The 40th match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne in Australia.
Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers – Match 40 | Match Prediction and Betting Tips
Adelaide Strikers are placed at the 3rd spot in the Big Bash League 2020-21 points table with 5 wins and 5 losses from their 10 matches of the league. The team is with 20 points. Alex Carey is the top run-scorer for Adelaide Strikers with 279 runs at a strike rate of 122, including 26 fours and 7 sixes. Jake Weatherald has also made 244 runs at 30. Wes Agar has been the best bowler for Adelaide Strikers and has picked up 17 wickets at an average of 16 and an economy rate of 7.58.
Melbourne Stars are placed at the 7th spot in the Big Bash League 2020-21 points table with 3 wins and 5 losses from their 9 matches of the league. The team is with 16 points. Marcus Stoinis is the top run-scorer for Melbourne Stars with 277 runs at a strike rate of 160, including 26 fours and 14 sixes. Glenn Maxwell has also made 255 runs at 36. Adam Zampa has been the best bowler for Melbourne Stars and has picked up 12 wickets at an average of 15 and an economy rate of 7.11.
Squads of Both Teams
Melbourne Stars Squad: Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch(w), Adam Zampa, Sam Rainbird, Liam Hatcher, Haris Rauf, Ben Dunk, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Billy Stanlake, Lance Morris, Tom O Connell, Jackson Coleman
Adelaide Strikers Squad: Matt Renshaw, Philip Salt, Alex Carey(w/c), Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Peter Siddle, Harry Nielsen, Liam O Connor, Spencer Johnson, Liam Scott, Matthew Short, Cameron Valente.
Probable XIs :
Melbourne Stars: Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nicholas Pooran(w), Nic Maddinson, Zahir Khan, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Lance Morris, Zahir Khan.
Adelaide Strikers: Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey, Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Rashid Khan, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle, Harry Conway
Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nicholas Pooran(w)
Adelaide Strikers: Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey
Unfortunately, it is looking likely that we will not have a full game tomorrow, if we have a game at all. The chances of precipitation are 60%, with the temperature expected to be around 16 °C.
The track at the MCG will help the batsmen, as scoring 170 should be not too difficult here. However, past results show that chasing here is a lot more difficult than defending. This pitch will offer a bit more to the batsmen than the bowlers. The team batting first should aim for a score of at least 170.
Stats on the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Total Match Played: 44
Batting First Won: 18
Batting Second Won: 25
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 156
Highest Score: Melbourne Stars 219/1
Lowest Score: Sydney Sixers 74/10
Head To Head
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