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Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades, 6th Match BBL 2021/22

09 Dec 2021, Adelaide Oval, Big Bash League 11
Adelaide Strikers win by 49 runs
Home TeamAdelaide Strikers
Away TeamMelbourne Renegades
SeriesBig Bash League 11
UmpiresBen Treloar
Phillip Gillespie
Eloise Sheridan
Match RefereeStephen Davis

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Match Prediction Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades, 6th Match BBL 2021/22

Adelaide Strikers will take on Melbourne Renegades in the sixth match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021. The two teams met recently on December 7 where Renegades came out on top.

Melbourne Renegades might’ve finished at the bottom of the table in Big Bash League last season while Adelaide Strikers qualified for the playoffs, the new season also brings with it a clean slate and that’s exactly what happened between the two sides on December 7.

Led by Mackenzie Harvey’s 46-ball 56, Renegades posted 153 runs on the board as George Garton proved to be the most successful bowler for Adelaide Strikers. However, a stupendous bowling effort led by Man of the Match Zahir Khan, who registered a spell of 3/24, helped Renegades win by the tightest of margins (2 runs).

While Adelaide Strikers hold the head-to-head superiority, Renegades’ recent win will boost the team’s morale. They’ll be hoping to complete the double over Adelaide Strikers with a win away from home as well.

Head-to-head record

Wins: Melbourne Renegades 6, Adelaide Strikers 9

Last 5 matches: Melbourne Renegades 2, Adelaide Strikers 3

Who will win today’s match?

Melbourne Renegades might have the wind blowing in their sails but Adelaide Strikers will be out for revenge in the reverse fixture. Peter Siddle might’ve picked up three wickets last time around but he also conceded 42 runs in his four-over spell and Strikers will expect their captain to bowl more responsibly this time around.

They will also have more hopes from star man Rashid Khan who failed to impress much in the first game. George Garton’s performance with the ball was also positive and Strikers will feel that they will have a better chance to win at home where they won five of their eight matches last season.

For the home side, Liam O’Connor will replace Ryan Gibson who’s out with a hamstring problem for this game.

Following the nail-biting two-run win over Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Renegades have named an unchanged XI for their return trip to Adelaide. Jack Prestwidge, Mitch Perry and Zak Evans join the extended squad. Aaron Finch continues his recovery from knee injury while Cameron Boyce is unavailable for this game because of a calf issue.

English bowler George Garton seems to be settling in well at Adelaide Strikers and he’ll hope to repeat or better his performance from the first game. The likes of Matt Short and Jake Weatherald will need to show more impetus with the bat. The lack of initiative was completely missing from the batting unit last time around.

Reece Topley conceded 43 runs but Man of the Match winner Zahir Khan and captain Kane Richardson’s spells with the ball got the job done for Melbourne Renegades as they defended a low total successfully. Sam Harper and Mackenzie Harvey will have to share responsibilities in the batting unit once again in the absence of senior figures. Harvey scored a fifty in the first game.

Game changers for Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers

At the Adelaide Oval, all eyes will be on the battle between Afghan teammates Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi. They both hold significant value as star all-rounders in their respective teams and would like to one-up each other here.

Who will be the best match bowler?

Rashid Khan has been the backbone of the Adelaide Strikers for a long time now. Although he failed to make much of an impact in the first game with a spell of 1/30, one can never take him for granted. Rashid Khan had a great campaign last season as well. He had picked up 16 wickets in just 10 matches at an economy rate of 6.87!

Who will win today’s man of the match?

Rashid Khan of Adelaide Strikers and Mohammad Nabi of Melbourne Renegades are likely to be the top contenders for the Man of the Match award in this game.

Who will be the best batsman for Melbourne Renegades?

If Melbourne Renegades end up losing early wickets, Mohammad Nabi is likely to take the initiative in the middle-order for his team. With an unbeaten knock of 71 runs, he top-scored in Renegades’ victory over Strikers in Adelaide last season as well.

Who will be the best batsman for Adelaide Strikers?

Plenty will be expected from Jake Weatherald who folded for just 18 runs in the previous game. Weatherald had a strong campaign in BBL 2020-21 where he had scored 433 runs from 15 matches at an average of 36.08. He also had a strike rate of 141.04 which could prove to be difficult for the opposition bowlers to handle!

Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Matt Short c Jonathan Merlo b Zahir Khan 32 17 1 3 188.24
    Jake Weatherald b Zahir Khan 11 8 2 0 137.5
    Harry Nielsen b James Pattinson 14 15 1 0 93.33
    Jonathan Wells c Sam Harper b Kane Richardson 37 30 0 2 123.33
    Daniel Drew lbw Kane Richardson 12 12 1 0 100
    Liam Scott c Mohammad Nabi b Reece Topley 1 6 0 0 16.67
    Rashid Khan c Mohammad Nabi b Reece Topley 13 7 3 0 185.71
    George Garton c Mohammad Nabi b Kane Richardson 19 11 3 0 172.73
    Daniel Worrall c Sam Harper b Reece Topley 3 6 0 0 50
    Wes Agar b Kane Richardson 1 3 0 0 33.33
    Total (19 Ov, RR: 7.84) 149/10
    Reece Topley 4 0 32 3 8 0 0
    James Pattinson 3 0 27 1 9 1 0
    Zahir Khan 4 0 33 2 8.25 2 0
    Kane Richardson 4 0 32 4 8 1 1
    Mohammad Nabi 3 0 16 0 5.33 0 0
    Will Sutherland 1 0 8 0 8 0 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Sam Harper c Matt Short b Wes Agar 33 31 1 1 106.45
    Mackenzie Harvey run out (Wes Agar) 19 12 3 0 158.33
    James Seymour c Harry Nielsen b Rashid Khan 10 13 0 1 76.92
    Mohammad Nabi c Jake Weatherald b Daniel Worrall 12 14 0 0 85.71
    Jonathan Merlo lbw Rashid Khan 4 9 0 0 44.44
    Jake Fraser-McGurk c Harry Nielsen b Wes Agar 3 6 0 0 50
    Will Sutherland c Jake Weatherald b George Garton 0 1 0 0 0
    James Pattinson c Harry Nielsen b Wes Agar 0 3 0 0 0
    Kane Richardson c George Garton b Peter Siddle 4 8 0 0 50
    Reece Topley not out 9 12 1 0 75
    Zahir Khan b Daniel Worrall 0 3 0 0 0
    Total (18.39 Ov, RR: 5.43) 100/10
    Matt Short 2 0 17 0 8.5 1 0
    Daniel Worrall 3 0 18 2 6 1 0
    George Garton 3 0 19 1 6.33 0 0
    Peter Siddle 3 0 11 1 3.66 0 0
    Rashid Khan 4 0 17 2 4.25 0 0
    Wes Agar 3 0 17 3 5.66 3 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamAdelaide Strikers
    Away TeamMelbourne Renegades
    SeriesBig Bash League 11
    UmpiresBen Treloar
    Phillip Gillespie
    Eloise Sheridan
    Match RefereeStephen Davis

Team Lineup

Adelaide Strikers Melbourne Renegades
Matt Short
Jake Weatherald
Harry Nielsen
Jonathan Wells
Daniel Drew
Liam Scott
George Garton
Rashid Khan
Daniel Worrall
Wes Agar
Peter Siddle
Sam Harper
Mackenzie Harvey
Jake Fraser-McGurk
James Seymour
Jonathan Merlo
Mohammad Nabi
Will Sutherland
James Pattinson
Kane Richardson
Reece Topley
Zahir Khan

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