STA vs STR Match Prediction: The 38th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022 will have Melbourne Stars take on Adelaide Strikers at Melbourne Cricket Stadium on Thursday. The Stars have had a horrendous season, having managed to secure only 2 wins in 9 matches.
They are languishing at the bottom of the table and would be wanting to improve their spot. The Stars played their last match against Hobart Hurricanes and lost by 2 wickets.
The Stars, once again, exhibited a disappointing performance with the bat as they could only manage to score 131 runs in the first innings. Cartwright was the only batter who should promise.
He played a stellar knock of 57 runs in 47 balls, including 8 fours. Ahead of the next game, the openers must give a good start and set the tone for a big score.
Despite posting a below-par score, the bowlers should fight and managed to pick up 8 wickets. Liam Hatchers was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed 3 for 25 runs in 4 overs, while Nathan Coulter-Nile returned with 2 wickets.
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On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers are sitting at number three on the table with 5 wins in 9 matches. They are brimming with confidence having managed to secure two consecutive wins in their last two matches.
Strikers are coming into the game on the back of a 20-run win over Melbourne Renegades. They notched a mammoth score of 202 runs in the first innings.
All the batters in the top five made substantial contributions with the bat. Short made 38 off 22, while Chris Lynn played a sensational knock of 69 runs in just 37 balls.
Adam Hose (33) and de Granhomme (32 off 16) also chipped in valuable contributions. The bowlers restricted the opposition to 20 runs less than the target.
The likes of Mathew Short, Wes Agar, and Ben Manenti picked two wickets each.