Ongoing BBL 2021-22 will witness an encounter between Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers in the third match of the tournament. It will be first match for both the teams and the duo will be hoping to start their campaign on a positive note. After winning the title back in 2018-19, Melbourne Renegades finished in bottom of the points table in next two seasons. Adelaide also finished 5th last year.
Melbourne Renegades will be led by new skipper Nic Maddinson this season. In absence of Maddinson, Kane Richardson is set to captain his side. This season of BBL 2021-22 will also be remembered, as for the time ever an Indian cricketer will be seen in action. Unmukt Chand will probably play the role of opening batsmen along with ex skipper Aaron Finch. Apart from them, key players for Melbourne Renegades will be Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper.
All round duties will be handled by experienced Mohammad Nabi and Will Sutherland. Talking about the bowling options, Renegades are looking solid in this department this year with the presence of James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Joshua Lalor, Jack Prestwidge. Their main spin bowler will be Cameron Boyce, who will be supported by Mohammad Nabi.
On the other hand Adelaide Strikers are likely to miss the services of full time skipper Travis Michael Head and keeper Alex Carey. Both of these experienced campaigners are part of national squad against England. In absence of these two stars, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Matt Renshaw and Mathew Short will handle batting duties.
If we look at bowling unit of Adelaide Strikers, Rashid Khan and Fawad Ahmed form the most dependable spin attack of the tournament. They have a strong pace unit in the form of Peter Siddle, Wes Agar and George Garton. Other options in pace attack are Harry Conway and Daniel Worrell.
Tournament – Big Bash league 2021-22
Venue – Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Date – 7th November 2021
Timings – 1:45PM (IST), 7:15PM (LOCAL)
Format – T20
With 61% of humidity, it is expected to be cloudy conditions during the match timings. However cricket fans should expect a full over game.
Dockland’s pitch offer great batting conditions so batsmen are going to enjoy batting on the surface. Bowlers will need to be very careful with their line and lengths. We can expect good total in this match. Teams batting first have win percentage of 43.2, whereas teams batting second have win percentage of 56.8.
Team batting first – Won 19 matches
Team batting second – Won 25 matches
Opened – 2000
Capacity – 48,000
Known as – Etihad Stadium, Colonial Stadium
Dimensions – 170m long, 140m wide
Ends- Lockett End, Coventry End
Floodlights – Yes
BBL 2021-22 Melbourne Renegades’ Squad
Cameron Boyce, Unmukt Chand, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Joshua Lalor, Nic Maddinson, Shaun Marsh, Jonathan Merlo, Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Mitchell Perry, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan.
BBL 2021-22 Adelaide Strikers’ Squad
Travis Head, Alex Carey, Wes Agar, Danny Briggs, Harry Conway, Ryan Gibson, Spencer Johnson, Harry Neilsen, Liam O’Connor, Rashid Khan, Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt, Liam Scott, Matthew Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Daniel Worrall.
Melbourne Renegades’ Probable Playing11
1. Aaron Finch 2. Sam Harper (WK) 3. Mackenzie Harvey 4. Will Sutherland 5. Jake Fraser-McGurk 6. Mohammad Nabi 7. Joshua Lalor 8. James Pattinson 9. Kane Richardson (C) 10. Cameron Boyce 11. Zahir Khan/Reece Topley
Adelaide Strikers‘ Probable Playing11
1. Jake Weatherald 2. Ryan Gibson 3. Harry Nielsen (WK) 4. Jonathan Wells 5. Matthew Short 6. Liam Scott 7.Wes Agar 8. Rashid Khan 9. Peter Siddle (C) 10. George Garton/Daniel Worrall 11. Daniel Drew
Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Probable Best Performers
After analyzing Bet365 odds we have selected some players who can outperform in this match. You can make them your captain or vice captain in fantasy teams and those are –
1. Aaron Finch 2. Cameron Boyce 3. Reece Topley 4. Kane Richardson 5. Jake Weatherald 7. Harry Nielsen 8. Rashid Khan
Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Odds Comparison Case Study
Melbourne Renegades are currently placed at 2.22. If we calculate the winning percentage of Melbourne Renegades at these odds then it comes out to be 45.04 percent.
On the other hand Adelaide Strikers are currently placed at 1.70. If we calculate the winning percentage of Adelaide Strikers at these odds then it comes out to be 58.88 percent.
Match Winner Prediction
Adelaide Strikers are favorites to win this match but they are lacking some quality players in their squad. Their batting seems vulnerable in this match if we compare their squad with Melbourne Renegades. So according to my prediction Melbourne Renegades should win this game.
Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Dream11 Team For Grand League