Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers – Today’s BBL Match Predictions & Odds (20th January 2023)


Fourth-placed Adelaide Strikers take on table-toppers Perth Scorchers at home for the 48th match of this year’s BBL. The last time the teams met, the Scorchers clinched a close win in the final over the match-up. The hosts desperately need a win to keep themselves in the run to qualify for the playoffs. In today’s big bash match prediction, you will find out more about this encounter. 

Here are the match details:

  • Match Date and Time: 20th January 2023, 11:00 AM IST
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23

Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Perth Scorchers to win at  1.61

Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers – Big Bash League match prediction

Prior to this fixture, the Strikers were up against Sydney Sixers and faced a humiliating loss by 59 runs. Winning the toss and choosing to bowl first was a failed decision for the Strikers. Making a comeback, Steve Smith came out all guns blazing as he went to score a brilliant 101 off just 56 balls to get his team over the 200-run mark. Jordan Silk made a valuable contribution with his 16-ball 31* as the Strikers had to chase 204. Strikers’ lead bowler Wes Agar could only manage 2/48. While chasing, the Strikers were bundled out for a mere 144, courtesy of Ben Dwarshuis (3/28) and Todd Murphy (3/35). Alex Carey top-scored with a 35-ball 54 while Matt Short played a handy knock of 40(24).

Meanwhile, the Scorchers beat the Hobart Hurricanes in yet another successful run-chase. Choosing to bat first, the Hurricanes only managed to get to 146/9. Lance Morris’ 2/21 and Andrew Tye’s 2/30 did the trick as the reigning champions just needed 147. In reply, Josh Inglis’ gritty 35-ball 53 and a staggering 62-ball 90 by in-form Aaron Hardie helped chase down the total in just 17.3 overs. Scorchers won the match by 7 wickets and took their top spot back.

Every single match from now will decide a team’s fate in the competition. As for this fixture, the head-to-head stats tells a different story. The Scorchers have 11 wins to their name while the Strikers have 10. However, with respect to their recent form, the Scorchers have the edge. In this big bash league match prediction, we predict Perth Scorchers to win. This will be an encounter to witness as the teams battle it out for valuable points. On such occasions, we recommend all cricket fanatics try some three-way, parlays, and in-game betting. These options give the best return on investments. However, keep a track of the weather and pitch conditions before placing a bet. They can be highly influential in the outcome of a game. 


Adelaide Strikers – BBL match prediction

It will be a tough fixture to win for the strikers, having lost their last meeting to the Scorchers in December. They will need plenty of runs coming in from skipper Matthew Short and opener Chris Lynn. In 10 matches, the former leads the charts with 458 runs while the latter has amassed 416 and is second on the list. As for their bowling unit, Wes Agar has proved to be a vital prospect. He has picked up 17 scalps in just 11 games. This is a well-balanced side and will not back down without a fight.

Squad: Matthew Short(c), Travis Head, Alex Carey(w), Chris Lynn, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Benjamin Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Henry Thornton, Harry Conway

Perth Scorchers – BBL match prediction

Meanwhile, the reigning champions have things in place with their batters going berserk. Right after the top two slots, batters Josh Inglis & Aaron Hardie are placed third and fourth respectively among the leading run-scorers this year. In 12 matches, the former has 377 runs while the latter has scored 369 runs in just 11 matches. They have been in sublime form. On the other hand, the bowling unit has been complimenting the batters on every single occasion. With 22 wickets in 12 games, Andrew Tye is the leading wicket-taker. He has received plenty of help from his companion, Jason Behrendorff, who has picked up 17 wickets in 11 games. This team looks much stronger to beat and will not go down easy.

Squad: Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis(w), Ashton Turner(c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou

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Pitch and weather Conditions

The temperature is set to gradually increase from 16 to 23 degrees with no precipitation being forecasted for match day. Humidity will stay around 40 to 55% throughout the course of the game. As for the pitch, Adelaide Oval is a batter’s paradise. Bowlers will need to be on the watch out for shorter boundaries as it makes it easier to score runs. Anything around 170 is a challenging total. 

Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers – Betting Tips

Betting Tips Betting Odds Operator Links
Toss Prediction Perth Scorchers to win 1.90 Bet on Parimatch
Top Batsman-Adelaide Strikers Travis Head 3.50 Try Dafabet today
Match Winner Perth Scorchers 1.68 Check Odds on Crickex