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Adelaide Strikers vs. Melbourne Renegades: Renegades can Spoil Striker’s Chances || Big Bash League 2020-21

Big Bash League 2020-21 Match 33

Adelaide Strikers vs. Melbourne Renegades Match Prediction – Fri, 8th January

Persistent Strikers:

Adelaide Strikers have made their way back in the race. They have been persistent, stuck to basics and followed strict routines to make their comeback. With the competitions entering its business end, every game counts. Each result can change the game dynamics, and finding form at this stage has been the upside for the Strikers.

Strikers struggling to find a victory with two consecutive defeats thrashed the Renegades in their previous game. This victory sure will bring cheers in the dressing room. The bowlers will be poised, having taken a full quota of wickets.

While their batting roster has delivered steadily, their bowling line-up has more than made up for any limitations. At the lead has been the trio of Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, and Wes Agar, all of whom have chipped more than ten wickets in BBL 2020-21. With skipper Alex Carey looking in fluent form himself, the Strikers would preferably fancy their chances at another victory at the Adelaide Oval coming Friday.

Adelaide Strikers have had an assortment in their last five clashes, winning three games and losing two. Each of their players has contributed at the right time. The previous time Strikers met with Renegades, the Strikers ruled over the Renegades in all sections of the game a few days ago. The Renegades fell short of 60 runs while chasing.

Possible playing XI: Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Jono Wells, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey, Ryan Gibson, Wes Agar, Rashid Khan, Harry Conway, Danny Briggs, and Peter Siddle.

Exhausted Renegades:

The Renegades are on a course for a miserable finish this campaign. There’s nothing left for them with this tournament, and they will want to get over with it soon. They are on the verge of expulsion from the Big Bash League 2020-21. Probably, they have already squared off and want the campaign over with.

They come into this contest after eight successive losses, the last of which came against this same opponent. Despite having a star-spangled side, Renegades haven’t snapped as a unit and have been susceptible to a failure with the bat.

However, they are yet in the competition for a playoff spot and would have to do exceptionally to get the Strikers’ greatest in this match. Nonetheless, Aaron Finch and the team will be eyeing to play spoil-sport and bearing in mind their depth in both unit, and the Renegades should prove to be enough.

Possible playing XI: Aaron Finch, Beau Webster, Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nabi, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Kane Richardson, Noor Ahmad, Jack Prestwidge and Josh Lalor.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

The 33rd game of the ongoing Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL) has the Adelaide Strikers taking on the Melbourne Renegades at the Adelaide Oval on Friday 8th January. Both these teams played against each other four days ago.

A challenging wicket awaits the two teams at the Adelaide Oval, with a lot on offer for the pace bowlers. Apart from early movement obtainable off the pitch for the fast bowlers, the spin bowlers should also relish the extra bounce at the ground.

The batters will need to exploit on the field limitations early on against the fresh ball. This will be critical for either team’s prosperities. The batsmen will also be wary of the spinner in the middle overs as they can pose trouble. Both sides will see to bat first upon getting the toss, with 160 being a modest total at this ground.

Super Strikers Dictate Terms:

The toss will be crucial for the Renegades, who are a mere 2.50. Renegades can pose distress for the Strikers now that they don’t have anything to lose. Placing a bet on Renegades can be a bit of a crapshoot due to their past performances and form. If Renegades don’t bat first, we hope for an early Renegades wicket for a relative price change.

Although the Strikers are red hot at 1.54, the act’s best course is to look for trade with Strikers batting first. The bowling unit of Strikers can restrict the Renegades to any total rooted to their strengths. And, they should have enough to make it against the Renegades.

Valuable All-rounders should be Hot Picks:

Either of these franchises has ample all-rounders in their roster. With Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Imad Wasim, we foresee a cracking contest on the cards.

With Renegades missing out on their key players, Nabi is anticipated to step up because of experience. Nabi has hit 78 runs and chipped in four wickets in this edition.

Against a team with four failures in eight games – scores of 60, 80, 89 and 111 – Rashid is predictable to run riot. He has picked up 12 wickets in this edition so far. He is the joint-highest wicket-picker at this ground too.

Since his debut, Imad Wasim has been the finest spinner for the Renegades, taking five wickets in four matches. He is yet to show his batting talent in BBL.