Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction KFC Big Bash League 2019-20 - Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars

KFC Big Bash League 2019-20 - Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars
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The 48th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.

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Adelaide Strikers are placed at the 3rd spot in the leaderboard, with 6 wins from 10 matches. One of their games was washed out which is why the Strikers have 13 points and a net run rate of + 0.649.

Melbourne Stars are placed at the top of the Big Bash League 2019-20 points table with 10 wins and two losses from 12 games. The Stars have 20 points and a net run rate of + 1.025.

All-rounder Marcus Stoinis is the highest run-scorer for the Stars with 585 runs from 12 innings at an average of almost 75. He has struck at 136, with the best of unbeaten 147. Skipper Glenn Maxwell is behind him with 353 runs and an impressive strike rate of 160. He has the best of 83*.

Haris Rauf is the top wicket-taker for the team with 16 scalps from 7 matches. He has conceded runs at 6.89 and has the best of 5/27. Sandeep Lamichhane has also been improving with 14 scalps from 11 games.

Alex Carey has been the leading batsman for Adelaide Strikers but he will not be available due to Australia's ODI tour of India. Travis Head has replaced the wicketkeeper as skipper. Jake Weatherald and Jonathan Wells have stepped up in Carey's absence. Both have breached the 330-run mark and have struck in excess of 130.

Rashid Khan is the leader of the Strikers' bowling attack with 16 scalps from 11 matches, with best match figures of 4/22.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Adelaide Strikers - Peter Siddle, Michael Neser, Jonathan Wells, Harry Conway, Travis Head (c), Matthew Short, Cameron Valente, Billy Stanlake, Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Jake Weatherald

Melbourne Stars - Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Seb Gotch (wk), Sandeep Lamichhane, Daniel Worrall, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Lance Morris, Haris Rauf

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - Adelaide Strikers

Who will win? – Melbourne Stars

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jake Weatherald (Adelaide Strikers), Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers), Sandeep Lamichhane (Melbourne Stars)

Most Sixes – Jake Weatherald (Adelaide Strikers), Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars)

Player of the Match –  Glenn Maxwell

Team Scores Batting first – Adelaide Strikers 170+, Melbourne Stars 185+

Match Handicap Melbourne Stars

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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