Adelaide, December 23, Sunday at 01:45 PM IST
After registering wins in the opening encounters, Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers will come head to head at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide in hope of another win. Both the teams will lock horns on Sunday at 01:45 PM IST. Adelaide Strikers kickstarted their campaign with 5 wickets win over Brisbane Heat in the tournament opener while Melbourne Renegades thrashed Perth Scorchers by 4 wickets in the second fixture.
Both the sides have released a 13-member squad ahead of the clash. Strikers have added 23-year-old Harry Nielsen as a replacement for Travis Head who is busy with the test squad against India. They will be missing the services of Peter Siddle as he is unavailable due to test call-up.
Renegades too will be missing out regular skipper Aaron Finch and opener Marcus Harris due to national commitments. Alike in the first game, Tom Cooper will lead the side while Joe Mennie is the new addition to the squad.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for –
ADS Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Colin Ingram (c), J Weatherald, J Wells, J Lehmann, (Doubt: H Nielsen)
All-rounder – M Neser, M Short
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, B Stanlake, Ben Laughlin (Doubt: C Valente/L O’Connor)
MLR Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Tim Ludeman
Batsmen – Cameron White, Sam Harper, Tom Cooper (c)
All-rounder – Mohammad Nabi, Jack Wildermuth, Daniel Christian
Bowlers – Kane Richardson, Usman Khan Shinwari, Cameron Boyce, Will Sutherland
Colin Ingram (c), Alex Carey (wk), Rashid Khan, Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Harry Nielsen, Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Matt Short, Billy Stanlake, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells
Tom Cooper (C), Dan Christian (VC), Jack Wildermuth, Tim Ludeman, Kane Richardson, Sam Harper, Cameron White, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Kelvin Smith, Cameron Boyce, Usman Khan Shinwari, Joe Mennie
Fantasy pick from Adelaide Strikers-
Alex Carey – 70 runs in the first match || Rashid Khan – 3 wickets || Billy Stanlake – 2 wickets
Fantasy picks from Melbourne Renegades –
S Harper – 36 and M Nabi – 35 runs in the first match || Kane Richarson and DT Christian – 3 wickets each.