Adelaide strikers are all set to take on Brisbane Heat in the 46th match of the ongoing big bash league today at Adelaide oval. As only a few matches left in the tournament and play-off spots are up for grab both the teams will be eyeing for the victory to strengthen their case. Adelaide strikers have started the tournament in a grad fashion with a series of victories but lost their way in the middle. They are now with 20 points and a win over here will take them closer to sealing semi-final berth. Captain Carey has led from the front and Wes Agar has been in decent form with the ball. They will be bolstered by the availability of Travis Head and Michael Neser who are expected to feature in today’s match. Rashid Khan’s indifferent form has costed them badly. Today you can expect them to field their playing XI without Rashid Khan. Phil salt has joined the party with a couple of big scores but Matt Renshaw is yet to fire. Today will be the right opportunity for him to showcase his mantle.
Brisbane Heat on another hand is also enjoying the impressive season with 21 points on their kitty. With Chris Lynn and foreign recruit, MorneMorkel is in fine form with bat and ball mark Steketee has also done remarkably well. Jack Wildermuth is providing the much-needed stability with a strong performance from bat and ball. They are also back from the impressive win against Melbourne Renegades. So it is going to be the high octane encounter for the audience. Joe Denly and Joe Burns are chipping in with a couple of good scores which is the major reason for their success especially in the latter part of the tournament. If MorneMorkel continues to be in the fine form then you can expect a yet another cracking performance from this team. Mitch Swepson is the lone spin bowling option in the squad which is the area which can be exploited by Adelaide strikers. Overall a well-balanced outfit capable of upsetting any strong team on their given day.
Players to watch out for:
Captain Alex Carey is leading from the front with the bat. He has delivered many times when the team requires him to bat for a longer period. He will look to put up a strong score today which will help his confidence while heading towards the playoffs. It will also help his team to get past Brisbane heat.
Captain Chris Lynn is in fine form with the bat this season. He has delivered many times for his team and with playoff chances in line, he will look to come up with a strong performance that will help his side to ensure the playoff spot.
Pitch at Adelaide oval is good for batting but offers a bit of resistance for pacers as well. So chasing will be the ideal option for the captains. Teams batting first should focus on scoring 160-170 runs which will help their bowlers to come out and execute their plans.
Expected Playing XI:
Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt, Alex Carey (C&WK), Jono Wells, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head, Daniel Worrall, Liam O’Connor, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, and Cameron Valente/Michael Neser.
Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (WK), MorneMorkel, Lewis Gregory, Jack Wildermuth, Xavier Bartlett, Matt Kuhnemann/Mitch Swepson and Mark Steketee.
Today’s match is going to be the most exciting fixtures in ongoing Big Bash Betting Tips league because both the teams with equal strength are locking against each other. Considering the team composition and balance Adelaide strikers are having a better advantage.