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Rashid thrilled with Strikers BBL attack

By AAP Newswire

Rashid Khan will look to bounce back from a rare wicketless outing when Adelaide Strikers host the table-topping Melbourne Stars in a BBL blockbuster at Adelaide Oval.

Sunday's 10-run win over Hobart Hurricanes in Launceston was the first match this season where the star legspinner has failed to take a wicket.

But the Afghani magician, who leads his team with 16 dismissals, isn't feeling burdened by any pressure to rebound on Wednesday night.

"I didn't take a wicket and we still won, which means everyone in the team is taking responsibility," Rashid said on Tuesday.

"In this tournament the beauty is that everyone is taking charge in the (Strikers') bowling.

"Everyone is contributing and that gives you the opportunity to not put too much (pressure) on yourself.

'So I'm pretty happy for that."

The third-placed Strikers can reclaim second place on the table from Sydney Sixers with a win against the Stars, who have already locked up top spot.

Both sides will be bolstered by the returns of players from the Australian ODI squad, with Alex Carey in for the Strikers and Peter Handscomb and Adam Zampa returning for the Stars.

Melbourne's green team suffered just their second loss of the season on Monday night when their run of eight victories in a row was broken by the Sixers, who prevailed in a rain-affected match at the SCG.

The Strikers are the only other team to have beaten the Stars this campaign, with Wednesday night's encounter pivotal to their finals hopes with just three regular season matches remaining.

"From here on I think every game is so important," Rashid said.

"We have to play positively, we have to play our natural game and we have to keep enjoying it ... that's what T20 is all about.

"We've had two good wins against the (Heat) and the Hurricanes and we're fully ready."