs

CASE2: IF MELBOURNE STARS BAT FIRST

First Innings score prediction: Melbourne Stars will score 150-160

Melbourne Stars have been dealt a huge blow by the Covid crisis. Putting up a team together has become a challenge for the side at the moment in this tournament. They would have come to play spirited cricket here to put up a challenge. The Strikers won the last game comfortably and they are playing at home and this would make them favorites in this game. 

ADELAIDE STRIKERS TO WIN.

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