Read a preview and watch a live cricket stream of Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash.
When: Thursday 8 January, 08.30 GMT.
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Two high-flyers from the 2013/14 Big Bash League go head-to-head at the MCG as Melbourne Stars host Adelaide Strikers.
Melbourne top the league after five games, having triumphed in four of those ties and boasting some players in really top form.
Twenty20 specialists Cameron White, Brad Hodge and Glenn Maxwell have all looked good with the bat, with White having the most runs so far with 225.
With the ball, the hosts have benefited from the likes of Jackson Bird and James Faulkner being overlooked for the Ashes, with the former in particular playing well and having taken nine wickets.
As for Adelaide, a washed out tie with Hobart Hurricanes has greatly affected their chances in the tournament, with a 50% win record outside of that – but this should still be a very close tie.
The away side have Michael Klinger, Alex Hales and Nathan Reardon to thank for the majority of their runs, whilst Michael Neser and Shaun Tait have looked good with the ball.