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Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 43rd Match BBL 2021/22

10 Jan 2022, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 11
Melbourne Stars win by 5 wickets
Home TeamMelbourne Stars
Away TeamAdelaide Strikers
SeriesBig Bash League 11
UmpiresNathan Johnstone
Simon Lightbody
Daryl Brigham
Match RefereeKent Hannam

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Match Prediction Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers, 43rd Match 2021/22

Two teams who are placed at the bottom of the points table square off in match number 43 of this Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22. Both Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers have had a wretched run in this tournament so far and need to desperately turn things around.

Despite winning three games, Melbourne Stars are the bottom. That is because they have just 10 points from eight games – three points each for a win and just one Bash Boost point win. Their matches in the recent times have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and there have been a lot of substitutions on and off the field.

On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers have won just two encounters. They have lost as many as seven matches, the most by any team so far this season. But seven Bash Boost points have mean thtat their points tally has reached 13. They will need to win almost every game from hereon, to stand a chance of making it to the knockouts.

Head-to-head record

Wins: Adelaide Strikers 7, Melbourne Stars 6, No Result 0

Last 5 matches: Adelaide Strikers 3, Melbourne Stars 2, No Result 0

Who will win today’s match Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 43rd Match BBL 2021/22??

The batting hasn’t clicked for the Melbourne Stars. Barring Hilton Cartwright and Joe Clarke, to an extent, none of them have really stepped up. Glenn Maxwell has scored just one ton but apart from that, he hasn’t done much either. Meanwhile, the bowling has been inconsistent as well. Brody Couch and Qais Ahmad are the only ones among the wickets. Moreover, with COVID-19 hitting them hard, the team has shuffled around which has made things worse. Skipper Maxwell will miss this game due to the same reason as well.

The story for Adelaide Strikers has been similar. Their bowling has been dependent on just two players – Rashid Khan (13 wickets) and Peter Siddle (16 wickets). Wes Agar has chipped in decently as well. It is the batting that has let them down. None of them have really racked up the big scores consistently. Matthew Short (257 runs) and Matt Renshaw (196 runs) have fared decently but there hasn’t really been any big knock. Jon Wells is the other player who has more than 200 runs but consistency has been the issue.

Both teams have struggled and hence, no team really starts as favourites. Both of them will be looking to turn things around.

Game changers for Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 43rd Match BBL 2021/22

Hilton Cartwright has been the best batter for Melbourne Stars and has hit sixes regularly – 16 this BBL season. Qais Ahmad has been in top form with the ball and he could be a game-changer for Melbourne Stars. Rashid Khan and Peter Siddle are in superb bowling form and alongside Matthew Short, the trio could be in contention to be the game-changer.

Who will be the best match bowler?

Rashid Khan has been bowling really well and the Afghanistan superstar leg-spinner has returned with 13 scalps at an economy rate of 6.83.

Who will win today’s player of the match?

Rashid Khan and Peter Siddle could be the top contenders from the Adelaide Strikers line-up. Meanwhile, Hilton Cartwright might be the one to watch out for from the Melbourne Stars squad.

Who will be the best batsman for Melbourne Stars?

Hilton Cartwright is the leading run-getter for Melbourne Stars this season and has amassed 256 runs at an average of 36.57 while striking at 147.97.

Who will be the best batsman for Adelaide Strikers?

Matthew Short has scored 257 runs at a strike-rate of 161.63 and could be the best batter for Adelaide Strikers in this game.

Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Matt Short c Beau Webster b Adam Zampa 8 8 1 0 100
    Henry Hunt lbw Brody Couch 12 9 1 1 133.33
    Jake Weatherald c Nick Larkin b Qais Ahmad 8 9 1 0 88.89
    Jonathan Wells c Beau Webster b Adam Zampa 68 56 5 1 121.43
    Thomas Kelly c Hilton Cartwright b Clint Hinchliffe 13 15 0 0 86.67
    Ryan Gibson st Joe Clarke b Qais Ahmad 0 2 0 0 0
    Harry Nielsen b Haris Rauf 14 15 1 0 93.33
    Rashid Khan not out 7 4 1 0 175
    Peter Siddle b Haris Rauf 0 1 0 0 0
    Harry Conway run out (Xavier Crone) 1 1 0 0 100
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 6.94) 139/9
    Haris Rauf 4 0 25 2 6.25 2 0
    Qais Ahmad 4 0 21 2 5.25 0 0
    Brody Couch 3 0 31 1 10.33 2 0
    Adam Zampa 4 0 24 2 6 0 0
    Clint Hinchliffe 4 0 21 1 5.25 0 0
    Xavier Crone 1 0 13 0 13 0 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Joe Clarke c Thomas Kelly b Peter Siddle 83 58 3 4 143.1
    Clint Hinchliffe lbw Harry Conway 2 6 0 0 33.33
    Nick Larkin st Harry Nielsen b Fawad Ahmed 3 6 0 0 50
    Joe Burns c Henry Hunt b Rashid Khan 9 14 1 0 64.29
    Hilton Cartwright c Henry Hunt b Peter Siddle 17 11 1 1 154.55
    Beau Webster not out 14 20 1 0 70
    Qais Ahmad not out 6 1 0 1 600
    Total (19.1 Ov, RR: 7.32) 140/5
    Matt Short 3 0 27 0 9 2 0
    Harry Conway 4 0 37 1 9.25 0 0
    Rashid Khan 4 0 16 1 4 0 0
    Fawad Ahmed 4 0 34 1 8.5 3 0
    Peter Siddle 4 0 26 2 6.5 0 1
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamMelbourne Stars
    Away TeamAdelaide Strikers
    SeriesBig Bash League 11
    UmpiresNathan Johnstone
    Simon Lightbody
    Daryl Brigham
    Match RefereeKent Hannam

Team Lineup

Melbourne Stars Adelaide Strikers
Clint Hinchliffe
Joe Clarke
Nick Larkin
Joe Burns
Hilton Cartwright
Beau Webster
Xavier Crone
Qais Ahmad
Adam Zampa
Haris Rauf
Brody Couch
Matt Short
Henry Hunt
Jake Weatherald
Jonathan Wells
Thomas Kelly
Ryan Gibson
Rashid Khan
Harry Nielsen
Harry Conway
Peter Siddle
Fawad Ahmed

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