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Big Bash League 2021-22 – Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers – 43rd Match Prediction

The Melbourne Stars will look to regain form when they face the Adelaide Strikers in the 43rd game of the Big Bash League 2021-22. The Stars have been severely harmed by Covid, and even their captain, Glenn Maxwell, has been ruled out. However, some of their key players have returned for this game, and they will be able to field their strongest XI since Covid’s attack on the camp.

The Adelaide Strikers have been struggling to win games due to a lack of fitness. Their batting lineup has been in poor form, as has their bowling attack. The team would like to do well in this game in order to keep their hopes alive for the rest of the season. It’ll be interesting to see how they perform against a depleted Melbourne Stars squad.

The game between the two teams will take place on January 10th, 2022, at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.

Match Details to Note

Match: Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 43rd Match, Big Bash League 2021-22

Date: January 10, 2022 (Monday)

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers Team Previews

Melbourne Stars (Match Odds – 1.62)

The Stars have been severely harmed by Covid, and Glenn Maxwell’s absence is a huge blow to the team. Most of their players are unavailable for selection, so Adam Zampa will have to make the best of what he has. He would like his players to show character and win this game in order to keep their chances of progressing to the next round alive.

Marcus Stoinis and Joe Clarke are expected to get the team off to a good start in this game. Stoinis’ return to the squad is a huge confidence boost. Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, and Tom O’Connell all have significant roles to play in Maxwell’s absence. They would also anticipate big hitting from Xavier Crone and Qais Ahmed near the end of the innings.

The bowling attack appears to be lacking at the moment, and the new ball pair of Sam Rainbird and Brody Couch must get early wickets if the side is to have an advantage in this game. Qais Ahmed and Haris Rauf would have to rely on their experience in the middle overs. The team would also like to see good ball-handling efforts from O’Connell, Crone, and Stoinis.

Melbourne Stars Squad

Travis Dean, Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Burns, Beau Webster, Patrick Rowe (wk), Tom O Connell, Qais Ahmad, Adam Zampa (c), Brody Couch, Haris Rauf, Xavier Crone, Samuel Elliott, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Sam Rainbird

Predicted XI: Adam Jampa (c), Joe Clarke (wk), Qais Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Xavier Crone, Brody Couch, Beau Webster, Tom O’Connell, Marcus Stoinis, Sam Rainbird, Hilton Cartwright

Adelaide Strikers (Match Odds – 2.30)

Due to Covid, Peter Siddle’s team’s last game against the Melbourne Stars was postponed. Previously, the team had defeated the Hobart Hurricanes to maintain a slim chance of progressing to the next round. Siddle would like to take advantage of the Melbourne Stars’ current weakness, as the team will be unable to field its best lineup, and hopes to win this game.

Henry Hunt and Matthew Short, who are both in good form, will be expected to get the team off to a good start in this game. With Matt Renshaw, Jake Weatherald, and Jonathan Wells on the side, their middle order is highly experienced, but they will need to perform better than they have so far. With Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielson, and Rashid Khan on the way, the side has plenty of batting depth.

Matthew Short and Harry Conway will look to build on their performances against the Hurricanes. Because the tournament hasn’t been kind to Siddle and Wes Agar, they’ll need to bring their experience to the table. Rashid Khan is the key bowler in this attack, and he will be crucial in this game.

Adelaide Strikers Squad

Matthew Short, Henry Hunt, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Harry Nielsen (wk), Thomas Kelly, Rashid Khan, Harry Conway, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle (c), Liam Scott, Daniel Worrall

Predicted XI: Peter Siddle (c), Matthew Short, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, Henry Hunt, Harry Nielsen (wk), Rashid Khan, Harry Conway, Wes Agar

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers Toss Prediction

We’ve seen good batting surfaces in Melbourne in previous games, and we’re expecting the same in this one. With rain on the way, the team chasing the score would have an advantage in this format, and we expect the team winning the toss to bowl first.

Pitch and Weather Conditions

The Melbourne Cricket Ground has a great batting surface because the ball comes onto the bat nicely, allowing batsmen to easily score runs. Fast bowlers do well with the new ball, and spinners have a good record here because the size of the ground allows them to experiment.

On January 10, there will be unusual clouds over Melbourne, and there is a chance of rain. Under these conditions, batting would be difficult, and batsmen would have to play to the merits of the ball. Under these conditions, any team batting first would be content with a score of 160 runs.

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers Match Prediction

The Adelaide Strikers have simply not been the team they hoped to be this season. Most of their players have been out of form, and even against a depleted Melbourne Stars team, they will face a significant challenge. The Stars have some of their key players back in the lineup, which should boost their confidence ahead of this game. They’d get a head start on the Strikers.

Melbourne Stars is the favourite to beat Adelaide Strikers at the odds of 1.62.

  • The Melbourne Stars have some of their key players back, which will help them in this game.
  • Adelaide Strikers have only won two games in the tournament and have been struggling with poor form.
  • The Adelaide Strikers’ middle order has failed to score runs this season, which is one of the team’s major issues.

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