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Cricket Free Tips | BBL 2021/22, Match 39: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars

Match 39 (Rescheduled) of the BBL 2021/22 will be held at the Adelaide Oval, played between  Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars. The match will be kicked off on 15th January (Saturday) at 05:40 (GMT+6).    

Given their respective positions in the points table, both teams are in a must-win situation. Adelaide Strikers defeated Perth Scorchers in their previous match to keep their playoff hopes alive. With the win, they moved up to 5th place in the standings with 20 points.

Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, are attempting to regain their rhythm in this competition. They defeated Melbourne Renegades in their previous match by chasing down a 123-run target with six wickets in hand. They are at sixth place in the standings with 18 points after 5 victories from 11 games. As a result, we may expect an exciting matchup between these two sides on Saturday morning.

Weather
The weather forecast shows bright skies for the game with a temperature of roughly 25 Degrees Celsius.

Pitch
The batsmen will be able to score runs at a higher rate on this surface, although the boundaries are far too large. In this format of the game, bowlers must work hard to pick wickets. 


Probable Playing XIs

Adelaide Strikers:
Peter Siddle (C), Matthew Short, Harry Nielson (WK), Jake Weatherald, Ian Cockbain,  Jonathan Wells, Harry Conway, Fawad Ahmed, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, and Henry Thornton.

Melbourne Stars:
Glenn Maxwell (C), Adam Zampa, Brody Couch, Joe Clarke (WK), Hilton Cartwright, Qais Ahmad, Joe Burns, Haris Rauf, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, and Sam Rainbird.

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars – Match 39, Dream 11:
Matthew Short (C), Peter Siddle, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Clarke (VC), Fawad Ahmed, Henry Hunt, Hilton Cartwright, Haris Rauf, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, and Qais Ahmad.

Prediction

 

Match winner

  • Melbourne Stars

Winning the toss

  • Melbourne Stars

Top Batsman

  • Adelaide Strikers Matthew Short
  • Melbourne Stars  Hilton Cartwright 

Top Bowler

  • Adelaide Strikers Peter Siddle
  • Melbourne StarsAdam Zampa

Most Sixes 

  • Adelaide Strikers  Jake Weatherald
  • Melbourne Stars Hilton Cartwright

Player of the Match

  • Melbourne StarsHilton Cartwright

Team Scores Batting First 

  • Adelaide Strikers – 170+
  • Melbourne Stars – 180+  

 

A Sydney derby is always a thrilling event, and with both sides placed at the top three positions in the standings, this should be a high-quality and close encounter. Both teams are expected to perform admirably, with the Sydney Sixers emerging victorious!

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