ADS vs MLS Match Preview

The Adelaide Strikers are relying on their top 3 batsmen to perform well. Matthew Short and D'Arcy Short, the opening pair, have been in excellent form, each scoring 2 half-centuries in 3 innings. Chris Lynn had a slow start to the season but bounced back in the last match, scoring 56 runs from just 34 deliveries.

Unfortunately, the middle-order batsmen, including Jake Weatherald, James Bazley, and Adam Hose, have not been in great form. The team will need at least one of them to play a long innings. On the bowling front, Jamie Overton and David Payne, the seamers, have done a commendable job, picking up 6 wickets each.

In terms of spin, Cameron Boyce and Matthew Short have taken a total of 4 wickets.

In the previous match, Glenn Maxwell showcased exceptional skills both with the bat and ball, taking 3 wickets and scoring 35 runs despite the rain affecting the game. His outstanding performance makes him a crucial player once again. However, the Stars are facing concerns regarding Sam Harper's poor form, as he has been unable to provide a strong start for the team.

On the other hand, Hilton Cartwright has been the most reliable batsman for the team, leading the run-scoring charts. Unfortunately, the Stars' bowling department appears considerably weaker due to the unavailability of Haris Rauf and Usama Mir for the rest of the season. These two players were the leading wicket-takers for the team thus far.

To compensate for the absence of Rauf and Mir, Dan Lawrence is expected to join the team as a replacement, adding depth to the batting lineup. Additionally, Lawrence, along with Imad Wasim, possesses good bowling abilities. Joel Paris and Marcus Stoinis are likely to spearhead the seam attack, while Wasim, Maxwell, and Glenn Maxwell will handle the spin department.


Weather Report

The weather is likely to be clear with temperatures of between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Adelaide Oval is excellent to bat on. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 175. That said, the seamers will get some help early on in the match when the ball is new. There is a good amount of pace and bounce on offer. However, the bowlers will need to be careful with their line and length.

Notable stats

David Payne: T20 Star

David Payne is a consistent performer in the BBL. He has picked up 16 wickets in the 9 matches that he has played so far, at a bowling average of 18.19. His economy rate is decent too at 8.39 runs per over.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


ADS vs MLS Probable 11

ADS Playing 11

  • D'Arcy Short
  • Matthew Short (C)
  • Chris Lynn
  • Harry Nielsen (Wk)
  • Jake Weatherald
  • Adam Hose
  • Jamie Overton
  • James Bazley
  • Wes Agar
  • Cameron Boyce
  • David Payne

MLS Playing 11

  • Thomas Rogers
  • Sam Harper (Wk)
  • Beau Webster
  • Glenn Maxwell (C)
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Hilton Cartwright
  • Imad Wasim
  • Dan Lawrence
  • Jonathan Merlo
  • Joel Paris
  • Mark Steketee
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 Melbourne Stars to win this match. They have performed well in the last couple of matches and we are expecting them to continue with the momentum. The team has plenty of depth in its batting, thanks to all-rounders like Imad Wasim and Dan Lawrence and that could be a big advantage on the good batting surface. Also, the Stars have a good record against the Strikers in recent outings and are likely to be quite confident when they take the field. 


Top Picks

Matthew Short: A quality all-rounder, Matthew Short has scored 382 runs in his last 10 innings at a strike rate of 153.41 and has also picked up 8 wickets.

Hilton Cartwright: Hilton Cartwright is a consistent performer in the middle order. He has scored 232 runs in his last 10 innings at an average of 33.14 and a strike rate of 139.75.

Glenn Maxwell: Maxwell was in brilliant form in the last match. In his BBL career, Maxwell has scored 2773 runs at a strike rate of 150.87 and has also picked up 41 wickets. 


ADS vs MLS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Harper

Batters: C Lynn, H Cartwright

All-rounders: G Maxwell (C), M Short (VC), J Overton, B Webster, I Wasim, D Short

Bowlers: D Payne, J Paris

ADS vs MLS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction