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Big Bash League, Strikers vs Heat: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips

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Adelaide Strikers will lock horns with Brisbane Heat in the 40th match of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23. The enthralling fixture is scheduled to be played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday, January 14. 

Unlike their reputation, Brisbane Heat have struggled to get going this season, managing only two wins from nine matches. Another loss here will take them further away from the playoffs. They have lost their last two fixtures against defending champions Perth Scorchers by seven and eight wickets, respectively. They are currently reeling at the bottom of the points table and must be looking to elevate their game and move up the ladder. 

As for Adelaide Strikers, they have maintained a 50 per cent win-loss record in ten matches. They lost their most recent encounter against Melbourne Stars by nine wickets and must be looking to bounce back stronger in this game. They are currently sitting comfortably in the third position in the points table and would be keen to make it to the top two before the playoffs phase starts. All in all, with some of the mega T20 stars taking the field against each other, a cracking T20 game beckons at Adelaide.

Match Details

  • Date and Time: January 14, 10:30 AM IST
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  • Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV App 

Pitch Report 

The surface at Adelaide Oval offers a batting-friendly surface. The team winning the toss will look to bat first since majority of the matches played here have been won by the team batting first. The average first innings at this venue reel around 165 runs.

Probable Playing XI 

Adelaide Strikers: Matthew Short, Travis Head (C), Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Thomas Kelly, Alex Carey (wk), Ben Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle 

Brisbane Heat: Usman Khawaja (c), Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Max Bryant, James Bazley, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Spencer Johnson

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Alex Carey, Jimmy Peirson
Batters: Usman Khawaja, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose
All-Rounders: Michael Neser, Matthew Short, Matt Renshaw
Bowlers: Wes Agar, Henry Thornton, Matthew Kuhnemann 

Captain: Matthew Short
Vice-Captain: Chris Lynn


Considering the strengths and recent form of both teams, we reckon the Strikers will emerge victorious in this match. 

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