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The Melbourne Stars are going to be playing their first match since almost 12 of their squad was affected by COVID. That has meant a pretty different squad being announced for this match against the Adelaide Strikers. It could mean an opportunity for the Strikers to move up against the table as they are playing a Stars side that is without some of its best players.
As things stand, both teams take up the bottom two places of the BBL 2021-22 League table right now.
The cricket betting sites clearly like what they see in the just-announced Melbourne Stars squad since they are being rated as the favorites.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers BBL 2021-22. The match is going to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on the 10th of January 2021-22.
Melbourne Stars are going to be led by Adam Zampa in this match. They have announced 17 players for this match and while we can see some very talented cricketers, there are many new names in there as well. The bowling attack looks quite well-stocked for the most part. Adam Zampa will lead the bowling attack alongside Haris Rauf. In a lot of ways, Haris Rauf owes his international success to being given an early opportunity by the Melbourne Stars and he has since grown into one of the fastest bowlers in the world. Brody Couch, Marcus Stoinis, and Qaid Ahmad are also in the squad but fitting them all in the starting eleven is going to be difficult.
The Stars will just hope for a good performance from one of its new bowlers to keep things in check.
The problems increase when you talk about the batting, though. Joe Clarke will open the batting with possibly Joe Burns stepping in as the other opener. Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, and Beau Webster are likely to comprise the middle-order. This is a good batting order but definitely not the strongest one going around.
Joe Clarke, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, BJ Webster, Xavier Crone, Qais Ahmad, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Brody Couch.
The Adelaide Strikers pulled off a pretty big upset when they defeated the Hobart Hurricanes in their previous match. It was a match that was dominated by Peter Siddle in the bowling department ( 5 wickets) and Matt Short in the batting (72 not out). That was just the second win for the Adelaide Strikers who have been quite off the ball this season of the BBL.
However, the market could be undervaluing them a bit in this contest. It is not going to be easy for new players to face up to the likes of Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, or Wes Agar. The Adelaide Strikers bowling attack is quite good. The big threat is going to be Rashid Khan and you can consider a punt on him to the Top Bowler Adelaide Strikers in this match.
The Strikers also have a pretty weak batting lineup. Matthew Short played an exceptional inning in the previous match but that was his first real score of substance. Jake Weatherald has had a poor season and Jonathan Wells is also not able to find any sort of form. Matt Renshaw is the one batsman that has looked good every time he has come out to bat.
This weak batting lineup is probably the reason why the Adelaide Stars are being rated as the underdogs in this match.
Matt Short, Henry Hunt, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, Ryan Gibson, Harry Nielsen, Rashid Khan, Harry Conway, Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed.
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. This will be the second match at the MCG and we could see the pitch slowing up by the end of the second inning of this match. The team that wins the toss will end up having a pretty sizeable advantage.
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The conditions in Melbourne are expected to be good for cricket. A very small chance of rain has been forecast and so the duration of the match should not be affected. The pitch will have had time to be worked upon by the groundsman and so we are hoping for a good batting surface. The inherent nature of the MCG surface is a bit slow. The spinners tend to do quite well in matches being played at the MCG.
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We are going to bet on the Melbourne Stars to win this match even though they are going to be playing with a pretty new lineup. Both teams have a weak batting lineup and so it is going to come down to the bowlers. This is where the presence of Zampa and Rauf is probably going to have more of an impact than Rashid and Siddle.
Bet on the Melbourne Stars to win.
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