The table-toppers, Melbourne Stars were handed over their second defeat of the current season of Australia T20 League, by the second-placed Sydney Sixers after rain played a spoilsport. Now hurt with the defeat, the Stars will be looking forward to finding solace by winning their upcoming match against the Adelaide Strikers. The teams will meet each other for the 48th match of the tournament on January 22 at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide with the game starting at 1:40 PM IST.
With 10 wins from the 12 games played, Melbourne Stars are currently leading the points table with 20 points. Meanwhile, Adelaide Strikers are closely following the Stars at the third position with 6 wins from their set of 11 matches. With 1 no result and 4 defeats, their points tally stand firm at 13 points.
The Strikers will look forward to winning the upcoming match and moving up in the points table. Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars will look forward to winning upcoming match & strengthen their position.
Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The Adelaide pitch is known as a batting paradise with spin coming into effect during the latter part of the game. Looking at the pitch conditions, the team winning the toss shall opt to field first.
The weather will be very much favourable for a game of cricket with almost no chances of rain interference. It will be partly cloudy with the temperature ranging between 21-24 degrees Celsius.
Probable Playing XI
Peter Siddle, Michael Neser, Jonathan Wells, Travis Head (c), Matthew Short, Harry Nielsen (wk), Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Liam O Connor, Jake Weatherald, Wes Agar
Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Daniel Worrall, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch (wk), Sandeep Lamichhane, Clint Hinchliffe, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris