The grappling Melbourne Stars will now face the Adelaide Strikers at the famous MCG. Laying low at the bottom of the table hasn’t been too pleasing for the Stars. They’d be hoping to clinch a win to boost their confidence. On the other hand, the Strikers moved into the top three after their thumping victory against the Renegades.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 12th January 2023, 1:45 PM IST
- Venue: MCG
- Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23
Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Adelaide Strikers to win at 1.60
Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers – Big Bash League match prediction
This has been one of the worst seasons for the Stars, winning just 2 out of 9 fixtures. They played the Hobart Hurricanes previously and faced yet another batting collapse. Despite Hilton Cartwright’s 47-ball 57, the Stars could only manage 131/7. Nathan Ellis was the pick of the bowlers for the Hurricanes, bagging 2/12. While chasing the below-par target of 132, Caleb Jewell smashed a scintillating 44-ball 70. Despite Liam Hatcher’s 3/25, the Hurricanes chased down the total with more than two overs to spare. The hurricanes won a close encounter by 2 wickets.
Meanwhile, the Strikers were up and running with yet another exquisite batting display. Chriss Lynn’s 37-ball unbeaten 69 helped the Adelaide Strikers clear the 200-run mark. Matt Short’s 22-ball 38 contributed to setting up a ginormous 203-run target. In reply, Sam Harper continued his bashing from where he had left previously. He smashed a 36-ball 63 before perishing to Benjamin Manenti. Matt Critchley continued what his companion started by scoring a 19-ball 33*. However, both the knocks were overshadowed by a twin 2/26 from Wes Agar and Matt Short, as the Strikers snatched the win by 20 runs.
Although, the head-to-head of the current fixture speaks differently. The two teams share eight wins each when they locked horns previously. However, in today’s big bash match prediction, we predict Adelaide Strikers to win. With this match-up comes an exciting opportunity for bbl fanatics to put their knowledge to good use. Through match-winner, top scorer, three-way, and in-game betting win prizes and cash rewards. Although, we advise you to do your research before moving forward and placing a bet.
Melbourne Stars – BBL match prediction
Suffering at the bottom of the table is not the best new year start they would’ve wanted. However, they possess the batting lineup to fix that for them. Joe Clarke will come in very handy with the bat alongside Marcus Stoinis. The former has amassed 283 runs in his 10 games while the latter has scored 221 runs in 8 matches. They really need a move on to finish in a respectable position. Meanwhile, Luke Wood and Nathan Coulter-Nile will be key prospects with the ball. Luke has bagged 15 wickets in 9 matches while Nathan has picked up 10 wickets in 8 games. The stars may be low on confidence but these players are well-experienced and do know how to take on the added pressure.
Squad: Joe Clarke(W), Tom Rogers, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa(C)
Adelaide Strikers – BBL match prediction
The Strikers’ batters have been in sublime form. The duo of Chris Lynn and Matt Short currently lead the run-scorers chart so far this season. In 9 matches the former has scored 393 runs while the latter has scored 359 runs. Their batting has been a delight to watch and will serve as a huge threat to the Stars. As for the bowling, Wes Agar keeps appearing among the wickets. He has 13 wickets in the past 8 games and has been providing wickets at regular intervals. A win here could help them climb higher and finish in the top two.
Squad: Matt Short, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Rashid Khan, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen(w), Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Peter Siddle(C)
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Pitch and weather Conditions
As per our Big bash league match prediction, the visitors will make the best of the conditions at the MCG. It will be a sunny day with humidity being around the 50% mark for the most part of the match. The temperatures will fluctuate between 21 to 25 degrees while there are no signs of precipitation. Meanwhile, the pitch at MCG is bouncy and has plenty of help for the pace bowlers. Batsmen tend to struggle but the ball comes onto the bat quite nicely. Runs can be scored with sheer focus and smart batting. The average score at this venue is 155 during BBL and batting second would be a decent option.
Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers – Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Adelaide Strikers to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman- Melbourne Stars||Marcus Stoinis||2.86||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Adelaide Strikers||1.61||Check Odds on Crickex|