Jan 8: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide

Pro Tip: Melbourne Renegades have lost seven consecutive matches and with their key players in Shaun Marsh and Rilee Rossouw missing, select a lot of players from the Strikers.

Our XI: Aaron Finch, Phil Salt, Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Sam Harper, Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim, Kane Richardson

Substitutes: Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Mackenzie Harvey, Jack Prestwidge.

Player availability: Shaun Marsh's availability is in doubt since he is with his family for the birth of his child. Rilee Rossouw will not be available due to injury.

We might not always be able to tip you off about late injury (or other relevant) updates, so please finalise your team after the toss

Captain: Alex Carey
Strikers' leading scorer in BBL10 with 216 runs in six innings, Carey averages 36.52 at the Adelaide Oval, having scored 694 runs in 20 innings. He has also effected nine dismissals behind the stumps, the most in this edition of the BBL, which can give you additional points.

Vice-captain: Jake Weatherald
One of the prolific scorers in the league, Weatherald had an indifferent start to this edition of BBL but has found his form in the recent games recording scores of 34 (24) and 51 (25) after being asked to bat in the middle order. He is the top run-scorer at this venue - 848 runs in 28 innings.

Hot Picks
Mohammad Nabi: With Renegades missing out their key batters, Nabi is expected to step up because of his 277-game T20 experience, the joint second-most experienced player this season along with Colin Munro; only Alex Hales has played one game more than him. Nabi has scored 78 runs and picked up four wickets in this season.

Rashid Khan: Against a team that has had four collapses in eight games - scores of 60, 80, 89 and 111 - Khan is expected to run riot. He has picked up 12 wickets at an average of 17.91 in this edition of the BBL. He is the joint-highest wicket-taker at this venue too, picking up 33 wickets in 23 games at an average of 18.06.

Imad Wasim: Ever since his debut, Wasim has been the best spinner for the Renegades, picking up five wickets in four games at an average of 20.40. He is yet to show his batting potential in BBL, but his ODI career batting average of 42.86 says a lot about his talent.

Differential Picks
Phil Salt: Adelaide Oval's short boundaries on the sides will suit Phil Salt who plays his pulls shots exceptionally well scoring 183 runs in 73 balls in BBL. He has scored 252 runs in 11 games here and his only 50-plus score in this edition of BBL has come at this venue - 51 off 31 balls with four fours and four sixes.

Wes Agar: The leading wicket-taker in this edition of BBL, Agar has impressed everyone with his wicket-taking abilities. He has picked up 14 wickets in eight games at an average of 16.78. He has been especially prolific in middle overs picking up ten wickets at an average of 13.20, the most in BBL10.

Alternate Scenarios

  • Mackenzie Harvey, who scored a 29-ball 34 in the last game, can replace Sam Harper.

  • Allrounder Jack Prestwidge can replace Kane Richardson.