Strikers vs Renegades: Match Prediction

Deadline: January 12, 2020 at 10:10 AM IST

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Pitch report

The average first and second innings scores at the Adelaide Oval read 167 and 162 respectively this season. The chasing team has won only once in three matches. In all, the pitch is as much favourable for spinners as it is for the batsmen.

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Fantasy team

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

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Wicketkeeper: Sam Harper

Batsmen: Shaun Marsh (c), Jake Weatherald (vc), Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Jonathan Wells

All-rounders: Daniel Christian, Beau Webster

Bowlers: Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan, Cameron Boyce

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Power players

With 298 runs at 37.2, Shaun Marsh is the third-highest run-scorer of the season. With Aaron Finch unavailable, Marsh will open the innings with Marcus Harris, who scored 42 off 32 in the previous match.

Jake Weatherald is the highest run-scorer for the Strikers. His top scores read 83, 52, and 47.

Rashid Khan has been as spectacular as ever. He has been impactful with both bat and bat. He has a highest score of 40 this season, and has trapped 12 batsmen in his leg-spin. To make matters more interesting, 7 of his 12 wickets have come at the Adelaide Oval.

Travis Head is back to the squad after a successful stint with the Australian Test team. In 72 T20s he has smashed 1,808 runs including 8 fifties and a hundred.

Highest run-scorers

Shaun Marsh: Runs 298 | SR 122 | 50×2

Jake Weatherald: Runs 266 | SR 151 | 50×2

Beau Webster: Runs 261 | SR 144 | 50×2

Jonathan Wells: Runs 234 | Sr 134 | 50×2

Sam Harper: Runs 195 | SR 153.5 | 50×1

Philip Salt: Runs 104 | SR 142 | 50×1

Highest wicket-takers

Rashid Khan: Wickets 12 | Economy 7.5

Peter Siddle: Wickets 7 | Economy 7.1

Richard Gleeson: Wickets 7 | Economy 10

Wes Agar: Wickets 5 | Economy 9.3

Match prediction

In the previous contest, the Strikers restricted the Renegades to 137 for 8 while defending 156. Rashid Khan ended with remarkable bowling figures of 2 for 15.

While the Strikers are at the sixth position with 3 wins and as many losses, the Renegades are stuttering at the bottom of the points table with no win in 8 matches.

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Probable XIs

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

Renegades: Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian (c), Tom Cooper, Sam Harper (Wk), Samit Patel, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Richard Gleeson

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