ADS vs BH Match Preview

The Strikers' chances took a major blow when their star spinner Rashid Khan withdrew from the entire season due to an injury. This will undoubtedly leave a significant gap in their team. However, despite this setback, the Strikers remain a formidable team, especially when playing on their home ground.

One of their strengths lies in their strong batting lineup, with Chris Lynn and Matt Short leading the way. They will be joined by D'Arcy Short, who joins the team from the Hobart Hurricanes. Other notable players in the lineup include Jake Weatherald, Jamie Overton, and Adam Hose.

With Rashid Khan's absence, there will be added pressure on the two specialist spinners, Ben Manteti and Cameron Boyce, to step up and perform well. On a positive note, the Strikers have a solid pace attack. Henry Thornton and Brendan Doggett are known for their speed and will receive support from James Bazley and David Payne.

Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne showcased their batting prowess for Brisbane Heat on Thursday night. However, their availability for Saturday's game is uncertain due to their involvement in the upcoming Test match against Pakistan. Meanwhile, Colin Munro displayed an aggressive approach by scoring an unbeaten 99 runs, contributing significantly to his team's impressive total.

In addition to their talented lineup, Brisbane Heat will also have the services of Sam Billings, Max Bryant, and Paul Walter, who are expected to accelerate the scoring rate towards the end of the innings. Opening the bowling for Brisbane Heat, Michael Neser and Xavier Bartlett are likely to continue their impressive form after both players claimed 2 wickets each in the previous match.

Despite a disappointing performance in the last season, Mitchell Swepson has made a promising start by taking 3 wickets. It is highly likely that he will be retained as the team's specialist spinner for the upcoming game.


Weather Report

The weather is likely to remain overcast and there is a forecast for rain. The temperature is likely to remain around the 15-degree mark. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Adelaide Oval is generally good to bat on. There is some help for the quicker bowlers early on in the match. However, as the ball gets older and softer, it will be easier for the batsmen to play their shots. The team batting first will look to score around 170 runs to give the bowlers a fair chance of defending. 


Notable stats

Lynnsanity Once More?

Chris Lynn batted well for the Strikers last season. He scored 416 runs at an average of 41.60 and a strike rate of 141.01. He loves batting at the Gabba and could be a real handful.

Team News

With the upcoming international commitments against Pakistan, the participation of Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne is doubtful for this match. 


ADS vs BH Probable 11

ADS Playing 11

  • Matthew Short
  • D’Arcy Short
  • Chris Lynn (C)
  • Jake Weatherald
  • Adam Hose
  • Jamie Overton
  • Ben Manenti
  • Harry Nielsen (Wk)
  • David Payne
  • Wes Agar
  • Brendan Doggett

BH Playing 11

  • Usman Khawaja (C)
  • Colin Munro
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Sam Billings (Wk)
  • Max Bryant
  • Paul Walter
  • Michael Neser
  • Xavier Bartlett
  • Mitchell Swepson
  • Spencer Johnson
  • Matthew Kuhnemann
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Brisbane Heat to win this match. They have an excellent record against the Adelaide Strikers in recent head-to-head encounters and that should give the team plenty of confidence. Also, the Heat have a well-balanced side at their disposal and should be able to see off any challenge from the hosts. 


Top Picks

Colin Munro: Colin Munro has batted well in his recent outings during the CPL as well as Abu Dhabi T10. He began his fresh BBL campaign with an unbeaten 99 on the opening night.

Sam Billings: Known for his explosive batting style, Billings has scored 1032 runs in his BBL career at a strike rate of 142.95.

Matthew Short: Matthew Short was the leading run-scorer for the Strikers last season with 458 runs scored at an average of 35.23 and a strike rate of 144.47. 


ADS vs BH Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Billings

Batters: C Lynn, M Labuschagne, U Khawaja, C Munro (C)

All-rounders: M Short (VC), D Short, M Neser

Bowlers: D Payne, W Agar, M Swepson

ADS vs BH Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction