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Cricket Match Information:
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers is going to be the weekend clash between the two sides. It is going to be the third cricket game for Sydney Thunder, whereas it will be the first game for Adelaide Strikers. Thunder are currently on the top of the table with two wins out of two cricket games. Our prediction is of a formidable challenge from Adelaide Strikers to Sydney Thunder.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 12:40 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 21.12.2019
- Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
- Weather: Partly sunny, Temperature: 40 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Sydney Thunder
- Team B: Adelaide Strikers
- Team A Captain: Calum Ferguson
- Team B Captain: Alex Carey
Sydney Thunder are being led by Calum Ferguson in this season of Big Bash League. They have got off to a fabulous start this season by winning the first two cricket games.
After setting the score of over 170 runs in their first cricket game, Thunder once again managed to comfortably score over 170 runs to chase down the total of Melbourne Renegades. This time, the heroes of their batting innings were Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales, who scored 66 and 68 runs respectively.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Sydney Thunder’s playing XI:
- Calum Ferguson
- Usman Khawaja
- AI Ross
- Alex Hales
- Chris Green
- Arjun Nair
- JD Cook
- Chris Tremain
- DR Sams
- M Gilkes
- N McAndrew
Adelaide Strikers are supposed to be led by Travis Head in this season. However, due to the Australian cricket team’s commitment, he would be unavailable for at least the first few games. In his absence, Alex Carey is likely to do the captaincy.
Strikers will have the services of Rashid Khan yet again. This year, Jason Gillespie is going to be the coach of the team. Last year, Strikers finished at the seventh spot and would be looking at Gillespie to guide them through.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Cameron White in the playing eleven. This could be the last time White will play in the Big Bash League.
Here is our prediction of Adelaide Strikers’ playing XI:
- Alex Carey
- Rashid Khan
- Wes Agar
- Phil Salt
- Cameron White
- Billy Stanlake
- Jake Weatherald
- Jake Lehmann
- Michael Neser
- Peter Siddle
- Harry Conway
Expert Prediction: ST vs AS
The ninth season of Big Bash League is underway. Sydney Thunder are scheduled to take on Adelaide Strikers in their third cricket game.
This year, the tournament will be played over a period of 42 days and a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams.
As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike in previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.
The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.
Sydney Thunder have got off to a fabulous start in this season and would be looking to build on the momentum. Strikers, on the other hand, have their own motivation to start well. They finished the last season at the seventh spot.
Two men of Sydney Thunder, Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja, have been ousted from their national sides for different reasons. Both are looking determined to make amends and it will be interesting to see how bowling attacks deal with them.
Our prediction is of another win for Sydney Thunder this season as Strikers are likely to take some time to get used to a combination.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Sydney Thunder
Top Batsman – Usman Khawaja (ST), Alex Carey (AS)
Top Bowler – DR Sams (ST), Rashid Khan (AS)
Most Sixes – Usman Khawaja (ST), Alex Carey (AS)
Man of the Match – Usman Khawaja (ST)
Team Scores Batting first – Sydney Thunder (160+), Adelaide Strikers (150+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers
Sydney Thunder – 1.86
Adelaide Strikers – 1.76
*odds may change anytime