Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Dream11 Prediction, BBL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 18 of BBL 2023-24

Cricket fans are in for a riveting clash as the Melbourne Renegades (REN) take on the Adelaide Strikers (STR) in the 18th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2023-24. The showdown is set to unfold on Friday, December 29, at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. With Renegades still in search of their first win this season and Strikers aiming to climb the points table, the encounter promises high-octane action.

Team Standings and Head-to-Head Record:

As the Renegades have endured a challenging start to the season, currently languishing at the bottom of the table with no victories in five matches, the Strikers find themselves in a more comfortable position at fourth place, securing one win in three matches. The history between these two teams in the BBL reveals a competitive rivalry, with Renegades winning seven matches and Strikers emerging victorious in 11 encounters out of a total of 18.

Recent Performances:

In their recent clash against the Perth Scorchers, the Renegades put up a commendable bowling performance. Opting to field after winning the toss, they restricted the Scorchers to 162 runs, thanks to stellar efforts from Tom Rogers and Will Sutherland, both claiming three wickets each. However, despite Shaun Marsh’s valiant 59-run knock, the Renegades fell short in their chase, losing by 13 runs in a closely contested match.

The Strikers, in their last outing against the Sydney Sixers, showcased a strong bowling display. Jamie Overton stood out with three wickets for 23 runs, limiting the Sixers to 155 runs. However, the Strikers faced challenges in their chase, falling short by just one run in a nail-biting finish.

Match Information: Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers

  • Date and Time: December 29, 2023, 1:45 PM IST
  • Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Probable Playing XI:

Melbourne Renegades: JM Clarke, Q de Kock (wk), J Fraser-McGurk, Nic Maddinson (C), SE Marsh, JW Wells, W Sutherland, T S Rogers, KW Richardson, A Zampa, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Adelaide Strikers: MW Short (C), DJM Short, CA Lynn, J Weatherald, AJ Hose, J Overton, James Bazley, HJ Nielsen (wk), WA Agar, David Payne, CJ Boyce

Pitch Report:

The Docklands Stadium in Melbourne is likely to offer a balanced surface for both batsmen and bowlers. With an average first innings total of 158 runs in the last five T20 matches, the team winning the toss might opt to bowl first.

Player Picks:

Captains:

  • Matthew Short (STR | ALL)
  • Will Sutherland (REN | ALL)
  • Joe Clarke (REN | WK)

Top Picks:

  • David Payne (STR | BOWL)
  • Jamie Overton (STR | ALL)
  • Chris Lynn (STR | BAT)

Avoid Having:

  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman (REN | BOWL)
  • Adam Zampa (REN | BOWL)

Fantasy Cricket Prediction:

Head to Head Fantasy Team:

  • Wicket Keeper: Quinton de Kock, Joe Clarke
  • Batter: Shaun Marsh, Jonathan Wells, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose
  • All-rounder: Will Sutherland, Jamie Overton, Matthew Short
  • Bowler: Tom Stewart Rogers, David Payne

Mega League Fantasy Team:

  • Wicket Keeper: Joe Clarke
  • Batter: Shaun Marsh, Jonathan Wells, Chris Lynn, Jake Fraser-McGurk
  • All-rounder: Will Sutherland, Jamie Overton, Matthew Short
  • Bowler: Kane Richardson, Tom Stewart Rogers, David Payne

As the Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers lock horns, fantasy cricket enthusiasts have the chance to create their dream teams and witness a thrilling battle at the Docklands Stadium. With key players in form and both teams hungry for a victory, this BBL encounter promises to be a highlight in the ongoing season.

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