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AS vs PS, BBL 2021-22 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks 

Match: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers, (AS vs PS, Match #49)

Date: January 14, 2022 – 5:10 IST 

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 

Where and what time to watch the match live in India 

For those in India, you can catch all the live action between Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers on Sony Six and Six HD at 5:10 AM IST. You can also watch it live on the online streaming application, Sony LIV. 

Strikers vs Scorchers: 

Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers will face off in the match no. 49 of the Big Bash League 2021-22. The two sides will battle it out in this return fixture at Adelaide Oval on Friday, January 14. 

Adelaide Strikers have had an average season so far but they received a major boost towards the playoffs hopes in the last game. They hammered Brisbane Heat by 71 runs Rashid Khan signed off his campaign with a six-wicket haul. The Strikers jumped three places, moving to fifth place with 17 points from 11 matches, having won three games. 

Perth Scorchers have dominated this season and are sitting at the top of the ladder with 37 points from 12 games. They have won 10 matches and have faced defeat only twice. The Scorchers, playing without Mitch Marsh and Colin Munro, hammered 196/3 in the last game against Melbourne Stars and eventually won by 47 runs. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for AS vs PS 

Adelaide Oval has generally been a very good venue for batting with bounce and pace on offer. The average first innings total from 64 T20 matches at this ground stands at 167. The highest score recorded here was 233/2 by Australia and the lowest of 87 all-out was by Adelaide Strikers. As many as 39 times, the team batting first has come out on top at the Adelaide Oval. 

The weather forecast for Friday morning at Adelaide suggests it will be partly cloudy. The temperature is expected to be 22° C and humidity around 66%. 

Adelaide Strikers: Expected XI and Team News 

The Strikers have named their 15-member squad for this contest. The big news is Rashid Khan’s stint this season is over as he flies back home. The Strikers have roped Ian Cockbain into the side. Wes Agar will miss the remainder of the season due to side strain. Matt Renshaw will also not be available for another two games. 

Probable XI – Jake Weatherald, Matt Short, Ian Cockbain, Jonathan Wells, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle (c), Henry Thorton, Harry Conway

Perth Scorchers: Expected XI and Team News 

Perth Scorchers will still be without the services of Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis and Jhye Richardson. The trio is on the Ashes duties. Colin Munro, who is in isolation after testing Covid-19 positive, will not be available for this game. There are question marks over Cameron Bancroft’s availability after coming in contact with a Covid-19 positive person. 

Probable XI – Kurtis Patterson, Nick Hobson, Laurie Evans (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Ashton Agar, Chris Sabburg, Andrew Tye, Matt Kelly, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou

Head to head record of AS vs PS 

Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers share a competitive rivalry in the BBL. Of 19 matches they’ve competed in, the Scorchers have claimed 10 wins while the Strikers have won nine. In the last five matches, the Strikers lead the scoreline by 3-2. 

Adelaide Strikers – 9 

Perth Scorchers – 10

Match : Five players to watch out for in the AS vs PS match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI: 

Andrew Tye: Bowler, Perth Scorchers 

Andrew Tye is amongst the most prolific bowlers in the Big Bash League. The fast bowler has snared 112 wickets in the league from just 80 matches at an economy of 7.58. He has been magnificent in the BBL 11 as well, picking 19 wickets from 12 matches at 12.7 balls per wicket. Seven times this season, he has taken two or more wickets in a match. Tye will cost you 9 credits and can be a good VC option. 

Kurtis Patterson: Batter, Perth Scorchers 

Kurtis Patterson has had a fantastic BBL season for the Scorchers. The left hander has scored 275 runs from nine innings at an average of 31 and strike rate of 144. He has scored three fifties in the tournament with the best of 78. Patterson bats at the top of the order and can be a solid captaincy option. He will cost you 9 credits in the MPL fantasy XI. 

Ashton Turner: Batter, Perth Scorchers 

Ashton Turner is one of the most destructive middle order batters in the Big Bash League. The Scorchers skipper has scored 257 runs in this season from 11 innings at an average of 29 while striking at 153. Turner hammered 69 off 41 against Sydney Sixers and followed it up with an unbeaten 47 off 26 against the Stars. Turner will cost you 8.5 credits in the MPL XI. 

Jonathan Wells: Batter, Adelaide Strikers 

Jonathan Wells is amongst the most consistent middle order batters in the BBL. He has scored over 2300 runs in the league at an average of 33 and strike rate of 123. Wells has been good this season too, scoring 303 runs from 11 innings at an average of 30 while striking at 128. Wells costs 8.5 credits in the MPL XI. 

Matthew Short: All-rounder, Adelaide Strikers 

Matthew Short has been outstation for the Strikers in the BBL 11. The opening batter has scored 292 runs from 11 innings at an average of 29 and a terrific strike rate of 157, including two fifties. Short bowls handy off-spin and has picked four wickets in the season, including 2/13 in the last game. Matthew Short will cost you 9.5 credits and can be a good C/VC option. 

MPL Fantasy XI 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams

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