This is a rematch of Wednesday nights game.
The Strikers batted first and the Renegades were doing a good job with the ball until a late flurry of runs from Ryan Gibson and Jake Weatherald took the Strikers total to 171. A total that I thought was very reachable on the batting friendly Adelaide Oval.
Aaron Finch’s run of bad luck continued – he was caught down the leg side for a duck. However a 67 run partnership from youngsters Sam Harper and Mackenzie Harvey took the Renegades to a winning position at 1 for 67.
What followed was extraordinary, wicket after wicket tumbled and the men in red were all out for 111.
The Renegades are simply no longer a betting proposition but at the same time taking short odds Adelaide, a mediocre side at best, seems fraught with danger.
Electing to have a small bet on Alex Carey to make the most runs for the Strikers. Carey has made 10 or more runs in 19 of his last 20 BBL innings. He is ultra consistent and represents a touch of value at $4.