Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 21: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers – Match Preview And Prediction
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Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 21: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers – Match Preview And Prediction

Perth Scorchers, Adelaide Strikers
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Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers will take on each other on Thursday (31st December) night at Adelaide Oval (Adelaide) in the 21st match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).

It will be their back-to-back meeting. On last Monday (28th December), Strikers beat Scorchers by 71 runs at the same venue.

At present, Adelaide Strikers are in the fourth position with 13 points and Perth Scorchers are in the eighth or last position with 2 points.

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 21: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers – Match Preview

Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers, Match Preview, Prediction, BBL
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Adelaide Strikers have won thrice and suffered two defeats in the first five matches of this tournament. In their last game, they just thrashed Perth Scorchers. So, Strikers have great confidence ahead of the forthcoming match.

Skipper Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt and Daniel Worrall all have scored one half-century each this season. However, they now need to be consistent.

Peter Siddle has taken 10 wickets and Wes Agar has scalped 9 wickets. Also, Daniel Worrall and Rashid Khan have picked up 7 wickets each while Danny Briggs has collected 5 wickets.

Full Squad

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, Won and Won

Perth Scorchers

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While they have already played four matches this season, Perth Scorchers are still searching for their first victory. In this season, they have lost three matches and the other one had no result.

Both batsmen and bowlers are struggling to perform consistently in this BBL 10. Talking about their batsmen, only Mitchell Marsh and Colin Munro have managed to score 40+ runs in this season, including the only half-century from the side by Mitchell Marsh.

Among their bowlers, only Jhye Richardson has managed to pick up more than two wickets in this BBL season. The right-arm fast bowler has already managed to get 6 wickets.

In their last game, Strikers beat them by 71 runs after bundling them out for just 94 runs, and it hampered on their confidence enough.

Full Squad

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, Lost and Lost

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 21: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers – Match Prediction

Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers, Match Preview, Prediction, BBL
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While Adelaide Strikers are in good form, Perth Scorchers haven’t won a game this season yet. Moreover, Strikers just claimed a thrashing 71-run victory against Scorchers, which was their fourth straight win against this side.

In the addition, Strikers players are in good form, especially as a team. Meanwhile, Scorchers players haven’t settled in this new season yet.

So, Adelaide Strikers are clearly favourite for this return leg against Perth Scorchers.