Get ready for the 18th match of the Big Bash League, where the Melbourne Renegades will face off against the Adelaide Strikers. Stay updated with & for all your sports-related news.

Key details of the match:

Name of the teams:

Melbourne Renegades & Adelaide Strikers

Date & Time:

The match will be played on 29/12/2023 at 1:45 PM / 8:15 AM (GMT) / 7:15 PM (local)


The venue of the match is Docklands Stadium, Melbourne.

Pitch report:

The playing surface at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne is characterized as a balanced pitch, offering equitable support to both batsmen and bowlers. Typically, the average score for the first inning hovers around 160. Nevertheless, teams opting to bat first aim to surpass the 175-run mark, ensuring a reasonable opportunity for bowlers to defend. While fast bowlers may experience some movement with the new ball, conditions tend to stabilize as the ball softens.

Weather report:

As per the weather forecast, the anticipated maximum temperature for the match day is approximately 18 degrees Celsius, with a minimum of around 13 degrees Celsius. The forecast indicates a 10% chance of precipitation, a humidity level of 55%, and a wind speed of 23 km/hr. Cloudy conditions are also expected on the day of the match.

MLR vs ADS Squad:

Melbourne Renegades Squad:

Nic Maddinson (C), Joe Clarke (WK), Fergus O Neill, Harry Dixon, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Jordan Cox, Aaron Finch, Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Mackenzie Harvey, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Adelaide Strikers Squad:

Matthew Short (C), Harry Nielsen (WK), D Arcy Short, Jake Weatherald, Adam Hose, James Bazley, Jamie Overton, Wes Agar, Brendan Doggett, Cameron Boyce, Ben Manenti, Chris Lynn, Henry Thornton.

MLR vs ADS Possible Playing XI:

Melbourne Renegades:

Nic Maddinson (Captain), Quinton de Kock (Wicket-Keeper), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Aaron Finch, Jake Wells, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Joe Clarke.

Adelaide Strikers:

Matthew Short (Captain), D’Arcy Short, Harry Nielsen (Wicket-Keeper), Jake Weatherald, Adam Hose, Jamie Overton, James Bazley, Wes Agar, David Payne, Cameron Boyce Chris Lynn.

Head-to-head stats:

Total matches: 18
Melbourne Renegades won: 7
Adelaide Strikers won: 11

While historical statistics suggest a clear dominance for the Adelaide Strikers, the tables have turned in the recent five matches. The Melbourne Renegades secured victories in three of these encounters, whereas the Adelaide Strikers managed to win only two.

Our prediction & analysis:

The Melbourne Renegades are enduring one of their most challenging seasons, struggling to secure a win even after participating in five league matches. It’s worth noting that they have acquired one point due to a match cancellation, a factor we choose not to consider. Anticipations are high that in the upcoming match, they will exert considerable effort to clinch a victory. Conversely, the Adelaide Strikers currently occupy the 4th position on the points table with a total of 3 points. Notably, Matthew Short has been in outstanding all-round form, amassing 137 runs while also claiming 3 wickets.

Given the circumstances, as per the analysis of our sports experts, the likelihood of the Adelaide Strikers emerging victorious in this match is higher.

Final words:

Our prediction is that the Adelaide Strikers will emerge victorious in this match. Tune in to watch the game and stay connected with & to receive timely sports updates.