REN vs STR Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers – 5 January 2021 (Adelaide). Both teams are in desperate need of a win in this game.
Adelaide Strikers will take on Melbourne Renegades in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at The Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
Melbourne Renegades have won just one of their games in the tournament so far. The batting of the side is struggling, whereas Shaun Marsh and Rilee Rossouw will miss this game too. This team needs some inspirational performance of Aaron Finch in this game.
Adelaide Strikers have won three of their seven games in the tournament so far. The bowlers have performed extremely well, whereas Alex Carey is the sole performer in batting. This team is in desperate need of a win after losing a couple of games on the trot.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score in BBL 10 at this ground is 156 runs.
Total BBL 10 Games Played: 2; Bat 1st Won: 1; Bat 2nd Won: 1.
Match Details :
Time:- 1:45 PM IST, Live on Sony Six
Probable XI for both sides:-
Melbourne Renegades – Aaron Finch, Sam Harper, Jake Frazer-McGurk, Beau Webster, Mackenzie Harvey, Mohammad Nabi, Jack Prestwidge, Josh Lalor, Kane Richardson, Noor Ahmad, Peter Hatzoglou.
Adelaide Strikers – Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey, Jon Wells, Matthew Short, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar.
Note:- The overall Stats mentioned are prior to the BBL.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Alex Carey, Aaron Finch, Kane Richardson, Rashid Khan, and Wes Agar.
REN vs STR Team Wicket-Keeper
Alex Carey (Price 9.5) and Sam Harper (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. Carey has scored 192 runs this season, whereas his average has been 38.40. Harper has not impressed this season, but he scored 279 runs last season at an average of 25.36.
REN vs STR Team Batsmen
Aaron Finch (Price 10.5) will be our batsman from the Melbourne Renegades. Finch has scored 132 this season, whereas he was the run-scorer of Australia in 2020 in white-ball cricket.
Jake Weatherald (Price 9.5) and Philip Salt (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Adelaide Strikers. Weatherald has scored 155 runs this season, whereas his average has been 31. Salt is not in very good form, but it is mandatory to pick three batsmen, and his T20 strike-rate is over 150.
REN vs STR Team All-Rounders
Mohammad Nabi (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from the Melbourne Renegades. Nabi is an experienced all-rounder with over 4000 T20 runs and 250 T20 wickets. He has scored 56 runs in the last three games, whereas he has scalped two wickets as well.
REN vs STR Team Bowlers
Kane Richardson (Price 9) and Peter Hatzoglou (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Melbourne Renegades. Richardson scalped ten wickets last season whereas, Peter is a T20 specialist spinner. Kane has scalped nine wickets this season, whereas Hatzoglou has scalped seven.
Rashid Khan (Price 9.5), Peter Siddle (Price 9), and Wes Agar (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from Adelaide Strikers. Rashid has scalped eleven wickets this season, whereas he has played some cameos with the bat. Agar has scalped eleven wickets this season, whereas Siddle has scalped ten. All three of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Adelaide Strikers are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Aaron Finch and Alex Carey
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Rashid Khan and Wes Agar
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.