Big Bash League 2021-22: Match 49, Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?
Perth Scorcher sit comfy at the top spot with 10 wins from 12 games.
Updated - Jan 13, 2022 8:16 pm
Adelaide Strikers will face table-toppers Perth Scorchers in the 49th league game of the Big Bash League in Adelaide.
Peter Siddle-led Strikers come into the contest after a thumping 71-run victory over Brisbane Heat, whom they wrapped for a paltry 90 courtesy a record six-for by Rashid Khan after setting 162. However, they continue to reel in the bottom half of the table, positioned sixth currently, with eight losses in 11 games.
On the other hand, the Perth Scorcher sit comfy at the top spot with 10 wins from 12 games and like Strikers, have winning momentum behind their back, coming after a 47-run victory over Melbourne Stars.
Match – Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers – Match 49
Venue – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Time – 05:10 AM IST, 11:40 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV
The track at the Adelaide Oval has been a balanced one thus far in the four games this season, with the average first innings score being 168. Three of those four encounters have been won by the side defending, which could be an indicator for the toss.
Adelaide Strikers Predicted XI
Matthew Short, Henry Hunt, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Thomas Kelly, Liam Scott, Harry Nielsen (wk), Henry Thorton, Peter Siddle (c), Harry Conway
Adelaide Strikers Squad
Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Alex Carey (C & WK), Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Matt Short, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Harry Nielsen, Harry Conway, Ryan Gibson, Liam O Connor, Spencer Johnson, Liam Scott, Cameron Valente
Perth Scorchers Predicted XI
Kurtis Patterson, Nick Hobson, Laurie Evans (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Chris Sabburg, Matthew Kelly, Peter Hatzaglou, Jason Behrendorff
Perth Scorchers Squad
Josh Inglis (WK), Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (C), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Kurtis Patterson, Joel Paris, Matthew Kelly, Corey Rocchiccioli, Sam Whiteman, Liam Guthrie, Cameron Gannon
Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Head-to-Head
Matches- 19, Adelaide Strikers – 9, Perth Scorchers – 10, N/R- 0
Matches- 8, Adelaide Strikers – 5, Perth Scorchers – 3, N/R- 0
Probable top performers
Kurtis Patterson is currently the second- leading run-scorer for the Scorchers with 275 runs in nine innings at an impressive 30.55 and a strike rate of nearly 144.
Rashid Khan is ruling the wicket-taking charts with 20 scalps in 11 innings at a stellar average of 13.95 and an economy rate of 6.34. He is fresh after a Player of the Match six-for in the previous encounter.
Today’s match prediction: Perth Scorchers to win