Perth Scorchers (SCO) take on Adelaide Strikers (STR) in the ninth match of Big Bash League 2021-22 at the Perth Stadium on Saturday, December 11.
SCO vs STR Dream11 prediction
Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers have won a match each this season, although STR has played a game more than SCO. Adelaide Strikers, led by Peter Siddle, returned to winning ways after an early blemish in the tournament opener. They will hope to build on the winning momentum from the previous game.
Meanwhile, Perth Scorchers got their campaign off to a perfect start with a comprehensive win over Brisbane Heat. A win over Adelaide Strikers will be a morale booster for the Ashton Turner-led team.
It is difficult to predict a winner between the two sides, although Perth Scorchers hold a slender advantage given they will be playing at their home venue.
SCO vs STR Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22
Top tip: Best batter
Adelaide Strikers' Jake Weatherald is a top batting pick for this match. The southpaw, the leading run-getter for the Strikers last season with 433 runs, has not set the tournament on fire this season; however, given his repertoire, a big knock from him is around the corner. Selected by 80 per cent of the fantasy users, Jake Weatherald is a steal for 9 credits.
Top tip: Best bowler
To draft in Adelaide Strikers’ Rashid Khan as the top bowler is a no-brainer. This season, the Afgan spinner has three wickets in two matches, including match-winning figures of 2/17 against Melbourne Renegades in the last game. With over 400 wickets in T20 cricket, the 23-year-old is an asset to any team. Selected by 93 per cent of the fantasy users, Rashid Khan is a must-have pick for 9.5 credits.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
For this match, Adelaide Strikers' George Garton will be an excellent all-round option. The Englishman has picked three wickets in two games at an economy of 6. Garton is a handful in the death overs of an innings with his clever pace variations. Although listed as a bowler, Garton can get quick runs late in the innings, making him an excellent pick for 8.5 credits.
Amongst the wicket-keepers, Cameron Bancroft of Perth Scorchers will be a safe bet for this encounter. The 29-year-old got a handy 25 in the last match opening the batting but failed to capitalise on his start. Besides his neat glovework behind the stumps, Bancroft has over 1500 runs in T20 format at a strike rate of 123. Cameron Bancroft will be a good budget pick at 8.5 credits.
SCO vs STR probable playing XI
SCO playing XI (probable): Colin Munro, Cameron Bancroft (wicket-keeper), Kurtis Patterson, Laurie Evans, Aston Turner (captain), Aaron Hardie, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou, Matthew Kelly
STR playing XI (probable): Jake Weatherald, Matthew Short, Harry Nielsen (wicket-keeper), Jonathan Wells, Daniel Drew, Liam Scott, Rashid Khan, George Garton, Daniel Worrall, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle (captain)
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