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  • Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars predictions for Friday’s Big Bash match
  • Strikers have won 3 of their last 4 matches against the Stars
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Ralph Staniforth 06 Jan 2022
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Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Tips


Both the Strikers and Stars have struggled this season but it is the Melbourne outfit that is missing players due to COVID-19. My best bet is for the Adelaide Strikers to win their second match on the bounce.
  • Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Tips
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  • Adelaide Strikers Form
  • Adelaide Strikers Team News
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  • Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars FAQs

  • Adelaide Strikers’ Matthew Short scored 72* in his last match.
  • Melbourne Stars have lost 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Melbourne Stars are missing players due to COVID-19.
  • Melbourne Stars’ Hilton Cartwright has scored 79 & 41 runs in 2 of his last 3 matches.

Head to Head


The Adelaide Strikers have won three of their last five matches against the Melbourne Stars. When they met last season it was however the Stars who thumped the Strikers by 111 runs.

Adelaide Strikers Form


The Adelaide Strikers climbed off the bottom of the BBL table when they beat the Hobart Hurricanes in their last match.

Peter Siddle set the victory up for the Strikers with a magnificent bowling performance, taking 5-23. The 126-run total by the Hurricanes was never going to be enough, even against a Strikers side who have struggled for runs.

Matthew Short smashed 72 off 44 balls at the top of the innings to secure a seven wicket win with just under five overs to spare. That win should give the Strikers confidence but it is still only their second victory in nine matches.

Adelaide Strikers Team News


After a superb performance last time out, the Strikers will look to carry that momentum forward and could go in unchanged.

Squad: Wes Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, George Garton, Ryan Gibson, Travis Head, Spencer Johnson, Rashid Khan, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matthew Renshaw, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall

Melbourne Stars Form


The Melbourne Stars have lost five of their eight matches which sees them in bottom place in the Big Bash. They have lost four of their last five matches.

In their last match against city rivals, Melbourne Renegades the Stars batted first. Hilton Cartwright top scored with 41 runs but only three other players managed more than 10 runs in a total of 126.

The Renegades won by five wickets with two overs to spare. Tom O’Connell was the pick of the bowlers, taking 2-11 in two overs.

Melbourne Stars Team News


The Stars have had a few COVID infections so it is difficult to know who exactly is available. It looks like Glenn Maxwell will miss out while there are a few others still ruled out.

Squad: Qais Ahmad, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Elliott, Syed Faridoun, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchcliffe, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill, Tom O’Connell, Sam Rainbird, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf (from December 27), Andre Russell (five games from December 10), Ahmed Daniyal (from December 10), Tom Rogers, Charlie Wakim, Justin Avendano, Xavier Crone, Haris Rauf.

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars FAQs

Where can I watch Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars live stream.

What time does Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars start?

The fixture will be played at the Adelaide Oval at 7.15pm AEST on Friday, January 7.

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Verdict

I'm backing the Strikers to beat a heavily weakened Melbourne Stars outfit. Matthew Short is backed to top score for the Strikers after hitting 72 runs in the last match.

Hilton Cartwright has been consistent and looks set to play for the Stars. He offers value in the best batsman market.

Best Bet: Strikers Win Result @3/5 at Topsport - 4 Units
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Best Stars Batsman Tip: Hilton Cartwright Best Stars Batsman @7/2 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit
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