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Adelaide Strikers BBL 2020/21 betting preview, odds & predictions

Strikers BBL betting

The Adelaide Strikers were one of the form teams leading into the BBL09 finals series, but two disappointing performances saw them eliminated in the Knockout match after finishing third in the regular season.

With the services of proven stars in Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Travis Head and Alex Carey, the Strikers are gearing up to be contenders yet again in BBL10.

Let’s see how they are shaping up in the major BBL betting markets for 2020/21.

Adelaide Strikers BBL squad changes

In: Danny Briggs (England), Spencer Johnson, Matt Renshaw (Brisbane Heat), Liam Scott, Daniel Worrall (Melbourne Stars)

Out: Jake Lehmann, Billy Stanlake (Melbourne Stars)

With a few strong additions and only Billy Stanlake missing from last summer’s best lineup, it’s hard to think the Strikers won’t be in finals calculations.

Dan Worrall fills Stanlake’s shoes and offers more game smarts than Billy, while Matt Renshaw will look to build on his solid performances with the Brisbane Heat last term.

Gun imports Rashid Khan and Phil Salt are joined by Danny Briggs, a left-arm orthodox spinner who has seven T20I caps for England.

Adelaide Strikers squad: Danny Briggs (Eng), Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Travis Head, Spencer Johnson, Rashid Khan (Afg), Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt (Eng), Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Daniel Worrall, Jon Wells

Adelaide Strikers BBL fixture

Strikers BBL dates
Opponent Date Venue Time (local)
Hobart Hurricanes Sunday, December 13 Blundstone Arena 2:10pm AEDT
Hobart Hurricanes Tuesday, December 15 UTAS Stadium 7:15pm AEDT
Sydney Sixers Sunday, December 20 Blundstone Arena 11:10am AEDT
Brisbane Heat Wednesday, December 23 The Gabba 6:15pm AEST
Perth Scorchers Monday, December 28 Adelaide Oval 6:45pm ACDT
Perth Scorchers Thursday, December 31 Adelaide Oval 6:45pm ACDT
Sydney Sixers Sunday, January 3 Metricon Stadium 6:15pm AEST
Melbourne Renegades Tuesday, January 5 Adelaide Oval 6:45pm ACDT
Melbourne Renegades Friday, January 8 Adelaide Oval 5:40pm ACDT
Melbourne Stars Monday, January 11 Adelaide Oval 6:45pm ACDT
Melbourne Stars Friday, January 15 MCG 7:15pm AEDT
Brisbane Heat Thursday, January 21 MCG 7:15pm AEDT
Sydney Thunder Sunday, January 24 Sydney Showgrounds 4:05pm AEDT
Sydney Thunder Monday, January 25 Sydney Showgrounds 7:15pm AEDT

Adelaide Strikers BBL outright betting

Given the solid additions to the squad in the off-season, the $6 at Sportsbet on offer for the Strikers to claim the BBL10 title would be a hugely tempting option for punters.

They look to have enough depth to cover any players they may lose to international duties – namely Alex Carey, Travis Head and Rashid Khan – and should be competing towards the business end of the campaign.

We think Jason Gillespie’s side will finish in the top three and give themselves every chance to win it all this season.

Team BBL outright winner odds
Melbourne Stars +333 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Sydney Sixers +400 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Adelaide Strikers +500 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Perth Scorchers +550 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Brisbane Heat +600 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Hobart Hurricanes +700 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Melbourne Renegades +1000 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Sydney Thunder +1000 Best Odds @ Sportsbet

Adelaide Strikers BBL top tournament runscorer

There looks to be plenty of value in the BBL top scorer markets for the Strikers, and it’s one of the new signings that has caught our attention.

Matt Renshaw looks set to play a crucial role in the middle order and has developed an attacking side to his game that many weren’t sure he had.

He had his best season in the BBL last year for the Brisbane Heat, and punters can get odds of $8 for the Queenslander to be the Strikers’ top runscorer in BBL10.

Player Adelaide Strikers top tournament batsman odds
Alex Carey +125 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Phil Salt +350 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Jonathan Wells +350 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Jake Weatherald +350 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Matt Renshaw +700 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Matthew Short +1100 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Travis Head +2200 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Harry Nielsen +4000 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Michael Neser +4000 Best Odds @ Sportsbet

Adelaide Strikers BBL top tournament wicket-taker

With Rashid Khan and Michael Neser likely to shoot off for international duties at various points throughout BBL10, the value looks to be with Peter Siddle at $3.25 to be Adelaide’s top wicket-taker in BBL10.

The Victorian took 19 wickets in BBL09, finishing equal with Rashid at the top of the Strikers’ wicket-taking charts.

Now that he’s out of the international scene and focusing more on his T20 craft, there is no reason why Siddle can’t do it again this season.

Player Adelaide Strikers top tournament bowler odds
Peter Siddle +225 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Danny Briggs +275 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Rashid Khan +275 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Michael Neser +450 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Wes Agar +550 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Dan Worrall +1000 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Harry Conways +1400 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Liam O’Connor +1700 Best Odds @ Sportsbet
Matthew Short +5000 Best Odds @ Sportsbet

Adelaide Strikers player to watch – Phil Salt

One to watch for the Strikers in BBL10 is Phil Salt, who provided more than a few highlights last summer in his maiden Big Bash campaign.

With an average of just over 26 and a strike rate of close to 160 in T20 cricket, the Welsh batsman provides entertainment right from ball one.

Now that he has a season under his belt at Adelaide, Salt will be looking to build on the foundations he laid in BBL09 and help progress the Strikers even further this summer.

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