2019-20 Big Bash League – Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades taking place? Sunday 12th January, 2020 – 04:40 (UK)

Where is Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades taking place? Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

What is the expected weather for Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades? 29c with sunshine expected all day

What television channel is Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to BBL09 matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades in the UK? If televised, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Adelaide Strikers beat Melbourne Renegades by 18 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

ADELAIDE STRIKERS

  • After going unbeaten in their first four matches, the Strikers have gone on to lose their last three – twice to the Sixers and once to the Thunder – so they will be desperate to get back to winning was against the winless Renegades.
  • The Strikers can finally count upon skipper Travis Head after his successful stint with the Australia Test team where he vice-captained the side to victory and he replaces Alex Carey in the side who now departs for duty with Australia’s white ball team in India.
  • With Carey absent, that means young left-handed keeper Harry Nielsen will take the gloves and that does signal a loss to the team despite Head making his first appearance of BBL|09 and leg-spinner Liam O’Connor joining the 13-man squad.

MELBOURNE RENEGADES

  • Melbourne Renegades are enduring one of the worst title defences in the history of the BBL as they have lost all matches played so far and their latest defeat comes at the hands of their city rivals Stars as they encountered an inspired Glenn Maxwell who inflicted an eighth successive defeat on the struggling Renegades.
  • The Renegades are finally able to call upon Mohammad Nabi who has arrived in the country after playing in the Bangladesh Premier League and he will be hoping to make a positive impact although his form in the BPL was far from his best.
  • He nonetheless offers them a much better option than Richard Gleeson as the English pace bowler struggled in his eight matches that he was contracted for and Nabi along with Samit Patel now offer the Renegades fantastic depth with bat and ball as they form an impressive trio of all-rounders with skipper Dan Christian.

THE PREDICTION

Melbourne Renegades have incredibly yet to win a single game in BBL|09 after winning the competition last year but they have competed well in the last few games. They are boosted by the inclusion of Nabi and while his form is hardly great, he will add a different dynamic to the side. The Strikers will endure some upheaval as Alex Carey is unavailable and their performances have hardly been brilliant neither. That said, their bowling unit is outstanding and they still have enough firepower with the bat to prolong the Renegades miseries.

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