PRS vs ADS Dream11 Prediction, BBL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Injury Updates & Pitch Report For Knockout

Prepare for an exhilarating showdown as Perth Scorchers (SCO) lock horns with Adelaide Strikers (STR) in the knockout stage of the BBL 2023-2024 at Perth Stadium. The stakes are sky-high, with the winner advancing to the Challenger, while the defeated side will bow out of the tournament. Adelaide Strikers hold a narrow 5-6 lead over Perth Scorchers in the last five years’ head-to-head record, adding an extra layer of intensity to this clash.

In the current tournament, Perth Scorchers finished third on the points table with six wins, while Adelaide Strikers secured the fourth position with five wins. Perth Scorchers faced Sydney Sixers in their last match, posting a competitive total of 197 runs for the loss of four wickets. Laurie Evans showcased his prowess with a brilliant 72 runs, but despite Aaron Hardie’s all-round efforts (32 runs and two wickets), Sydney Sixers clinched a nail-biting victory.

Adelaide Strikers, coming off a convincing win against Sydney Thunder, posted 140 runs, but Adelaide Strikers chased down the target comfortably in 16 overs, losing just one wicket. Matthew Short’s explosive 74 runs and Jake Weatherald’s 47 runs played crucial roles, supported by Lloyd Pope’s four-wicket haul.

MATCH INFORMATION:

  • Fixture: Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers, Knockout
  • Event: Big Bash League, 20 Jan 2024, Saturday, 1:45 PM IST

BROADCAST:

Catch the live action on Star Sports Network and stream on Disney+ Hotstar.

WEATHER REPORT:

  • Stadium: TBA
  • Conditions: Clouds
  • Temperature: 1.6°C
  • Humidity: 73%

Also Check: Who Will Win PRS vs ADS Knockout Match Prediction?

PROBABLE PLAYING XI:

Perth Scorchers: SM Whiteman, Stevie Eskinazi, AM Hardie (C), JP Inglis (wk), Cooper Connolly, NR Hobson, AC Agar, AJ Tye, JP Behrendorff, Hamish McKenzie, LR Morris

Adelaide Strikers: MW Short (C), DJM Short, J Weatherald, Thomas Kelly, James Bazley, HJ Nielsen (wk), Henry Thornton, WA Agar, David Payne, CJ Boyce, L Pope

INJURY AND AVAILABILITY NEWS:

Laurie Evans misses out for Perth Scorchers. Chris Lynn, Jamie Overton, and Adam Hose are out of the Adelaide Strikers’ squad.

PITCH REPORT:

The pitch at Perth Stadium is expected to be batting-friendly with support for pacers. Chasing has been the preferred option, adding an extra layer of excitement to the knockout clash.

PLAYER PICKS:

CAPTAINS:

  • Aaron Hardie (SCO | ALL) – 9 credits
    • A genuine all-rounder, Hardie’s 328 runs showcase classy stroke play and powerful hitting. His medium-fast bowling has brought crucial breakthroughs.
  • Matthew Short (STR | ALL) – 9 credits
    • In remarkable form with 509 runs, Short’s all-round abilities provide balance to the Strikers, contributing with both bat and ball.
  • Jason Behrendorff (SCO | BOWL) – 9 credits
    • The left-arm seamer, Behrendorff, with 15 scalps, has been a consistent wicket-taker, troubling opposition batters with his precision and movement.

TOP:

  • D’Arcy Short (STR | ALL) – 8 credits
    • A dynamic all-rounder, D’Arcy Short’s 231 runs showcase power-hitting abilities, along with effective left-arm spin.
  • Cooper Connolly (SCO | ALL) – 9.5 credits
    • With an ability to chip in with both bat and ball, Connolly’s composure with 150 runs has often come in challenging situations.
  • Jake Weatherald (STR | BAT) – 8.5 credits
    • An explosive top-order batter, Weatherald’s 138 runs have often come at a quick pace, putting opposition bowlers on the back foot.

BUDGET:

  • Josh Inglis (SCO | WK) – 9 credits
    • Opening the batting, Inglis has been key in providing solid starts, amassing 226 runs in impactful innings.
  • Cameron Boyce (STR | BOWL) – 7 credits
    • As the primary leg-spinner, Boyce’s 9 wickets have often come at crucial junctures, breaking partnerships with variations.
  • Andrew Tye (SCO | BOWL) – 8 credits
    • Tye’s right-arm fast bowling has been marked by variations, accounting for 11 crucial wickets in pressure situations.

AVOID HAVING THESE PLAYERS:

  • Henry Thornton (STR | BOWL) – 9 credits
    • Unimpressive bowling performance in the last match suggests he can be avoided in your fantasy team.
  • Harry Nielsen (STR | WK) – 6.5 credits
    • Lackluster batting performance in this tournament suggests he can be avoided in your fantasy team.

Fantasy Cricket Team Prediction:

Head to Head:

  • Wicketkeeper: Josh Inglis
  • Batter: Jake Weatherald
  • All-Rounder: Matthew Short, Cooper Connolly, D’Arcy Short, Aaron Hardie, Ashton Agar
  • Bowler: Cameron Boyce, Lance Morris, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff

Mega League:

  • Wicketkeeper: Josh Inglis, Sam Whiteman
  • Batter: Jake Weatherald
  • All-Rounder: Matthew Short, Cooper Connolly, D’Arcy Short, Aaron Hardie
  • Bowler: Cameron Boyce, Lance Morris, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff

Cricket enthusiasts can brace themselves for an enthralling contest as Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers battle it out in this high-stakes knockout encounter at Perth Stadium.

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