BBL 7, Match 27, Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers – Match Predictions

Both these sides boast of some outstanding talents and the fans would be eager to see what's in the store.

Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye of the Perth Scorchers celebrates taking a wicket. (Photo by Daniel Carson/Getty Images)

One of the biggest clashes of this season is finally here, as the table-toppers Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers go head to head on Saturday. Both these sides have played some breathtaking cricket thus far and it’d be fair to say, one of the best games of this season is on cards. The Strikers are currently at the top of the points table and the Scorchers are second.

Scorchers’ batsmen Cameron Bancroft and Hilton Cartwright put on a sensational exhibition the other day to almost pull off a miraculous comeback. But as it turned out, they fell three runs short and registered only their second defeat of the tournament. Both these sides boast of some outstanding talents and the fans would be eager to see what’s in the store.

Here’s what CricTracker predicts for the game

Scenario 1: Adelaide Strikers win the toss

Toss Prediction: Strikers choose to bowl first

First Innings Prediction: 170-180

Result Prediction: Strikers win by 6 wickets

 

Scenario 2: Perth Scorchers win the toss

Toss Prediction: Scorchers choose to bowl first

First Innings Prediction: 160-170

Result Prediction: Scorchers win by 6 – 7 wickets.

Head to Head

Total Matches Played – 10, Perth Scorchers won – 5, Adelaide Strikers won – 5, No Result/Tied – 0

Perth Scorchers

Michael Klinger will be taking the leadership duties as Adam Voges will be missing out on this game. They have some excellent batsmen like Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Turner and William Bosisto, who will pose a serious challenge. Tim Bresnan and Mitchell Johnson will lead the bowling attack alongside Matthew Kelly, Joel Paris, and Agar.

Probable XI: Mitchell Johnson, Tim Bresnan, Sam Whiteman, Michael Klinger (C), William Bosisto, Cameron Bancroft (wk), Joel Paris, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Matthew Kelly

Adelaide Strikers

Alex Carey and Jack Weatherland will be opening the innings for the Strikers, with some wonderful players like Head, Ingram, and Jonathan Wells coming in. Michael Neser’s all-round contribution this season has been priceless. Leading the bowling troops will be Rashid Khan, who has had a scintillating tournament thus far. Billy Stanlake, Peter Siddle, and Ben Laughlin are the other bowling options for skipper Head.

Probable XI: Peter Siddle, Ben Laughlin, Colin Ingram, Michael Neser, Jonathan Wells, Travis Head (c), Alex Carey (wk), Billy Stanlake, Jake Lehmann, Rashid Khan, Jake Weatherald

We believe Perth Scorchers might just edge the Strikers in this cracker of a contest.

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