Date: 12 January 2023
Time : 1:45 PM IST
Venue : Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
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Adelaide Strikers have finally found their lost momentum as they have registered two consecutive wins in their last two games. After four back-to-back defeats, the Strikers beat Hobart Hurricanes to get back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars reel at the bottom of the points table with seven defeats in nine games played. The Adam Zampa-led team have just not got going and will be under the pump once again.
The Melbourne pitch is one of the best cricketing pitches in the world. It offers the right balance between the bat and the ball. While bowlers get to exploit the bigger boundaries and the bounce on the pitch, batters can hit through the line.
Adam Zampa-led Melbourne Stars have looked clueless in this edition of the Big Bash League. The Stars have managed to win only two games out of the nine played. They have suffered defeats in all three games they have played in 2023. In their last game, against Hobart Hurricanes could not score a good total and the opposition chased it with ease. Hilton Cartwright did score a half-century but he got little support from others. Meanwhile, in bowling, Liam Hatcher and Nathan Coulter-Nile bagged three and two wickets each but to only see the Hurricanes chase down the total with 14 balls to spare.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Melbourne Stars
Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, James Seymour, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa (c)
Matthew Short-led Adelaide Strikers have regained their momentum as they beat Melbourne Renegades in their last match. The Strikers put on an emphatic show, scoring 202/4 in their 20 overs and then stopping the Renegades at 182/6. While everyone from Short to Colin de Grandhomme scored runs for the Strikers, Matthew Short, Wes Agar, and Ben Manenti bagged two wickets each. As a result, the Strikers won the game by 20 runs and also reclaimed their position in the top three of the points table.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Adelaide Strikers
Matthew Short (c), Ryan Gibson, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Ben Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Harry Conway
Adelaide Strikers have got back to their winning ways and look set for another match-winning performance. Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars continue to suffer.
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