The Strikers and the Melbourne Stars meet for the first time this season tonight at the Adelaide Oval.
The Stars have slipped to 7th on the BBL table after yet another loss in their rain affected game against the Brisbane Heat at Metricon on the Gold Coast. Their bowlers had a wet ball to contend with, which is never easy, but again bowled poorly and the target set by the Heat was a near impossible one for the Stars batters.
The Strikers have had a very up and down season. They went down to the bottom ranked side the Renegades on Friday night. In an upset in front of their home crowd they set the visitors 177 to win and would of have been disappointed they were not able to defend that score against a struggling Renegades line up.
I suggested a bet on the consistent and classy Alex Carey the other night in the most runs market and that’s the way I want to tackle this game again. He made 42 only to be surpassed by Phil Salt with 59. Carey is clearly the Strikers best batsman and at $4 continues to represent value in this market.