The 40th match of the Big Bash League will take place between the Melbourne Stars and the Adelaide Strikers, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on Friday, the 15th of January.
The Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers have faced in a solitary encounter against each other this season, where the Strikers won against the former by 5 wickets held earlier at Adelaide Oval. Adelaide Strikers sits on the fourth position in the points table having played 10 matches and securing victories over 5 and losing 5 matches out of it. On the other hand Melbourne Stars sit on the seventh position on the points table having played 9 matches out of which they managed a win on 3 and lost the rest 5. Over the years, the Stars and Strikers have had 12 head-to-head encounters where the Stars have won 5 matches and the Strikers rest 7. Having said that the Melbourne Stars have always had the game to their favour when playing at their home ground, MCG. Let's take a look at how things turn out for the team in the coming match. I have assorted the best bets from the market to put your money on. Take a look!
Let's start with the safest bet of this match. Marcus Stoinis has been putting up a brilliant performance so far this season and has been ranked as the top batsman according to BBL ranking securing himself the highest runs in a game. He is the fourth highest run getter this season and the top run-scorer for his team, Melbourne Stars. He has played 8 innings this season with an average of 39.57 with 277 runs to his name which includes 26 boundaries and 14 sixes. In the last three matches played this season, he has been pretty consistent with 47,34,97 runs scored against his opponent. In the last season of BBL 2019-20 he amassed 705 runs at an average of 54.23 from 17 matches played. Handy with the bat, Stoinis has featured in 66 matches for Melbourne Stars and averages 39.37 with 2008 runs. Playing against opponent, Adelaide Strikers he has been a part of 7 games against them with 228 runs and an average of 32.57. Stoinis has played 120 domestic T20 matches in his career and holds a brilliant average of 33.99 with 2923 runs. He has played 27 matches in his home-ground, Melbourne Cricket Ground hammering 741 runs and staggering average of 37.05. LeoVegas.com has offered odds of 1.86 for Marcus Stoinis To score over 25.5 runs which is a definite winner.
Alex Carey ranks third amongst highest run-scorers this season having played 8 innings and scoring 279 runs from them at an average of 34.87 including 26 boundaries and 7 sixes hit for Adelaide Strikers.The 29-year-old has played 56 domestic T20 matches and scored an average of 35.47 with 1738 runs. In the last five matches played against his opponents he scored 21,42,24,31 and 82. The wicketkeeper-batsman has contributed in 5 matches playing against Melbourne Stars at an average of 47. Carey has featured in 43 matches playing for Adelaide strikers where he has scored 1442 runs at and averages 36.05. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground he has so far played only 3 matches.Carey has played 43 Big Bash Leagues in his career with an average of 36.05 and 1442 runs. In the season of BBL 2019 he has played 11 matches with an average of 35.55 and 5 matches in 2020 with an average of 38.40.Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.85 for Carey to score over 22.5 runs and this bet is a definite winner.
The last of the lot being Jake Weatherald. After making his debut for Adelaide Strikers with a half-century in 2016, Jake Weatherald has not looked back ever since. Weatherald is the second highest run-scorer for his team, Adelaide strikers this season and has regularly shown his match-winning abilities with the bat. He has played 10 innings this season and averages at 30.50 with 244 runs which includes 20 boundaries and 14 sixes. The left-handed batsman's career includes playing 58 domestic T20 matches with runs of 1479 and an average of 26.89. In the past, he has played 7 matches against Melbourne Stars at an average of 30.38 and 243 runs. In 2019 BBL Weatherald has played 15 matches and averages 29.07 from them with 407 runs. Weatherald has racked up 407 runs from 15 matches played with an average of 29.07. Sportsbet.io has offered odds of 1.85 for Jake Weatherald to score over 17.5 runs, and there is no doubt that Weatherald will be able to live up to this expectation
Marcus Stoinis To Score Over 25.5 Runs - @1.86 (LeoVegas.com)
Alex Carey To Score Over 22.5 Runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Jake Weatherald To Score Over 17.5 Runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)