Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades Head to Head
ADS vs MLRHead to Head
Adelaide Strikers beat Melbourne Renegades in the semi-final of last season’s competition on their way to overall victory. They now have five wins to the Renegades’ three in eight previous matches between them.
In the semi-final, at the Adelaide Oval, Jake Weatherald scored 57 and Travis Head an unbeaten 57-ball 85 in a total of 178/5. In reply, Marcus Harris top scored with 45 from 27 balls and Tim Ludeman, Tom Cooper, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard all weighed in with decent knocks too. However, Ben Laughlin’s final ball went for just one bye, after his away swing deceived Pollard, and the Strikers won by one run to go through. Head, who also took 1-27 with the ball, won man of the match.
In last season’s group games, meanwhile, Adelaide won by 26 runs at Melbourne, thanks to Colin Ingram’s 68 in a total of 173/5. Ben Laughlin took 2-18 from four overs in reply to restrict the hosts to 147/7.
Renegades vs Strikers Betting Odds
Defending champions Adelaide Strikers are favourites to beat Melbourne Renegades, with Betfair offering the best price of 1.73 on the home team. Bet365 have priced them at 1.66 and Betway at 1.62. Melbourne Renegades are 2.20 with the latter two.
Alex Carey has already shown he is fine form again this season and, after his half-century in the opening game, he is 3.75 with Betfair to be the Strikers’ top batsman.
Also in good form, as he was last season, is Rashid Khan with the ball. The Afghanistan star is 2.88 with Betfair to be the Strikers’ top bowler.
For the Renegades, meanwhile, their stand-out batsmen failed to deliver last time out, but Cameron White has been in the runs for Victoria. He is 3.75 with Betfair to be the Renegades’ top batsman against the Strikers.
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades Prediction
Adelaide Strikers picked up where they left off with victory on the opening night and the defending champions can make it two wins from two against the Renegades.
Final Verdict: Back Adelaide Strikers to beat Melbourne Renegades at 1.73 with Betfair and 1.66 with Bet365.