Strikers vs Heat: Match Prediction

Deadline: January 17, 2020 at 10:10 AM IST

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Pitch report

The average first and second innings scores at the Adelaide Oval read 169 and 149 respectively this season. The team batting first has won 3 of 4 games.

There has been a fair amount of turn for the spinners: 21 of 51 wickets belong to them.

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Fantasy team

We have opted for a fantasy team on the basis of players’ impact, recent performances, and credit points.

You can also check players’ performances in the last 5 matches. Tap on the players’ images to get the data while making your fantasy team.

Wicketkeeper: Jimmy Peirson

Batsmen: Jake Weatherald, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, AB de Villiers (c), Jonathan Wells

All-rounders: Ben Cutting

Bowlers: Ben Laughlin, Peter Siddle, Josh Lalor, Rashid Khan (vc)

NOTE: Pick your fantasy cricket team wisely.

Power players

Rashid Khan has had a good time at the Adelaide Oval, so much so that 10 of his 15 wickets have come at the venue. You can make him your power player.

AB de Villiers’ last 7 T20 scores read 53, 69*, 31, 63, 27, 51, and 40. He looked solid on his Australian T20 League debut, making sure he bats as deep as possible and keeps the scorecard ticking.

The Strikers’ batting is so fragile that Jonathan Wells cannot afford to throw away his wicket. His 306 runs have come a stunning average of 61.2, including 3 half-centuries.

Highest run-scorers

Jonathan Wells: Runs 306 | SR 131.9 | 50×3

Jake Weatherald: Runs 299 | Sr 152.5 | 50×2

Chris Lynn: Runs 265 | SR 160.6 | 50×2

Matt Renshaw: Runs 218 | SR 128.9

Max Bryant: Runs 144 | SR 150 | 50×1

Highest wicket-takers

Rashid Khan: Wickets 15 | Economy 7.2

Josh Lalor: Wickets 11 | Economy 8.1

Peter Siddle: Wickets 10 | Economy 6.6

Ben Laughlin: Wickets 10 | Economy 9.3

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Match prediction

Both teams locked horns on Tuesday and the result went in the favour of the Heat. The highest score for the Strikers came from their No. 8 batsman, while 4 of their top 5 batsmen perished for single-digit scores. James Pattinson finished with career-best T20 figures of 5 for 33, dismantling the Strikers for 110 all-out. Matt Renshaw (52*) and AB de Villiers (40) rescued the Heat after the openers departed with 1.2 overs.

The Strikers won only one of the last five matches, while the Heat tasted victories in four matches.

Probable XIs

Strikers: Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head (c), Jonathan Wells, Harry Nielson (wk), Matthew Short, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Harry Conway, Liam O Connor

Heat: Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (c), Matt Renshaw, AB de Villiers, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson, James Pattinson, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

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