Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Jan 19 2023, 5:13 PM | 4 Min Read

Big Bash League 2022-23 Match 48: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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The 48th match of the Big Bash League will be played between the Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The match will be played on Friday, 20th January 2023 at 11:00 AM IST. 

The Perth Scorchers have already made it to the next round with 18 points from 12 matches. They have won nine of their 12 games and have performed as the defending champions. in their last match against the Hobart Hurricanes, the Scorchers has a very comfortable outing. The Scorchers were tasked with chasing 147 runs and they did it in 17.3 overs losing only seven wickets. 

Meanwhile, the Adelaide Strikers are having a see-saw journey in the tournament. They have won five of their seven games and have 10 points under their belt. They are coming into this match on the back of a heavy defeat against the Sydney Sixers in their last match. The Strikers were asked to chase down 204 runs in the last match and they managed to reach only 144 runs in 19 overs before they were bundled out. 

These two teams have played once against each other in the tournament. Perth Scorchers were chasing a target of 134 runs in the match, which they managed to reach in 19.1 overs losing seven wickets. 

The match promises to be an exciting one as both the teams will be looking to pick up two points from the match, especially Adelaide Strikers. Before the live action takes place let us look at some important stats, the best player picks and the best predicted XI for fantasy contests of this match. 

Ground Stats: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

The pitch at the Adelaide has been good for batting. It has seen its share of high scoring games already in the tournament. We can expect to see a high scoring competition between the teams in this match. 

Numbers at the ground (This tournament)

Total Matches: 6

Matches won batting first: 4

Matches won batting second: 2

Average score batting first: 184

Average score batting second: 169

Average runs per wicket: 29

Average runs per over: 8.88

STR vs SCO,  Match 48: Probable Playing XIs

Adelaide Strikers Team News

No major updates

Adelaide Strikers Probable Playing XI

Matthew Short, Travis Head (c), Alex Carey (wk), Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Ben Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Henry Thornton, Harry Conway 

Perth Scorchers Team News

No major updates

Perth Scorchers Probable Playing XI

Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, Jason Bhrendorff, Lance Morris

STR vs SCO, Match 48 - Must picks for the match

  1. Matthew Short (STR): Matthew Short has been doing it all for the Strikers. He is performing with the bat and the ball. There is no way one can miss out on Short for this match.
  2. Josh Inglis (SCO): Jos Inglis is the highest run scorer for the Perth Scorchers. He has been consistent and is scoring runs at a good strike rate. So, Inglis is a must-pick for the match. 
  3. Wes Agar (STR): Wes Agar has been the highest wicket taker for the Adelaide Strikers. His form with the ball makes him a great pick for the match.
  4. Jason Behrendorff (SCO): Jason Behrendorff has been in a great wicket taking form in this tournament. His wicket taking ability in this tournament makes him a great pick for the match.
  5. Andrew Tye (SCO): Andre Tye has been a revelation in this tournament. Be it with the new ball or the old ball he has consistently picked up wickets in the tournament. He is someone you cannot miss out in this match.

STR vs SCO, Match 48 - Must picks for the match

Adelaide Strikers

  1. Matthew Short - 458 runs and 10 wickets in 12 matches
  2. Chris Lynn - 416 runs in 11 matches
  3. Wes Agar - 17 wickets in matches

Perth Scorchers

  1. Josh Inglis - 377 runs in 12 matches
  2. Aaron Hardie - 369 runs in 11 matches
  3. Andrew Tye - 22 wickets in 12 matches

STR vs SCO, Match 48 - Risky Picks

Adelaide Strikers: Alex Carey, Colin de Grandhomme

Perth Scorchers: Ashton Turner, Cameron Bancroft

STR vs SCO, Match 48 - Best Captain and Vice-Captain choices

  1. Josh Inglis (SCO)
  2. Matthew Short (STR)
  3. Andrew Tye (SCO)

STR vs SCO, Match 48 - Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Josh Inglis

Batters: Ashton Turner, Cameron Bancroft, A Hose, Chris Lynn

All-rounders: Aaron Hardie, Matthew Short

Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Wes Agar

Captain: Matthew Short
Vice-Captain: Aaron Hardie

STR: 4 players; SCO: 7 players

STR vs SCO, Match 47 - Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeepers: Josh Inglis

Batters: Ashton Turner, Cameron Bancroft, A Hose, Adam Hose

All-rounders: Aaron Hardie, Matthew Short, Colin de Grandhomme

Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Wes Agar

Captain: Josh Inglis

Vice-Captain: Adam Hose

STR: 4 players; SCO: 7 players

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