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The tournament is more or less over for both the Adelaide Strikers and the Perth Scorchers who are set to take each other on at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The loser of the 54th BBL match of the season is destined to finish last this year and reputations of both these talented teams are on the line. Cricket Betting Sites bring you online cricket betting tips that will help you determine the outcome of this match. Here is what we predict. Read the prediction here!
Captain Travis Head is back at the helm following the conclusion of the two-Test series against Sri Lanka. He will slot right into the playing 11 with stand-in captain Colin Ingram set to return home to South Africa due to family commitments. Ingram is the leading run-scorer for the Strikers this season. He has hit 333 runs with 3 half tons. With Ingram not available the Strikers will be hoping that Head will be able to continue from where he left off against the Sri Lankans where he scored 84, 161 and 59 in 3 innings. Jake Weatherald has hit 319 runs including a match-winning 82 off 42 deliveries against the Hobart Hurricanes as his best. Alex Carey is the next best batsman having hit 302 runs from 11 innings inclusive of 3 half-centuries. Jon Wells has quietly been piling on the runs in the middle-order and has hit 290 runs at an average of 41.42.
Peter Siddle has returned to the side after not being selected to represent Australia in the test series. He played the match against Brisbane Heat and is expected to game another game here. Billy Stanlake and Michael Neser are the leading pace bowlers for the Strikers with 10 and 11 wickets respectively while left-arm bowler Ben Laughlin also has captured 9 wickets thus far. Rashid Khan is the leading wicket-taker with 17 wickets from 13 games at an economy rate of 6.19 runs per over. Rashid has endured a challenging season with the demise of his father but we expect him to put in a good show here and dedicate the same to his father.
The Perth Scorchers will be determined to give a winning send-off to Michael Klinger who has expressed his intentions to hang up his cricketing gear at the end of this match. The veteran batsman has had a dismal season scoring just 145 runs in 10 innings at an average of 14.50 per innings and a strike rate of 85.79. He will get one final chance to show the Australian public what he will be well remembered for. Shaun Marsh has reported a hamstring niggle and will not feature in the playing 11 for the next match. Thus it will be a chance for a newcomer such as Fraser Hay to make a mark in his absence.
Ashton Turner continued his fine run this season scoring 69 off 42 deliveries against the Melbourne Stars. He has now scored 378 runs with 3 half-centuries. Cameron Bancroft continued his good form as well, scoring 44 during the last match. He has a total of 276 runs in 10 innings with the top score of 87. Captain Mitchell Marsh has had a few tough months after being overlooked by the national selectors. He will be looking to sign-off for the season on a high.
The leading wicket-taker for the Scorchers is right-arm fast medium bowler Andrew Tye. He has used his variations of pace well to captured 16 wickets in 13 innings with best figures of 4 for 18. Nathan Coulter-Nile took 3 wickets last time against the Stars to take his tally for the season up to 12 wickets. Jason Behrendorff who represented Australia against India went wicketless against the Stars but bowled 13 dot balls in an accurate spell of left-arm pace bowling. Matt Kelly has captured 7 wickets in his last 3 games and has personal best figures of 3 for 31.
The onlinecricketbetting prediction for the BBL match is as follows. Both teams have had a rather unforgettable season but will be determined to finish the season with a win and ensure that they get out of the bottom of the table. The Scorchers will be determined to give a winning send-off to Michael Klinger and we predict that they would do just that and go on to win this match.