BBL 2018-19, Match 54: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

BBL 2018-19, Match 54: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Teams chasing have found comparatively more success in Adelaide.

Ashton Turner
Ashton Turner. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

It will be a dead rubber in the BBL 2018-19 to kick off the weekend. The Adelaide Strikers will take the Perth Scorchers on in their last game of the tournament in this season. It has been a sorry story for the Strikers in this BBL. The defending champions lived nowhere up to the expectations and were extremely disappointing. They lost eight games out of thirteen and are second last on the points table.

The story of the Perth Scorchers is also pretty much similar. The side won one game lesser than the Strikers and are placed at the bottom of the table. This match will be the last BBL game for one of their veteran players, Michael Klinger. Both these teams will look forward to winning this last game to end the tournament on a high.

Match Details:

The 54th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers at the Adelaide Oval.

The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (4:00 AM GMT) (9:30 AM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. Live streaming for this match is available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

All the six games that were played at the Adelaide Oval witnessed scores over 150. It should be pretty much the same in the upcoming game as well. Teams chasing have found comparatively more success.

Average first innings score: 167.67 (Six matches this season)

Chasing teams’ record: Won – 4, Lost – 2

Probable XI:

Adelaide Strikers:

Alex Carey (wk), Jake Weatherald, Travis Head (C), Jonathan Wells, Harry Nielsen, Rashid Khan, Cameron Valente, Michael Neser, Ben Laughlin, Billy Stanlake, Peter Siddle.

Bench – Liam O’Connor, Wes Agar

Squad Changes:

In – Travis Head, Billy Stanlake

Out – Colin Ingram, Jake Lehmann

Perth Scorchers:

Josh Inglis, Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft (wk), Ashton Turner, Mitch Marsh (C), Nick Hobson, Andrew Tye, Clint Hinchliffe, Matt Kelly, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Bench – Liam Guthrie, Sean Terry.

Squad changes:

In – Sean Terry

Out – Hilton Cartwright

Team News:

Travis Head joins Strikers after the completion of the Test series. Colin Ingram returned to South Africa.

Power Picks:

Ashton Turner scored a 42-ball 69 in the last match. He had a tough time in the four games before this one where he registered scores of 2, 1, 4 and 2. However, he looked to be in great touch before this string of single-digit scores with scores of 60, 43*, 47 and 60 in four innings. Turner is expected to carry on with the momentum that he found in the last game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

First preference – Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Travis Head

2nd Tier – Rashid Khan, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh

Alternatives – Josh Inglis, Jake Weatherald

Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper –  Alex Carey (C)

Batters – Jonathan Wells, Travis Head (VC), Michael Klinger, Ashton Turner

All-Rounders – Michael Neser, Mitchell Marsh

Bowlers – Ben Laughlin, Rashid Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Cameron Bancroft (VC)

Batters – Jonathan Wells, Travis Head (C), Jake Weatherald, Ashton Turner

All-Rounders – Michael Neser, Mitchell Marsh

Bowlers – Billy Stanlake, Rashid Khan, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye


Expert Advice:

Choosing among Carey, Bancroft and Inglis in the wicketkeeper’s category. Carey hardly fails and has to ensure that he doesn’t get run out. Inglis will open for the Scorchers which pushes Bancroft down to No.3/No.4.

Probable Winners:

The Adelaide Strikers are predicted to win this match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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