The Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars had a promising start to their 2020/21 Big Bash League campaign, but things have gone haywire in the last few weeks or so. Around the same time, the Strikers and Stars have both lost their rhythm and will be ready to get it back.
Strikers are ranked fourth, winning four of their nine matches. Just one of their last 4 games has been won by them. Like them, the Melbourne Stars have prevailed only once in their previous four meetings, too. Their situation is worse since only 3 games have been won and they are ranked seventh. Both sides would need to begin displaying some consistency to get as many points as possible from their remaining games.
Adelaide will be gloomy today, but the chances of precipitation will be meagre. It is estimated that the temperature will be around 31 °C.
A strong batting track was dished out by the Adelaide Oval earlier in the week, which should also be the case on Monday. The pacers should swing the ball early on in the powerplay, while the ball should come onto the bat reasonably well. The spinners can get the ball to grip and turn, apart from the additional bounce.
Both teams will look to chase upon winning the toss with this being an evening fixture. The pitch assumed to slow down as the match progressed, 170 should be par at this venue.
Alex Carey (c&wk), Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Rashid Khan, Danny Briggs, Harry Conway, Cameron Valente, Wes Agar
Glenn Maxwell (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Nick Larkin
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Dream 11:
Marcus Stoinis (c), Alex Carey (wk), Philip Salt, Jonathan Wells, Ryan Gibson, Hilton Cartwright, Matt Renshaw, Glenn Maxwell, Rashid Khan, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa
Melbourne Stars have not enough firepower in both departments to spring a surprise. In this contest, Adelaide Strikers hold the advantage. An exciting clash between the Stars and the Strikers beckons at the Adelaide Oval in BBL 2021, with both side-eyeing a return to winning ways. Let’s back your favourite cricket team to win with baji.live now!