On Monday (28th December) evening, Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers will face each other at Adelaide Oval (Adelaide) during the 17th match of the ongoing Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).
In the latest BBL 10 points table, Adelaide Strikers are in fifth position with 9 points while winless Perth Scorchers are in the eighth or last position with only 2 points. The upcoming match will be the fifth match in this season for Strikers but fourth match in this tournament for Scorchers.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 17: Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers – Match Preview
Perth Scorchers are currently waiting for their first victory in the ongoing BBL 10. In their first three matches of this tournament, they suffered two defeats and the other one had no result.
English cricketers Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy are the new addition in this squad. Surely, it will give huge boost to this team. Meanwhile, another English cricketer Joe Clarke has left out this squad, who joined as a injury replacement player. While it will be the first service for Jason Roy for Perth Scorchers, Liam Livingstone was the leading run-scorer (425 runs) for this team in the BBL 09.
In the Vitality Blast 2020, Livingstone scored 192 runs (average 27.42; strike-rate 156.09) and also took 9 wickets in seven games. Though Jason Roy recently scored 0, 14 and 16 runs respectively during the T20I series against the hosts South Africa, he was in better form during the Vitality Blast 2020. While he scored 206 runs in that tournament (average 41.20; strike-rate 131.21), he scored three fifties in last four games, including the final.
Mitchell Marsh recorded one half-century in the previous game while Colin Munro played the only other 40+ knock for this team in this season as he once scored 49.
Among their bowlers, only Jhye Richardson has managed to pick up three wickets in this season.
Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Corey Rocchiccioli, Jason Roy, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Lost, No Result and Lost
Out of their first four matches in this season, Adelaide Strikers won twice and lost twice.
Captain Alex Carey and Harry Conway have returned to the squad while Ryan Gibson has recovered from the injury.
However, the leg-spinner Rashid Khan’s availability is still not confirm for this upcoming match. While a recent scan has revealed a low-grade hamstring strain, Rashid will have to prove his fitness ahead of Monday’s clash. Earlier, on Sunday, he practiced with the team.
Skipper Alex Carey, Daniel Worrall and Jake Weatherald have scored one half-century each in this season. Meanwhile, Peter Siddle and Wes Agar have taken 8 and 7 wickets respectively. Also, Daniel Worrall and Rashid Khan both have bagged 5 wickets each in this tournament.
Alex Carey (C), Wes Agar, Danny Briggs, Harry Conway, Ryan Gibson, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Spencer Johnson, Rashid Khan, Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Lost, Won, Lost and Won
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 17: Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers – Match Prediction
Perth Scorchers will search for their maiden victory in this season during their fourth game of this tournament. Meanwhile, Adelaide Strikers have already won two out of four matches of this season. Also, Strikers are currently unbeaten against Scorchers in their last three meetings where the former won all those matches. Moreover, Adelaide Oval will host this match, which is the official home venue of the Strikers.
So, Adelaide Strikers are favourite for this match.