Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades
Our XI: Marcus Harris, Jake Weatherald, Sam Harper, Shaun Marsh, Jonathan Wells, Beau Webster, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Cameron Boyce, Peter Siddle, Richard Gleeson
NOTE: We might not always be able to tip you off about a late injury (or other relevant) updates.
Captain: Shaun Marsh
The Renegades have had a gloomy season so far and are yet to open their account, but Shaun Marsh has been in good touch with the bat. He has five 40-plus scores this season and has made 298 runs in eight matches. He is currently third on the batting charts.
Vice-captain: Rashid Khan
Rashid rarely has an off day and he’s constantly proved why he’s one of the most sought-after players in the T20 circuit. His fine skills were on display on Wednesday, when he collected his third T20 hat-trick against Sydney Sixers.
Weatherald has been among the runs for the Strikers this season, making crucial contributions at the top of the order. He’s their joint highest run-scorer this season alongside captain Alex Carey.
The 26-year old allrounder is Renegades’ second-highest run-scorer of the season but has flown under the radar. Pick him in your team for some valuable middle-order runs.
A handy middle-order batsman, Wells can contribute quick runs especially in the slog overs. He averages 78 in seven games for Strikers this season, having contributed a total of 234 runs.
The veteran fast bowler has been impressive for the Strikers in all the games he’s been part of this season. He’s picked up some crucial wickets, with his best figures (3 for 24) in the ongoing season coming against Melbourne Stars
Points to note
Adelaide Oval’s last game involved a difficult chase of 136 for Sydney Sixers. Try and pick in-form top-order batsmen and allrounders to cover for the possibility of another such score.