Get Melbourne Stars VS Adelaide Strikers Match Prediction 11th January 2019. Check today match prediction, 100% Sure prediction for Big Bash League.
- Both sides are missing their key players for this match due to Australian national duty
- The Adelaide Strikers top order is much stronger then the Melbourne Stars
- The Melbourne Stars are struggling to find a suitable replacement for Marcus Harris at the top
Big Bash League 2018-19
11th January 2019
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Melbourne Stars VS Adelaide Strikers Batting Odds
Melbourne Stars: 2.51
Adelaide Strikers: 1.57
About the Match
The Melbourne Stars are struggling without their key players in the Big Bash League. Playing against any team without Handscomb, Maxwell, Zampa and, Stoinis is going to be more so against the Adelaide Strikers. The Adelaide Strikers are also going to be without Petter Siddle, Alex Carry,and Billy Stanlake for the next few matches. The Adelaide Strikers are defending champions of the Big Bash League have got their BBL campaign back on track after a poor start. They did lose their previous match against the Sydney Sixers but will definitely be targeting a win in this match. The Melbourne Stars now have three wins from their six matches, exactly the same as the Adelaide Strikers. The team that wins this match will be joint second on the Big Bash League points table.
The BBL team which has been hit hardest by the Australian ODI selections is the Melbourne Stars. The side was already low on overseas talent and depth going into the season but taking away its best performers is just a bit too much. Ben Dunk top scored for the side with 62 runs while Even Gulbis scored a valuable 37 as well. Their opening partnership of 69 raised hopes that the Melbourne Stars may be able to do something special but there was no one to follow once these two got out. the batting order looks too delicate right now and while the Adelaide Strikers are going to without some good bowlers, their bowling attack still pretty dangerous.
The Australian ODI team selections have some as a surprise with the selectors ringing in a number of changes. The Adelaide Strikers would have expected to lose Billy Stanlake and Alex Carey to the Australian national squad but would have been pleased with having Travis Head back in the side. Travis Head was one of the dynamic strength for the Adelaide Strikers last Big Bash League season and he will be hurting at having lost his place in the Australian ODI squad. The real blow to the Adelaide Strikers has come to their bowling. Peter Siddle and Billy Stanlake have been superb for the Strikers. Stanlake has bowled with good pace and got early wickets while Petter Siddle has been one of the most economical bowlers in this BBL so far.
The side winning the toss is likely to want batting second
Pitch and conditions
The Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and Adelaide strikers is going to be played at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. The weather is expected to be nice and clear on match day. The pitch at the Adelaide Oval has been excellent for T20 cricket.