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Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Tips - Stars to move into BBL top five

  • Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars tips for Saturday's Big Bash League match
  • The rivals are separated by 2 points on the ladder
  • Who will end the game in the finals spots?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Tips


It is fifth vs sixth and a crucial game for the make up of the BBL Finals. I'm backing the Stars to win and move back into the top five.
  • Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Adelaide Strikers Form
  • Adelaide Strikers Team News
  • Melbourne Stars Form
  • Melbourne Stars Team News
  • Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars FAQs

The Strikers have won their last two matches, but are hit-and-miss in general. The Stars now have their big names back and they can claim a significant victory in Adelaide and repeat their win over the Strikers on Monday.

  • Adelaide Strikers have lost 7 of their last 10 matches.
  • Melbourne Stars have won their last 2 matches against Adelaide Strikers.
  • Melbourne Stars have won 2 of their 3 matches.
  • Melbourne Stars' Glenn Maxwell scored 68 not out in his last match.

Head to Head


The Stars have won their last two matches against the Strikers, including a five wicket victory on Monday.

Adelaide Strikers Form


The Adelaide Strikers are fifth on the ladder and into the finals spots after winning three of their last four matches.

The Strikers won against Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat and then took the scalp of ladder leaders Perth Scorchers on Friday with a six-wicket win at Adelaide Oval.

The only defeat in the last four matches came against the Melbourne Stars.

Adelaide Strikers Team News


English batsman Ian Cockbain made 35 not out on debut against the Scorchers on Friday.

Wes Agar is injured and Matt Renshaw remains in isolation.

Squad: Wes Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Alex Carey, Ian Cockbain, Harry Conway, Ryan Gibson, Travis Head, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matthew Renshaw, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Henry Thornton, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall

Melbourne Stars Form


The Stars have got back to form with the return of players from Covid, winning two of their last three matches to move back into the finals picture.

The Stars got a crucial win over the Adelaide Strikers on Monday, only to lose to the Perth Scorchers less than 24 hours later.

In the Melbourne Derby on Thursday, Glenn Maxwell stuck 68 not out to lead his side to a six-wicket victory over the Renegades.

Melbourne Stars Team News


The Stars have the majority of their squad back and available. Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile are both possibles to return against Adelaide.

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), Ahmed Daniyal (from December 10)

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars FAQs

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

Our BBL live streaming calendar shows you where to watch a Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars live stream.

What time does Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars start?

The match starts at 10.40am AEST on Saturday, January 15, at the Adelaide Oval.

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Verdict

The Stars have got their team back together and are backed to move into the finals spots. Glenn Maxwell top scored last time and is value to do so again for the Stars.

Best Bet: Melbourne Stars Win Match Result $1.60 at RobWaterhouse - 4 Units
Top Stars Batsman: Glenn Maxwell Top Stars Batsman $3.25 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit

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