Date: 14 January 2023
Time: 10:30 AM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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Adelaide Strikers got back on track after a string of losses as they registered two consecutive wins. However, the winning momentum was broken in their last game as Melbourne Renegades beat the Strikers. Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat continues to lag behind in this edition of the tournament, having lost six out of nine games played. They lost their last game against Perth Scorchers. Now, with Adelaide Strikers to face next, the Heat will have a daunting task ahead of them.
Generally, the Adelaide Oval is reckoned to be the best batting wicket in Australia. It aids the batter as they find it easy to hit through the line. Meanwhile, spinners come into the picture as the match progresses.
After registering two consecutive wins, Adelaide Strikers lost to Melbourne Renegades in their last game. The Strikers bowed down to the Renegades’ bowling attack and got bowled out for only 108. Harry Nielsen scored the most number of runs for the Strikers as he got to 40 off 33 balls. The other batters to score in double digits were Mattew Short (20), Adam Hose (21), and Ryan Gibson (10). Meanwhile, none of the Strikers’ bowlers could manage to take a wicket.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Adelaide Strikers
Matthew Short, Ryan Gibson, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Ben Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle (c)
Brisbane Heat have made so many mistakes this season that listing them becomes difficult. The Heat have managed to win only two games out of nine played. But interestingly, one of the two wins has come against the Strikers, their opponent for the next game. Now, coming to Heat’s last game, they lost it to Perth Scorchers despite scoring a handful of runs. Brisbane Heat batters put in a combined effort to score 155/6 in their 20 overs but their bowlers could not do the same. The Scorchers chased down the target set in 16.2 overs.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Brisbane Heat
Usman Khawaja (c), Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Max Bryant, Ross Whiteley, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Spencer Johnson
Adelaide Strikers have been a better team this season and have shown that they can win big games. Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat have been under the pump throughout the season so far. So, the Strikers will be the favourites to win the match.
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