BBL 2022 Predictions

Get in on the latest developments in the Big Bash League and take advantage of the best odds and lines for all BBL matches by browsing through our prediction pages. Our experts work day and night and analyse every upcoming BBL match to the smallest detail, thus helping you make the most valuable wager.

Today’s BBL Predictions

17 Jan 2022 - 11:35 am

  • Adelaide Strikers

  • Sydney Sixers

Adelaide Oval

BBL, Match 52

17 Jan 2022 - 14:45 pm

  • Brisbane Heat

  • Perth Scorchers

Melbourne Cricket Ground

BBL, Match 53

Big Bash League Predictions

Get in on the latest developments in the Big Bash League and take advantage of the best odds and lines for all BBL matches by browsing through our prediction pages. Our experts work day and night and analyse every upcoming BBL match to the smallest detail, thus helping you make the most valuable wager.

Of course, doing good analysis is only half the work, as you’ll also need to know where to take a particular bet. That’s why we make sure to do everything for you and compare odds on all sportsbooks covering the Big Bash League.

 

 

We will share the links that lead to the ones with the best possible odds and bonuses, like this 10cric bonus code.

BBL

The Big Bash League (officially known as the KFC Big Bash League due to a sponsorship deal) is Australia’s top T20 professional cricket league that had its first edition in 2011, when it was established by Cricket Australia.

 

BBL 2011-12 left: final between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers. Right: champions Sydney Sixers

 

The BBL is the successor of Twenty20 Big Bash, which ran from 2005 to 2011, when the organisers decided to change the league’s format and add two more teams. As of right now, the KFC Big Bash League features eight teams, each of which plays 14 matches in the double round-robin format. Afterwards, the top five teams progress to the playoff phase.

BBL 2021 teams – Melbourne Stars, Sydney Sixers, Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Renegades

BBL 2021 teams – Brisbane Heat, Sydney Thunder, Hobart Hurricanes & Perth Scorchers

The typical BBL season usually runs from mid-December to early February and features a total of 61 matches, which have an average attendance of around 20,000 people. The current BBL champions are the Sydney Sixers, who also share the top spot for winning most BBL titles (3) alongside the Perth Scorchers.

 

Sydney Thunder BBL Champions 2020-21

Sydney Thunder BBL Champions 2020-21

 

Our prediction experts are big fans of the BBL, thoroughly following every season and being familiar with all the teams and their rosters. If you’re eagerly waiting for the next BBL season to start and are hoping to make some cash, we can help you prepare, as we release detailed BBL match predictions for every single match during both the regular season and the playoffs.

 

BBL News

Apart from doing match betting tips and making predictions, we also regularly publish Big Bash League news. Has any of the teams signed a new player? Are there some injured players that will miss the next round? What did coaches say about their teams’ performances after a blockbuster match? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in our News section before and after every game.

Why is this important? Well, knowing what’s going on in the league outside of the pitches and reading between the lines can help you predict the outcomes of the following matches better. If there are some controversies among teammates, it might suggest that the whole team’s chemistry is off and that they’ll perform poorly going forward. If an injury has occurred, it’s important to look into things like how that player will be substituted and how it will affect the chances of an entire team.

 

Like with any other news, it’s important for it to be fresh. Our experts work with league insiders and continually go through other cricket news outlets to find all stories relevant to the BBL. As soon as we spot a story worth sharing, we publish it in the shortest time frame, so keep an eye out on our News section to pick up on the articles that may affect the next match’s outcome and, therefore, your betting decision. If the bookies pick up the news before you, they will promptly change the odds and strip you of the opportunity to find a value bet.

While our goal is to make accurate and trustworthy BBL predictions, bettors are not the only ones who get to benefit from our website. Even if cricket betting is not your thing and you enjoy watching BBL because you’re just a cricket fan, you’ll find plenty of interesting stuff in our News section, as we also cover stories that don’t necessarily relate to betting predictions.The Big Bash League is one of the most prestigious cricket leagues in the world and a part of our primary focus, but that doesn’t mean we neglect other cricket competitions. That’s why you’ll also be able to find news on various other cricket leagues, like the Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League, Cricket World Cup, and many more.

Keep refreshing that News page, as we tend to deliver several pieces a day, especially during the BBL season.

 

BBL Match Predictions

When we came up with an idea to launch Crictips, our goal was to create the best cricket knowledge hub for bettors and fans of the sport. We don’t need to tell you that we succeeded in making that goal a reality, as the numbers speak for themselves.
Thousands of cricket bettors storm our Prediction pages every day in search of good bets. Among them, there are hundreds of loyal visitors who have been with us for years and who have made a ton of money off of our suggestions. We do not guarantee that we will always make an accurate prediction — however, we can assure you that, if you stick to our predictions, you’ll have more successful bets than unsuccessful ones over time.

There isn’t any special secret to our success. Getting cricket predictions right isn’t some sort of psychic magic. Basically, when betting on any sport, the key to success is having knowledge about it, and that’s what we have plenty of.

More importantly, we know which things to look into when making our predictions. Afterwards, we put together the report in such a way that allows our readers to find what they’re looking for easily. Each prediction report consists of several segments, including match details, preview, pitch report, weather conditions, lineups and key players, and, finally, probable winners with the best odds.

Match Details

This is the part where you’ll find some basic information about a given BBL match. This includes the name of the two teams, the round, the stadium they’re playing on, and the date and the time of the match.

Take note of the exact time, as you’ll need to make your pre-match bets at least five minutes prior to the start. Of course, even if you are late to make pre-match wagers, it won’t be such a big deal, as most sportsbook sites in India allow live betting on the BBL.

Preview

The preview is where we talk a bit more about the two teams facing each other, like which teams they played in the previous round and how they performed against each other the last time they met.

We also expand on the current form of the two squads, their expectations for the season, their current position in the standings, potential injuries and lineup changes, and anything else that may seem important when predicting the outcome. Once we take all of this into consideration, we can conclude which team has an advantage going into the match.

Pitch Report

The ground on which a cricket match is played is very important when making a prediction. However, this does not necessarily refer to the fact that the home team has an advantage due to its home crowd and the fact that the match is played on a pitch the team is used to playing on — although this is definitely factored in as well.

Instead, a pitch report focuses on the type of pitch that hosts a BBL match. In other sports, like basketball or hockey, this is not so important, as these sports have standards for what their playing fields need to look like. However, there’s some wiggle room in cricket. For example, some pitches have more grass than others or feature a specific type of grass and dirt that make them flat or hard.

Depending on the pitch type, it can benefit certain types of players and teams, which, in turn, can help us predict which team has an advantage or whether the match will be low or high scoring.

Weather Conditions

A common mistake among rookie cricket bettors is that they don’t look at weather forecasts before a given match. Weather plays a big part in cricket, as the matches are held in the open. Things like humidity and temperature have an effect on how the ball bounces off the pitch, and just like in the previous section, a specific type of weather can benefit one team over the other.

You might think that looking at weather forecasts to give people a tip on which team to bet on is a bit wacky, but those are exactly the lengths that our experts are willing to go to in order to make an accurate prediction. We only collect precise weather data, and once we know what type of weather is expected on match day, it can help us give you a good tip.

Probable Playing XIs and Key Players

Making a good BBL match prediction involves looking into the smallest of details, but that doesn’t mean that we neglect the most important ones, like the actual players who will go out on the pitch and ultimately have a say in deciding the winner.

 

Sydney Sixers Squad 2021

Sydney Sixers Squad 2021

 

That’s why our reports always contain a list of 11 players for each team, who are expected to go out on the pitch come match day. The reason why we call them probable playing XIs is because we don’t actually know for certain which 22 players will be called out to play, as our predictions are made days in advance. Nevertheless, since we usually look at past lineups, player forms, and injury reports, our list of probable playing XIs is almost always accurate.

 

Sydney Sixers Squad 2021

Sydney Sixers Squad 2021

 

Additionally, we single out a player from each team, whom we refer to as a key player. This player is expected to make the biggest impact on the pitch for his team.

Probable Winners

After thoroughly analysing everything we’ve discussed above, we are ready to make a concrete prediction and tell you which team is expected to win the match. This is ultimately the only thing that most of our readers are interested in, so if you’re looking for a simple tip, scroll down to the bottom of each of our Prediction pages, and you’ll find who we picked.

Best BBL Odds

As we’ve mentioned earlier, predicting what’s going to happen in a BBL match is only one part of what we do here on Crictips. In addition to analysing the matches, we also search for sportsbooks that will give bettors the best odds for a particular face-off.

 

 

Each sportsbook has its own odds for every BBL fixture, and with plenty of betting sites available in India, we have to do some digging around in order to find the ones that are truly the best. Our goal is to search for those odds that seem slightly “off” and that have little to no vigorish to them, as these are the odds that truly bring value to the bettor.

 

 

Once we find the right odds, we display them at the bottom of our Prediction page, together with links that will lead you to a corresponding BBL betting site.

 

 

You can rest assured knowing that all betting sites you find the link to here on Crictips are licensed and safe.

 

BBL Schedule

If you plan on making the most out of the Big Bash League regular season and playoff, you need to know when and where the matches take place. The BBL always releases a full schedule before each season, and you can find it right here on Crictips. From there, you can bookmark the matches you’re interested in and discover our predictions for it a few days before it’s about to take place.

Since cricket matches depend on weather conditions (for example, a match is postponed due to rain), there always might be some changes to the BBL schedule. But worry not — as soon as a match is postponed and rescheduled, we will change the schedule on our website accordingly.

Looking at the BBL schedule is also important from the prediction standpoint. For example, a team might have a stretch of tough games, which will definitely affect their performance, or they might rest some players for a game they are certain to win anyway and focus on the more important match up ahead.

 

BBL Scoreboard

As soon as a BBL match is finished, we will give you a full report, alongside the correct score, top performers, and other details. We always double-check our stats, so you can be sure that the BBL scoreboard you find here on Crictips is correct. The stats will include the number of runs and overs, lost wickets, player scores, and more.

Analysing this information will come in handy when trying to predict future outcomes. The more stats you have, the easier it is to spot trends and use that knowledge for the next match those teams are playing.

But even if you don’t have the time to look at previous scores, it won’t matter, as our experts will do it for you and take it into account when releasing their next prediction.

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Adelaide Strikers VS Hobart Hurricanes

BBL 2021-22: Match 35 AS vs HB: Preview Playing XI & Predictions05 Jan 2022 - 12:35 pm

AS vs HB Preview

Adelaide Strikers will hope to put an end to their losing streak as they clash with Hobart Hurricanes for the second time. The match between the two sides will be conducted at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on January 05, Wednesday. 

In the first match between the two sides in BBL 11, Hurricanes defeated Strikers by seven wickets. Hurricanes easily chased the score of 176 runs within 18.3 overs to secure their third victory of the season. 

Adelaide Strikers

  • Adelaide Strikers are reeling at the last place in the points table with nine points.
  • Strikers have won just one game while losing as many as seven matches.
  • The team is on a six-match losing streak and thus might be extremely low on confidence.
  • In their last game, Strikers were outplayed by Sydney Thunder by 28 runs. 

Hobart Hurricanes

  • Hobart Hurricanes are placed at the fourth position on the ladder with 17 points.
  • The franchise has won four games while losing as many fixtures.
  • Hurricanes lost their last game to Brisbane Heat by 14 runs.
  • The team defeated Adelaide Strikers in their last tie against each other by seven wickets. 

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportShowers

    Temp23°C

  • VenueAdelaide Oval

    Pitch ReportBatting

  • Overall Average167

    1st Innings166

Adelaide Oval, Pitch Report

The pitch at the Adelaide Oval can be easily considered as a dream pitch for the batters. The surface has runs written all over it irrespective of the format. The viewers can always expect a high-scoring thriller between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes as the match is being played at the Adelaide Oval. 

Adding to the misery of the bowlers, the shorter boundaries on both sides will also help the batters in putting up a massive score. Having said that, the deck has something to offer to the seamers as well. Bowlers need to get their length and line correct to make an impact in the match. The spinners can come into the game in the middle overs. They can use the turn on offer to make a difference in the game.

Weather Forecast

Playing at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes can face interruption from the weather. Rain showers are expected on January 05, Wednesday. The precipitation chances are around 50 percent. 

The forecast suggests that the result can be decided by the DLS method. The temperature will hover around 23 degrees celsius with wind speed and humidity at 31 km/h and 61 percent. 

AS vs HB Probable Playing XI

Adelaide Strikers:

Matthew Short, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Henry Hunt, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle (c), Fawad Ahmed, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielson (wk)

Hobart Hurricanes:

Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (c & wk), D’Arcy Short, Harry Brook, Jordan Thompson, Wil Parker, Thomas Rogers, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
AS   2   3
HB   3   2

Overall Stats

Adelaide Strikers have an upper hand over Hobart Hurricanes when it comes to the head-to-head record. The two teams have locked horns with each other in 16 matches so far in the Big Bash League. Adelaide have secured victory in nine games while Hobart emerged victorious on seven occasions. 

In terms of average score, it is Hobart who take a center stage. Hurricanes have an average of 164.4 while Adelaide have recorded an average of 162.8.  Hobart also posted a mammoth score of 217 runs once against Strikers while their minimum score is 124.


Most Runs

D Arcy Short is expected to be the wrecker-in-chief for Hobart Hurricanes as they will go up against Adelaide Strikers. Short is the leading run-scorer for his team against Strikers with a whopping 538 runs to his name. He is followed by the skipper Matthew Wade at second place with 333 runs.

For Adelaide Strikers, Jake Weatherald is the highest run-scorer against Hobart Hurricanes at 424 runs. The second-highest run-scorer is Alex Carey but he will be giving the game a miss as he currently forms a part of the Australian cricket team for Ashes.

Most Wickets

The Adelaide Strikers skipper Peter Siddle is the highest wicket-taker for his team against Hobart Hurricanes with 12 wickets. Michael Neser also enjoy good outing but he is currently busy playing the Ashes 2021-22. Neser has picked up a total of nine wickets against the Hurricanes. 

For Hobart Hurricanes, both Jofra Archer and Ben Laughlin have picked the same number of wickets i.e ten. However, the sad part is that both the players are unavailable for selection. From the players available for selection, Riley Meredith leads the chart with six wickets to his name. 

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for AS vs HB

Wednesday’s evening affair between Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers promises to be a nail-biting affair. Statically, Strikers are experiencing one of their worst performances in the history of the Big Bash League.

The team has lost as many as seven games while winning just one match. Strikers’ only victory in the tournament came in their second match against Melbourne Renegades by 49 runs. The team is currently on a six-match losing streak.

If the pattern continues, then Strikers can become one of the first teams to get out from the qualification race. One of the main reasons behind the team’s dismal performance in the tournament is the absence of a good middle-order batter.

Strikers start their batting innings on a good note but they fail to apply finishing touches and thus end up with a low score. Also, the bowlers haven’t been up to the mark. The bowlers need to be consistent with their line and length and come up with better performances.

Though Strikers are on a losing spree, the team doesn’t go down without a fight. In all their games, so far, they have entertained the viewers with nail-biters and similar performances can be expected on Wednesday.

This is also one of the main reasons behind the team collecting as many nine points despite winning just one game. Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, will start the match as favorites. Hurricanes have enjoyed a roller coaster ride in the league so far. 

They need to bring stability and consistency in their performance to become one of the contenders for lifting the T20 trophy. Hobart are currently fourth in the points table with four victories and as many losses. 

The team showed great improvement in their recent matches as they won back-to-back three games. However, their winning streak broke as they lost their last game to Brisbane Heat by 14 runs. Playing on Wednesday, the franchise will hope to return back to the winning ways. 

We predict, Hurricanes to win the game against Adelaide Strikers. Though Strikers have shown improvement in their recent games, they need to work more to make a comeback in the tournament. 

Toss Winner

The coin can flip in the favor of any team on Wednesday. Any of the two teams between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes can win the toss. The odds are showing equal possibilities for both teams. 

The toss is unlikely to play an important role in deciding the fate of the match. The skipper winning the toss can opt to bat first as chasing a big total can be troublesome at times.

Batting First

Both Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers are going neck-to-neck if we talk about the batting first record of both the teams. The two teams have won four matches each. 

In terms of runs scored in the first innings, Hurricanes leapfrog Strikers with an average of 166.7. They also have maximum and minimum scores of 217 and 136 runs respectively. As far as Strikers are concerned, the franchise register an average of 162. Their highest and lowest score while batting first reads 202 and 87 runs. 

Recent Form (L to R)

AS: L L L L L 

HB: L W W W L  

Winner - Full Time

Best Odds Available

Adelaide Strikers
Hobart Hurricanes

Brisbane Heat VS Sydney Sixers

BBL 2021-22: Match 36 BH vs SS: Preview Playing XI & Predictions05 Jan 2022 - 15:45 pm

BH vs SS Preview

Brisbane Heat will be playing a reverse fixture against Sydney Sixers on January 05, Wednesday at the Carrara Oval in Queensland. The first match between the two sides saw Sixers dominate Brisbane.

The match was a nail-biting affair as the defending champions secured a victory on the very last ball of the match by two wickets. Bowlers from both teams were the heroes of the game. The cricket fanatics will hope for another enthralling game of cricket on Wednesday. 

Brisbane Heat

  • Brisbane Heat are fifth in the standings with 14 points.
  • The franchise have won three games while losing five league matches.
  • In their last game, Heat defeated Hobart Hurricanes by 14 runs to make a comeback in the match.
  • Heat batters need to step up and win the games for the team.

Sydney Sixers

  • Sydney Sixers are again one of the favorites for winning the BBL 2021-22.
  • They are occupying second place in the points table with 23 points.
  • Sixers have won six matches while losing one game from eight league fixtures.
  • Their last match against Melbourne Renegades was abandoned with a toss due to rain.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportScattered Thunderstorms

    Temp27°C

  • VenueCarrara Oval

    Pitch ReportBowling

  • Overall Average160

    1st Innings159

Carrara Oval, Pitch Report

Carrara Oval will be hosting its third BBL 11 game on Wednesday, January 05 as Brisbane Heat will be squaring off against Sydney Sixers. The pitch at the Carrara Oval is known for assisting the spinners. 

The spinners are likely to play a major role in deciding the fate of the game. Also, the skipper winning the toss should elect to bat first. The surface is known for getting slower and slower as the match progresses. It will be difficult for the batters to hit shots while batting second. 

Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers contest suggests Scattered Thunderstorms. The chances of rain causing halts in the game are high as precipitation chances are 60 percent.

The temperature will be around 27 degrees celsius with a wind speed and humidity at 35 km/h and 72 percent. The seamers are likely to benefit from the overcast weather conditions on Tuesday. 

BH vs SS Probable Playing XI

Brisbane Heat:

James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Chris Lynn, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Xavier Bartlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jack Wildermuth

Sydney Sixers:

Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Shadab Khan, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope, Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
BH   2   3
SS   3   2

Overall Stats

Sydney Sixers enjoy unprecedented success over Brisbane Heat in the history of the Big Bash League. The two teams have played against each other seven times in the tournament. Sixers have won as many as 11 games while Heat could win just three times. 


Most Runs

Chris Lynn leads the charts for the highest run-getter for Brisbane Heat. The batter has scored as many as 301 runs against Sydney Sixers in BBL. For Sydney Sixers, Daniel Hughes is the highest run-scorer against Brisbane Heat. Daniel has hammered a total of 251 runs. 

Most Wickets

Sydney Sixers’ decorated seamer Sean Abbott loves to bowl against Brisbane Heat. The seamer has picked up a total of 20 wickets against Heat in the history of the T20 Championship. For Heat, Ben Cutting is the highest wicket-taker with ten wickets.

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for BH vs SS

The defending champion Sydney Sixers will clash against Brisbane Heat in the 36th match of the Big Bash League to reclaim the top spot in the points table. A win on Tuesday will help the Sixers leapfrog Perth Scorchers in occupying the top place in the BBL 11 points table. 

Sydney are currently second in the points table with six victories and one loss. They have 23 points to their name. Sixers’ only loss in the competition came against Hobart Hurricanes by 44 runs. 

The team were denied a five-match winning streak as their last game against Melbourne Renegades was washed out due to rain. Playing the Tuesday game, the team will be pumped up to win the match and solidify their chances of qualifying for the second stage of the competition. 

Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, are fifth in the points table. With three victories and five losses, the team has collected 14 points under their belt. Heat need to bring more consistency in their performance.

Heat have faced a lot of up and down in the league. They are struggling with their form and need to come up with better planning and strategy. After losing two consecutive games, the team made a comeback to the winning ways.

In their most recent match, they outclassed Hobart Hurricanes by 14 runs. Brisbane were excellent with bowling as they were successful in restricting Hobart at 136 while they were asked to chase 151 runs in 20 overs.

Further, the last tie between Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat saw Sixers winning the match by two wickets. Sean Abbott was the wrecker-in-chief for Sixers as he picked up four wickets along with smashing 37 runs in 43 balls.

All being said, cricket fans should brace themselves for an exciting cricket match. The two teams will most likely entertain the viewers with a nail-biter. Speaking of the winner, Crictips predict Sydney Sixers to win the match.

Though Brisbane made a comeback to the winning ways in their last match, it will be difficult for them to defeat defending champions as they are in a surreal form in the tournament. 

Toss Winner

The online odds suggest that any of the two teams can outshine the other in terms of toss. The coin can flip in the favor of either Brisbane Heat or Sydney Sixers. Notably, the toss will play a crucial role in deciding the result of the match.

The skipper winning the toss is likely to bat first as Carrara Oval’s pitch becomes slower and slower as the game progresses. Batting will become difficult for the team batting second on Tuesday. 

Batting First

Talking about the performance of the two teams while batting first, Brisbane Heat are going neck-to-neck with Sydney Sixers. Both sides have won two matches each while batting in the first innings and defending the score. 

Sixers record an average of 160.7 while their maximum and the minimum score read 177 and 140 runs respectively. Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, lacks in terms of the average runs scored in the first innings. They have an average of 149.8 with maximum and minimum runs as 209 and 73 respectively. 

Recent Form (L to R)

BH: W L L W L

SS: NR W W W W

Winner - Full Time

Best Odds Available

Brisbane Heat
Sydney Sixers

Melbourne Stars VS Melbourne Renegades

BBL 2021-22: Match 33 MS vs MR: Preview Playing XI & Predictions03 Jan 2022 - 13:45 pm

MS vs MR Preview

Melbourne Renegades will take on state-rivals Melbourne Renegades in the 33rd match of the Big Bash League. The two teams will play against each other at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 03, Monday at 01:45 pm IST. 

Both Stars and Renegades need to bring their A-game to do well in the tournament. Stars are currently sixth in the points table with 10 points while Renegades are languishing as the wooden-spooners with seven points to their name. 

Melbourne Stars

  • Melbourne Stars have experienced a mixed run in the T20 Championship so far.
  • The team has won three games while losing as many as seven matches.
  • Stars will be playing with a depleted team as their ten players tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • They will be heading into the Monday game after losing to Perth Scorchers by 50 runs. 

Melbourne Renegades

  • Melbourne Renegades have succumbed to a torrid outing in BBL 2021-22.
  • Renegades have won just one of their seven league matches so far.
  • Their last game against Sydney Sixers was abandoned due to rain.
  • Renegades are struggling with their batting as they have scored 160+ score just once.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportPartly Cloudy

    Temp21°C

  • VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground

    Pitch ReportBowling

  • Overall Average142

    1st Innings141

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Pitch Report

Melbourne Cricket Ground hasn’t been yielding a lot of runs lately. The batters from both teams need to show application and patience to score big runs for their teams. Though the surface isn’t assistance the batters much, the players can collect runs by giving themselves time to get set in the middle. 

The spinners are likely to cause havoc in the field. Meanwhile, the pacers can get assistance in the early stages of the game. Thus, the team winning the toss between Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades should opt to bowl first. 

Weather Forecast

The weather will be partly cloudy as Melbourne Stars will take on arch-rivals Melbourne Renegades at the MCG. The forecast suggests no interruption by the rain and smooth conduct of the match. The temperature will be around 21 degrees celsius with a wind speed of 24 km/h and humidity around 56 percent. 

MS vs MR Probable Playing XI

Melbourne Stars:

Justin Avendano, Xavier Crone, Joe Clarke, Tom Rogers, Glenn Maxwell, Charlie Wakim, Hilton Cartwright, Tom O’Connell, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch, Haris Rauf

Melbourne Renegades:

Sam Harper, Aaron Finch, Nic Maddinson, Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mohammad Nabi

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
MS   4   1
MR   1   4

Overall Stats

Melbourne Stars have locked horns with Melbourne Renegades a total of 20 times in the history of the Big Bash League. Out of 20 times, Stars have 14 matches while Renegades could win just six games. Stars’ average against Renegades is 160.1 while they registered 208 and 124 runs as their maximum and minimum scores.

Talking about Melbourne Renegades, the team hasn’t enjoyed much success against the Stars. The average runs scored by the franchise is 142.8 while the maximum and minimum runs are 171 and 57 runs respectively. Looking at the previous stats, we can conclude that Stars will start the Monday match as overwhelming favorites. 

Most Runs

The former Melbourne Renegades skipper Aaron Finch has scored a plethora of runs against the Stars in the T20 Competition. Finch is leading the run-scoring charts with a whopping 513 runs under his belt. 

For Stars, Luke Wright is the joint highest run-getter with Cameron White. Both the players have scored 446 runs each. The two are followed by the skipper Glenn Maxwell who has 444 runs.

Most Wickets

In the Most wickets charts, the top four positions are occupied by the Melbourne Stars bowlers. Jackson Bird is the top wicket-taker against Renegades with 16 wickets to his name. He is followed by Adam Zampa, John Hastings, and Marcus Stoinis at the second, third and fourth place with 14, 12, and 11 wickets respectively. 

For Renegades, Dwayne Bravo is the highest wicket-taker against the Melbourne Stars. However, the all-rounder is no longer a part of the franchise. After Bravo, Kane Richardson has the most wickets i.e seven against Glenn Maxwell’s side. 

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for MS vs MR

Melbourne Cricket Ground is preparing itself for hosting another high-octane clash between Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades. Stars have endured a mixed first-half in the tournament so far as they have witnessed both the highs and lows.

The team has secured victory in three out of their seven league matches to collect ten points, They are currently sitting at sixth place in the BBL 11 standings. Stars can give some credit for their dismal run to coronavirus also. 

The team has been hit hard by the virus. Recently, the team faced a massive blow as their 18 members including ten players and eight support staff tested positive for the virus. Despite the Covid-19 scar, Cricket Australia has decided to continue with the league as they permitted Stars to pick four players from the domestic circuit.

They have made four emergency signings namely Justin Avendano, Tom Rogers, Charlie Wakim, and Xavier Crone. The new players couldn’t work their charm for the Stars as they lost their most recent game to Perth Scorchers by 50 runs.

Playing with a depleted squad, Stars failed to make an impact on Sunday. Batting first scorchers ended up with 180 runs while Stars could score only 130 runs. The team will be hoping for better performance in the second half for BBL 11 to climb up the ladder. 

Though they will be playing with a depleted side, they can be at an advantage as Melbourne Renegades will be extremely low on confidence. Melbourne Renegades are experiencing a dismal ride in the league.

The team won the first game against Adelaide Strikers by two runs. However, since then, they have lost all their matches. Renegades were saved from securing their sixth consecutive loss as their last match against defending champions Sydney Sixers was washed out due to rain.

Renegades are reeling at the last place with seven points. Batting has been the main concern for the franchise. They have been able to hit the 160+ mark just once in their six batting innings so far.

The franchise will hope to do well against the depleted Melbourne Stars side to gain momentum and confidence for the rest of the matches. They need to treat all their upcoming games as do-or-die matches to ensure their qualification for the second round. 

We predict Melbourne Renegades to win the Monday contest to make a comeback to the winning ways. Winning the match can put the team ahead of Stars and Adelaide Strikers at sixth place in the points table. 

Toss Winner

The online odds suggest that any of the two teams can outshine the other in terms of toss. The coin can flip in the favor of either Melbourne Stars or Melbourne Renegades. Notably, the toss will play a crucial role in deciding the result of the match.

The skipper winning the toss is likely to bowl first as the surface at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is likely to extend some support to the seamers in the early half of the match. 

Batting First

Melbourne Stars have an upper hand over Melbourne Renegades if we consider the stats of both the teams against each other while batting first. Batting in the first innings, Stars have secured victory five times while Renegades could win only two games. 

In terms of average runs also, Stars are leading. Glenn Maxwell’s side has recorded an average of 171 with a maximum and minimum score of 208 and 146 runs respectively. Renegades enjoy an average of 152.5 while their highest and lowest score is 171 and 121 runs respectively. 

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MS: L W L L W

MR: NR L L L L

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Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Renegades

Sydney Thunder VS Adelaide Strikers

BBL 2021-22: Match 32 ST vs AS: Preview Playing XI & Predictions02 Jan 2022 - 13:45 pm

ST vs AS Preview

The 32nd match of the BBL 11 will witness an enthralling game of cricket between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers. Sydney Showdown Ground will host the high-octane match on January 2, 2022, at 01:45 PM IST.

This will be the second time that the two teams will face each other in the competition. The first clash saw Thunder putting up an exceptional performance to secure a victory by 22 runs. 

Sydney Thunder

  • Sydney Thunder are occupying fourth place in the points table with 16 points.
  • The team has won four matches so far while losing three games. 
  • They have won three of their last four games to gain some momentum in the league.
  • Thunder are heading into the game after hammering Adelaide Strikers in their last match by 22 runs.

Adelaide Strikers

  • Adelaide Strikers are in serious trouble in the T20 Championship.
  • They are reeling at the last spot with just one win from seven games.
  • Despite winning one game, Strikers have collected eight points.
  • The team will be low on confidence as they are on a five-match losing streak.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportSunny

    Temp29°C

  • VenueSydney Showground Stadium

    Pitch ReportBalanced

  • Overall Average148

    1st Innings147

Sydney Showdown Stadium, Pitch Report

Sydney Showground offers equal assistance to both the batters and the bowlers. It is a neutral ground and both the batters and bowlers will enjoy some help from the surface. The average score on this venue is around 148. 

Anything above 160 runs can be easily considered as a par total. The team that will win the toss between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder will fancy batting first. Teams batting first have enjoyed more success on the ground.  

Weather Forecast

The forecast for Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers match at the Sydney Showdown ground suggests sunny weather. Both the teams are unlikely to face any trouble due to the weather as the precipitation chances are zero.

The players will have to deal with hot and humid weather conditions. The temperature will be around 29 degrees celsius with humidity at 61 percent. The wind speed is likely to be 26 km/h. Notably, the sunny atmosphere can help the spinners make a difference in the game. 

ST vs AS Probable Playing XI

Sydney Thunder:

Matthew Gilkes, Ben Cutting, Jason Sangha, Sam Billings (wk), Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Chris Green (c), Brendan Doggett, Saqib Mahmood, Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew

Adelaide Strikers:

Harry Nielsen (wk), Rashid Khan, Jake Weatherald, Matthew Short, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, George Garton, Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle (c), Fawad Ahmed

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
ST   4   1
AS   1   4

Overall Stats

Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder are going neck-to-neck when it comes to the head-to-head records in the Big Bash League. The two teams have played a total of 14 games against each other in the history of the tournament and have won seven each. Strikers are ruling by a huge chart in terms of the average runs scored by the two teams against each other. Adelaide records an average of 149.6 while Thunder’s average is 126.4.

The maximum and minimum runs scored by Strikers are 178 and 97 respectively. Thunder, on the other hand, once scored just 18 runs against Adelaide while their maximum score is 168. 


Most Runs

Adelaide Strikers Jake Weatherland is leading the charts of the highest run-getter against Sydney Thunder. The batter has scored 261 runs against Chris Green’s team. Callum Ferguson and Alex Carey also enjoy good success against Thunder but they won’t be a part of the playing XI on Friday.

For Sydney Thunder, Usman Khawaja has the most number of runs i.e 233 against Adelaide Strikers. However, the batter isn’t a part of the team as he is busy representing Australia in the Ashes 2021-22.

Most Wickets

Adelaide Strikers’ skipper Peter Siddle enjoys massive success against the Sydney Thunder. The captain has the most number of wickets i.3 13 against the Thunder. He is followed by Michael Neser and Rashid Khan at the second and third place respectively with 11 and 10 wickets.

Talking about Sydney Thunder, Daniel Sams is leading the charts against Sydney Thunder. Sam has picked ten wickets and his team will be hoping for another fine performance from the all-rounder. 

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for ST vs AS

Sydney Thunder will hope to continue their winning streak in BBL 11 as they take on Adelaide Strikers on Sunday. While Thunder will aim to continue the momentum, Strikers will be desperate to avenge their defeat in the previous outing.

This will be the second time that Thunder will face Strikers in BBL 2021-22. The first match between the two sides saw Sydney scripting a victory by 22 runs. The match between the two sides commenced with Chris Green winning the toss and opting to bat first.

Thunder batters exploited the playing conditions to the fullest as they were successful in posting a score of 187 runs in 20 overs. Jason Sangha was the standout player for the team as he hammered 91 runs off 55 balls.

Sangha found allies in Ben Cutting and Oliver Davies as they scored 37 and 26 runs respectively. Chasing the total, the Strikers ended up with 165 runs. The batters succumbed to pressure as not even a single player scored a half-century. 

The credit goes to Thunder bowlers as well as they were disciplined in their approach. Daniel Sams was the pick of the bowler with four wickets. Saqib Mahmood picked two while Jason had one wicket to his name. 

Overall, Thunder are occupying fourth place in the points table with 16 points. They have won four out of seven matches so far. Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, are reeling at the second-last place in the standings. They have won just one of their seven league matches to collect eight points.

Sydney Thunder are the favorites to win the match to move up the points table. Strikers can add another loss to their name. 

Toss Winner

The coin can flip in the favor of any team on Thursday. Any of the two skippers between Chris Green and Peter Siddle can win the toss. The odds are showing equal possibilities for both teams. 

The toss is unlikely to play an important role in deciding the fate of the match. The skipper winning the toss can opt to bat first as chasing a big total can be troublesome at times.

Batting First

Adelaide Strikers enjoy more success as compared to Sydney Thunder while batting first. Strikers have won seven matches while defending the score as compared to the three games won by Thunder. 

However, in terms of average runs score, Thunder leapfrogs the Strikers. Batting in the first innings, Striker register an average of 162.3 which is ten more than the average recorded by Thunder. 

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ST: W W L W L

AS: L L L L L

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Sydney Thunder
Adelaide Strikers

Melbourne Stars VS Perth Scorchers

BBL 2021-22: Match 31 MS vs PS: Preview Playing XI & Predictions02 Jan 2022 - 10:00 am

MS vs PS Preview

Despite getting hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Stars will be going up against Perth Scorchers in the 31st match of Big Bash League 2021-22. The fixture will be played on Sunday, January 2022 at the Junction Oval. 

Stars’ first game against Scorchers on Thursday was postponed due to Covid-19 cases in the Stars camp. As many as 18 members from the team including ten players and eight support staff have tested positive for the virus. 

Despite the havoc caused by the virus in the Melbourne Stars team, Cricket Australia has decided to go ahead with the match on Sunday. 

Melbourne Stars

  • Melbourne Stars have done a decent job in the BBL 11 so far.
  • Stars have won three matches while losing as many to collect ten points.
  • Stars won their last game against Brisbane Heat by 20 runs. 
  • The team will be missing the services of 10 players and eight support staff members due to Covid-19.  

Perth Scorchers

  • Perth Scorchers are sitting at second place on the ladder with 21 points.
  • The team won six out of their seven league matches in the tournament so far.
  • Scorchers’ registered their first loss of the season in their last game by Sydney Thunder by 34 runs.
  • The franchise will hope to make a comeback to the winning ways on Thursday.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportPartly Cloudy

    Temp29°C

  • VenueJunction Oval

    Pitch ReportBalanced

  • Overall Average127

    1st Innings129

Junction Oval, Pitch Report

The pitch report for the Junction Oval in Melbourne suggests equal assistance for both the bowlers and the batters. There is an equal purchase on the surface for all the players. Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers game in the first BBL 11 match to be played in the stadium. 

Thus, both teams will be fairly unaware of the playing conditions. In case of new ground, it is always good to field first and chase the score. The fans shouldn’t expect a high-scoring game on Sunday. 

Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for Sunday for the game between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers is relatively clear. The temperature is likely to hover in the range of 19 degrees celsius to 29 degrees celsius.

Rain is unlikely to interrupt the match as the precipitation chances are just 20 percent. The humidity and wind speed will be around 53 percent and 23 km/h. 

MS vs PS Probable Playing XI

Melbourne Stars:

Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Joe Burns, Andre Russell, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch

Perth Scorchers:

Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Ashton Turner (c), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou, Kurtis Patterson, Matthew Kelly

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
MS   2   3
PS   3   2

Overall Stats

The viewers have been witness to a Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars battle a total of 17 times in the tournament. On nine occasions, Perth Scorchers have secured victory while Melbourne Stars have won eight times. In terms of average run scored, Scorchers take a lead.

They have an average of 139.9 while Stars’ average against Perth is 131.8. Melbourne Stars also have an embarrassing record against Perth Scorchers. The team once scored just 10 runs against the runner-up of the last season. 


Most Runs

Adam Voges holds the record of scoring the most runs for Melbourne Stars against Perth Scorchers. The batter has hammered 264 runs, however, he is not a part of the playing XI of the team. In second place stands Luke Wright for the Stars who has scored 182 runs.

The seam all-rounder Marcus Stoinis holds the record of scoring the most number of runs for Perth Scorchers against Melbourne Stars. However, Stoinis will play for Stars during the Thursday encounter. 

Most Wickets

Perth Scorchers’ Andrew Tye enjoys massive success while bowling against Melbourne Stars. The seamer has picked up a total of 21 wickets against the Stars in the history of the Big Bash League.

For Melbourne Stars, Daniel Worrall stands at first place with ten wickets under their belt. He is followed by John Hastings at second place with eight wickets. 

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for MS vs PS

The match between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars on Sunday at the Junction Oval is likely to be a high-scoring thriller. Both the teams are laced with superstars of the cricket fraternity who can play quickfire knocks to take their team to victory.

Perth Scorchers have done a phenomenal job in the tournament so far. The team has won six out of their seven league matches to collect 21 points. They are currently sitting in second place just behind Perth Scorchers in the league. 

Scorchers won their first six matches, on the trot. However, their winning streak ended in their last game as they were outclassed by Sydney Thunder by 34 runs. Thunder posted a mammoth score of 200 runs on the scoreboard in their allotted 20 overs. 

Chasing the total, Perth ended up with only 166 runs while losing eight wickets. Playing the contest on Thursday, the team will hope to learn from their defeat and move ahead in the league. 

Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, have faced a lot of ups and downs in the tournament. The team has won three league matches while losing as many to occupy seventh place in the points table. They have ten points under their belt.

Melbourne got better off Brisbane Heat in their most recent encounter by 20 runs. The team made headlines with their batting exploits as they hammered 207 runs in their first 20 overs. Joe Clarke was the main star for the team as he played a sublime knock of 85 runs.

Chasing the total, Brisbane were restricted to 187 runs. Heading into the game on Thursday, Melbourne Stars will fancy continuing their winning momentum. The team is in desperate need of a victory to gain some momentum for the rest of the tournament. 

Further, the team has been hit hard by Covid-19. They will be missing the services of as many as ten players. Melbourne’s ten cricketers and eight support staff members have tested positive for coronavirus.

The franchise is allowed to pick local players in their squad as replacements. Also, the team is yet to disclose the name of the players who will be missing the upcoming games due to the deadly virus. 

We predict, Perth Scorchers to win the match and find their way back to the winning ways. A win against Stars will help Scorchers in retaining the top spot.

Toss Winner

Any of the two teams between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars can win the toss on Sunday. The skipper winning the toss should opt to field first as it is believed that the team chasing the total will have an advantage over the team batting first. 

Batting First

Batting first, Perth Scorchers have enjoyed more success while batting first. The team has won six times while batting in the first innings. Also, the team’s average shoots up to 143.8. The maximum and minimum runs scored by the team are 189 and 69 runs respectively.

Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, have won just three matches while batting first in the match. The team’s average is around 152.2 runs while the minimum and maximum runs scored are 183 and 136 respectively.

Recent Form (L to R)

MS: W L L W W

PS: L W W W W

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Melbourne Stars
Perth Scorchers

Sydney Sixers VS Melbourne Renegades

BBL 2021-22: Match 30 SS vs MR: Preview Playing XI & Predictions01 Jan 2022 - 14:00 pm

SS vs MR Preview

The table-toppers Sydney Sixers will clash with bottom-placed Melbourne Renegades in the 30th match of the 2021-22 edition of the Big Bash League. The two teams will battle it out against each other at the International Sports Stadium in Coffs Harbour on January 01, Saturday. 

Sydney Sixers

  • Sydney Sixers are topping the points table with 21 points to their name. 
  • They have won as many as six out of their seven league matches.
  • The team will be buzzing with confidence as they are on a four-match winning streak.
  • Sixers won a nail-biting thriller in their last game as they defeated Brisbane Heat by two wickets. 

Melbourne Renegades

  • Melbourne Renegades are languishing as the wooden-spooners in BBL 11.
  • Renegades started their tournament with a victory against Adelaide Strikers. 
  • Since then, the team has lost as many as five league matches.
  • From one victory and five losses, the team has collected five points. 

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportShowers

    Temp23°C

  • VenueInternational Sports Stadium

    Pitch ReportBalanced

  • Overall Average177

    1st Innings176

International Sports Stadium, Pitch Report

The International Sports Stadium in Coffs Harbour is relatively new ground for both Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades. The two sides haven’t played much cricket on the surface and are thus unfamiliar with the playing conditions.

Meanwhile, it is believed that the International Sports Stadium offers a balanced track with equal purchase for both batters and bowlers. The ball will come on the bat nicely and the batters will be able to put a good show if they play sensibly.

The captain winning the toss should opt to bowl first on January 01, Saturday. The team batting first should aim for a score of over 165 to give their bowlers something to defend in the second innings. 

Weather Forecast

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades clash is unexpected to witness a full game of cricket. There can be a full washout or the match is likely to be interrupted at regular intervals. There are heavy chances of rain playing spoilsport on January 01 at the International Sports Stadium in Coffs Harbour.

The temperature is likely to hover in the range of 19 degrees celsius to 23 degrees celsius. The precipitation chances are 90 percent while the wind speed and humidity are expected to be around 81 percent and 16 km/h. The forecast for Saturday suggests showers. 

SS vs MR Probable Playing XI

Sydney Sixers:

Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Dan Christian, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Hayden Kerr, Steve O’Keefe, Jordan Silk, Shadab Khan

Melbourne Renegades:

Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch, Mohammad Nabi, Jack Prestwidge, Mackenzie Harvey, James Seymour, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson (c), Reece Topley, Zahir Khan

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
SS   4   1
MR   1   4

Overall Stats

The overall stats for Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades suggest an upper hand for the defending champions. Sixers have emerged victorious against Renegades in as many as nine games. Melbourne, on the other hand, enjoyed success on five occasions. 

In terms of average also, Sydney takes a lead with 157.6. The team recorded the highest score of 205 runs against Melbourne Renegades while their lowest score against the same opposition in 111 runs. 


Most Runs

Former Melbourne Renegades skipper Aaron Finch leads the run-scoring charts. Finch has fantastic batting records against the defending champions as he has collected 379 runs so far. Apart from Finch, no other Renegades batter has done a decent job against the Sydney Sixers.

Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, have a lot of match-winners in their team while playing against Renegades. Young wicketkeeper-batter Josh Philippe has scored the most number of runs i.e 329. He is closely followed by the skipper Moises Henriques at second place with 277 runs. 

Most Wickets 

Ben Dwarshuis can emerge as a potential match-winner for Sydney Sixers against Melbourne Renegades on Saturday. The left-arm fast-medium bowler has picked up 15 wickets against Renegades. He is joined by Steve O’Keefe at second place with ten wickets to his name. 

For Melbourne Renegades, Mohammad Nabi and Nathan Rimmington have the same number of wickets i.e ten against Sydney Sixers. While Nabi is most likely to feature in the team’s playing XI on Saturday, Melbourne will be missing the services of Nathan. 

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for SS vs MR

It will be a unique battle in BBL 11 on New Year as the table-topper Sydney Sixers will have a go at the wooden-spooners Melbourne Renegades. Sixers are in exceptional form in the competition.

There is no stopping for the defending champions as they are churning performance after performance to establish their domination. The Sixers made a stunning start as they won their first two games with a decent margin.

There was a small hiccup for the team as they lost to Hobart Hurricanes by 44 runs. However, the team again made a comeback in the T20 extravaganza and are now on a four-match winning streak. 

Sixers will be extremely high on confidence after winning a nail-biting thriller in their last game by two wickets. Batting first, Brisbane Heat scored 105 runs in their ten overs. Chasing the total, Sixers suffered a collapse of their batting line-up.

Though Brisbane gave it their all to save the game, Sean Abbott’s terrific knock of 37 runs helped Sydney win the game. The franchise is currently at the top with 21 points to their name. 

Melbourne Renegades, on the other hand, are in serious trouble in BBL 2021-22. They are languishing as the wooden-spooners in the tournament with just one victory from six league matches so far.

The team started off on a terrific note as they defeated Adelaide Strikers by just two runs in a thrilling match. However, since then there has been a downfall of the team. They lost all their upcoming five matches to occupy the last place.

One of the major concerns for the team has been the absence of a good middle-order player. The middle-order batters have failed to covert the good starts into a decent score for the team so far.

Renegades need to do some introspection and heal the holes in the ship before it’s too late. We predict another loss for Renegades as Sydney Sixers are more likely to win the Saturday encounter. 

Toss Winner

Any of the two teams between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades can win the toss. Both the team will be fairly unaware of the behavior of the pitch and playing conditions. It is always advisable to bowl first on a relatively unknown surface.

Batting First

Syndey Sixers outplay Melbourne Renegades when it comes to performance while batting first. Sixers have won as many as three games while Renegades could secure victory in just one match. Renegades take the front seat when it comes to average runs as they have an average of 167.1. Sydney, on the other hand, have recorded a poor average of 150.7 so far. 

Recent Form (L to R)

SS: W W W W L

MR: L L L L L

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Sydney Sixers
Melbourne Renegades

 

Hobart Hurricanes VS Brisbane Heat

BBL 2021-22: Match 29 HB vs BH: Preview Playing XI & Predictions01 Jan 2022 - 10:30 am

HB vs BH Preview

Hobart Hurricanes face Brisbane Heat in the 22nd game of the Big Bash League. The two teams are scheduled to play at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on January 01, Saturday at 10:30 am IST. 

Hurricanes are doing well in the tournament after winning four out of their seven league matches. They are occupying third place in the standings. Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, are reeling at fifth place with just two victories from seven games. 

Hobart Hurricanes

  • Hobart Hurricanes are sitting at third place in the BBL 11 points table.
  • They have accumulated 17 points with four victories and three losses. 
  • Hurricanes have won their last three consecutive matches.
  • They defeated Melbourne Renegades in their most recent game by 85 runs. 

Brisbane Heat

  • Brisbane Heat need to get proactive in all the departments to do well.
  • Heat have won just two while losing as many as seven matches. 
  • With 10 points to their name, they are occupying fifth place in the points table.
  • Brisbane Heat lost their last two games to Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers. 

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportMostly Cloudy

    Temp22°C

  • VenueBellerive Oval

    Pitch ReportBalanced

  • Overall Average149

    1st Innings148

Bellerive Oval, Pitch Report

The Bellerive Oval in Hobart is an equal purchase for both the batters and the bowlers. All the players can extract something out of the surface to make a difference in the match. Meanwhile, the spinners can play a crucial role, especially during the middle overs as the ground is on the larger side.

Further, the captain winning the toss should opt to bat first. It is believed that the fresh track helps the batters in scoring runs quickly.  Batting becomes difficult on the surface as the match progresses. 

Weather Forecast

The players will witness mostly cloudy weather conditions as Hobart Hurricanes will square off against Brisbane Heat on Saturday. The fans can expect a full game of cricket as the chances of rain interrupting the game are just 20 percent. 

The weather will be colder side on Saturday. The temperature will hover around 22 degrees celsius with a wind speed of 16 km/h and humidity around 62 percent. 

HB vs BH Probable Playing XI

Hobart Hurricanes:

Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (c & wk), D’Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Nathan Ellis, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tim David, Harry Brook, Jordan Thompson

Brisbane Heat:

Xavier Bartlett, Jack Wildermuth, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Tom Cooper, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Mujeeb ur Rahman

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
HB   2   3
BH   3   2

Overall Stats

The total number of matches conducted between Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat in the history of the Big Bash League is 18. Out of 18 matches, Hurricanes have won 11 games while Heat could succeed only in seven fixtures. 

In terms of maximum runs scored, Hurricanes have recorded 210 runs while Heat leapfrogs Hobart in this department as they once scored 212 runs. The minimum runs scored by Hurricanes and Heat against each other are 126 and 131 respectively. 


Most Runs

For Brisbane Heat, Chris Lynn has top-scored against Hobart Hurricanes. The opening batter has scored 442 runs against Hurricanes so far in the history of the league. Heat will be hoping for another brilliant performance from Lynn on Saturday to break the shackles. 

Lynn is followed by Dan Christian at second place with 303 runs to his name. However, the all-rounder no longer forms a part of the team as he plays for Sydney Sixers in the BBL now. 

For Hobart Hurricanes, D’Arcy Short is the one player who is expected to cause carnage on the field with the willow. Short has so far hammered 386 runs against Heat. The batter is followed by Tim Paine and Ben Duck with 285 and 255 runs respectively. 

Most Wickets

Brisbane Heat seamer Mark Steketee is the highest wicket-taker for Brisbane Heat with 15 wickets. He is followed by Ben Cutting and Daniel Christian with 11 and nine scalps respectively. 

Cameron Boyce leads the charts for Hobart Hurricanes against the Heat. Boyce has till now picked 14 wickets and he will hope to increase the number further on Saturday. Riley Meredith is placed at the second position with eight wickets. 

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for HB vs BH

The first match of the New Year 2022 will see Hobart Hurricanes looking horns with Brisbane Heat. The two teams have delivered contrasting performances in the tournament so far and will thus have different ambitions while playing the Saturday game.

Hobart Hurricanes are doing well in the T20 Championship so far. Hurricanes are occupying third place in the points table with 17 points under their belt. The team has featured in seven league matches so far, winning four and losing three games. 

Hurricanes have picked up the pace and are have delivered extraordinary in their recent games in the tournament. They have won their last three games against Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Strikers, and Melbourne Renegades by 24 runs, seven wickets, and 85 runs respectively. 

The team will be riding on confidence and momentum while heading into the Saturday game and will hope for another enthralling performance to take their winning streak to four.

Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, need to pull their socks up to cause a turnaround in the T20 Championship.

Brisbane have failed to live up to their reputation in the tournament so far. The team has won just two from their seven league matches to sit at fifth place with ten points. They have lost both their previous games to Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers by 20 runs and two wickets respectively. 

Batting has been the major concern for the franchise and they need to add more firepower to their batting unit. The team will fancy gaining some momentum by winning the Saturday match. 

Comparing the squad and performance of both the teams, Hobart Hurricanes will start the match against Brisbane Heat as favorites. Hurricanes will have the edge and are likely to secure their fifth victory of the tournament. 

Toss Winner

Both the teams, Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes. have equal chances of winning the toss. The coin can flip in the favor of any of the two teams and thus you can bet on any one of the two teams of your liking. 

The team batting first is more likely to dominate the game as the surface gets slower and slower as the match progresses. Also, it is easy for the batters to play at the fresh tracks and score truckloads of runs for their teams. 

Batting First

Hobart Hurricanes have more success under their belt as compared to Brisbane Heat while batting in the first innings. Hurricanes have won as many as six games while Heat coils secure victory in just three matches.

The average runs scored by Heat while batting first is 188.8. They have also recorded a minimum and maximum score of 145 and 212 runs. Speaking about Hobart Hurricanes, their average runs are 167.2. 

Recent Form (L to R)

HB: W W W L L

BH: L L L L W

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Hobart Hurricanes
Brisbane Heat

Adelaide Strikers VS Sydney Thunder

BBL 2021-22: Match 28 AS vs ST: Preview Playing XI & Predictions31 Dec 2021 - 13:45 pm

AS vs ST Preview

Adelaide Strikers will clash with Sydney Thunder in the 28th match of the Big Bash League. The match will be hosted at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on December 31, Friday. Both Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder need to up their game to make an impact in the tournament. 

Adelaide Strikers

  • Adelaide Strikers are languishing at the second-last place with just seven points. 
  • The team has won only one out of their six league matches so far.
  • Strikers’ only victory in the tournament came against Melbourne Renegades by 49 runs.
  • The team has lost its last four games and will be extremely low on confidence.

Sydney Thunder

  • Sydney Thunder have done comparatively better in the T20 competition.
  • Thunder recorded a victory in three league matches while losing as many games.
  • They are currently fourth in the points table with 13 points to their name. 
  • The team outclassed Perth Scorchers in their most recent game by 34 runs. 

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportSunny

    Temp39°C

  • VenueAdelaide Oval

    Pitch ReportBatting

  • Overall Average167

    1st Innings166

Adelaide Oval, Pitch Report

The pitch at the Adelaide Oval can be easily considered as a dream pitch for the batters. The surface has runs written all over it irrespective of the format. The viewers can always expect a high-scoring thriller when the match is being played in Adelaide.

Adding to the misery of the bowlers, the shorter boundaries on both sides will also help the batters in putting up a massive score. Having said that, the deck has something to offer to the seamers as well. Bowlers need to get their length and line correct to make an impact in the match. 

Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for December 31, Friday suggests the presence of sun in the sky.  The two teams will encounter a sunny atmosphere without any fear of the rain playing the spoilsport in the match.

Talking about the temperature, it will range hover around 39 degrees celsius with humidity at 15 percent and wind speed around 23 km/h. The precipitation chances for the encounter between Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat are around zero percent.

AS vs ST Probable Playing XI

Adelaide Strikers:

Thomas Kelly, George Garton, Matthew Short, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Harry Nielson (wk), Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Peter Siddle (c)

Sydney Thunder:

Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Chris Green (c), Saqib Mahmood, Tanveer Sangha, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew

Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Team Won Lost
AS   1   4
ST   4   1

Overall Stats

Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder are going neck-to-neck when it comes to the head-to-head records in the Big Bash League. The two teams have played a total of 14 games against each other in the history of the tournament and have won seven each. Strikers are ruling by a huge chart in terms of the average runs scored by the two teams against each other. Adelaide records an average of 149.6 while Thunder’s average is 126.4.

The maximum and minimum runs scored by Strikers are 178 and 97 respectively. Thunder, on the other hand, once scored just 18 runs against Adelaide while their maximum score is 168. 


Most Runs

Adelaide Strikers Jake Weatherland is leading the charts of the highest run-getter against Sydney Thunder. The batter has scored 261 runs against Chris Green’s team. Callum Ferguson and Alex Carey also enjoy good success against Thunder but they won’t be a part of the playing XI on Friday.

For Sydney Thunder, Usman Khawaja has the most number of runs i.e 233 against Adelaide Strikers. However, the batter isn’t a part of the team as he is busy representing Australia in the Ashes 2021-22.

Most Wickets

Adelaide Strikers’ skipper Peter Siddle enjoys massive success against the Sydney Thunder. The captain has the most number of wickets i.3 13 against the Thunder. He is followed by Michael Neser and Rashid Khan at the second and third place respectively with 11 and 10 wickets.

Talking about Sydney Thunder, Daniel Sams is leading the charts against Sydney Thunder. Sam has picked ten wickets and his team will be hoping for another fine performance from the all-rounder. 

Betting Tip

Match Prediction for AS vs ST

Adelaide Strikers will take on Syndey Thunder in their seventh match of the T20 Championship. The team is in serious trouble in the tournament and they need to do introspection before it’s too late. 

Strikers have lost their last four consecutive games which is very alarming. The team needs to be proactive in all the departments to do well and make a solid comeback in the tournament. Adelaide have lost as many as six games while winning just one match.

They are currently occupying the second-last place in the points table with just seven points. Strikers’ only victory in the competition so far has come against Melbourne Renegades by 49 runs. 

Looking at their previous matches, one can conclude that Adelaide Strikers need more firepower in their bowling department while the batters also need to step up and take responsibility. 

Sydney Thunder, on the contrary, are currently fourth in the standings with three victories and three losses. The franchise is occupying fourth place in the points table with 13 points. Thunder need to be more consistent with their performances in the competition.

The team will be heading into the Friday game after defeating Perth Scorchers in their last match by 34 runs. Thunder posted a mammoth score of 200 runs in their allotted 20 overs on the back of 67 runs scored by Sam Billings. 

Chasing the total, Perth Scorchers ended up with just 166 runs as Sydney Thunder bowlers held their nerves in a tricky run chase. The impressive performance against the Scorchers will give a lot of confidence and momentum to the team.

We predict Sydney Thunder to continue their winning momentum and win the Friday match against the Adelaide Strikers. 

Toss Winner

The coin can flip in the favor of any team on Thursday. Any of the two skippers between Chris Green and Peter Siddle can win the toss. The odds are showing equal possibilities for both teams. 

The toss is unlikely to play an important role in deciding the fate of the match. The skipper winning the toss can opt to bat first as chasing a big total can be troublesome at times.

Batting First

Adelaide Strikers enjoy more success as compared to Sydney Thunder while batting first. Strikers have won seven matches while defending the score as compared to the three games won by Thunder. 

However, in terms of average runs score, Thunder leapfrogs the Strikers. Batting in the first innings, Striker register an average of 162.3 which is ten more than the average recorded by Thunder. 

Recent Form (L to R)

AS: L L L L W

ST: W L W L L

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