The 36th match of BBL 2020-21 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars at Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide, Australia on 11th January 2021.

The striking battle between the two sides will start at 1:45 PM IST. It will be aired live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD and can also be streamed live on the Sony LIV app.

Preview:  Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars – Match 36

The team placed at the 4th spot will take on the team placed at the 6th spot on the point table in the 36th match of the Big Bash League as Adelaide Strikers will face Melbourne Stars. Speaking of Adelaide Strikers, they have won 4 of the 9 games so far and have 17 points in their name. Although the Strikers failed to chase the target of 178 in their last game against the Renegades, they had a 59 runs victory over the same team on 05th January.

As of Melbourne Stars, they’ve won 3 of the 8 games played till now and have garnered 15 points. In their previous encounter against the Hobart Hurricanes on 04th January, the Stars won the game by 10 runs. In the upcoming game, Melbourne Stars will definitely be looking for a win to make up for the 4 losses they’ve had in their previous 5 encounters.

Weather report

The weather for Adelaide Oval is forecasted to be cloudy on Monday, though there are no predictions of rain. A temperature of around 34°c and humidity of 29% is expected during the game.

Pitch report

Adelaide Oval will host this 36th match of the BBL 10 which is in between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars. The venue has already hosted four matches in the ongoing BBL season. As of now, the surface of the stadium looks balanced, so both the batsmen and bowlers would look to benefit from it. The team winning the toss would probably opt to bat first and put up a good total on the scoreboard.

Average first innings score

The average first innings score for the Adelaide Oval is 181.

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Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars probable playing XIs

Adelaide Strikers:Probable XI

Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey (C&WK), Jono Wells, Matt Short, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall/Harry Conway, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle, Danny Briggs.

Adelaide Strikers complete squad

Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Jack Edwards, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Jason Holder, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, James Vince, Nick Bertus, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Jake Ball, Justin Avendano, Gurinder Sandhu, Tom Rogers.

Melbourne Stars:Probable XI

Glenn Maxwell (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch, Sam Rainbird, Nick Larkin, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher.

Melbourne Stars complete squad

Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Tom O’Connell, Will Pucovski, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Lance Morris, Adam Zampa, Andre Fletcher, Dilbar Hussain, Zahir Khan Nicholas Pooran.

Wicketkeeper: Alex Carey

Batsmen: Hilton Cartwright, Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Nick Larkin

All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Adam Zampa, Wes Agar, Liam Hatcher

Possible top performers

Marcus Stoinis – Melbourne Stars

Marcus Stoinis has managed to weave magic with his bat in this ISL season. In 6 BBL matches, the Australian has scored 193 runs at an average of 32.11 and strike rate of 135.70. His high score in this season is 82. The all-rounder will be looking to give his side a good start in the upcoming match.

Wes AgarAdelaide Strikers

Wes Agar has been a great prospect for Adelaide Strikers so far. In 9 matches, he scalped 15 wickets for his side at an economy rate of 7.92 and strike rate of 13.50. His four overs in Monday’s game will be crucial for the Strikers.

Man of the match

Jake Weatherald could garner the ‘Man of the Match’ title in the match.

Winner prediction

Both Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars have a well-balanced batting lineup, so the upcoming battle between the two would be a thrilling one. The Sixers have managed to register a victory in two of their previous five games whereas the Stars failed to beat their opponents in four of their previous five encounters. Both sides would give tough competition in the upcoming match, but given the stats, it’s likely that Adelaide Strikers will win the game.

Last Updated on January 30, 2021

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