SCO vs STR Dream11: Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers will face each other in the 17th match of this year’s BBL here at the Adelaide Oval. Perth Scorchers are still winless this season and desperately need a win to bring their campaign back on track. Munro and Inglis form a fiery opening pair at the top but they have been far from their best. With Mitchell Marsh, Turner and Bancroft, the middle order looks settled. Marsh and Turner have played one good innings this season and they will know that they both need to fire to lift the team to a winning total. The Scorchers have a great variety in the bowling department and with Jhye Richardson, Behrendorff and Tye, they can be threatening on their day.
Adelaide Strikers meanwhile, have had a mixed bag so far. With two wins and an equal no. of losses, they will feel this is the right time to move towards the top 4. The close win in the last game will boost their confidence. Experienced Jake Weatherald and Matt Renshaw will need to score runs at the top to set a good platform for the middle order. The possible return of Alex Carey will boost the team’s confidence and will also add some experience to the fragile middle order. The Strikers’ bowling led the charge in the last game. The spin bowling duo of Rashid Khan and Danny Briggs is looking threatening while Worrall and Siddle have been exceptional this season. The Strikers will fancy their chances against an out of form Scorchers side.
SCO vs STR Dream11 match details
Fixture name: Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers
Competition: Big Bash League 2020-21
Date: 28 December, 2020
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Ground: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sydney Thunder 151/7 beat Adelaide Strikers 143/9 by 8 runs on Feb 1, 2020.
SCO (recent form) L L L NR L
STR (recent form) L L W L W
Points Table Standings: SCO 7, STR 5
Pitch Report: The pitches in Adelaide are normally flat and good for batting. The batsmen normally favor side boundaries as they are small and straight boundaries are big. So expect some sixes through the off and leg sides. There will be some seam movement as it is a fresh pitch but spinners will come into play as the game will go on. The weather will be on the cooler side with 17 degrees expected.
SCO vs STR Playing 11
SCO Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone are available after completing their quarantine. Ashton Agar remains unavailable while Cameron Green has international commitments.
Expected team changes- Liam Livingstone can replace Joe Clarke in the eleven. No other changes are expected.
SCO Playing 11 (probable)
J Inglis (wk)
J Clarke/ L Livingstone
A Turner (C)
STR Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Travis Head remains unavailable due to his international commitments. Carey and Conway return to the squad after missing the last game and will be available.
Expected team changes- Alex Carey will straight away walk into the eleven as captain. One out of Matt Short and Harry Nielsen will make way for him.
STR Playing 11 (probable)
A Carey (C) (wk)
M Short/ H Nielsen
SCO vs STR Today Match Prediction: Who will win SCO vs STR Dream11 match today?
Strikers will start the match as favorites given their recent form. They are also playing at their home ground which will give them the edge. Return of Alex Carey will be a boost for them and they will look forward to it. Scorchers though, cannot be counted out. They have a no. of match winners in their line-up who can turn the match into their favor. They will be eager to get their first win of the season. The match is expected to be between two excellent bowling attacks, so whosoever will bat well will get the advantage. Expect a close contest in the SCO vs STR Today Match Prediction.
SCO vs STR Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
C Munro- One of the most dangerous T20 players in the world, Munro has the ability to take the game away from the opposition. His reverse sweeps and unorthodox shots will be an important part against the spinners.
T20 Career: Runs 6589, Avg. 29
Munro in BBL 10: Runs 74, Avg. 25
M Marsh- The all-rounder had a decent outing in the last game where he made a half-century in a losing cause. He can be an efficient batsman in the middle overs and dangerous at the death.
T20 Career: Runs 2021, Bat Avg. 30, Wkts 49, Bowl Avg. 28
M Marsh in BBL 10: Runs 69, Avg. 34.50
J Richardson- Richardson’s pace makes him an important wicket taking weapon for his team. He can pick up wickets with the new ball and also at the death.
T20 Career: Wkts 52, Bowl Avg. 26
Richardson in BBL 10: Wkts 3, Bowl Avg. 17
J Weatherald- The opener has been playing BBL for a while now. He has the experience and skills to play a big innings as he has displayed in the past. He didn’t get much runs in the last game which will make him eager to score in this one.
T20 Career: Runs 1332, Avg. 27
Weatherald in BBL 10: Runs 97, Avg. 32
A Carey- The captain is returning after missing the last one. He looked good in the two games he has played this season and will be eager to add more runs to his tally. Expect him to play a crucial part in the SCO vs STR Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Runs 1720, Avg. 29
Carey in BBL 10: Runs 64, Avg. 32
R Khan- Rashid’s wicket taking ability cannot be neglected while selecting a fantasy team. He is a global T20 player with the experience of playing in most T20 leagues in the world. He is a genuine wicket taker in the middle overs and can be very lethal on his day.
T20 Career: Wkts 332, Bowl Avg. 17
Rashid in BBL 10: Wkts 5, Bowl Avg. 25
F Ahmed- The legspinner is a wicket taker in the middle overs with his deceptive googlies. He has the experience and the pitches in Adelaide offer some help to the spinners.
T20 Career: Wkts 125, Bowl Avg. 23
Fawad in BBL 10: Wkts 2, Bowl Avg. 28
W Agar- His performance has been underrated so far this season but he has made significant improvement both on his skills and pace. Agar has consistently performed well this season and will be an important wicket taker in this match too.
T20 Career: Wkts 26, Bowl Avg. 24
W Agar in BBL 10: Wkts 7, Bowl Avg. 28