Big Bash League 2022-23 Match 54: Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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Another day and another big clash in the 12th edition of the Big Bash League (BBL), as we are just three games away from the business end of the league stages. Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers face each other in the 54th match at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.

Currently, the Renegades are in fourth place with 12 points from 13 matches, winning six and losing seven matches. If they manage to win this game, then they will be jumping to the third spot with 14 points and will be sealing a spot in the playoffs. But even though they lose, they might qualify depending on the results of the other fixtures around.

On the flip side, for the Strikers, this is a do-or-die match. If they lose this one, then it's all over for them. And it is not guaranteed that even if they win this encounter, they will qualify for the next round, as they need to wait and pray for the results of other matches to go on their side. For now, the Adelaide-based franchise is situated in the sixth spot with 10 points from 13 matches, winning five and losing eight matches.

The Renegades has been off-colour in the last two games, ending up on the losing side, which might cost them a big time moving ahead in the league. On the other hand, despite getting the support of Australian international stars, Adelaide Strikers have been very poor and are coming off a four-match losing streak, which has dented their progress in the season.

A crucial game for both sides awaits. So, we shall quickly run through the fantasy teams and tips for the following match.

Ground Stats: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Numbers at the ground (This tournament)

Matches: 4

Matches won batting first: 1
Matches won batting second: 3

Average score batting first: 163.2
Average score batting second: 162.75

Average runs per over: 8.27
Average runs per wicket: 27.1

REN vs STR, Match 54: Probable Playing XIs

 Melbourne Renegades Team News

Kane Richardson has been added to the Melbourne Renegades' 16-man squad for their final regular season match against the Adelaide Strikers. Richardson missed the match in Perth due to a calf injury and is the only change to an expanded squad due to the short turnaround time from Perth.

Melbourne Renegades Probable Playing XI

Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Matt Critchley, Will Sutherland, Jack Prestwidge, David Moody, Kane Richardson, Corey Rocchiccioli, Tom Rogers

Adelaide Strikers Team News

Ryan Gibson has been added to the squad. Ben Manenti has been ruled out of the squad after injuring his ankle, and Thomas Kelly has been left out.

Adelaide Strikers Probable Playing XI

Matt Short, Ryan Gibson, Travis Head (c), Adam Hose,  Alex Carey (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Harry Nielsen, Cameron Boyce, Peter Siddle, Henry Thornton, Wes Agar

REN vs STR, Match 54: Top Five Must-Picks

  1. Tom Rogers (REN): The pace bowler has bagged 20 wickets from 13 matches and can be a great utility pick. Although he was a little off-coloured in the last few matches, he has the knack of picking wickets.
  2. Matt Short (STR): Talk about batting at the top order or bowling with the new ball, Matt Short can do all of that. He has been one of the top picks in the BBL.
  3. Aaron Finch (REN): The former Australian skipper scored a well-tailored half-century in the previous game. He has been the stabilizer for the Gades at the middle order.
  4. Colin de Grandhomme (STR): The New Zealand all-rounder is a proper three dimensional cricketer. His ability to score quick runs at the lower order comes handy with his medium pace bowling.
  5. Shaun Marsh (REN): The left handed batter struck a fifty while chasing a 200 plus score in the previous game. He will look to offer a rollicking start once again.

REN vs STR, Match 54: Must Picks for the Match

Hot Picks (Melbourne Renegades)

  1. Tom Rogers
  2. Shaun Marsh
  3. Aaron Finch

Hot Picks (Adelaide Strikers)

  1. Matt Short
  2. Adam Hose
  3. Colin de Grandhomme

REN vs STR, Match 54: Risky Picks for the Match

Risky Picks (Melbourne Renegades): Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson

Risky Picks (Adelaide Strikers): Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar

REN vs STR, Match 54: Best Captain and Vice-captain options

  • Matt Short
  • Aaron Finch
  • Shaun Marsh

REN vs STR, Match 54: for Head to Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Alex Carey

Batters: Aaron Finch, Jonathan Wells, Shaun Marsh

All-rounders: Will Sutherland, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Short, Travis Head

Bowlers: Corey Rocchiccioli, Tom Rogers, Wes Agar

Captain: Matt Short
Vice-captain: Aaron Finch

REN:6 Players   STR:5 Players

REN vs STR, Match 54: For Winner Takes All Contests

Wicketkeepers: Alex Carey, Sam Harper

Batters: Aaron Finch, Jonathan Wells, Shaun Marsh

All-rounders: Will Sutherland, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Short

Bowlers: Corey Rocchiccioli, Tom Rogers, Peter Siddle

Captain: Shaun Marsh
Vice-captain: Matt Short

REN: 7 Players  STR:4 Players

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