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Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Stadium, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, 23rd Match Preview (12/31/22): ADS vs MLS, 23rd Match, Big Bash League 2022-23 – Live Cricket Score

The Strikers have dropped their last two games and will be looking to snap their losing streak at home. With players like Rashid Khan, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle, and others, it is safe to presume that bowling is the team’s backbone. They also have some great hitters, but they are out of rhythm.

The Melbourne Stars are plainly in trouble, with their major weakness being batting. Except for Joe Clarke, the team’s other hitters have struggled to create an impression. This team’s biggest worry is Marcus Stoinis’ health.

Match Details

  • Match: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  • Date & Time: December 31, 1:30 PM IST

pitch report today BBL match

The Adelaide Oval in Adelaide is one of the greatest tracks in Australia for batting, and the same can be expected in this match. This is a level course with equal bounce, which will aid batters in playing their strokes. The outfield is also incredibly quick, and if the ball is placed in the gap, it will sprint toward the boundary.

So far, a few of BBL 12 matches have been played here, and the pitch has been quite good for batting. Pacers can gain some movement in the early overs of the game. Seven matches were played here during the recent T20 World Cup, with an average first innings score of 158 runs.

This match will be played on a fresh track, which should be ideal for batting. The square borders of this stadium are quite narrow, and hitters will almost certainly target that region of the field. After winning the toss, any captain may choose to chase. 

Probable Playing XIs 

Adelaide Strikers:

  • Henry Hunt
  • Matthew Short
  • Chris Lynn
  • Adam Hose
  • Colin de Grandhomme
  • Thomas Kelly
  • Harry Nielsen (wk)
  • Rashid Khan
  • Ben Manenti
  • Henry Thornton
  • Peter Siddle (c)

 Melbourne Stars:

  • Thomas Rogers
  • Joe Clarke (wk)
  • Beau Webster
  • Nick Larkin
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Hilton Cartwright
  • Campbell Kellaway
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • Luke Wood
  • Adam Zampa (c)
  • Trent Boult

How to watch

Sony Sports Network on TV and Sony LIV App for live streaming

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