29TH match of the Big Bash League Betting Tips marks the struggling renegades takes on Adelaide strikers at Adelaide oval today. So far both the sides have faced many ups and downs and both will look to back to their winning ways. Melbourne Renegades have been at the bottom of the points and has lost six games so far. The most worrying factor is they have got the habit of losing with big margins. In their last game also they have lost by 96 runs. Only Shaun Marsh and Jack Prestwidge have managed to reach double digits. They are at the bottom of the points table with a struggling run rate of -2.894. They need dramatic turn around to keep themselves in the playoff hunt. Their campaign will hurt further as their in-form batsmen Shaun Marsh is staying back at home due to childbirth and their overseas counterpart Rille Rossouw is also side-lined by a calf injury. Experienced campaigners like Aaron Finch, Mohammed Nabi and Kane Richardson needs to step-up and should play with more responsibility.
Adelaide strikers on another hand have started their campaign on high but they have lost their momentum when the tournament progress. They have lost their last two games and are currently struggling at fifth spot in the points table with 13 points from 7 games. They have also picked up only six wickets in those games as opponents have chased the modest total set by Adelaide strikers. Form of Jake Weatherlad and Philip salt are worrying which left Captain Alex Carey to do too much work in the middle overs. Peter Siddle started leaking runs after the impressive start. So they need to play up to their potential and should regroup quickly to stay closer to the points table. A win will help both the teams to boost their confidence level.
Players to watch out for:
Captain Aaron finch is completely out of shots. He needs to step up and play up to his potential to bring struggling renegades back on track. He will look to lead from the front and bring renegades into winning ways.
Form of the openers has left Captain Alex Carey to do too much in the middle overs. He might think of opening today to build a solid foundation for middle-order batsmen to come and express themselves in the middle.
Expected Playing XI:
Aaron Finch (c), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper (wk), Beau Webster, Mohammad Nabi, Mackenzie Harvey, Imad Wasim, Jack Prestwudge, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad
Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey (c & wk), Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar
Adelaide oval is a batting paradise and average score in this season is 158 runs. With both the teams will look to back to their winning ways batting first will be the ideal option for both the teams to express themselves.
Considering the team balance and composition Adelaide strikers have got the best possibility to emerge as victorious.