Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Pitch Report: The pitch at the Adelaide Oval has been a sporting one so far.
Batters can play their shots on the up and a high-scoring game seems to be on the cards.
Winning the toss and fielding first should be the preferred option as the track isn’t going to change much.
Match Preview: The Strikers, led by Matthew Short, are slowly but surely starting to climb their way up the points table.
After losing four matches in a row, things seemed to start going downhill for them,
but victories in their last two games would have done their confidence a world of good.
Earlier, it was learned that Travis Head and Alex Carey wouldn’t be available before Saturday’s home matches.
Hence, there’s a big chance for them to play against the Heat.
Chris Lynn will also play his penultimate match for the Strikers before heading to the ILT20 in the UAE.
The Heat, led by Usman Khawaja, on the other hand, have shown a lot of promise, but haven’t been able to convert them into victories.
Placed seventh in the points table, they have plenty of work to do going forward. A lot will depend on how their skipper and Marnus Labuschagne step up
Adelaide Strikers (STR):
Matthew Short, Ryan Gibson, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen(w), Ben Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle(c)
Brisbane Heat (HEA):
Usman Khawaja(c), Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Jimmy Peirson(w), Max Bryant, Ross Whiteley, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Spencer Johnson