Melbourne Stars Vs Adelaide Strikers 22nd Match of BBL 2016-17
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Melbourne Stars VS Adelaide Strikers, 22nd Match of Bigg Bash League 2016-17: One of the three bottom-placed sides on the point table, Strikers have struggled a bit to mark their presence as a rather competitive squad. They have portrayed a tame almost a deadening image, playing over against their natural instinct. And, the credit goes to their off-colored bowling attack and misfiring top-order batsmen, who have been off and on for the last five games. However in the last game against Hurricanes, Ben Dunk enjoyed 49-ball 79 to seal Striker's second win of the series. Moreover, Chrish Jordan celebrated 3 wickets to keep Striker's hope alive in the tournament. Jordan's injury at this stage comes as a massive blow to Strikers. If they want to become the winner of MLS VS ADS in BBL 2016-17, they will need to compensate Jordan's loss.
Ahead of their clash against Melbourne Stars on Tuesday, Strikers have called in black-capped leg spinner Ish Sodhi to replace injured Chris Jordan. Jordan was expelled due to a hamstring that he suffered during the last game against Hurricanes. Jordan's injury came as an opportunity to Sodhi who had a substantial contribution to New Zealand's 27-run win over Bangaladesh in the third T20 international.
Strikers have been quite experiential with their line-up; rather focusing much on what actually was required, they sought revival in the batting order. Strikers, after losing 3 out of 5 games, are at 6th position at present, which they would surely look to improve in the coming matches. Finishing as the winner of MLS VS ADS in BBL 2016-17 is what Strikers would aim to sail rather smoothly in the remainder of the tournament.
Melbourne Stars, a slightly stronger squad given both the rank on the point table and performances in the past couple of games, will have an edge over Strikers. Why? Stars have home support at Melbourne Cricket Ground where Melbourne Stars VS Adelaide Strikers, 22nd Match of BBL 2016-17 will be played. Stars have won 2 out of 4 matches so far, thus securing 4th place on the point table.
Will Adelaide Strikers strike another win after a confident 5-wicket victory over Hurricanes?