Scorchers v Strikers betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Match 17 Preview
Welcome to our Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 17 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Adelaide Oval on Monday, December 28.
This is a “home” match for the Scorchers and they head into it as the only team without a win in the BBL season after Brisbane Heat opened their account against Hobart Hurricanes on Sunday night.
The Scorchers have struggled, especially with their top-order batting, in their three matches so far, but the good news is they finally get English stars opener Jason Roy and all-rounder Liam Livingstone after their quarantine periods.
Roy, in particular, gives the Perth team a much more powerful look at the top of the order. He inhabits the crease like an angry lion at best of times, so he will be ready to explode after a couple of weeks under lock and key.
The Scorchers are $1.66 favourites with leading international bookies, while the Strikers are at $2.20. We think that price disparity is and overreaction by the bookies.
Of course, the Strikers are likely to be without superstar all-rounder Rashid Khan thanks a possible hamstring issue, but they do regain captain Alex Carey and it is the pace bowlers who have been outstanding for them this season rather than Rashid.
Also, it is placing a lot of store in Roy and Livingstone, who have not been able to train properly in the nets until recent days. Roy is hit and miss at the best of times; Scorchers fans will be hoping he can come out firing.
Read on for our free Scorchers v Strikers tips ahead of their T20 clash in Adelaide on Monday, December 28.
Scorchers v Strikers BBL teams
Perth Scorchers (possible): Jason Roy, Josh Inglis (wk), Colin Munro, Joe Clarke, Mitch Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Liam Livingstone, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
Adelaide Strikers (possible): Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matthew Renshaw, Alex Carey (c) (wk), Jonathan Wells, Matt Short, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Liam Scott.
Scorchers v Strikers BBL odds
Head to head odds: Perth Scorchers $1.66, Adelaide Strikers $2.20
Man of the match betting:
$8 Alex Carey, Jason Roy
$9 Liam Livinsgtone
$10 Colin Munro
$11 Jake Weatherald, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Phil Salt
Top run-scorer Scorchers odds:
$4 Colin Munro, Jason Roy
$4.50 Joe Clarke, Josh Inglis, Luke Livingstone
$5 Mitchell Marsh
$6 Sam Whiteman, Ashton Turner
Top run-scorer Strikers odds:
$4 Jake Weatherald, Alex Carey
$4.33 Phil Salt
$5 Matt Renshaw
$6 Jon Wells
$7 Matt Short
Top wicket-taker Scorchers odds:
$3.75 Andrew Tye
$4 Jhye Richardson
$4.33 Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
$5 Matthew Kelly, Joel Paris
Top wicket-taker Strikers odds:
$4 Peter Siddle
$4.25 Dan Worrall
$4.50 Danny Briggs
$4.75 Wes Agar
Scorchers v Strikers betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Heat v Strikers tips for Monday’s BBL clash.
Mitchell Marsh man of the match at $11
The Australian all-rounder has carried a lot of weight on his shoulders in the first few matches, but he should relish having a full-strength squad in this match. He is the sort of player who will thrive coming in when it’s time for the big-hitting to ramp up rather than when a rescue job is needed.
Dan Worrall top wicker-taker for Striker
The big right-arm paceman has been outstanding in the early part of the tournament. You just know Roy will be coming after him and that gives a real opportunity for Worrall to get an early wicket, or be battered into submission. We will back Worrall this time as he has been making the ball talk at times in this competition.
Scorchers v Strikers prediction 28/12/2020
This is where the season needs to start for the highly-rated Scorchers, who have a wonderful bowling attack and now a star-studded batting line-up at their disposal. They have been one of the most successful teams in BBL history and they should be able to go on a strong run in the next fortnight to put themselves firmly in the finals mix. Our final Scorchers v Strikers prediction: Scorchers to win a close one.
Scorchers v Strikers lowdown
Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO, Channel Seven. South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport. India: Sony Sports Network. Live stream: SonyLiv. New Zealand: Sky Sport. Pakistan: Ten Sports. Sri Lanka: Sony Six. West Indies: Sports Max, Flow Sports.
The game starts at 6.45pm local time (2.15pm India Standard Time) on December 28, 2020.
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