Adelaide Strikers (STR) will lock horns with Perth Scorchers (SCO) in match 49 of  Big Bash League 2021-22 at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, January 14. The match will start from 5:40 AM IST.

The Strikers have struggled in the ongoing edition of BBL, registering just three wins in 11 matches so far. With just 17 points on the board, the Peter Siddle-led STR are languishing towards the bottom half of the BBL 2021-22 standings.

On the other hand, Scorchers have been the most dominant side in the league so far, securing 10 victories in 12 matches. Led by Ashton Turner, SCO are currently leading the standings with 37 points. 

STR vs SCO Dream11 prediction

Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers have an almost even head-to-head record in the Big Bash League. While the Scorchers have won 10 of the 19 matches that they have played so far, the Strikers have claimed nine victories. Going by recent form, SCO will start as favourites even though they have lost a few of their star players due to COVID-19.

STR vs SCO Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22

Top tip: Best batter

In the absence of Perth Scorchers’ opener Colin Munro who has been ruled out due to COVID-19, one should pick Adelaide Strikers middle-order batter Jonathan Wells in your fantasy cricket team for this clash. Wells has amassed 303 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 127.31. He will look to continue his decent form against Perth Scorchers on Friday.

Top tip: Best bowler 

Adelaide Strikers’ Rashid Khan has been the standout bowler in BBL 2021-22. The Afghanistan leg-spinner has picked 20 wickets in 11 matches at an economy of 6.34 and an average of 13.95. Having already accumulated 721 fantasy points this season, picking Rashid Khan in your fantasy team is a no-brainer.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

As far as all-rounders are concerned, Perth Scorchers’ Ashton Agar, who has scored 118 runs and taken 14 scalps this season, will be a great fantasy pick for this BBL encounter. Agar has already accrued 639 fantasy points this campaign and will look to add more points to his tally against Strikers.

For the wicket-keeper spot, Harry Nielsen of Adelaide Strikers will be smart pick at just 8.5 credits. Nielsen has amassed 288 fantasy points and will look to contribute with both bat and gloves on Friday.

STR vs SCO probable playing XI

STR playing XI (probable): Matthew Short, Henry Hunt, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Thomas Kelly, Liam Scott, Harry Nielsen (wicket-keeper), Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle (captain), Harry Conway

SCO playing XI (probable): Kurtis Patterson, Nick Hobson, Laurie Evans (wicket-keeper), Ashton Turner (captain), Aaron Hardie, Chris Sabburg, Aston Agar, Andrew Tye, Matthew Kelly, Peter Hatzoglou, Lance Morris

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