The sixth match of the 2015/16 Big Bash League (BBL) takes place at the WACA on Monday 21st December, when the reigning Champions, Perth Scorchers, play host to the Adelaide Strikers. Here’re the latest Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers betting tips & watch its live streaming here.
The Strikers won their second match in a row with an over to spare.
The Scorchers are the most successful side by a country mile in the previous four editions of the tournament. They have never yet failed to make the final, losing on the first two occasions, but winning the last two Grand Finals.
Monday’s visitors to the WACA qualified for the knockout phase of the tournament for the first time ever last season. Unfortunately, their quest for the title ended in abject failure at the semi-final stage, as they managed to muster just 94 all out in front of over 50,000 fans in their own Adelaide Oval stadium. The Sydney Sixers having posted 181-4.
Given the tournament records of the two sides, in comes as something of a surprise that of the seven previous meetings between the Scorchers and the Strikers, the Perth based outfit have only won four times, the other three going the way of the Strikers.
The Strikers have already begun their campaign, opening with a home win against the Sydney Stars. It wasn’t a win that was claimed without a struggle. With nearly half of their allotted 20 overs delivered, they were 64-4 and looking second best.
However, a 115-run partnership between Brad Hogg and Alex Ross who smashed 65 off of 31 balls, lifted the home side to 187-5.
All the Sixers big hitters made a start, but no one went on to occupy the crease for long enough to record a match winning score, and they finished short of their target on 168-7.
The Scorchers will want to get off to a winnings start while they have a full squad to pick from, as they may find themselves affected more than the other sides by international calls, when Australia faces both the West Indies and India in limited overs series.
Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers head to head
The two sides have played each other seven times and the Scorchers lead by a narrow 4-3 margin.
Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers betting tips & predictions
Scorchers to win: 3/5
Match starts at 4.10 pm local time (0810 hours GMT) on December 21.