STR vs STA Match Prediction - Who will win today's BBL match?

Big Bash League 2021-22: Match 43, Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Both sides have endured a hard time in the competition and would like to win the upcoming game.

Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers are are scheduled to cross swords on Monday, January 10 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Both sides have endured a hard time in the competition and would like to win the upcoming game. The Peter Siddle-led Thunder is placed seventh in the BBL points table with 13 points from nine matches.

The Stars, who will miss the services of their regular skipper Glenn Maxwell, are reeling at the bottom of the points table with 10 points from eight matches. Both these sides have produced lacklustre performances in the competition so far and will hope for a turnaround in the upcoming contest.

Match Details

Match – Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars – Match 43

Venue – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

Date & Time – January 10th, at 1:45 PM IST and 7:15 PM Local Time

Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV

Pitch Report 

The MCG track has been a pretty decent for batters so far and a high-scoring game might be on the cards. Owing to the same, bowlers need to be at their best to restrict the run-flow especially in the end overs. Batting second and winning the game has been a template thus far in the tournament. Hence, the toss-winning skipper must elect to field.

Probable Playing XIs for MST vs ADS

Melbourne Stars

Joe Clarke (wk), Charlie Wakim, Hilton Cartwright, Tom O’ Connell, Justin Avendano, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch, Haris Rauf, Travis Dean, Patrick Rowe, Ahmad Daniyal

Adelaide Strikers

Matthew Short, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielson (wk), Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle (c), Harry Conway

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Head-to-Head

Overall

Matches- 13, Adelaide Strikers – 7, Melbourne Stars – 6, N/R- 0

Probable best batter

Matthew Short- Adelaide Strikers

The Adelaide Strikers opener has been on a roll in this competition and is most likely to top the batting charts. Matthew Short has attacked bowlers from the outset and his ability to stay at the crease for long makes him even more effective. As far as his numbers are concerned, Short slammed 257 runs in nine games.

Probable best bowler

Peter Siddle- Adelaide Strikers

Skipper Peter Siddle has also enjoyed a phenomenal run in the competition and he’s all but likely to top the bowling charts. He can strike with the new ball and his ability to restrict the run flow in death overs makes him even more effective. He scalped 16 wickets in nine outings.

Today’s match prediction: Adelaide Strikers to win the match.

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