The 54th game of the BBL will be played at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne between the Melbourne Renegades and the Adelaide Strikers. The game is set to begin at 1:45 p.m. IST on January 24th. This will be both teams’ final group stage game, with a chance to advance to the semi-finals on the line. The Renegades have lost their last two games, while the Strikers have not won in their last four.
Both teams must win this game to advance to the semi-finals. Renegades will be able to play the eliminator if they win here. A loss by a large margin, on the other hand, will send the Strikers into the elimination round by knocking the Renegades out of the tournament.
The 54th Match between Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers will take place on January 24th, 2023 at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne.
Match Details to Note
Match: Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers, 54th Match, Big Bash League 2022-23
Date: January 24, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Renegades veterans Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch will be their last chance to advance to the next round. Marsh, who had returned from injury, scored 54 runs in 34 deliveries against the Scorchers. Marsh has 149 runs in the series at a strike rate of 121.13 with the half-century. Aaron Finch is currently the sixth leading run-scorer with 355 runs at a strike rate of 123.69, having remained unbeaten on 76 in the most recent game.
Wicket Keeper Sam Harper has failed to make an impact in the last two games. His three half-centuries in the last five games, however, make him our pick for top batter in the innings. Harper has 241 runs and a 148.76 strike rate. In the previous prediction, we discussed Will Sutherland’s importance in greater detail. Despite having the highest strike rate, Renegades chose Critchley, who scored only two runs in five balls. Sutherland, who batted sixth, on the other hand, scored 30 runs in 18 pitches. We hope Renegades don’t make the same mistake again.
The bowling squad will be led by Tom Rogers. Rogers is the season’s third leading wicket-taker, with 20 wickets at an economy of 8.66. Corey Rocchiccioli and Matthew Critchley each claimed two wickets against the Scorchers. With Akeal Hossain and Mujeeb ur Rehman both out, Corey Rocchiccioli will face a difficult task in limiting the Strikers with his off-break.
Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Akeal Hosein, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Nic Maddinson (c), Shaun Marsh, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland, Jon Wells, Jack Prestwidge, Ruwantha Kellapotha, Marcus Harris, Martin Guptill, Corey Rocchiccioli, Peter Handscomb
Players to watch out for:
Sam Harper, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland
Possible Playing XI:
Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Critchley, Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, Jack Prestwidge, Tom Rogers, Corey Rocchiccioli, David Moody
If your team is not yet qualified despite having the season’s leading run-scorer, something is wrong. And the Strikers have yet to recognise their errors. Hopefully, they can end the season on a high note. Matthew Short will face Travis Head in the first inning. Short has 458 runs at a 145.85 strike rate. The all-rounder has also taken 10 wickets with the ball at a strike rate of 6.99. He is our pick for the best batter.
In the middle will be Alex Carrey, Adam Hose, and Colin de Grandhomme. Carrey, who has only played three games this season and has scored 57 runs at a strike rate of 132.55, will need to rely on his international experience to take the lead. If the top order collapses, De Grandhomme, who has 224 runs at a strike rate of 139.13, will most likely serve as an anchor.
The Strikers’ bowling attack will be led by Wes Agar and Henry Thronton. With 17 wickets, Agar is their leading wicket-taker, but he is leaking runs at a 9.51 economy rate. Thronton has 16 wickets as well. But, once again, the issue is with the 8.59 economy. With the exception of Short, none of the Strikers’ bowlers have been able to prevent batters from scoring freely.
Wes Agar, Cameron Boyce, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Ryan Gibson, Travis Head, Adam Hose, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Rashid Khan, Chris Lynn, Harry Nielsen, Matt Short, Jake Weatherald, Henry Thorton, Peter Siddle, Ben Manenti, Jordan Buckingham
Players to watch out for:
Alex Carey, Matthew Short, Wes Agar
Possible Playing XI:
Matthew Short, Travis Head (c), Alex Carey (wk), Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen, Ben Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle
Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Head to Head
Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Head to Head Stats in T20s
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Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Toss Prediction
The results of the 12 ODIs played have favoured the team defending the target 8 times. However, the team chasing the target has won both games this season. Even in the grand scheme of things, the team batting second has won 7 of the 10 games. Three of the four games played here this season have ended in favour of the team batting second. The team that wins the coin toss should bowl first.
Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Pitch Report
The 54th T20 will begin at 1:45 p.m. IST on January 24th at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. The stadium has a seating capacity of 48000 people and has already hosted 12 ODIs and four BBL games this season. This season’s highest score at Docklands Stadium is 175.
The sky will be clear. The temperature will range between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. The wind will be blowing at 10-15 km/h from the west. The pitch is deemed suitable for batting in the second inning. It provides a high bounce and swings in the early stages for pacers.
Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Prediction
It will be a tough game, as both teams are fighting for a spot in the semi-finals. Despite the fact that both teams have lost their most recent games, Adelaide Strikers have a low level of confidence.
Despite the fact that the Strikers have won three of the last five meetings with the Renegades, this is a home game for the Renegades. They’ve won three of their four games at Docklands Stadium. Despite losing to the Scorchers, they managed to score 202 runs against the tournament’s best bowling unit. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Adelaide Strikers is the favourite to beat Melbourne Renegades at the odds of 1.85.
Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Cameron Boyce is the bowler from Adelaide Strikers side who has quite a few wickets to his name. We recommend backing him as the highest wicket taker against Melbourne Renegades.