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The Adelaide Strikers were lucky that their game against Sydney Thunder was abandoned when it was. An over later and they would have to concede the points to Sydney Thunder, which would perhaps have been a fairer result. Anyway, now the Adelaide Strikers can head back to Adelaide and start their BBL 09 campaign in earnest.
They are going to be hosting their first home game against the Perth Scorchers, a side that has registered a solid victory against the Melbourne Renegades. The Scorchers are going to be full of confidence and keen to keep the momentum going.
Can the new-look Adelaide Strikers put in an improved show against the new-look Scorchers?
Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers BBL 2019-20 is going to be played at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on the 23rd of December 2019.
It is not fair to judge a team by its very first match in a long tournament but we were not impressed with what we see from the Adelaide Strikers. Their batting is very vulnerable to some early wickets and the lack of established players in the top-order makes things all the more difficult.
The Strikers don’t have Travis Head available to them right now because of his international commitments and that is making their batting order look quite thin.
Their tactics were also strange in the opening game. The point of having Cameron White in the side is completely negated if you refuse to bat him in his proper position. Cameron White came in after Rashid Khan and that is just staggering to us.
White is suited to batting at number three or four from where he can guide the batting and hopefully he will get that position in the next match.
Phil Salt had a tough start to his BBL, Matthew Short played one attacking shot and then threw away his wicket but at least Alex Carey and Jonathan Wells looked in good touch.
Decent scores from those two were the reason that the Adelaide Strikers got to a somewhat defendable total.
We did not see the entire bowling performance from the Adelaide Strikers but they seemed to be struggling to keep the run flow down. Irrespective, a bowling lineup of Billy Stanlake, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle, and some all-rounders is one to be taken seriously.
Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Matthew Short, Alex Carey, JW Wells, CL White, Cameron Valente, Rashid Khan, WA Agar, Harry Conway, Billy Stanlake.
The Perth Scorchers bounced back from their defeat in the opening match to Sydney Sixers in style. Batting first, the Perth Scorchers were propelled to a total of 196 by performances from almost all of their leading batsmen.
Liam Livingstone got the side off to a good start, Cameron Bancroft scored 51, Ashton Turner 36, and Mitchell Marsh topped things off with 56 off 22 deliveries which included six hits over the boundary.
It was a powerful performance that shows the batting strength and depth of this side.
The Scorchers also have Ashton Agar and Cameron Green in their lineup, both of whom are very capable batsmen as well.
The Scorchers certainly have the edge in the batting when compared to the Adelaide Strikers.
The bowling was a bit of a mixed bag. Fawad Ahmed was brilliant in his four overs as he picked up two important wickets and gave away just 22 runs. Chris Jordan was brilliant once more and reiterated his importance in the field as well.
Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, and Joel Paris struggled, though, and the Perth Scorchers would be just a bit concerned now. Jhye Richardson is one of the leading bowlers in the country and has now been smashed around the park two games in succession. We hope they continue to back him, though, because he is just too good to fail over an extended period of time.
The Perth Scorchers are going to need to work on their bowling but most of the team set-up seems right on point.
Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis, CT Bancroft, AJ Turner, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed.
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first. The Adelaide Oval can be a tough ground to defend on because of the small square boundaries.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
The weather is expected to be a bit cloudy in Adelaide but there is no chance of rain currently forecast. The pitch at the Adelaide Oval is a beauty for batting. The square boundaries are very short which makes them attractive targets for six-hitting and planet of big scores to be hit. Spinners have always had a little bit of help at this venue too.
We are quite bullish on the Perth Scorchers in BBL 2019-20 and think they have the squad to go deep in the tournament. Their batting is stronger than the Adelaide Strikers and the bowling is not too far behind. The Adelaide Strikers are playing at home and that is an advantage but they seem to be a couple of quality players short at the moment.
Bet on the Perth Scorchers to win.
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