Big Bash League season leaders Melbourne Stars meet hosts Adelaide Strikers in the 48th game of the competition at the Adelaide Oval today (Wednesday). The third placed Adelaide Strikers will be high on confidence going into their home match with two back to back wins.
A win today (Wednesday) will push them to one place up in the points table at the cost of Sydney Sixers, who are two points ahead but have played one game more. Since the Sydney Sixers enjoy better run rate, two points from the win will suffice them to displace the team in the second position.
Melbourne Stars have been the best combine to bet on this season. However, they go into the match with the disappointment of losing their last game on Monday, even though it will have rare impact on their prospects for the season.
The Glenn Maxwell-led table toppers would look to bounce back and the form backs them fully.
A high scoring match is on the cards and the Adelaide pitch has traditionally favoured the willowers. The cloudy weather should give bowlers some respite and hope during the scorching summer Down Under.
Home team skipper Travis Head, Rashid Khan, Alex Carey, Peter Siddle and Melbourne Stars’ Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis , Sandeep Lamichhane will be some of the key players to watch out for.
Adelaide Strikers: Travis Head (C), Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Rashid Khan, Alex Carey, Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matt Short, Jono Wells, Billy Stanlake and Peter Siddle.
Melbourne Stars: Glenn Maxwell (C), Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Clint Hinchcliffe, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nick Larkin, Lance Morris, Daniel Worrall
The match in Adelaide will start at 1:40 pm (India time). Fans can catch all the action LIVE and Exclusive on Sony Ten 3 SD and Sony Ten 3 HD channels. The feed will also be streamed LIVE on SonyLIV.