We take a look at Wednesday’s (23/01/2019) BBL Big Bash 2019 match between Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers. The home team has won each of the last six matches between the Stars and Strikers. Marcus Stoinis has been the Top Match Batsman in each of the Stars’ last two matches as favourites. Colin Ingram has been the Top Strikers Runscorer in each of their last three matches. Ben Laughlin has been the Top Strikers Wicket Taker in each of their last three matches against the Stars. The home team has hit the most sixes in each of the last eight matches between the Stars and Strikers. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Sunday January 27,7:15pm
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Melbourne took care of their rivals on Saturday defeating the Renegades by six-wickets to remain one-point shy of the Top 4.
The Strikers also find themselves in a similar position on the ladder now tied with eight-points alongside the Stars. The ladder logjam makes this match extremely interesting, especially when you consider Adelaide have won two-straight over Melbourne.
Even so, with home-field advantage to their name it isn’t surprising to see the Stars open as favourites. They are 3-0 against the Strikers in this scenario, and with Marcus Stoinis smacking 70 against the Gades’ over the weekend, Melbourne look tough to beat.
Tip: Melbourne Stars at $1.81
Value BET: Man of the Match: Glenn Maxwell at $10
Melbourne Stars squad
Michael Beer, Jackson Bird, Scott Boland, Liam Bowe, Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Jackson Coleman, Travis Dean, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jonathan Merlo, Matt Parkinson (England)*, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa
Adelaide Strikers squad
Travis Head (c), Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Michael Cormack, David Grant, Colin Ingram (South Africa), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Nick Winter