Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions BBL- Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades

Alex Carey is in great form
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In their last previous encounter, Adelaide Strikers beat Melbourne Renegades in the semi final of last year's BBL.

Both Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades won their opening fixtures of the BBL and would be high on confidence going into this encounter.

With Travis Head unavailable, Colin Ingram was the interim skipper in the last match and would continue till Head is back.

Rashid Khan was the main factor for the Adelaide Strikers in their win against the Brisbane Heat. The leggie picked up three wickets and conceded just 19 runs, bowling 14 dot balls. Peter Siddle and Matthew Short were also extremely stingy and did not allow the opposition batters to score anything at all.

Openers Alex Carey and Jake Weatherald continued the good work from the last season and had a 50 plus opening stand. Carey's 46-ball 70 specially set the platform for the team.

Just like the national commitments of Travis Head, Aaron Finch is also not available for the time being. Tom Cooper will lead the side in his absence.

Melbourne Renegades batsmen did not go too big in the last game. Mohammad Nabi's 35 and Sam Harper's 36 were the top knocks in the low scoring game.

However, their bowlers won them the match. Kane Richardson had figures of 3-23 while Dan Christian returned with figures of 3-22. Jack Wildermuth and Usman Shinwari also bagged a couple each to take the side to victory.

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Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.

Adelaide Strikers- Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Colin Ingram, Matthew Short, Jon Wells, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Ben Laughlin, Billy Stanlake

Melbourne Renegades- Tim Ludeman, Jack Wildemuth, Sam Harper, Cameron White, Tom Cooper, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Usman Shinwari

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Adelaide Strikers

Head to head – Matches Played: 8; Melbourne Renegades Won: 3; Adelaide Strikers Won: 5

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Colin Ingram (Adelaide Strikers), Jack Wildemuth (Melbourne Renegades)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers), Mohammad Nabi (Melbourne Renegades)

Most Sixes – Colin Ingram (Adelaide Strikers), Jack Wildemuth (Melbourne Renegades)

Team Scores Batting First – Adelaide Strikers 160+, Melbourne Renegades 150+

*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 soon, so stay tuned. 

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