This game is like a quarterfinal for both of these teams. I like the Strikers’ balance and I reckon their South African captain Botha is a natural leader who understands T20 cricket better than most. They need to play Tate and prevent Marsh and Gibbs from getting away to a flyer, but all in all, they have the team to win here. They will also play in front of a sellout home crowd in Adelaide so the atmosphere will be electric. It’s going to be a great game but I reckon the home team will storm into the finals.
Competition: KFC T20 Big Bash League
Event: Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers
Location: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Date and time: Thursday 10 January 19:00 (Adelaide), 16:30 (Macau)
Big Jim’s bet: Adelaide Strikers to win.
See you back here at wgm8.com for tomorrow’s tip.