Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars Prediction & Betting Tips

Zia Rana Dec 13, 2014 25 Comments 193,460 views
Big Bash 2014-15
Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers
vs Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars
ScheduleThursday, 18 December 2014 at 08:40 GMT / 08:40 UK / 14:10 IST
VenueAdelaide Oval

The Big Bash League was inaugurated in 2011-12, eight teams face each other in the round-robin and the event concludes on knockouts in the finals. Sydney Sixers clinched the first tournament, Brisbane Heat was successful in 2012-13 and Perth Scorchers were the champions in the previous year.

The fifth edition of the Big Bash League will kick off with a match between the prime team of the Big Bash League, 2013-14, Melbourne Stars and a bottom line side, Adelaide Strikers. The first grabbed 16 points from 8 games and remained undefeated but was defeated by Hobart Hurricanes by a big margin of seven wickets in the first semi-final on February 4, 2014, at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Adelaide Strikers will try to make an impressive beginning by winning the first match whereas Melbourne Stars will anticipate a promising start.

Luke Wright - A promising all-rounder of Melbourne Stars
Luke Wright - A promising all-rounder of Melbourne Stars

Players to watch

Kieron Pollard will be the foreign player for Adelaide Strikers and has displayed excellent all-round performance in the recently concluded Ram Slam T20 Challenge, 2014-15. He smashed 243 runs at an awesome average of 81.00 comprising two fifties and was the highest wicket taker with 14 for the champions Cape Cobras. Their batting will revolve around Craig Simmons, Tim Ludeman, Brad Hodge and Travis Head while Shaun Tait, Michael Neser, Kane Richardson, Ben Laughlin and Adam Zimpa will look after the affairs of bowling while Johan Botha and Ryan ten Doeschate will make a strong combination.

Luke Wright was the highest run maker for Melbourne Stars in 2013-14 followed by Cameron White and David Hussey whereas Kevin Pietersen, James Faulkner will strengthen their batting. Glenn  Maxwell has transformed himself as a match winning all-rounder, John Hastings and Jackson Bird were their chief wicket takers with 13 each while Clint McKay, Scott Boland, Daniel Worrall are compatible bowlers.

Time & Venue

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 08:40 GMT, 19:10 local at Adelaide Oval which was established in 1871 and has a seating capacity of about 53,000.


Rain and drizzle is expected in early morning with the temperatures around 14-22ᵒC.


The winning captain will start the event by chasing the target.

The Pitch

The wicket will be an ideal one for the shortest version of the game and the batsmen will enjoy most there.


Adelaide Strikers – Johan Botha (C), Michael Neser, Craig Simmons, Tim Ludeman, Ryan ten Doeschate, Trent Lawford, Jono Dean, Adam Zampa, Brad Hodge, Ben Laughlin, Travis Head, Gary Putland, Shaun Tait, Kane Richardson, Kieron Pollard, Chadd Sayers.

Melbourne Stars - Cameron White (C), Kevin Pietersen, Luke Feldman, James Muirhead, Alexander Keath, Marcus Stoinis, Rob Quiney, Luke Wright, Clive Rose, Scott Boland, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, David Hussey, John Hastings, Jackson Bird, Peter Handscomb, Daniel Worrall, Clint McKay.


Melbourne Stars will be the favourites to grab the opening encounter.

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25 Responses to “ Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars Prediction & Betting Tips ”
  1. All Cricket focus has now shifted to Australia. Big Bash T20 is all set to kick off amidst India's tour. I like to see T20 team full with International stars not caught in International series. Anyways we have plenty of mercenaries available on hire from Caribbeans and leftovers from rest of world.

    Adelaide Strikers have signed up Pollard who is not only a good allrounder but also wins matches in T20. He has been in the form of his life in Ram Slam T20 in South Africa and won trophy for Cape Cobras. He will play crucial role in Big Bash as well. Strikers are looking good in bowling department as Internationals Shaun Tait & Kane Richardson along with Pollard will form the main attack.

    Melbourne Stars on the other hand got boom boom batting side and full with well known International players. Maxwell, Cameron White, Kevin Pietersen & James Faulkner will be main players. I'm not sure about KP's performance though. When was last time he did something to remember? He is history now and he should retire peacefully now. He is done and dusted. Get a life KP.

    Overall it will be Stars batting vs Strikers bowling. We all know that strong batting side always wins T20 matches.

    As far as prediction is concerned I'll back Melbourne Stars in trading at BetfairBetfair.

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    • Thats nice thought

  2. munna bhai u did not mention Ryan ten doeschate he is also in adelaide strikers team the great all rounder of KKR will boost adelaide strikers team i hope

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    • Couldn't find his name in squad anywhere. Yes he is hell lot of player as well.

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  3. Munna Bhai,

    What about Melbourne Stars chasing a stiff target??Its heck of a task to chase big scores there down under

    • Yes it will be tough against Adelaide Strikers' star studded bowling lineup. I'm not sure of the squad though. I can't find the up to date player list for these two teams. We have to wait and see the squad first and then do another analysis again.

    here is the list of adelaide players munna bhai and one of my fav all rounders and finishers and captain of essex eagles ten doeschate is there in adelaide squad.

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  5. yeah munna bhai yours useful analysis always helps punters
    but u should all remind that adelaide team and ground is of late phil hughes so they will try to win first match of BBL against stars on this memorable venue and will dedicate to their mate so bet carefuly on this match guys u watch india lost a test match from almost winning position on this venue...

    • I hear you buddy on Phil. It's a batting surface and team batting first has to score 180+ to defend.

    • You r correct raja

  6. munna bhai we punters dont care which team win we always care about profit.:)
    we r the traders.:)

  7. Melbourne ..!

  8. perth vs aus predictn plz..

  9. Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers; i m Giving U 100+10% Sure That Melbourne Stars will Win This Match...Remember Don't Bet on Adelaide Strikes plzz...Thanks

    • ye 10% ki extra surity 'free' me di thi kya.....Bahut bade wale jhaantu ho....khuda Ke liye band karo sale jhaantuon prediction dena....discuss the strategy...what you think and whom you have backed.....don't f****** give straight winners you morons

      • monmoy bro..u can give ur prediction but plz dun write 100 % if u r not sure. thanks

    • big loss for u. ..... .......

  10. Thank a lot to provide prediction for domestic matches. .

  11. stars going to win

  12. munnA bhai I am your' fan
    plse support me
    what is the match result
    as vs ms plse bhai

  13. Munna Bhai what will happen now. Melbord scored 148

    • what will happen now?

  14. tmr renegades..............79%

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