BBL 2023-24 | STR vs SCO, Match 27 - Cricket Fantasy Guide

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Adelaide Strikers (STR) will take on the Perth Scorchers (SCO) in the 27th match of the Big Bash League 2023. The game will be played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide at 1:45 PM IST on 5th January 2023. There are plenty of quality players in both teams who are capable of winning games single-handedly on their day. This fantasy guide will help you in picking a top notch fantasy team to help you win big in this game.

Adelaide Strikers are at the bottom of the points table with 1 win in 6 games meanwhile the Scorchers are in the 2nd position with 4 wins in 5 games. The Scorchers will start as the favorites to win this game but the Strikers will be eager to win this game & break their 4-match losing streak.

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Perth Scorchers defeated the Adelaide Strikers in their first meeting of this season by 42 runs. Their batters, especially Laurie Evans played an excpetional knock and then the bowlers bundled out of Strikers for 169 runs winning the game by 42 runs. 

Pitch Report

Batters, Batters & Batters. Load up your fantasy teams with batters as Adelaide Oval is the best venue for batting in Australia. A flat pitch with short square boundaries will await the batters in this game. 200 has been chased in both the games played at the Adelaide Oval in BBL 2023. There won't be much help for the bowlers and the match will be dominated by the batters. The average first innings score here is 202 runs this season. Teams will prefer chasing. 

Fantasy Value from Pitch Report

  • Pick top 4 batters from both the teams as batters will be in for a treat in this game. 
  • Bowlers who will bowl in the death overs will be important. 
  • The sqaure boundaries at the Adelaide Oval are on the shorter side so hit the deck bowlers won't be that effective at this venue. 

STR vs SCO, Match 27: Differential Picks

Sam Whiteman (SCO)

  • Sam Whiteman was very impressive in his first game of this season which was against the Strikers. 
  • He scored 31 runs and looked in good touch. 
  • Whiteman will be an excellent differential pick as there won't be much help for the bowlers with the new ball and he can exploit the field restrictions. 

Adam Hose (STR)

  • Adam Hose will bat at number 4 for the Strikers and a big knock is due from him this season. 
  • He is a good player of spin bowling and likes to bat aggressively in the middle overs. 

Henry Thornton (STR)

  • Henry Thornton picked up 2 wickets in the last game against the Scorchers. 
  • He will be a key bowler for his team and will be a good differetnial pick, especially while bowling first. 

Other Differential Picks

  • Cameron Boyce
  • Ashton Agar
  • Thomas Kelly

STR vs SCO, Match 27: Fantasy Cricket Tips

If Adelaide Strikers Bat First

  • Adam Hose will be a good pick alongside Sam Whiteman. 
  • Try Cameron Boyce in GLs. 
  • D'Arcy Short will be a good C/VC pick for Mini GLs/GLs. 
  • You can take the risk of dropping Jason Behrendorff.

If Perth Scorchers Bat First

  • Sam Whiteman will be a top differential pick in this scenario as well.
  • Jos Inglis will be a good C/VC option. 
  • Pick Henry Thornton. 
  • Scorchers have a superior pace attack so try to pick all four pacers from their team.