Date: 20 January 2023
Time: 11:00 AM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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In the 48th match of the Big Bash League 2022-23, Adelaide Strikers will host Perth Scorchers in what will be their 13th league game of the season. The Strikers are firm at the fourth position in the points table despite losing three games on the trot. But they might be pipped by Hurricanes if they don’t win against the Scorchers. The Strikers faced a crushing defeat in their last game against Sydney Sixers.
Meanwhile, defending champions Perth Scorchers have cemented their place in the playoffs after winning nine out of the twelve games played. The Ashton Turner-led team has won four out of the five games played. The solitary defeat came against Sydney Sixers (by 6 runs). Nevertheless, the Scorchers won’t be bothered about the result of the game and will look to try their bench strength.
The pitch at Adelaide is known to aid the batters. But the surface gets tricky to bat on as the game progresses. Spinners start to obtain some turn and hence batters face problems.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Adelaide Strikers
Matthew Short, Travis Head (c), Alex Carey (wk), Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Ben Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Henry Thornton, Harry Conway
SportsTiger Playing XI of Perth Scorchers
Cameron Bancroft, Stephen Eskinazi, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Lance Morris
If Adelaide Strikers bat: Score- 145-160; Scorchers Win
If Perth Scorchers bat: Score- 155-170; Scorchers Win
The Scorchers have been in impeccable form so far this season. They have won nine out of twelve games played. Meanwhile, the Strikers have been highly inconsistent. Also, they have lost their last three games. So, the Scorchers are expected to take them down again when the two teams meet on Friday.
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