Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades Prediction

2018-12-23 13:45
Adelaide Strikers ADS Adelaide Strikers
Melbourne Renegades MLR Melbourne Renegades
Betting Tips
  • Both Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades opened the 2018/19 Big Bash League with wins in their first games.
  • Rashid Khan's excellent bowling and Alex Carey's 46-ball 70 for the Strikers saw the defending champions chase 147 to beat Brisbane Heat by five wickets.
  • The Renegades played out a much lower scoring game, but Dan Christian's and Kane Richardson's wickets, followed by useful runs by Sam Harper and Mohammad Nabi saw them upset Perth Scorchers in a four-wicket win - chasing 104 with 4.4 overs to spare.

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Our Prediction

Adelaide Strikers are favorites to win

Who will win Renegades vs Strikers (Big Bash League)?

Defending champions Adelaide Strikers face Melbourne Renegades at the Adelaide Oval in their first home match of the 2018/19 Big Bash League. The match is scheduled for December 23 and the live action begins at 18:45 local time.

ADS vs MLR (Big Bash League): Where to watch/Live streaming

TV channels: Fox Sports, Sony Six, Sky Sport, BT Sport, SuperSport, Willow TV, Ten Sports, BeIN Sports

Live streaming: SonyLIV, FoxtelSports, SuperSport Live, Willow TV Online,

Toss/Bat Flip Prediction

Both teams won the bat flip and elected to field first, successfully, in their opening games but the Adelaide pitch may offer less to the bowlers than the Marvel Stadium did in the Renegades’ opening game.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades (Big Bash League).

ADS vs MLR Prediction

Adelaide Strikers Team News & Playing 11

ADS Team News

With Travis Head on international duty with Australia, Colin Ingram led the team for the opening game. Liam O’Connor and Cameron Valente were the two to miss out from the 13-man squad named for the opening game and, after a good performance with ball and bat, the Strikers may stick with an unchanged line-up.

ADS Key Players

Rashid Khan’s magic was a key part of Adelaide Strikers’ triumph last season and the Afghanistan international leg spinner was at it again on the opening night of the new campaign.

Khan claimed 3-19 from his four overs, bowling 14 dot balls in total, while Peter Siddle (1-8 from two overs) and Matthew Short (2-14 from three overs) also kept things tight.

With the bat, there was also a continuation of last season’s success – the opening partnership of Alex Carey and Jake Weatherald firing again. Weatherald scored just 17 in a partnership of 56 from 5.3 overs, but Carey’s 46-ball 70 led the Strikers to victory.

Elsewhere in the batting line-up, captain Colin Ingram has been busy playing franchise T20 cricket all over the globe and was a T10 league finalist with Pakhtoons most recently too.

ADS Team Form

Going into the tournament as defending champions, Adelaide Strikers won their opening game against Brisbane Heat. Rashid Khan led the way with 3-19 with the ball, helping to restrict the Heat to 146 all out, and the Strikers – powered by Alex Carey’s 46-ball 70 – reached the target with five wickets and five balls to spare.

Adelaide Strikers Predicted Playing 11

Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Colin Ingram, Matthew Short, Jon Wells, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Ben Laughlin, Billy Stanlake

Melbourne Renegades Team News & Playing 11

MLR Team News

Aaron Finch’s international commitments meant Tom Cooper led the Melbourne Renegades on the opening day, with Sam Harper slotting into the batting line-up, while Mackenzie Harvey is currently injured. Kelvin Smith was added to the match-day squad in place of Harvey but did not feature against Perth Scorchers, while Chris Tremain was the other player named in the 13 to miss out.

MLR Key Players

The Renegades’ bowlers led them to victory in their first game of the new season, with Kane Richardson claiming 3-23 from four overs, Dan Christian 3-22 from three and Jack Wildermuth and Usman Shinwari also collecting two apiece.

Christian in particular has a wealth of T20 experience, and was in the wickets for Jozi Stars in the Mzansi Super League in his most recent tournament.

All-rounder Mohammad Nabi then proved his worth with a 27-ball 35 to steady a faltering chase in tandem with debutant Sam Harper, who top scored with 36.

Cameron White did not hit his usual heights last time out but the veteran Australian arrives at the BBL on the back of some big knocks for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield, and having helped them win the JLT One-Day Cup.

MLR Team Form

Semi-finalists last season, Melbourne Renegades started the new season with a win in their first game. Dan Christian and Kane Richardson each took three wickets as they bowled Perth Scorchers out for 103 and, after a brief wobble in reply, where they found themselves 17-4 in the fourth over, Mohammad Nabi and Sam Harper steadied the ship with 35 and 36 respectively in a four-wicket win, with 4.4 overs to spare.

Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing 11

Tim Ludeman, Jack Wildemuth, Sam Harper, Cameron White, Tom Cooper, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Usman Shinwari

ADS vs MLR Team Form in Last Five Matches

ADS : W W W L W

MLR : W L W W L

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.

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