Who will win Strikers vs Scorchers (Big Bash League)?
Defending champions Adelaide Strikers travel to Perth’s Optus Stadium, for the Scorchers’ first home match of the 2018/19 Big Bash League. The match is scheduled for December 26 and the live action begins at 16:15 local time.
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Bat Flip Prediction
The tendency is to bowl first after winning the bat flip, and Adelaide Strikers will look to do just that after losing setting a target in their most recent game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers (Big Bash League).
Perth Scorchers Team News & Playing 11
PRS Team News
With Mitchell Marsh on international duty, the Perth Scorchers are without their captain for the match against Adelaide Strikers. He was one of two changes after defeat in the opening game – Usman Qadir also making way. Jhye Richardson and William Bosisto were the men to come into the team.
PRS Key Players
England all-rounder David Willey was in the runs in the T20 Blast earlier in the year, hitting half-centuries in his last two innings for Yorkshire. Seeking an England recall after injury, Willey will want to impress in the Big Bash with bat and ball.Hilton Cartwright scored a half-century against the Sydney Sixers in the last match to prove his worth, meanwhile.
With the ball, Jason Behrendorff has taken two wickets in each of the two matches so far, and Nathan Coulter-Nile also took two against Melbourne Renegades, having also played for Australia in their recent T20 squads.
Andrew Tye has yet to hit his best T20 form so far, but the 32-year-old latecomer is no longer a surprise when it comes to awesome death bowling and wickets.
PRS Team Form
Perth Scorchers have lost two from two so far, having been dismissed for just 103 in their first game – from 19 overs too. In reply, Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Coulter-Nile both claimed two wickets but they lost by four wickets with 4.4 overs to spare.
Next up, against Sydney Sixers, Behrendorff took two more wickets as the Scorchers were set 165 to win, but a 99-run partnership between captain Ashton Turner (49) and Hilton Cartwright (53) was not enough to inspire victory as they finished 17 runs short.
Perth Scorchers Predicted Playing 11
Sam Whiteman, Michael Klinger, David Willey, Ashton Turner, Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Agar, William Bosisto, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff
Adelaide Strikers Team News & Playing 11
ADS Team News
Peter Siddle missed the last match, against Melbourne Renegades, with Cameron Valente taking his place – the only change from the opening day win. Valente took 1-23 from three overs and could retain his place.
ADS Key Players
Rashid Khan’s spin bowling has once again been one of the stand-outs for Adelaide Strikers, after the Afghanistan bowler also spun them to victory last year. Khan has bowled eight overs so far, and claimed five wickets for 32 runs in those matches.
Matthew Short took 2-14 from three overs in the first game and contributed with the bat last time out – top-scoring with 65 from 41 balls, including five sixes.
Alex Carey fell short, but he did hit a 46-ball 70 in the opening match, opening the batting with Jake Weathereld – a productive partnership for the Strikers.
ADS Team Form
Going into the tournament as defending champions, Adelaide Strikers beat Brisbane Heat by five wickets in reply to 146 all out in their opening game – Rashid Khan claiming three wickets and Alex Carey hitting a 46-ball 70. They lost their second match, however, after Matthew Short top-scored in a total of 174/5. Khan took 2-13 from his four overs in the reply, but Melbourne Renegades won by five wickets with 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, Cameron Valente, Ben Laughlin, Billy Stanlake