Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Melbourne Stars are sitting comfortably at the top of the table with 10 wins from 12 games. In fact, no team can reach there after the completion of the league stage and hence they are going to finish on the top.
The Adelaide Strikers are also in a good position with 6 wins from 11 games and 13 points to their name. At the moment, they are third in the points table and they would be eyeing the second spot so that they would get two chances for the final.
Both the teams have star players and so it is one of those games which you don’t want to miss. There will be many small battles as Maxwell will take on Rashid and Siddle will bowl to the leading run-scorer Stoinis. It will be a fascinating contest when these to teams take on each other at the Adelaide Oval on the 22nd of January.
The temperature will hover in the low and mid-20s with partly cloudy weather on the 22nd of January.
A lot of domestic T20s have been played at this venue. Out of the 45 T20s, the team batting first has won 25 games and the team batting second 20.
The average score batting first is 164 and the highest score at this venue is 206/5 by the Brisbane Heat.
Injury and Availability News:
Now that the India series is over most of the Australian players will be available for this clash.
Probable Playing XIs:
Jake Weatherald, Phillip Salt, Travis Head (C), Matthew Short, Alex Carey (WK), Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Liam O Connor, Harry Conway, Wes Agar
Bench – Billy Stanlake, Jack Lehman, Nick Winter
Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (C), Nick Larin, Seb Gotch (WK), Nathan Coulter Nile, Dale Steyn, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Lamichanne, Daniel Worrall
Bench – Clint Hinchliffe, Jonathon Merlo, Ben Dunk, Lance Morris, Jackman Coleman, Tom O Connell
In the shortest format, you can’t form a fantasy team without Rashid Khan, so he has to be one of the top picks. Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis in top form and so these three players should be your top picks.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell Rashid Khan
Vice-Captain – Jonathan Wells, Travis Head, Adam Zampa
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Glenn Maxwell (C), Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Hilton Cartwright
All-rounders – Rashid Khan (VC), Marcus Stoinis, Travis Head
Bowlers – Adam Zampa, Peter Siddle, Liam O Connor
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Marcus Stoinis (C), Nick Larin, Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald
All-rounders – Travis Head (VC), Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson
Bowlers – Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Sandeep Lamichanne
Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
Rashid Khan is always a handy pick so he should be in your team. If you don’t pick Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis then you will miss out on a lot of points. The top-order batsmen from the Strikers as well could come in handy and their fast bowler Peter Siddle is a fantastic death bowler so he is a must as well.
Both the teams are very strong and it is difficult to choose anyone between them but still looking at the current form the Melbourne Stars just seem unbeatable at times, so they would start as favorites.
The 48th match of the Big Bash League will take place between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on the 22nd of January.
The match starts at 01:40 PM IST (18:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.