Strikers vs Renegades: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips
Aaron Finch (PC: Twitter)
Adelaide Strikers, despite being eliminated from the tournament, will still have a significant impact on which teams advance to the playoffs when they face off against the Melbourne Renegades in the 54th match of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23. This all-important clash will take place at the Aurora Stadium, Launceston.
Melbourne Renegades have recently suffered defeats in their last two matches and are currently in fourth place on the league's points table with 12 points. The Renegades desperately need to win this match, which is also their final league stage game, against the Adelaide Strikers in order to secure a spot in the playoffs.
On the other hand, the Adelaide Strikers have already been eliminated from playoff contention, having only won five out of the 13 league stage games they have played. They currently sit at the bottom of the league's points table in sixth place. The Strikers will likely be determined to end their season on a high note with a victory in their final league stage fixture.
- Date & Time: January 24, 1:45 PM IST
- Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
- Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV App
Pitch Report: The surface at Docklands Stadium is projected to be a balanced one. It is likely that the bowlers will have an easy time taking wickets in this game. The team that wins the coin toss may choose to bowl first.
Predicted Playing XI
Melbourne Renegades: Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Critchley, Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, Jack Prestwidge, Tom Rogers, Corey Rocchiccioli, Kane Richardson
Adelaide Strikers: Matthew Short, Travis Head (c), Alex Carey (wk), Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen, Cameron Boyce, Henry Thornton, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle
Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Wicket-Keeper: Sam Harper
Batters: Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, Adam Hose, Aaron Finch
All-Rounders: Matthew Short, Colin de Grandhomme, Will Sutherland
Bowlers: Kane Richardson, Wes Agar, Tom Rogers
Captain: Matthew Short
Vice-Captain: Will Sutherland
The previous BBL face off between the two sides saw Adelaide Strikers emerging victorious by 20 runs. However, Melbourne Renegades would be slightly favourites to win this contest as they have a power-packed batting unit at its disposal.