Adelaide Strikers is looking forward to improving its match stats further as fourth spot resting Strikers will once again throw a gripping challenge towards struggling Renegades in the 33rd match of BBL season 2020-21 at the Adelaide Oval Ground on Friday. Melbourne Renegades started the Tuesday encounter on a positive note as the bowling unit achieved three scalps in quick succession but Ryan Gibson and Weatherald snatched away short-lived dominance. Renegades play-off dreams are already shattered but the team will surely make sure to pull out deserving teams from the playoff race.
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Date: January 8th, Friday, 2021
Time: 05:40 PM (Local) & 12:40 PM (IST)
Adelaide Oval is famous worldwide for its lightning speed outfield and batsmen with a great command over stroke playing will surely rejoice batting on a traditional batting Adelaide pitch. Flat surface with minimal exposure of grasses to uphold the wicket makes the ground suitable for orthodox spinners with little or no help for bowlers. Expect a run fest in Adelaide and a team with technically sufficient batsmen will get an upper edge.
A clear sky with a perfect setting for a cricket match in the evening is expected in Adelaide on the match day. Perception of rain matches the winnable chance for Renegades which is ‘minimal’ with moderate humidity level around 47%. Wind speed can affect the course of the match as towards the evening the speed of wind will accelerate as high as 26 km/h.
Probable Playing XI for the Match
Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Beau Webster, Mohammed Nabi, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Peter Hatzoglou and Imad Wasim
Adelaide Strikers: Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey (c & wk), Jonathan Wells, Ryan Gibson, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar and Peter Siddle.