MLR vs ADS Match Preview

The Perth Scorchers were nearly defeated by the Renegades on Boxing Day, thanks to exceptional bowling performances from Will Sutherland and Kane Richardson in the final overs. However, the Scorchers managed to maintain their composure and emerged victorious.

Shaun Marsh, who missed the first four matches of the season, made a remarkable comeback by scoring a brilliant half-century. He, along with Jake Fraser-McGurk, will play a crucial role as the key batsmen for the Renegades. While the opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Joe Clarke has performed decently so far, a strong start from them will be essential for the team's success.

The pace trio of Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, and Tom Rogers has been impressive, with Sutherland and Rogers leading the team in terms of wickets taken, both having claimed 6 wickets each.

The Renegades also possess a strong spin attack, with Adam Zampa and Mujeeb Ur Rahman each having taken 4 wickets.

Matthew Short has been in exceptional form, showcasing his skills both as a batsman and a bowler. He has already scored an impressive 137 runs and taken 3 wickets. Notably, he has achieved half-centuries in both of his previous matches, indicating his consistency. As the opening partner of D'Arcy Short, Matthew will aim to provide a strong start for the team.

The middle order comprises of some explosive batsmen such as Chris Lynn, Jake Weatherald, and Adam Hose. Their aggressive style of play adds depth to the team's batting lineup. Additionally, all-rounders Jamie Overton and James Bazley contribute to the team's batting strength.

Jamie Overton has been the standout performer in terms of wickets, leading the team with 5 dismissals. Alongside David Payne and Wes Agar, he will spearhead the seam attack. In the spin department, Cameron Boyce will join forces with Matthew Short.

Overall, the team possesses a well-rounded lineup with a combination of talented batsmen and effective bowlers, making them a formidable force in the upcoming matches. 


Weather Report

The weather in Melbourne is likely to be clear with temperatures of between 15 to 18 degrees. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Docklands Stadium is well-balanced, providing equal opportunities to the batsmen and the bowlers. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 160. However, the team batting first will look to get over the 175 mark to give the bowlers a fair chance at defending.

The quicker bowlers will get some movement with the new ball but things do settle down as the ball gets softer.

Notable stats

Chris Lynn: BBL Legend

Chris Lynn is the leading run-getter in the history of BBL. He has scored 3472 runs at an average of 35.07.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


MLR vs ADS Probable 11

MLR Playing 11

  • Joe Clarke
  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk
  • Nic Maddinson (C)
  • Shaun Marsh
  • Jonathan Wells
  • Will Sutherland
  • Tom Rogers
  • Kane Richardson
  • Adam Zampa
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman

ADS Playing 11

  • Matthew Short (C)
  • D'Arcy Short
  • Chris Lynn
  • Jake Weatherald
  • Adam Hose
  • James Bazley
  • Harry Nielsen (Wk)
  • Jamie Overton
  • Wes Agar
  • David Payne
  • Cameron Boyce
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 Adelaide Strikers to win this match. They have a good record against the Melbourne Renegades in past head-to-head encounters and that will give the team a psychological advantage. Also, the Renegades haven’t been in the best of forms this season and are likely to find it difficult to bounce back. 


Top Picks

Matthew Short: Short has been excellent with the bat as well as the ball this season. He has scored 137 runs at a strike rate of 153.93 and has also picked up 3 wickets.

D'Arcy Short: D’Arcy Short is among the top 5 leading run-scorers in the BBL and has scored 2775 runs at an average of 37.00.

Will Sutherland: Will Sutherland has scored 75 runs at a strike rate of 163.04 and has also picked up 6 wickets. 


MLR vs ADS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Clarke

Batters: C Lynn, S Marsh, A Hose, J Fraser-McGurk

All-rounders: M Short (C), D Short, J Overton, W Sutherland (VC)

Bowlers: D Payne, T Stewart Rodgers

MLR vs ADS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction